Is Buddhism a religion, a philosophy, or both?

Is Buddhism a religion, a philosophy, or both?

I’m studying and need help with a English question to help me learn.

Please discuss the following prompt:

Is Buddhism a religion, a philosophy, or both? Explain your thoughts using supporting evidenceMini Essay Rubric with Guide

Mini Essay Rubric with Guide

Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEngagementThis judges your ability to answer the prompt. It not only includes content, but also ensures you adhere to the length requirements
7 ptsFull Marks

Full marks have been achieved. You have clearly answered the prompt fully and reached the word length requirement.

6.09 ptsVery Good

This answered the prompt, but only superficially. More depth is required. This may have also been short of the required word length.

5.18 ptsGood

This doesn’t really address the prompt fully, and/or does not meet the word length requirements. More is required.

4.27 ptsSatisfactory

Does not really address the prompt, and is significantly short of the word length requirements.

3.36 ptsFail

Fails to address the prompt in any meaningful way.

0 ptsNo Marks
7 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeKnowledgeThis judges your ability to understand the greater issues at play within the prompt. It not only includes understanding, but also examines how these themes relate to larger themes in the class or in the world.
6 ptsExcellent

Full marks have been achieved. You have clearly understand and have addressed the issues at play.

5.22 ptsVery Good

This shows a pretty good understanding of the material, but some points were confused or unclear.

4.44 ptsGood

There were some significant parts that demonstrated a lack of understanding or were unclear.

3.66 ptsSatisfactory

Does not really understand or address the issues at play, but does touch on some of the themes raised in class.

2.88 ptsFail

Fails to understand the issues in any meaningful way.

0 ptsNo Marks
6 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCritical AnalysisThis judges your ability to critically analyze the issues in a meaningful way. It shows your ability to think for yourself, and support your claims with evidence.
7 ptsExcellent

Full marks have been achieved. You have clearly demonstrated you critical analysis of the material by digesting the material and using original thought to explain your understanding.

6.09 ptsVery Good

This shows a some strong critical analysis, but has relied too heavily on other’s ideas and opinions, without contributing much of your own thinking.

5.18 ptsGood

Much of your ideas were lost, but instead only relied on opinions of others to do the thinking for you. It tends to be only a series of quotes and cited material, without your voice entering into the picture.

4.27 ptsSatisfactory

Does not really provide much critical analysis either from others or yourself.

3.36 ptsFail

Fails to provide any sort of analysis at all.

0 ptsNo Marks
7 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResearchThis judges your ability to research your material. You should have at least one external peer reviewed source, and one text we have used for class
4 ptsExcellent

Full marks have been achieved. You have not only met, but exceeded the requirements for finding and utilizing peer reviewed sources relevant to the issues.

3.48 ptsVery Good

This was very good. You have met the minimum requirements for finding peer reviewed sources relevant to the issues.

2.96 ptsGood

This does not meet the required number of peer reviewed sources, but does have at least some.

2.44 ptsSatisfactory

This has sources, but they are not peer reviewed or not relevant to the issues.

0 ptsIncomplete

Fails to provide any meaningful research at all.

4 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStructure/Flow/GrammarThis judges your ability to organize your thoughts in your essay in a clear and well structured manner. It also demonstrates a writing style that complements the information you are trying to portray.
3 ptsExcellent

Full marks have been achieved. Your writing is clear and easy to follow from point to point. Is structured well, with no/very few grammatical mistakes, and flows nicely from start to finish.

2.61 ptsVery Good

This was very good, but had a number of grammatical mistakes and/or issues with flow. Be sure to look at my writing tips for things to avoid.

2.22 ptsGood

This had significant grammar and/or structural issues. The points were difficult to follow and seemed to lack flow from one point to another.

1.83 ptsSatisfactory

Some structure but hard to follow

1.44 ptsFail

Not really structured at all and/or very difficult to read.

0 ptsNo Marks
3 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitationThis judges your ability to properly cite your research and resources. I require the use of Chicago (CMS) style. I have provided a resource through my writing tip about how to use the style of citation.
3 ptsExcellent

Full marks have been achieved. You have citied everything perfectly.

2.61 ptsVery Good

This was close, but there was some inconsistency in your citations. Sometimes you got it, and sometimes you didn’t.

2.22 ptsGood

This was good, but you are likely missing some information in your footnotes/bibliography.

1.83 ptsSatisfactory

This means your are probably confusing Chicago style with other styles, or you have used Chicago style, but forgot a bibliography.

1.44 ptsFail

Simply did not use Chicago style at all. You may have used another style perfectly, but that is not what I require.

0 ptsIncomplete

Failed to use any footnotes and/or bibliography at all through your essay, neglecting to properly cite any information.

3 pts
Total Points: 30

please make sure to follow Mini Essay Rubric with Guide

The professor send us this , should be 500 words , two page double space.

The professor send us this , should be 500 words , two page double space
3 hours ago

supposed to use Chicago style.

3 hours ago

I can see we are supposed to use Chicago style. Also noted that one of the sources should come from your course readings, kindly attach some

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