Does an Elective Abortion Lead to Negative Psychological Effects? (Group 2)


  • Each student is required to do one reaction papers for the course.
    • The paper will be graded as “S” Satisfactory or “U” Unsatisfactory.
    • To achieve an “S”, spelling, grammar, and organization must be good. In addition, the content of the paper should follow these guidelines.
    • If you receive two S’s, it will add +2% to your final grade average; one S and one U adds +.5%; no S’s subtracts –5% from your average. Additionally, you may correct and resubmit one U paper in order to raise the grade to an S. When you submit the corrected paper, the original must be attached to it and your corrections underlined/highlighted on your revised paper. Corrections are due the next class after you received the original graded paper. Failure to not follow these guidelines will result in a U on the corrected paper.
    • You are required to attend two of the group discussions associated with the reaction papers. An unexcused absence from a group discussion subtracts –4.00% from your final grade average; in addition, your reaction paper for that group will not be accepted and therefore graded as a U.
    • The paper must be at least 3 complete, double-spaced pages and stapled at the top. A cover sheet should be attached that includes reaction paper title, your name, name of course, and time of course. Pages of the paper should be numbered.
    • The first page should review the Yes side of the issue as presented by the author. The second page should review the No side as presented by the other author. The third page (and fourth if you choose) is your response to the topic–”Yes” or “No”–including how your response was influenced by the two authors’ arguments.


    • One incomplete sentence. Example: Which Tom decided not to buy.
    • One run-on sentence (two sentences punctuated as one). Example: Sheila tried to win the race however she fell during the last lap.
    • Two misspelled words.
    • A significant error in understanding the reading assignment.
    • Inadequate coverage of the topic.
    • Less than the required length of the paper.
    • No cover page.
    • Omission of any of the criteria in #3.