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Writing a Research Introduction & The Research Rubric

D: Unsatisfactory

No clear thesis or purpose.

Dancing is really fun and everyone likes to move to the music. Dancing is a good way to exercise and party. Dancing has changed a lot over the years and is really important.

C: Needs Improvement

Few elements, with an unclear or weak thesis and/or weak topics.

Dance has played an important role in communication and entertainment, and has been around forever. Rhythm is the key component to dance, as well as music. Dance began as ritual, turned into display, and has changed a lot ever since, and there are few who do not feel some kind of emotion with this form of rhythmic movement, especially when accompanied by music. Dance is important to society and has changed throughout the years.

B: Proficient

Most elements included and written in a meaningful way.

Dance has played an important role in communication, entertainment, and socialization of any culture, and rhythm is also the key component to both dance and music. What began as ritual, turned into display, and has evolved into the most elemental of all communication among humans, and there are few who do not feel some kind of emotion with this form of rhythmic movement, especially when accompanied by music. Dance has and always will play a pivotal role in human culture, although its forms have evolved throughout generations, it still provides the same emotional outlet for those who choose to participate.

A: Exemplary

All elements included in a sophisticated paragraph. Hook/Topics/Thesis

“The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie” (Agnes de Mille). Since the dawn of the human race, dance has played an important role in communication, entertainment, and socialization of any culture. Rhythm, indispensable in dancing, is also the key component to music. Whether chanted, sung, beat, stomped, or played on instruments from the most rudimentary carved wooden flute, to the most sophisticated string instruments, music demands movement. What began as ritual, turned into display, and has evolved into the most elemental of all communication among humans. From a bobbing of the head or a stomping of the foot, to the most intricate ballet, which tells a complete story, dance has been a part of most people’s lives, and there are few who do not feel some kind of emotion with this form of rhythmic movement, especially when accompanied by music. Dance has and always will play a pivotal role in human culture, although its forms have evolved throughout generations, it still provides the same emotional outlet for those who choose to participate.