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English Faculty 1202: RUBRIC FOR ENGLISH 1202 STUDENTS







 SLO BASIC I Students will derive a question from a research need.

Question is focused and clear. Question leads to further avenues of research.

Question is focused and clear.

Question is unfocused, unclear.

SLO BASIC II Students will find and use select resources to begin the research process.

Identifies disciplinary research sources, utilizes various information sources.

Distinguishes between different types of information sources and formats.

Examines information sources.

SLO BASIC III Students will generate keywords and modify their search to limit or expand their results, relevant to their question.

Demonstrates/presents a refined search strategy and selects specific information resources for the topic related to the research question.

Refines keywords and modifies search strategy to broaden or narrow a topic related to the research question. Key concepts/terms are identified. *

Generates keywords related to the research question and performs simple searching. *

SLO BASIC IV Students will evaluate information for authority, accuracy, timeliness, and point of view or bias.

Examines, compares and differentiates information from a variety of sources and formats.

Examines selected information; can differentiate between scholarly and general purpose resources.

Examines selected information using some criteria.

SLO BASIC V Students will begin to identify and cite their sources. **

Selects discipline-specific citation style. Cites resources that provide strong support for thesis.

Gives appropriate credit for others’ work. Cites resources that provide support for thesis.

Cites few or no sources. Provides limited support for thesis.


* These examples are representative; they characterize as a practice the type of evaluation that might be done at this level.

** The rubric is circular and holistic. SLO BASIC V relates directly back to SLO BASIC I—they are interdependent. A student can't get credit for properly citing sources if the sources do not directly support a clear and focused question.