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Source Analysis Assignment for All Source Types - Rubric

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Tips: 

In addition to teaching students how to evaluate sources before giving them this assignment, you may also want to provide them with this rubric when you give them the assignment.

Date created: 
Summer 2014
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Source Analysis Assignment for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles - Rubric

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In addition to teaching students how to evaluate peer-reviewed journal articles before giving them this assignment, you may also want to provide them with this rubric when you give them the assignment.

Date created: 
Summer 2014
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Archival Research Paper Rubric

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This rubric communicates expectations for students writing a research paper requiring archival or primary resources using a variety of indicators, such as description, analysis, and evaluation.

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The rubric works well when paired with a pre-research assignment requiring students to do evaluation work, such as the Archival Source Analysis Worksheet.

Date created: 
Fall 2011
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How to Read a Scientific Paper - Blackboard Test Package

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This test package can be uploaded to Blackboard to assess student comprehension of the How to Read a Scientific Paper Tutorial.

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Follow the steps below to import the 5-point test into your Blackboard course:

  • Download the test package to your computer (Test_ScientifiPaper_5points.zip)
  • Log in to your Blackboard course and click Control Panel
  • Under Course Tools select Test, Surveys, and Pools
  • Click on Tests, then Import Test
  • Click the Browse button and locate the test package you saved in step 1.
  • Now, decide where you'd prefer the test to live and from the left-hand column, click on either Course Documents or Assignments.
  • From the Create Assessment drop-down tab, select Test. The How to Read a Scientific Paper Test should appear in the Add Test window. Select it and hit Submit.
  • After you have successfully created the test, the screen will display Test Options. Under “2. Test Availability,” click Yes by “Make the Link Available” to turn the link on for students and under “5. Test Feedback,” check all four boxes if you want to display the feedback for correct and incorrect answers built into the test package. Click “Submit.”

Contact us if you'd like help adding this to your Blackboard course.

Date created: 
Fall 2011
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Pre and Post-Test Questions

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All or a selection of these test items can be used early in the semester or before a library instruction session to get a sense of what students do and do not know. Later in the semester or after students have done research, you can use the same questions to get a sense of what students have learned. The correct answers are checked.

Date created: 
Summer 2011
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