Religions analytical essay

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Week 7 Assignment: Analytical Essay
Points 200
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Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Textbook: Chapter 8, 9, 10
Lesson
Minimum of 6 scholarly sources (at least 2 for Judaism, 2 for Christianity, & 2 for Islam)
Please review criteria for scholarly sources.
Instructions
In a short essay, complete the following:

Explain the historical relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. What are their geographical connections? What are their historical timelines?
Analyze the historical relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in order to make an argument about the similarities and differences between the three religions. Select one main example from the following list on which to focus your comparison: the nature of God, the nature of Jesus, Holy Books, or Salvation. Your analysis should span multiple paragraphs and utilize specific examples.
Conclude by examining the current relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam today. How has globalization influenced or affected the current relationship?
Your paper should include an introduction and thesis that clearly states your central claim, thoughtful examples and analysis in your body paragraphs, and a conclusion to finalize your thoughts.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

Length: 1200-1400 words (not including title page or references page)
1-inch margins
Double spaced
12-point Times New Roman font
Title page
References page (minimum of 6 scholarly sources)
Grading
This activity will be graded based on the Written Assignment Grading Rubric.

Weekly Objectives (WO)
WO4.1, 4.2, 6.11-6.13, 7.3

Rubric
Written Analysis Grading Rubric – 200 pts

Written Analysis Grading Rubric – 200 pts

Criteria

Ratings

Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Length

5.0 pts Outstanding

Meets length requirement

0.0 pts No Effort

Does not meet length requirement

5.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Content

20.0 pts Outstanding

Addresses all aspects of the assignment.

17.0 pts Above Average

Addresses most aspects of the assignment.

15.0 pts Average

Addresses some aspects of the assignment.

12.0 pts Below Average

Addresses few aspects of the assignment.

0.0 pts No Effort

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Analysis & Support

100.0 pts Outstanding

Throughout the whole work, the writing shows depth of critical thought; leverages course materials and outside resources to support assertions; supports claims with detailed and persuasive examples.

85.0 pts Above Average

Throughout most of the work, the writing shows depth of critical thought; leverages course materials and outside resources to support assertions; supports claims with detailed and persuasive examples.

75.0 pts Average

Throughout some of the work, the writing shows depth of critical thought; leverages course materials and outside resources to support assertions; supports claims with detailed and persuasive examples.

60.0 pts Below Average

Throughout little of the work, the writing shows depth of critical thought; leverages course materials and outside resources to support assertions; supports claims with detailed and persuasive examples.

0.0 pts No Effort

100.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Organization

35.0 pts Outstanding

Paper is clear and cohesive. Central idea is developed and expanded. Introduction and Conclusion support the overall flow of the paper.

29.75 pts Above Average

Paper is basically well-organized and clear. Central idea is clearly discernible and is developed with a minimum of non-related material present.

26.25 pts Average

Paper has some issues with flow and cohesion. Central ideas are stated, but not developed. Paper lacks organization.

21.0 pts Below Average

Paper lacks organization and has difficulty staying on track. Central themes are difficult to identify.

0.0 pts No Effort

35.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome Writing

25.0 pts Outstanding

Throughout the whole work, the writing actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety.

21.25 pts Above Average

Throughout most of the work, the writing actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety.

18.75 pts Average

Throughout some of the work, the writing actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety.

15.0 pts Below Average

Throughout little of the work, the writing actively engages with the topic; is free of major errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation; demonstrates strong word choice and sentence variety.

0.0 pts No Effort

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome APA: Citation and Reference Formatting

15.0 pts Outstanding

Throughout the whole work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA style.

12.75 pts Above Average

Throughout most of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA style.

11.25 pts Average

Throughout some of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA style.

9.0 pts Below Average

Throughout little of the work, in-text references are formatted using APA style; references page includes complete bibliographic information for sources using APA style; format (margins, spacing font size) adheres to APA style.

0.0 pts No Effort

15.0 pts

Total Points: 200.0

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