Evidence Quiz 4 - The 5 Good Habits for Evidence and Its Rubric and How Both Can Help You

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What Are the 5 Good Habits for Evidence?

Years ago a student asked me what could he do to prevent errors with evidence? He was involved with tennis and he used an analogy. He said “I need to know how to hold the racket.” I told him that I would try. I started out with about 10 things and got it down to these 5.  The right column has really common sense tips. Some came from my 4th grade teacher, others from a wonderful professor in a junior college, a few (but they were good) from my dissertation director, and many from colleagues on job. This may be different for some of you, but you can do this.

 

Good Habits As Common Sense Actions You Can Do

Links to Practical Examples for Each Good Habit

Use only the sources that your prof or boss considers reliable, especially any you are told to use.

Habit 1. Reliable Sources Only  

Pay attention.

1.       Read the question and notice its parts. What is the boss or prof asking you to do?

2.       Read the right part and all the parts of the sources that you are told to use.

3.       Let the source “talk” to you. Listen as though your grade or job depend on your figuring this out.

 

Caution: Repeating and collecting words is not figuring something out.

Habit 2. Factual Accuracy That You Verify with the Reliable Source Before You Write 

Plan your writing:

1.       When you think that you have figured out what the sources mean and what happened, then decide what you must “teach.”

2.       You do not need to teach everything, but everything you teach must be true:

·         Never cherry-pick

·         Never embellish

 

These 2 words and others are defined at the bottom of the Evidence Quizzes folder.

Habit 3. Factual Accuracy That Is Verifiable for Every Statement You Make

 

This may also help you: Three Frequently Asked Questions about Citing

Create your own simple words; do not steal another’s words. If you use another’s words, you must:

·         Use “”(quotation marks) marks accurately

·         Cite – show ownership accurately

 

Do not:

·         Plagiarize

·         “Half-copy” plagiarize or “patchwrite”

 

Look at examples of both at the bottom of the Evidence Quizzes folder.

Habit 4. No “Half-Copy” Plagiarism or “Patchwriting” 

 

This may also help you:  Why I Make a Big Deal about Plagiarism and Patchwriting 

When using “” (quotation marks), protect your reputation by being careful with the author’s reputation.

 

Do not use "" inaccurately and:

·         Make the author's sentences look grammatically incorrect.

·         Change the author’s meaning (the bigger error)

Habit 5. Quotation Changes Revealed Clearly  

 

Grading Rubric and the 5 Good Habits for Evidence for Visual Forms  _________________  ___8TT ___10:50TT ___12MWF ___11MWF

The Directions Criteria refers to the instructions from #1 to #6 on How to Do Your Video Form.

Criteria

Criteria for A Visual Form 26.5-30 Pts.

Criteria for B Visual Form 23.5 to 26 Pts.

Criteria for C Visual Form 20.5 to 23 Pts.

Criteria for D Visual Form 17.5 to 20 Pts.

Criteria for F Visual Form 0 to 17 Pts.

Reading FOR Evidence

Accurately read the parts. Analyzed each one. Evaluated possible changes.

Listened and read carefully. Identified a few representative

Listened and read, but not carefully.

Misread or read passively (Habit 2). Made errors such as cherry-picking facts or embellishing facts (Habit 3).

Assumed (Habit 2). Used an unreliable source (Habit 1) or an incorrect or incomplete part of the source required for the question asked (Habit 2).

Writing WITH Evidence

Wrote and read carefully. Used representative examples.

Wrote and read carefully. Used a few representative examples.

Wrote and read, but not carefully.

Wrote passively (Habit 2). Plagiarized or did “half-copy” plagiarism/ “patchwriting” (Habit 4). Used "" inaccurately and made the author’s writing grammatically incorrect (Habit 5).

Wrote assumptions (Habit 2). Did not answer all parts of the question (Habit 2). Used "" inaccurately and changed meaning (Habit 5).

Directions

Followed exactly all directions #1 to #6.

Followed most directions #1 to #6.

Followed some directions #1 to #6.

Followed a few directions from #1 to #6.

Did not follow directions from #1 to #6

Mechanics

No more than one minor error.

One or more mechanical errors.

Two or more mechanical errors.

Several mechanical errors.

Many mechanical errors.

 

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