Writer’s Role : By synthesizing and discussing the current research on your topic, you are becoming an expert on that topic. As an expert, you need to address the needs of an audience expecting to be informed about your topic, and you need to demonstrate a thorough understanding and a well-reasoned analysis. To do this, you will need to present yourself as an informed thinker and writer. You can reflect your expertise and demonstrate credibility by presenting the issue accurately and documenting your sources properly. Criterion Points Summarizes sources fairly and accurately, using TSIS conventions we have discussed, to present a thorough view of the issue 15 Analyzes sources by explaining how they relate to one another and contribute to the current understanding or thinking on the topic or question 20 Articulates how and why this topic is important for the larger public; considers lingering issues and open questions remaining in the conversation 15 Literature review is organized to provide readers with a coherent and complex understanding of the topic 15 Writer represents themselves as fair, credible, and knowledgeable on the topic, including the choice of credible and relevant sources 15
Demonstrates careful attention to language through correct spelling, grammar, and appropriate tone and style 10 Documents sources ethically 10 Total: 100
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