Artificial Intelligence

Introduction You have arrived at the third part of the Course Project. By this week, you should have collected the sources that you need to support, with relevant evidence, the position you have taken on the issue you chose, and the three aspects of the issue you will write about. This week you will submit a thesis statement and an annotated bibliography of at least five sources that you will use in your paper.

Here is a brief breakdown of the project so that you can plan your time in the course:

Instructions This week, you will submit a thesis statement and an annotated bibliography with evaluation of at least five (5) sources you intend to use in your final paper to support your claim. These are sources that provide evidence to support that your claim should be accepted by the reader. Scholarly sources are preferred and should be used where available; due to the nature of some of the topics, authoritative articles in very high quality substantive journals may also be acceptable.

Use the Source Evaluation Worksheet to submit the annotated bibliography. Prepare a citation, annotation, and evaluation for each source.

Click on the following link for an example:

Link: How to Complete the Source Evaluation Worksheet

Annotation Example Waite, L. J., Goldschneider, F. K., & Witsberger, C. (1986). Nonfamily living and the erosion of traditional family orientations among young adults. American Sociological Review, 51, 541-554.

The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams cited below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of nonfamily living.

Source Evaluation Example 2a. While this source is not current, it has formed the basis for numerous follow-up studies and it frequently cited in the literature; it has both historical value and also serves as a base-point for tracking changing attitudes.

2b. This is a scholarly source; the source is credible, reliable and authoritative.  The authors were experts in their fields, published their study in a peer-reviewed journal, and the study has held up under rigorous scrutiny by other experts in the field.

2c. This source strongly supports my thesis that the current pattern of young adults remaining with family because they cannot afford independent living due to student loan obligations is having a negative effect on young adults developing self-sufficiency and individualism.

2d. This source is popular; it is used to show how public opinion was influenced by advertising.

 

Writing Requirements (APA format)

· Length: 100-150 words per source for Part 1; 50-80 words per source for Part 2 (not including title page or references page)

· 1-inch margins

· Double spaced

· 12-point Times New Roman font

· Title page

· References page

Grading This activity will be graded using the W5 Annotated Bibliography Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 3, 4, 6, 7

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Rubric

W5 Course Project Grading Rubric – 75 pts

W5 Course Project Grading Rubric – 75 pts
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength
5.0 pts

Meets length requirement

0.0 pts

Does not meet length requirement

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeThesis
5.0 pts

A clear, concise and focused statement of the issue and the writer’s opinion/conclusion. At least three relevant supporting points, clearly stated, which can be expanded into complete body paragraphs. Mention of relevant opposing view which will be addressed.

4.25 pts

The issue and the writer’s opinion/conclusion are clear. Three supporting points are stated and mention is made of relevant opposing view.

3.75 pts

Thesis statement is present. Issue is stated, but writer’s opinion/conclusion not entirely clear. Fewer than three supporting points are stated.

3.0 pts

Thesis is unclear as to issue, writer’s opinion, or both. Supporting points are unclear.

0.0 pts

Thesis is not present.

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuantity of Sources
5.0 pts

5 or more sources

4.25 pts

4 sources

3.75 pts

3 sources

3.0 pts

2 sources

0.0 pts

1 or no sources

5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQuality /Reliability of Sources
10.0 pts

All works are from scholarly sources or highly authoritative sources.

8.5 pts

Most works are from scholarly sources or highly authoritative sources.

7.5 pts

Some works are from scholarly sources or highly authoritative sources.

6.0 pts

Sources substantive or lower in quality.

0.0 pts

Few or no sources reach even substantive level; popular sources cited.

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeRecency of Sources
10.0 pts

All sources less than 5 years old; if older, historical significance explained

8.5 pts

1 source older than 5 years w/no explanation of historical significance

7.5 pts

2 sources older than 5 years w/no explanation of historical significance

6.0 pts

3 sources older than 5 years w/no explanation of historical significance

0.0 pts

4 or more sources older than 5 years old w/no explanation of historical significance

10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWriting Fluency of Annotations
30.0 pts

All annotations comprehensively describe scope source material; clearly conveying main idea and relationship of ideas in source to the topic and thesis of the essay and how source will be used in essay.

25.5 pts

Most annotations comprehensively describe scope source material; give sense of main idea and relationship of ideas in source to the topic and thesis of the essay and how source will be used in essay.

22.5 pts

Annotations are well-written but do not describe scope of source material; do not give clear idea of how source will be used in essay.

18.0 pts

Annotations do not describe scope of source material and/or do not give idea of how they will be used in essay.

0.0 pts

Annotations lack detail, give no idea of how they will be used in essay OR no annotations.

30.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAPA and Documentation
10.0 pts

Citations are formatted correctly.

8.5 pts

There are a few formatting errors.

7.5 pts

There are some formatting errors.

6.0 pts

There are many and/or frequent formatting errors.

0.0 pts

There is little or no adherence to APA format in the document.

10.0 pts
Total Points: 75.0
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