Writing Assignment Rubric and the topic prompt. Guidelines for Writing Assignment You are required to write two reflection papers of 1000 words each (2000 words total) (approximately 3 pages, double-spaced). Use Times New Roman, 12-point font size, if possible. Organize your paper as follows: A clear title: Your title should be catchy so that it not only attracts the attention of the reader but reflects your paper. An introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement: Your introduction should clearly set the stage for the topic with some background information (tell the reader the main topic of discussion) and you should make a hypothesis statement...tell the reader what this paper is all about... Your paper will address the topic of the paper with critical thought in structured paragraphs. All your papers are double-spaced pages and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved style guide. Must include a title page that includes the following in sequence: Student’s name and Title of paper Reference Page. A language and culture research paper should use APA style On the final page, a Reference List is completed according to APA style. Avoid using the informal style of writing. Use an ‘academic’ (literate-like) writing style in your essay. Avoid personal experience/views (I think, I feel, my children/friends, etc.). Your writing style should be structurally complex, and the text should be amenable to processing with little knowledge of the extratextual context. Remember! This is an academic article...use descriptive style and not narrative style. Write a draft of the paper first, and then read it carefully with regard to its content, clarity, organization, grammar, spellings, etc. Avoid using arbitrary pronouns, and do not start a sentence with a pronoun. Make sure tenses on the verb is consistent (avoid the use of one tense on the verb in one sentence, and another, in the next sentence). Check for punctuation and grammar/spelling errors before you submit your draft. Organize your paper logically (have a skeletal frame of the topics and sub-topics, fill in the text later) In your ‘conclusion’, summarize your arguments highlighting the major claims Read the second draft and edit it again, if necessary. Save the final version of your paper as a PDF file and submit it by the due date. Rubric for the writing assignment: Your final paper will be graded on the following rubric: Clear Tile – 1 point A proper introduction to the topic of discussion which includes the statement of Hypothesis – 3 points Organization of the sub-topics into paragraphs. – 5 points Use of appropriate ‘connecting’ words that connect one paragraph with the next (Smooth flow of ideas from one section to the next) – 3 points Grammar, spelling, punctuation, and the appropriate use of vocabulary – 5 points Conclusion – 2 points References/citations given in APA style format - 1 point (use the online mybib.com (Links to an external site.) to access and organize the bibliographic information of your citations) Total = 20 points. Keep in mind that plagiarism is a serious breach of academic standards. Be sure to place all borrowed material in quotation marks or indented paragraphs; give the source in parentheses with the author's last name, the year of publication, and the page number--e.g. (Brown 1999:28). Then list your sources in the References section at the end of the paper. Avoid the use of footnotes; use numbered endnotes instead, if necessary. Writing Assignment Topic. Choose any two articles (one for each reflection paper and each reflection paper 1000 words) of your liking from your readings to write your 'reflection papers'.