Essay Cove

Essay Cove

Essay Length: 2 pages
Sources – 2 websites required
List your textbook on the reference page as follows:
United States Government, CK -12. (n.d.). https://www.excelhighschool.com (Links to an external site.)
Once complete, upload your paper.
Watch the video below for instructions on how to submit assignment:
Play media comment.
Plagiarism Warning:
All essays are submitted to a variety of plagiarism software programs to check for copied material. Copying parts or all of other people’s written work and passing it off as yours is a violation of the school’s Academic Integrity Policy, which could lead to expulsion.
Writing assignments will be graded using the rubric below.
*** A grade of at least 12 out of 20 (60% or higher) is a requirement to complete the assignment and complete the course. A grade of 11 indicates a student must revise and resubmit within 10 days. Upon resubmission, the instructor will reevaluate the paper and assign the appropriate grade. ***
Rubric
General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources
Be sure to note the specific requirements for length and sources stated in the specific writing assignment.
Required Components for all assignments.
Times New Roman font, size 12, double spaced
Cover Page – include the following information, centered
Title of Assignment
Student Name
Course Name
Essay – follow structure/sample outline explained below
References – written on separate page after the essay using APA Format
____________________________________________________________________________________________
In-text Citations/APA Reference Page
View the following video regarding plagiarism and citing sources in the body of the essay (in-text citations)
https://youtu.be/OsAQOnjk_To?t=3 (Links to an external site.)
When quoting or paraphrasing, in-text citations are formatted in the body of your essay as follows:
(Author, date).
if no author is provided
(Title, date).
Paraphrase example:
Excel High School writing assignments have specific length and source requirements (General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources, 2020).
Direct quote examples:
“Be sure to note the specific requirements for length and sources stated in the specific writing assignment” (General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources, 2020).
or
General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources states, “Be sure to note the specific requirements for length and sources stated in the specific writing assignment.”
References – need to be retrieved from public websites (do not use websites that require usernames/passwords). Wikipedia cannot be listed as one of the sources. Always list the course textbook as a source.
Use the following citation generator for help formatting your textbook or outside sources.
https://www.scribbr.com/ (Links to an external site.)
click Citation Tools, then choose APA Citation Generator from the drop down menu
Basic APA Website Format: Author Last Name, First Initial. (Date). Title of the Article/Page. web address
Ex. Martin, K. (2020). General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources.www.excelhighschool.com (Links to an external site.)
If no author is listed, begin with the title and format as follows:
Ex. General Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources. (2020). www.excelhighschool.com (Links to an external site.)
Sample Essay Outline
I. Introduction; Paragraph 1: What is the essay about? (approx. 5 sentences)
First point/idea overview
Second point/idea overview
Third point/idea overview (if necessary)
II. Body Paragraph 2: Topic sentence for first point/idea
Supporting detail #1
Supporting detail #2
Supporting detail #3
III. Body Paragraph 3: Topic sentence transitioning to second point/idea
Supporting detail #1
Supporting detail #2
Supporting detail #3
IV. Body Paragraph 4: Topic sentence transitioning to third point/idea (if necessary)
Supporting detail #1
Supporting detail #2
Supporting detail #3
V. Concluding Paragraph 5: Analysis/What was the point of the essay? What does the information reveal?
Summary of first point/idea
Summary of second point/idea
Summary of third point/idea

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