Conduct a research study on approved topic in the area of Human Resources that meets requirements of the ELCC Standards.
This assignment has several purposes. First is gives you the opportunity to explore, in-depth, some facet of Human Resources management/administration. Second, it gives you the opportunity to develop critical thinking and writing skills. This assignment is flexible, select a topic of interest to you and link that topic to some aspect of human resources. You should incorporate a minimum of five references to scholarly test and journal articles. This study should be between 8 to 10 double spaced pages (excluding title page and reference page).
1. Use APA 5th or 6th edition for formatting
2. Use double-space 12 font, left justify
3. Academic papers should be written in a professional, formal manner
Scholarly Paper Grading Rubric
6 Points: The paper has a well-developed thesis with an insightful set of criteria. The introduction establishes the issues at stake and the conclusion indicates the implication of this argument.
4-5 Points: The paper has a workable (though perhaps formulaic) thesis that leads the reader into the paper and serves as a guide to its contents, but the introduction or conclusion fails to link the purpose with a conclusion.
2-3 Points: The paper has some components of a thesis (subject, position, hint at organization) but may be underdeveloped or missing a clearly articulated motive for writing.
1 Point: The paper lacks an argumentative thesis or the thesis does not accurately convey what the paper develops.
10 Points: The paper demonstrates excellent development of each idea and focuses on relevant details. Clearly explained examples support the claims and the topic is well researched.
7-9 Points: The paper contains adequate evidence to support its claims, but will benefit from more research, more thorough interpretation of quotations, or from more specific development of relevant points.
4-6 Points: The paper has some development but lacks sufficient evidence or contains irrelevant details that do not yet develop a clear sense of purpose.
1-3 Points: The paper needs more details on every level (main ideas, related ideas, specific ideas).
10 Points: The paper contains strong topic sentences and builds upon the argument suggested in the thesis. Clear transitions connect ideas both on the paragraph level and on the sentence level.
7-9 Points: The overall structure of the paper is clear, but some topic sentences require further development. Transitions that clarify the link the main ideas need further development.
4-6 Points: The paper has one main idea per paragraph, but the paper does not follow the outline suggested in the thesis.
1-3 Points: Paragraphs are not organized around a central idea and the structure of the paper is difficult to follow.
4 Points: The paper demonstrates mastery over sentence structure, sentence completion, structure, variety, word choice, and punctuation.
3 Points: The paper displays evidence of good control over mechanics. Occasional wordiness, punctuation errors, pronoun references, modifiers may be problematic.
2 Points: Mechanics are problematic; sentence fragments, comma splices, word usage errors, and/or excessive wordiness may also be a concern.
1 Point: The paper lacks basic control over mechanics and contains substantive proof-reading errors.