Student # 39

1) Look at the student’s work.

Hawaii Annexation


you have GOT to be kidding me!! I just finished a fabulous bit about why we wanted Hawaii and little did we know how well is would serve us in the long run blah blah blah and when I went to save answer it said something like "DNS server cannot be found" or something like that. It wouldn't let me "save" or "help" so I reloaded and SURPRIIISSSSE no Hawaii. I don't know if it is going to let me submit this ..... let us see



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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