Student # 35

1) Look at the student’s work.

Tompkins Square Riot 

The Tompkins Square Riot was historically signigicante because it was asking that the government step in and take action to create more jobs. Many people at this time didn't believe that the government should help the people of the U.S. The Tompkins Square riot included 7,000 unemployeed people who marched to Tompkins square demanding that the government pay for projects such as creating parks and building streets. This would help to aliviate some of the economic pressure that the people were facing. Although, many of these marchers were arrested and injured from the police force that was sent to stop the riotting.


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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