MUST BE STANCE ESSAY I HAVE ATTACHED THE TOPIC FOR THE STANCE ESSAY ON WHY CHILDCARE IS IMPORTANT TO MEENG 115ASSIGNMENT 2: STANCE ESSAY DRAFTDue Week 7 and worth 100 pointsFor your next assignment, you will write a stance essay. A stance essay takes a position on a topic and argues and supports thatposition with evidence. Consider your topic:Â· What possible positions/arguments are there?Â· What position resonates with you? (Which position do you believe is correct?)Â· What are your main points?Â· What are the counterpoints? Are you ready to dispute them?Â· Do you have enough evidence to effectively support your argument?For the stance essay, your personal voice (your perspective) should come through. This is just like assignment 1, except you shouldmaintain a formal tone.For this essay, you will need to support your points with credible sources. Youâ€™re ready to take a position onthe topic you have been writing about!Important note: Stance Essays DO incorporate research exclusively from the WebText. DO NOT use outside sources. If you havewritten a Stance Essay in a previous course, please reach out to your professor to see if you can re-use it. You are not permitted touse ANY paper from an unrelated current or past course.INSTRUCTIONS:You are required to use your WebText to draft your essay in the templates!Compose a three-four (3-4) page paper in which you do the following:1. Use third person point of view (POV) and the appropriate voice and tone throughout your paper.a. Did you use third person pronouns? (he, she, they, their)b. Does your personality carry over in your writing? Are your word choices personal and consistent?c. Is the tone formal? Does it express your attitude about the topic?2. Write an introduction paragraph, which includes your thesis statement. It is suggested that this paragraph contain 5-7sentences.a. Does your introduction include solutions or approaches on the topic?b. Does your thesis statement include three supporting reasons that clearly express your stance on the topic?\c. Is your thesis statement clear and concise?d. Does your introduction provide a preview of the rest of your essay?3. Write a supporting/body paragraph for each of the three (3) points/reasons from your thesis statement. It is suggestedthat each paragraph contain at least 5-7 sentences.a. Do your body paragraphs support each point of your thesis with relevant examples or statistics?b. Do you address the opinions or concerns that your audience might have?c. Did you paraphrase, quote, or summarize properly to avoid plagiarism? Did you comment on each quotation? Doyou limit quotes to no more than 25 words.4. Write with logic and with transitions throughout your paper?a. Are your ideas consistent and well-organized, i.e., chronological order or order of importance?b. Do your ideas flow from one sentence to the next and one paragraph to the next, in the order presented in yourthesis statement?5. Write a conclusion paragraph. It is suggested that this paragraph contain 5-7 sentences.a. Did you paraphrase or restate the thesis in a new way?b. Did you leave a lasting impression, so that your readers continue thinking about your topic after they have finishedreading?6. Apply proper grammar, mechanics, punctuation and SWS formatting throughout your paper.a. Did you check your grammar?i. The way words are put together to make units of meaning: Sentence structure, pronoun-agreement, etc.b. Did you check your essay for mechanics?i. All the â€œtechnicalâ€ stuff in writing: Spelling, capitalization, use of numbers and other symbols, etc.c. Did you check the punctuation?i. The â€œsymbolsâ€ used to help people read/process sentences the way you want them to be heard andunderstood: Periods, question marks, commas, colons, etc.d. Did you format according to SWS style? (See requirements below.)SWS FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS:Your assignment must follow these general SWS formatting requirements:ï‚· Be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. It should also havenumbered pages, indented paragraphs, and a numbered Source List.ï‚· Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the studentâ€™s name, the professorâ€™s name, the course title, andthe date. Note: The cover page is not included in the required assignment page length of three-four (3-4) pages.