Observe a small group or team–such as an office team, sports team, work environment, church group, family gathering, hobby group, or support group–and take copious notes regarding the interactions….
History Final Paper
RATING SCALE FOR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS
Criteria for a grade of A:
The content shows a superior understanding of the topic. The written response: 1) presents factors of central significance and explains them with substantial factual detail; 2) clearly shows how these factors operate; 3) has structure and mechanics which serve content.
Criteria for a grade of B:
The content demonstrates an accurate grasp of the topic. The response: 1) presents important factors and explains them with appropriate specifics; 2) shows less detailed knowledge and less synthesis than the A paper; 3) has structure and mechanics which serve content.
Criteria for a grade of C:
The content demonstrates an acceptable but commonplace understanding of the topic. The response: 1) presents impotant factors but explains them with only the most obvious specifics; 2) delineates only the most obvious implications; 3) has structure and mechanics which my cause a reader minor distractions.
Criteria for a grade of D:
The content demonstrates only limited understanding or a partial misunderstanding of the topic. The response: 1) my use unimportant factors or may explain important factors or their significance with little coherence or specificity; 2) may make a number of serious factual errors; 3) has structure and mechanics which sometime impede the reader’s understanding.
Criteria for a grade of F:
The content demonstrates little or no grasp of the topic: 1) may significantly misstate facts or misinterpret them; 2) may fail completely to justify the choice of factors; 3) may be a string of generalizations without specifics or specifics without generalizations; 4) has structure and mechanics which may cause the reader significant difficulty.