Student # 11

1) Look at the student’s work.

Equal Rights Association - Split in movement

The Equal Rights Association was founded by women's rights and black right's activists in 1866 in the United States. The main goal of this association was to equalize races and sexes amongst society. Although this organization split in 1869 due to enormous tensions between each other, it did have a significance. Even though this association had broken up, the majority of the members continued to spread the word and try to equalize the sexes and races. Finally, they came back together to join the National American Women's Suffrage Association (NAWSA) in 1890, which grew more strongly due to the ratification of the 14th Amendment.

2) Mark an X in the 1st column if you can answer any of these questions about this student’s work.



Did the student read and write the facts accurately? Can you prove it?



Did the student write in his own words? Or did the student do what The Bedford Handbook calls “unacceptable borrowing” or plagiarism? Can you prove it?



Did the student use facts not in the common source—or rely on memory or perhaps make up something? Can you prove it?



Did the student seem to understand the facts? Can you prove it?


3) Now click on the link to the right of this one. Using that link, compare the student’s work with the source that the student used. If your answer to a question above is different, mark an X in the 2nd column.








Part of the presentation Hidden Barriers to Critical Thinking: Assessment and Solutions

A & M Assessment Conference, February 2010

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