Explaining Your Feedback


Cover sheet

What determines the grade for the Comparison, for the Good Habits for Evidence, and for the 20  points extra credit?  If you did not earn it for your work, you can earn it by being here today mindfully.

What do you have to do to get your instructor to enter the points?

Why do I keep the papers? You are welcome to make a copy.



Note: if you do the 5 Good Habits for Evidence on the next comparison, the letter grade can also apply to this. Example: make a B on the next comparison and your current grade becomes a B.


5 Ws Feedback – All items with an X apply to your 5Ws Chart. I’m glad to explain each one to you.


Items chosen do not meet the Requirements listed before the possible Comparison Topics.


Items chosen are not from the required pages listed for the Comparison Topic you choose.


What you wrote is too long to help your brain. You are repeating, not “engaging”& the content.


You typed quotations. Again, you are repeating, not “engaging”& the content.


You typed quotations. Further, you typed them incorrectly.


You typed the author’s words but did not place pairs of quotation marks (“”) as required.


You did not give a specific page number for each fact you observed. Ex: page 35, not page 35-43.



&“Engaging”—common phrase for reading actively. To learn and to be accurate with evidence, do not just repeat.


Requirements, Page Numbers to Read, Possible Comparison Topics, Aids so you did not deceive yourself:

·         For US History

·         For US History II



Endnotes Feedback – All items with an X apply to your Endnotes. I’m glad to explain each one to you.


You have no citation at all.


You have tried citation of some type, but you have no endnotes as required for history.


You have cited only quotations. Citations are required for statements.


A citation means everything preceding it is clearly supported by the source on that specific page. You have:


·         Misread or assumed, but the source does not support your statements. See endnote # __.


·         Stated opinions or feelings, but the source does not support your opinions. See endnote # __.


Based on the pattern of your endnotes and the text, you wrote:


·         A summary of whatever was in the pages of the source (not of the content for the topic).


·         A summary of major issues in 1 paragraph for the earlier time period and for the later one (“C-” to “C+”)


·         A comparison of the 2 periods, with 1 key issue in each paragraph (“B” or “A”)


When you have 2 (or more) facts in a row from the same page, cite 1 time after the last use. See #s __ __.