What Are the Grades for Good Habits for Evidence and How Can They Help Your Overall Grade? To learn history in a practical way, you do not need to be a great writer. You do need to do such common sense things as use only reliable sources and be factually accurate about each fact you plan to write. (See Good Habits for Evidence.)

 

If you follow the Good Habits for Evidence, a) your work will avoid factual errors, resulting in higher grades for the writing (points in bold) and b) you also earn a separate grade (points in blue) for developing those habits. Scan down the bold and blue grades below. Notice how developing these Good Habits for Evidence as early as possible can help your grade.

 

  1. Introductory tasks for Getting Started - 20 points for tasks in the first week. It is required to see Comparisons.
    This assignment introduces the Good Habits for Evidence, including how to earn separate points for those habits. You use the link, write answers to questions and a short reflection, and submit in the Turnitin assignment in that folder.

 

  1. Introductory Comparison on History Changes (1860s-1877) @ 20 points (with 10 additional points for following Good Habits for Evidence) It is required to do any other Comparisons. If you earn the 10 points for Good Habits for Evidence, you also earn 20 extra credit points. (See the syllabus for extra credit for How You Work.)
    This assignment lets you practice using Good Habits for Evidence and doing a Comparison with few points at risk:
    * If you are successful in following the Good Habits for Evidence, you earn
    10 + 20 points.
    * If you were not successful, you use the feedback provided for the Practice Comparison not only to find out why before you do the 50-point Comparisons, but also before you can see the other Comparisons. (Im glad to help you.)


With the last 3 Comparisons,
notice how the value of the Good Habits for Evidence increases from
10 to 20 to 30.

  1. Unit 1 Comparison (1860s-1900) @ 50 points (with 10 additional points for following Good Habits for Evidence)
  2. Unit 2 Comparison (1900-1940) @ 50 points (with 20 additional points for following Good Habits for Evidence)
  3. Major Comparison (1860s-1940, covering Unit 1 and 2) @ 50 points (with 30 additional points for following Good Habits for Evidence)

 

 

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Last Updated:

2014

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