Coffee and its Effects on the Lobes of the Brain

In a clear, focused work of 1000-1250 words, write a describing process essay that includes
statistical data on one of the following topics.
How does a cup of coffee stimulate the lobes in the brain?
How does a bad habit take control of a person’s biological systems?
How can a person edit videos effectively only using apps and a cell phone?
How can Twitter best be used by marketing companies to boost those companies’ customer
engagement?
Your essay must be in APA format with Times new Roman font (12 point), 1 inch margins, and
double spacing.
Inside this folder is a rubric.  Please read it and attach one to your rough draft and another to
your final draft. You must use 3-4 academic (not popular) sources that will be paraphrased or
quoted within your essay at least once each.
You will have a References page using APA format and a cover page in appropriate format.
Remember all guidelines for style and appropriateness of Process and statistical data essays.

 

(Introduction and Thesis Statement)
Meets
Expectations
(15)

The introduction and thesis statement create interest and are fairly well developed.
The introduction and thesis statement contain and/or introduce the process and state the author’s point about the process.
The introduction and thesis statement create interest.

Does Not
Meet
Expectations
(10)

The introduction and thesis statement introduce the process, but they either do not give accurate or complete information,
or they lack detail or creativity.
The introduction or thesis do not cover the whole process.
The introduction may not be very engaging.

Falls Far
Below
Expectations
(5)

The introduction and thesis statement do not introduce the process.
There is no controlling point about the process.

Body of Essay
Meets
Expectations
(15)

Each paragraph contains a clearly focused topic sentence that relates to the process being described.
Details in the essay are clear and specific, and there are enough details to help the reader see and understand all the steps
of the process and follow the procedure.
The statistical data is connected to the process to make a clear focused process for the reader to follow.

Does Not
Meet
Expectations
(10 )

Most paragraphs contain a topic sentence that relate to the process being described.
There are details, and some are specific and include statistical data.
Other steps may not be clear or may be confusing.
The reader may get confused following some of the process in parts.

Falls Far
Below
Expectations
(5)

There are no clear topic sentences.
The details are not clear or are wrong.
There is no clear statistical data.

Conclusion/ Overall Organization
Meets
Expectations
(15)

The details in the essay follow a structure that enhances the essay.
The process follows a clear step-by-step description of the process without just being a list.
Transitions are appropriate and used effectively to indicate the order of the steps and any time/date/delays between steps.

Does Not
Meet
Expectations
(10)

There is a logical progression of details in the essay, and the organization is clear.
There may be transitions, but there may be transitions missing. (Transitions are not effective.)
Some steps in the process are either missing or not effective.

Falls Far
Below
Expectations
(5)

There is no clear organization to the process.
There are no transitions at all.
It is not clear what the process is at all.

Word Choice/Voice/Sentence Fluency
Meets
Expectations
(15)

Writing is smooth and clear.
Sentences have varied structure with strong academic tone.
Clear, strong vocabulary is used to describe the process and statistical data.
Word choice makes the process easy to follow.

Does Not
Meet
Expectations
(10)

Writing is clear.
The tone is somewhat varied, but needs to more focus on being academic.
The process and/or statistical data are described, but vocabulary and/or word choice could be more fluent.
Word choice helps the reader follow the process but could be stronger.

Falls Far
Below
Expectations
(5)

Writing is confusing and hard to follow.
The tone and purpose of writing is inconsistent and difficult to determine.
The word choice and/or sentence structure used to describe the statistical data and/or the process and not clear.
The word choice does not help the reader follow the process.

Mechanics/Formatting
Meets
Expectations
(5)

Punctuation, spelling, grammar mechanics are mostly correct (with minor mistakes that don’t distract from
comprehension).
There is minimal need for revision/editing.
The paper is formatted in APA format correctly.

Does Not Punctuation, spelling, grammar and mechanics are competent (with minor mistakes that distract from comprehension).

Meet
Expectations
(3)

There are few problems with internal citation
There are few problems with References page.
There is some need for further revision/editing.
There are some issues with APA formatting in the paper (not in in-text or the References page, but in the overall layout of
the paper).

Falls Far
Below
Expectations
(1)

Punctuation, spelling, grammar and mechanics contain basic errors, in addition to some errors on more complex
sentences/words.
There are significant problems on internal citation set-up and/or References.
There are problems with format.
There is a significant need for revision/editing.

Use of sources
Meets
Expectations
(10)

Academic (not popular) sources are cited for each step of the process and help the reader understand what to do.
The sources are integrated into the writing (the sources connect to the writing).
All sources used have appropriate in-text citations.
The writer used statistical data in a variety of forms to help the reader understand the process.
There are APA in-text citations for all sources used.
The References pages includes appropriate APA documentation for all source information.

Does Not
Meet
Expectations
(5)

Academic (not popular) sources are cited for one/two of the steps of the process and may help the reader understand what
to do.
The sources don’t seem to integrate into the writing (the writer doesn’t make the source connect to the writing).
The writer used statistical data to help the reader understand the process.
The writer used APA in-text citations with errors.
There is a References page with errors.
The paper is documented in APA format with errors.

Falls Far
Below
Expectations
(1)

Popular sources are cited to help the reader understand the process or no sources are cited to help the reader understand
the process.
Sources used may not be useful to understand the process or may be irrelevant.
There is no APA in-text citations or References page.

Revisions/ Responses to Feedback
Meets
expectations
(5)

Obvious changes made from previous draft.
All previous drafts and materials included.
Peer revision comments used for revision.
Instructor feedback integrated into revision.

Does not
meet
expectations
(3)

Some changes made from previous draft.
All previous drafts and materials included.
Some peer revision comments used for revision.
Some instructor feedback integrated into revision.

Falls below
expectations
(1)

Few changes made from previous draft.
All previous drafts and materials included.
Few/no peer revision comments used for revision.
Little/ no instructor feedback integrated into revision.

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