Student # 6

1) Look at the student’s work.

Civil Rights Act

even though the civil rights act was in place segregation evolved slowly. the Civil RIghts Act prohibited discrimination in public places. However the problem was, that the goverment only had control over the STATES actions, on dicrimination, the goverment could not stop private people from discriminating, that was left up to the state government. So the southern states decided not to stop it, just to encourage it.


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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