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Each answer should be approximately 1 page long, double-spaced. Provide original
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Each answer should be approximately 1 page long, double-spaced. Provide original examples to help clarify definitions or concepts. If you use outside references (which you should) include them on a separate reference section sheet (as well as referencing them in your answer).
You will be marked on the following:
accuracy of your answer
completeness of your answer
the degree to which your answer is original (does not quote the text; adds examples)
your use of outside resources/references when needed (IMPORTANT: Use APA format to cite your references and have a reference page at the end of each assignment.)
Each question will be out of 10 points. Here is what certain scores mean:
6/10 — Most basic points are there but no examples or applications or thoughts beyond what is directly in the text. Some minor points may be missing.
7/10 — All points, major and minor, are included in the answer.
8/10 — All points are included in the answer and there is some original contribution.
9-10/10 — Not only is the question answered but the student also makes the effort to take it beyond the text and ties in materials from elsewhere.
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