Writing Assignment 1 (DUE 10/17)
Watch Secrets of the Psychic
Write a paper in APA format that answers the following questions:
A). What was your general reaction to the film?
B). What was your opinion of James Randy and his attempt to investigate supernatural
C). There are many beliefs that appear scientific that have not been confirmed OR have
been completely rejected by science?
1. Discuss one of these commonly held beliefs
2. Elaborate on why you think this belief has persisted
a. Are there consequences to this belief persisting?
APA FORMAT/writing- 25%
Paper must include cover page and References Page (CITE DOCUMENTARY)
• 2 or fewer formatting issues, less than 2 typos/grammatical errors= Full Points
• 5% deductions for every additional formatting error/grammatical errors/typos
FULFILLS PAGE REQUIREMENT- 25%
• At least 2 pages= Full Points
• 1 ½ + pages= -10%
• Less than 1 ½ pages=-25%
CRITICALLY ADDRESSING THE QUESTIONS ABOVE-35%
• Addressed all questions= Full Points
• Addressed all 3 questions, but missing detail= -10%
• Addressed 2 questions= -20%
• Addressed 1 question= -30%
• Addressed 0 questions= -35%
PAPER SUBMITTED ON TIME-15%
• On time= full points
• Late= -15%
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