Writing Assignment #1

Title: Strayer, D.L., Drews, F.A., Crouch, D.J. (2006). "A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver."

Paper due: 1/17

Writing Paper Requirements

For the journal article writing assignments you will be given a journal article that you need to read, understand, evaluate, and (if possible) consider the implications of the research.  You will then write a short paper explaining the research, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the research, and discussing any possible implications of the research.

Keep in mind the following:

Document format

The document you submit to be graded needs to meet the following criteria

Grading Rubric

Your paper will be graded on the basis of the following criteria using a 3 point scale (1= Unsatisfactory, 2 = OK, 3 = Excellent)

Demonstrated understanding of the research (9 points)

Critical thinking about the research (9 points)

Language (9 points)

Mechanics (9 points)