1) Look at the student’s work.
Standard Oil and John D.
Rockefeller 
Standard Oil and John D. Rockefeller John D
Rockefeller achieved success in the 1800s through his rugged individualism,
use of monopolies, and frugal buisness practices.
John D. Rockefeller's work ethics effectively conveyed the ideology of Rugged
Individualism, the duty of every individual to "pull themselves up by
their own bootstraps". He was a frugal businessman who shaved unneeded
resources in every aspect of his company to strengthen his bottom line, often
. He created monopolies through horizontal and vertical integration.
Controlled every aspect from creating, refining, shipping, to selling the
oil. 
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 2^{nd} column.
Part of the presentation Hidden Barriers to Critical Thinking: Assessment and Solutions
A & M Assessment Conference, February 2010
Available at http://assessment.tamu.edu/resources/conference_2010.html
History – Dr. Bibus 

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