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Kent State Shootings: Oral Histories

Assessment

The following rubric is to be used to grade the research paper assigned in the procedure section.  The rubric covers each aspect of the paper that should be covered and assigns a point value for a total of 24 points.

Paper  Grading Scale (points range from 0-4, 24 points possible)

A.  The student identifies the primary and secondary sources

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3

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Correctly identifies all four resources

Correctly identifies three resources

Correctly identifies two resources

Correctly identifies one resource

 

B.  The student explains the differences between primary and secondary resources

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2

1

0

Provides a clear and thorough explanation of the differences.

Provides a clear explanation of the differences.

Provides a minimal explanation of the differences.

Does not provide an explanation of the differences.

 

C.  The student identifies and provides explanation for their choice of database.

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3

2

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Identifies the database and provides a thorough explanation for the selection.

Identifies the database and provide a clear explanation for the selection.

Identifies the database and provides a minimal explanation for the selection.

Identifies the database but provides no explanation for the selection.

 

D.  The student includes and discusses their database search strategy.

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3

2

1

Includes search strategy and provides a thorough discussion of the strategy.

Includes search strategy and provides a clear explanation of the strategy.

Includes search strategy and provides a minimal explanation of the strategy.

Includes search strategy but provides no explanation of the strategy.

 

E.  The student summarizes all four resources

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3

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1

Provides a clear and thorough summary of all four resources.

Provides a clear and organized summary of all four resources.

Provides minimal summary of all four resources.

Provides a summary of less than four of the resources.

 

F.  The student analyzes the differences between the two oral histories and the two articles.

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3

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0

Provide a clear and thorough analysis of the differences.

Provides a clear and organized analysis of the differences.

Provides minimal analysis of the differences.

Provides no analysis of the differences.

 

 G.  The student discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using two types of resources in research.

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3

2

0

Provides a clear and thorough discussion of the advantages.

Provides a clear discussion of the advantages.

Provides minimal discussion of the advantages.

Provides no discussion of the advantages.

 

H.  The student provides a MLA format bibliography.

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Provides all citations in the correct MLA format.

Provides three of the citations in correct MLA format.

Provides two of the citations in correct MLA format.

Provides one of the citations in correct MLA format.