ï‚· In-text citations follow SWS style, using attributive tags and signal verbs.ï‚· Did you cite at least four (3) sources from the WebText ? Do your sources support your position?ï‚· Have you used SWS in-text citations to document your sources? (Author’s last name, number indicating the order in whichyou used the source in the paper.) For example, the first source in your paper would look like this: (Wielding, 1).ï‚· Do you have a source list?1. Did you number your sources?2. Did you list the sources in the order in which you use them in the paper?3. Did you include major identifying information for each reference?4. Did you apply a consistent and SWS-style flow of information? (Author’s first and last name, Title of the source,date it was published, comment on where you found it, and page numbers.) For example: Natalie Goldberg. 2016.Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within. p.100-126. ISBN-13: 978-1590307946ï‚· Refer to the Soomo webtext or check with your professor for any additional instructions.POINTS:100 ASSIGNMENT 2.1: STANCE ESSAY DRAFTCriteriaUnacceptableBelow 60% FMeets MinimumExpectations60-69% DFair70-79% CProficient80-89% BExemplary90-100% A1. Point ofView (POV),Voice, andToneWeight: 10%Did not use thirdperson POV at allin the paper. Voiceis inconsistent andlacks personalityor identitythroughout thepaper. Tone is notformal andattitude isunrecognizablethroughout thepaper.Uses third person POV in acouple sentences of thepaper. Voice may beinconsistent and lackspersonality or identitythroughout most of thepaper. Tone is mostlyinformal and attitude ismostly unrecognizablethroughout most of thepaper.Uses third person POVthroughout some of thepaper. Voice issomewhat consistentand personality oridentity is somewhatevident throughout thepaper. Tone is fairlyformal and attitude issomewhat recognizablethroughout most of thepaper.Uses third person POVthroughout most of thepaper. Voice is mostlyconsistent andpersonality or identity isevident throughout mostof the paper. Tone isadequately formal andattitude is recognizablethroughout the paper.Uses third personPOV throughoutthe paper. Voice isconsistent andpersonality oridentity is evidentthroughout thepaper. Tone iscompletely formaland attitude iseasily recognizablethroughout thepaper.2.Introductionand ThesisWeight: 15%Introduction doesnot includesolutions orapproaches on thetopic. Thesisstatement doesnot include 3supportingreasons thatclearly expressesstance on thetopic; it is notclear, and/or it iswordy. It does notgive a preview ofthe rest of theessay.Introduction attempts tooffer solutions orapproaches on the topic.Thesis statement may notinclude 3 supportingreasons and/or may notclearly express stance onthe topic; it is not entirelyclear; and/or it is wordy. Itbarely previews the rest ofthe essay.Introduction includespartial solutions orapproaches on the topic.Thesis statementincludes 3 supportingreasons and/or partiallyexpresses stance ontopic; it is fairly clear,and/or concise. Itsomewhat previews therest of the essay.Introduction includeseffective solutions orapproaches on the topic.Thesis statement includes3 supporting reasonsand/or effectivelyexpresses stance ontopic; and is sufficientlyclear and concise. It givesan adequate preview ofthe rest of the essay.Introductionincludescompellingsolutions orapproaches on thetopic. Thesisstatement includes3 supportingreasons and/orfully expressesstance on topic;and is completelyclear and concise.It gives acompletelyeffectual previewof the rest of theessay.3.SupportingParagraphsWeight: 20%Did not write orincompletelywrote supportingparagraphs foreach point fromthe thesisstatement. Doesnot consideropinions orconcerns of theaudience. Doesnot properlyparaphrase and/orcomment on eachquote. 1 webtextsource arepresent.Insufficiently wrotesupporting paragraphs foreach point from the thesisstatement. Insufficientlyconsider opinions orconcerns of the audience.Inadequately paraphrasesand/or comments on eachquote. 2 webtext sourcesare present.Partially wrotesupporting paragraphsfor each point from thethesisstatement. Somewhatconsiders opinions orconcerns of theaudience. Partiallyparaphrases and/orcomments on eachquote. 