Need help with my Business Law question – I’m studying for my class.
The essay covers a topic discussed in Chapter 1 (briefing a case); a skill (hopefully) students have been practicing since learning it. Students will have 30 minutes to complete the assignment once it is opened. Students may consult and reference their textbook, the student’s own lecture or textbook notes, and/or my lecture ONLY when completing the essays, but may not consult with others, nor utilize or reference the internet, or any other resource. As this is a timed assignment, students may not exit the assignment, then re-open it; the assignment must be completed within 30 minutes of opening the assignment.
Answers may include no more than 20 words of direct quotation from the textbook, lecture, or the assignment itself, so long as proper citation is used. The rest of the answer must be entirely in the student’s words. Any answer that includes exact words from the textbook, lecture, or assignment without proper internal citation, will receive a 0 on the assignment. [Examples: Miller and Cross, 3-3b. Zylstra Lecture, Chapter 3, minute 6:10. Assignment, paragraph 2.] Any answer that indicates use of, or reference to, an outside source (or any other violation of academic integrity) will be considered an Honor Code violation and, thus, will receive a 0 on the assignment and will be referred to the GMU Office of Academic Integrity for investigation and potential sanction.
Grading rubric for essays (25 points possible):
Student demonstrates understanding of course material: 0-10 points
Student properly applies the course material to essay question: 0-10 points
Essay structure, including grammar/sentence structure/spelling/essay coherence: 0-5 points
(Note: If any portion of the essay is shorter than the required minimum length, this “essay structure” score will be 0 points)