Evaluation

    Each student will hand in the following: a 2-3 page essay describing your topic, including a paragraph on how your life would be different from or the same as what it is now; and the visual aid you use in your oral presentation.

    All essays will be assessed according to the following rubric.  The maximum amount of points is 40.  The oral presentation will be graded according to a checklist - 10 points max.  You will be given 5 points for using a visual aid; 0 points for not using a visual aid.

    Total points for the entire project = 55

Essay Rubric (word document)

36-40 = Advanced; 32-35 = Proficient;  28-31= Intermediate;  24-27= Basic; 0-23= Below Basic

Task

Advanced
10
Proficient
9
Intermediate
8
Basic
7
Below Basic
5
Essay is clearly and concisely written. 2.5 -3 page essay flows in a logical direction; chronological events are in order; similar subtopic details are grouped together. 2-3 page essay generally flows in a logical direction; no more than 2 chronological events are out of order; fewer than 2 misplaced subtopic details. 1-2 page essay flows in a logical direction at least 75% of the time; 3-4 chronological events are out of order; 3-4 misplaced subtopic details. 1-2 page essay flows in a logical direction at least 50% of the time; 5 chronological events are out of order; 5-6 misplaced subtopic details. Less than 1 page essay flows in a logical manner less than 50% of the time; more than 5 events are out of order; more than 6 subtopic details are misplaced.
Information is factually correct. 100% of the information is factually correct; student offers insightful observations about the topic. 100% of the information is factually correct. 90% or more of the information is factually correct. 80-89% of the information is factually correct. Less than 80% of the information is factually correct.
Use of language is appropriate and grammatically correct. Student uses an expanded vocabulary; fewer than 2 spelling or grammatical errors (including use of punctuation, complete sentences, correct vocabulary). Exhibits 3-5 spelling or grammatical errors (including use of punctuation, complete sentences, and correct vocabulary). Exhibits 6-8 spelling or grammatical errors (including use of punctuation, complete sentences, and correct vocabulary). Exhibits 9-12 spelling or grammatical errors (including use of punctuation, complete sentences, and correct vocabulary). Exibits more than 12 spelling or grammatical errors (including use of punctuation, complete sentences, and correct vocabulary.
Inclusion of a paragraph describing how life would be different or the same; inclusion of a bibliography. Student offers thoughtful insights about how life would be different or the same; bibliography has fewer than 2 errors in format. Student offers insights about how life would be different or the same; bibliography has 3-5 errors in format. Student may or may not offer insights about how life would be different or the same; bibliography has 6-8 errors in format. Student does not offer insights about how life would be different or the same; bibliography has more than 8 errors in format. Student does not offer insights about how life would be different or the same; bibliography is missing.
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Oral Presentation Checklist (10 points)

 

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