The submission is in essay format and presents an original argumentative research paper. The paper’s introduction effectively provides context for the proceeding paper content. The paper’s thesis statement previews the paper’s 2 to 4 main points and presents an appropriate argumentative subject for the paper. The paper’s main points are effectively developed, and each of the main points is logically supported by more than one source. The paper’s conclusion effectively summarizes and ends the paper’s content. The paper logically incorporates 7 academically credible sources. The submission includes in-text citations and references for content that is quoted, paraphrased, or summarized and demonstrates a consistent application of APA style. Content reflects attention to detail, is organized, and focuses on the main ideas as prescribed in the task or chosen by the candidate. Terminology is pertinent, is used correctly, and effectively conveys the intended meaning. Mechanics, usage, and grammar promote accurate interpretation and understanding.
A suggested thesis statement: Research suggest that arts education is important in building the skills needed for 21st century learners because it fosters creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.