· Introduction: Three trends in specific field or industry are identified within the introductory paragraph.
Introduction clearly states the specific field or industry being examined and prepares the reader to learn more about the three identified trends.
· Discussion of Trends: Discuss each of the three trends (one or two paragraphs per trend).
Uses properly formatted Level 2 headings to identify individual trends. Achieves internal coherence through consistent and skillful use of concise paragraphs with meaningful topic sentences, supported by well-developed body sentences. Paragraph arrangement enables ideas to flow seamlessly.
· Citations are in correct APA format and a properly formatted list of at least three references is included.
Fluent selection and use of credible sources to support ideas/findings. Skillfully integrates others’ ideas by correctly paraphrasing, quoting, and citing sources. In-text citations and references list use APA format.
· Uses sentence structure appropriate to the task, message, and audience; follows conventions of Standard Written English.
Expresses ideas clearly and concisely. Sentence structure is varied to ensure smooth flow and engaging narrative. Free of major sentence-level errors such as awkward syntax, run-on sentences, fragments, and comma splices. Message is highly appropriate for intended audience and follows the conventions of Standard Written English.
15 points total.