Student # 3

1) Look at the student’s work.

Civil Rights Act

In 1964 Civil Rights Act amde racial discrimination in public places, such as theaters, resaurants, and hotels, illegal. It also requiered employers to proovide equal employment opportunities. Project involving federal funds can now be cut off if there was evidence of discrimination based off color, race, or nation origin. The civil Rights Act also atempted to deal with the problems of african americans being denied the vote in the deep south. The legislation stated the uniform standards must prevail for establishing the right to vote. schooling to sixth grade constituted legal proof of literacy and the attorney general was given power to initiate legal action in any area where he found a pattern of resistence to the law.


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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