2-3 webtextsources are presentSatisfactorily wrotesupporting paragraphsfor each point from thethesisstatement. Adequatelyconsiders opinions orconcerns of the audience.Satisfactorily paraphrasesand/or comments oneach quote. 3 webtextsources are present.Clearly wrotesupportingparagraphs foreach point fromthe thesisstatement. Fullyconsiders opinionsor concerns of theaudience.Completelyparaphrasesand/or commentson each quote. All3 webtext sourcesare present.4.Transitionsand LogicWeight: 15%Ideas areinconsistentand/or are notpresented in alogical order.Transition wordsare not usedeffectively toIdeas may not beconsistent and/or areinadequately presented ina logical order. Transitionwords are usedineffectively to move fromone idea, paragraph,and/or sentence to theIdeas are fairlyconsistent and/or arepartially presented in alogical order. Transitionwords are usedsomewhat effectively tomove from one idea,paragraph, and/orIdeas are mostlyconsistent and/or arepresented in a logicalorder. Transition wordsare used adequately tomove from idea,paragraph, and/orsentence to the nextIdeas arecompletelyconsistent and/orare clearlypresented in alogical order.Transition wordsare used move from oneidea, paragraph,and/or sentenceto the nextthroughout thepaper. Bodyparagraphs arenot in the orderpresented in thethesis statement.next throughout most ofthe paper. Bodyparagraphs may not in theorder presented in thethesis statement.sentence to the nextthroughout some of thepaper. Body paragraphsare partially in the orderpresented in the thesisstatement.throughout most of thepaper. Body paragraphsare mostly in the orderpresented in thesisstatement.effectively tomove from idea,paragraph, and/orsentence to thenext throughoutthe paper. Bodyparagraphs are inthe orderpresented in thesisstatement.5.ConclusionWeight: 15%Conclusion doesnot paraphrase orrephrase thethesis in a newway. It does notleave a lastingimpression.Conclusion attempts toparaphrase or rephrasethe thesis in a new way. Itattempts to leave a lastingimpression.Conclusion paraphrasesor rephrases some of thethesis in a new way. Itsufficiently left a lastingimpression.Conclusion adequatelyparaphrases or rephrasesthe thesis in a new way.It was somewhateffective in leaving alasting impression.Conclusioneffectuallyparaphrases orrephrases thethesis in a newway. It left apowerful lastingimpression.6. Grammar,Mechanics,Punctuation,and SWSFormattingWeight: 25%There are morethan 8 mechanics,grammar, andpunctuationerrors. The paperis not doublespaced; font isincorrect; marginsare not one-inchon all sides, and,there may not bea cover page. Itdoes not havepage numbers andindentedparagraphs. Didnot appropriatelyuse in-textcitationsthroughout thebody. No sourcelist.There are 7-8 mechanics,grammar, andpunctuation errors. Thepaper is double-spaced;font is correct; marginsare one-inches on anysides, and, there is a coverpage. It only includes 1 ofthe followingelements: page numbersand indented paragraph.All citations are missing orhave been usedimproperly in the essayand source list.There are 5-6 mechanics,grammar, andpunctuation errors. Thepaper is double-spaced;font is correct; marginsare one-inches on anysides, and, there is acover page. It includes 2of the followingelements: page numbersand indentedparagraphs. Bodyparagraphs include intext citations, andattributive tags andsignal verbs aresufficiently used. SomeWebText in-textcitations are improperlyplaced, missing, or notdeveloped. Most of thesource list is correct.There are 3-4 mechanics,grammar, andpunctuation errors. Thepaper is double-spaced;font is correct; marginsare one-inches on anysides, and, there is acover page. It includes 3of the followingelements: page numbersand indented paragraphs.Body paragraphs includein-text citations, andattributive tags and signalverbs are mostlyeffective. Webtextsources are properlycited with some errors.Source list is mostlycorrect.There are 0-2mechanics,grammar, andpunctuationerrors. The paperis double-spaced;font is correct;margins are oneinches on anysides; and, there isa cover page. Itincludes all of thefollowingelements: pagenumbers andindentedparagraphs. Bodyparagraphs includein-text citations,and attributivetags and signalverbs areeffectively used.Webtext sourcesare properly citedwith few or noerrors. Source listis correct.
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