Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation

HRA 360
Term Paper Guidelines and Rubric
The Term Paper will be on a course-related topic of your choice. Topics may include:
 Legal issues related to compensation and benefits
 Specific pay/incentive planning techniques, topics, or issues
 Specific job analysis/job design techniques, topics, or issues
 Specific benefits and service topics or issues
 Additional Term Paper Topic suggestions are located within the module pages
Submit the proposed Term Paper Topic to the Dropbox no later than Sunday 11:59 PM
EST/EDT of Module 2.
In your Term Paper, be sure to address the following:
 Background and historical perspective on your topic
 Current issues related to your topic
 Your professional experiences/opinions about your topic
 Make sure to use properly cited academic references to support this information
Expect to take approximately 6-8 pages (double-spaced, 12-point font) to complete this
assignment. Your work will be graded on completeness, clarity, originality, interest, grammar,
spelling, and punctuation.
Format of assignments should conform to the following criteria:
 Margins should be 1” in all directions.
 Papers should be double-spaced and in a highly readable 12-point font (Arial, Times
New Roman, or Verdana are recommended). Headings may be larger.
 The paper must follow the academic research format (APA) and (unless otherwise
specified) should include a brief abstract or executive summary that explains what the
paper is about.
 Format for in-text citations and the Reference page should also follow APA style.
Submit the Term Paper to the Dropbox no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of Module
7. (This Dropbox basket is linked to Turnitin.)
Criteria Fails Expectations
(0-21 points)
Meets Expectations
(20-22 pts.)
Exceeds Expectations
(23-25 pts.)
Total
Points
Content
Position or thesis lacks
credibility, arguments
are not clear or not well
supported, sources are
not credible or do not
support arguments.
Position or thesis is
credible, sources are
credible.
Position or thesis is very
credible, logical, and
research sources are
credible and sufficient to
support arguments.
__/25
Organization
and Clarity
Concepts presented
are unclear or difficult
to understand; paper is
disorganized and does
not follow logical
progression.
Concepts presented are
not organized logically, no
coherent summary.
Concepts presented are
clearly organized and easy
to understand, early
information leads to later
information, coherently
summarized.
__/25
Creativity
and Interest
Presents ideas that are
clichéd or imitative,
does not make topic
interesting for reader.
Presents widely accepted
ideas or discusses topics
that are already well
known without much
attention to original
content or reader interest.
Presents new ideas and/or
old ideas in interesting
ways, writing style is
formal but maintains
interest, includes realworld
applications.
__/25
Grammar,
Spelling,
Punctuation,
and APA
Formatting
Grammar, spelling,
punctuation and/or
APA formatting are
inappropriate, incorrect
and/or unprofessional.
Grammar is appropriate,
few spelling, punctuation,
or APA formatting errors.
Grammar is appropriate,
spelling, punctuation, and
APA formatting is
accurate.
__/25
Total ___/100