(Two questions, 250-300 word-answer) APA Format 1. This chapter discusses the on

(Two questions, 250-300 word-answer) APA Format
1. This chapter discusses the ongoing debate on
whether immigration is beneficial or harmful to U.S. society. What is
your position? Why?
2. Why do most social scientists maintain that race is “socially
constructed”? If race is a social construct, why do so many people
attach significance to physical characteristics such as skin color?
Rubric
Assignment Grading Rubric 40 Points (4)
Assignment Grading Rubric 40 Points (4)
Criteria
Ratings
Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Content
15
to >13.5 pts
Exceeds Expectations
Responses reflect sufficient detail and directly address the assignment prompts. Provided relevant concise responses.
13.5
to >11.25 pts
Meets Expectations
Responses were somewhat relevant and/or topic was partially answered.
Responses stayed on point at times.
11.25
to >0 pts
Falls Short of Expectations
Responses lacked logic and coherence.
Responses digressed from prompts.
15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Timeliness and Relevance
5
to >4.5 pts
Exceeds Expectations
Assignment uploaded on or before due date; organized, clear responses were complete.
4.5
to >3.75 pts
Meets Expectations
Assignment submitted at the assigned due date; somewhat organized responses were somewhat clear.
3.75
to >0 pts
Falls Short of Expectations
Assignment uploaded far after due date. Disorganized responses were too minimal or unclear.
5 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Writing and Critical Thinking Skills
15
to >13.5 pts
Exceeds Expectations
Posed issues from multiple viewpoints using theories and principles detailed in the assigned readings.
Provided provocative responses to questions.
13.5
to >11.25 pts
Meets Expectations
Posed a few issues from single or limited viewpoints.
Writing was unclear or lacking focus.
11.25
to >0 pts
Falls Short of Expectations
Failed to pose issues or posed them from single viewpoints reflecting unclear presentation and/or thinking.
15 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome
Sources
5
to >4.5 pts
Exceeds Expectations
Sources were from credible authors and research was substantial in order to present factual data/information.
4.5
to >3.75 pts
Meets Expectations
Sources were from mostly credible authors and research was thoughtfully conducted in order to present factual data/information.
3.75
to >0 pts
Falls Short of Expectations
Sources were not credible or questionable.
5 pts

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