About the Unit 1 Writing: If you wrote this Unit 1 Written Exam and if you didnít

As before, my purpose is not to hurt studentsí grades but to be sure you understand what the world requires when you talk or write about real thingsólike biology and business and history.

         My experience with students is all of you can do thisósome of you just need to realize what you are not already using evidence.

         My experience with varied industries and courses and decision making is all of you need to be able to do this.

If you didnít try this assignment, you can figure out some of the requirements for the Unit 2 Written Exam. You also can gain 5 points for listening to them (and a bit to me).

Requirements: Extra credit for students who show self-management, focus on their own tasks and do not distract others, do not try to help others unless they are asked to do that by the instructor, and follow instructions so they complete all tasks correctly and quickly.

 

If you tried this assignment, you get 10 points extra credit for meeting the above requirements and successfully doing what is on your rubric.

Requirements: Extra credit for students who show self-management, focus on their own tasks and do not distract others, do not try to help others unless they are asked to do that by the instructor, and follow instructions so they complete all tasks correctly and quickly.

 

 

What Will You See on Your Paper

         On your paper and your strip of your question, a number written on each one
The same number should be on the rubric. If not, tell me ASAP and donít read further.
FYI: this is how I grade without knowing who the writer is.

         On some papers, color coding, especially with half-copy plagiarism where I have underlined the words you should have placed quotation marks around.

         Handwritten notes about why you are contradicting the source

ß  These notes will only make sense if you compare your words with the authorís words

ß  If you need help, I am glad to explain it to you

Whatís on Your Rubric and What You Do with the Bottom Section

http://www.cjbibus.com/GS_Rubric_Plus_Feedback_Form_OC_printable_forUnitWrittenExam1aspdfWithDeal_Status.pdf

I wonít enter any points until:

1.       You mark the bottom of the rubric with the Good Habits for Evidence you need to change and you sign that you will be checking that Good Habitís Tip.
Where is the tip?
What if you need extra explanation?

2.       You return the rubric with your signature and marks on the habits + your paper +
You can sign it out but if you donít return all of it within the week, you lose all possible points and the opportunity to replace those points and to get the 40 points extra credit..

3.       I compare what you marked about the habits with what I marked on the rubric,

Common Problems of Those Who Did Not Get the Deal

1.       Didnít read carefully. Skipped over sentences that meant that what they wrote was at best unsupported but at worst flat out untrue and unkind to the humans who lived that life.

2.       Perhaps assumed that collecting any words or copying any words would be enough for an answer.
They have to be words that answer the question you were asked and you chose to prepare for.

3.       Perhaps assumed that bosses and this teacher will not read your stuff carefully.

         They will because they asked you to do something enough that they were willing to give you money for your time and expertise.

         I will because I worked in industry long enough to know that my doing this is not just good for your knowledge of history (which matters to me greatly), but also your survival in a rapidly changing world and workplace (which also matters to me greatly).

Order of What We Do

1.        You ask any questions you have about the above stuff.

 

2.        With some classes, I hand out the scantron with the concepts written grade and pick itup.

 

3.        I hand out the papers to those who wrote the Unit 1 Writing

4.        You all look at your papers and you ask any questions that might apply to everyone in the room.

 

5.        You fill out your section and ask questions if needed.

 

6.        I ask if anyone is done and you hand your papers to me.
Those who didnít write the Unit 1 Writing can also leave.

 

7.        If anyone needs additional help, I answer individually outside of class.

 

Reminder About the Deal Made with the 1st Writing

At the top of your rubric, you see 3 numbers which you can replace if you prepare carefully for Unit 1 Writing Exam and follow the 5 Good Habits for Evidence

         Out of 10 points, a grade on the historical content (A = 9, B = 8, C = 7 and so on).

If it is a lower grade than you want, prepare carefully for Unit 1 Writing Examís content.
If you change how you work, Iíll change this grade with the equivalent Unit 1 grade (a 50 point assignment, 25 on content and 25 for good habits).
Equivalent: A B on a 25 point assignment is 20 and a B on a 10 point assignment is 8.)

         An all or nothing grade of 10 points on whether you followed the 5 Good Habits for Evidence
Why is all or nothing? Ask if you want to know.

If you want full points, prepare carefully for Unit 1 Writing Examís content.
If you change how you work, Iíll change this grade.

         A 1.11 as a placeholder if you did not yet quite qualify for the 40 point extra credit for doing the 5 Good Habits for Evidence the first time
Since you tried this time, you can have the same deal on the Unit 1 Written Exam.
If you change how you work and follow all 5 Good Habits for Evidence on Unit 1 Written Exam, Iíll change the 1.11 to 40.