Journal

Points 10

A) Describe your ideas or images of Islam

B) Where do you think you learned or picked up these ideas?

C) Interpret and give your reaction to the following quote:

– – “For the west much of the history of Islam has been obscured behind a veil of fear and misunderstanding” Huston Smith

D) Why is Sharia law controversial today? What part of the law seems unjust to you?

The paper should be 3.5 full pages long with detail information, grammatically and APA format. Please also cite reliable sources.

One page is abstract page with 150 to 200 words. The other two half full page is answer the four questions.

Writing Assignments

Writing assignments outside of class are to be typed, double spaced with proper citations for works cited; APA style is to be used. You will need to list your sources in writing assignments to avoid plagiarism. Writing assignments will be graded according to criteria of accuracy, clarity, original thought, style and correctness.

Writing Rubric

On a written assignment, the student will demonstrate the ability to generate relevant and sufficient

content; organize his or her thoughts coherently; adhere to the conventions of correct mechanics and

sentence structure; and use correct terminology and vocabulary.

Four-Point Rubric

4 = High level excellence in evidence of writing ability

3 = Demonstrable, competent, expected evidence of writing ability and performance

2 = Minimally acceptable, inconsistent evidence of writing ability and performance

1 = Poor, unacceptable evidence of critical thinking ability and performance

Content

4. Maintains clear and obvious purposes; focuses clearly on one significant main

idea or topic throughout; work meets or exceeds length requirements;

demonstrates superior knowledge of resource documentation if required.

3. Contains purpose but not consistently clear or obvious; presents one main

idea or topic but the significance is less clear; work meets length requirements;

documents resources but may not be error free.

2. Presents a purpose that is confused, general, or vague; presents main idea

but does not state it precisely or clearly; work comes close but does not meet

length requirements; uses incorrect documentation (when required).

1. Does not present a unified purpose; presents main idea but does not state it

precisely or clearly; work does not meet length requirements; uses incorrect

documentation (when required) or no documentation.

Organization

4. Maintains clear and obvious organization; demonstrates effective

paragraphing using appropriate transitions with emphasis upon conveying the

relationship between ideas.

3. Uses a suitable organizational plan; contains adequate paragraphing with

some transitions that attempt to convey relationships between ideas.

2. Inadequate paragraphing with few transitions; unclear or jumbled

paragraphs; unclear or jumbled sentences; paragraphs are sometimes not

balanced in amount of development and support.

1. Uses no organizational plan; paragraphs are unclear and contain no

transitions; unclear or jumbled sentences; paragraphs not balanced in amount of

development and support.

Grammar and Mechanics

4. Uses correct, varied sentences with few, if any, errors in mechanics, grammar,

syntax, or spelling.

3. Uses sentences that are usually correct but sometimes awkward; some errors

in mechanics, grammar, syntax, or spelling that does not affect reader

understanding.

2. Writing that exhibits some difficulties with: fragments, person shifts, comma

splices, in-text citation punctuation, subject-verb agreement, works cited

punctuation, spelling errors, other distracting features in usage.

1. Writing that exhibits multiple difficulties with: fragments, person shifts,

comma splices, in-text citation punctuation, subject-verb agreement, works cited

punctuation, spelling errors, other distracting features in usage.

Language

4. Uses language effectively (applies terms correctly), with a consistent and

appropriate tone for the intended audience.

3. Uses language that is adequate but occasionally unclear; incorporates tone

that may be uneven or inconsistent for the intended audience.

2. Uses language that is sometimes inadequate and unclear; vocabulary is often

unclear and repetitious; passive voice is used; diction is often nonstandard;

inconsistent voice or tone; terminology is often difficult to understand or is

misused.

1. Uses language that is inadequate and unclear; vocabulary is unclear and

repetitious; passive voice is used; diction is nonstandard; inconsistent voice or

tone; terminology is difficult to understand or is misused.

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