ethical considerations and issues of enhanced interrogation techniques used by the intelligence agencies

CRI 450 TERM RESEARCH PAPER
RECOMMENDED:

· HAVE A SPECIFIC AND NARROW THESIS AND CLEARLY STATE IT UP FRONT;
· ORGANIZE YOUR WORK (BEGINNING, MIDDLE, AND END);
· DO ADEQUATE AND PROPER RESEARCH;
· EMPLOY LOGICAL ARGUMENTS (i.e. AVOID COMMON FALLACIES): by way of example only, “the witness testified they didn’t see the body in the field at 10am therefore the murder hadn’t occurred yet;” “police clearly used excessive force in shooting at the driver of the automobile who tried to run the officer over as it was later determined the driver did not have a gun;” “why do we ‘kill people’ as punishment to teach that ‘killing people’ is wrong.”;
· COUNTERARGUMENT: EXPLAIN WHY THE PRINCIPAL ARGUMENTS OPPOSING YOUR POSITION ARE WRONG;
· PROOF-READ, SPELLCHECK, ATTENTION TO DETAIL;
· BE CONSISTENT WITH CITATION FORMAT (e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago Manual of Style, or Harvard Bluebook). Use either . . . PROVIDED your sources are clearly identified by author, year, venue, vol/no. and page number.

NOT RECOMMENDED:

· OFFERING A THESIS WHICH PROMISES MORE THAN YOUR RESEARCH AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS SUPPORTS;
· USING OVERLY LONG PARAGRAPHS (DON’T FORGET BASICS OF WRITING, TOPIC SENTENCES, ETC.);
· IGNORING FUNDAMENTALS OF GRAMMAR (CONSULT STRUNK & WHITE, etc.);
· CUTTING AND PASTING ANOTHER’S WORK (AVOID EXCESSIVE DIRECT QUOTES FROM A RESEARCH SOURCE) (ANY material/ideas not properly cited = plagiarism);
· RAISING TANGENTIAL ARGUMENTS OR FACTS THAT DO NOT SUPPORT YOUR THESIS (this tends to waste space
TOP(70%)-GRR(30%)
400 LEVEL WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT EVALUATION SHEET
1.THESIS (20%)
ü Thesis Statement: ___ Excellent (in clarity, scope, and location); ___ Very Good; ___ Good; ___ Unsatisfactory; ___ Fails

2.ORGANIZATION (25%)
ü Micro (paragraphing): ___ Excellent; ___ Very Good; ___ Good; ___ Unsatisfactory; ___Fails
ü Macro (introduction, analysis, conclusion): ___ Excellent; ___ Very Good; ___ Good; ___ Unsatisfactory; ___ Fails
ü Meets Page Requirement (exclusive of “cover”/”title” page if used and any Endnotes page(s)): ___ Excellent; ___ Very Good; ___ Good; ___ Unsatisfactory; ___ Fails

3.PERSUASIVENESS (25%)
ü Supports Thesis: ___ Excellent; ___ Very Good; ___ Good; ___ Unsatisfactory; ___ Fails
ü Research: ___ Excellent; ___ Very Good; ___ Good; ___ Unsatisfactory; ___ Fails
ü Logical Argument: ___ Excellent; ___ Very Good; ___ Good; ___ Unsatisfactory; ___ Fails
ü Addresses Counterarguments: ___ Excellent; ___ Very Good; ___ Good; ___ Unsatisfactory; ___ Fails

4. GRAMMAR (15%)
ü Syntax: ___ Excellent; ___ Very Good; ___ Good; ___ Unsatisfactory; ___ Fails
ü Spelling: ___ Excellent; ___ Very Good; ___ Good; ___ Unsatisfactory; ___ Fails
ü Punctuation: ___ Excellent; ___ Very Good; ___ Good; ___ Unsatisfactory; ___ Fails

5.READABILITY/RELIABILITY (15%)
ü Proof Reading: ___ Excellent; ___ Very Good; ___ Good; ___ Unsatisfactory; ___ Fails
ü Standard Citation Format (with pin-point cites required): ___ Excellent; ___ Very Good; ___ Good; ___ Unsatisfactory; ___ Fails
ü Works Cited Page or Footnotes in Standard Format: ___ Satisfactory; ___ Unsatisfactory.

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