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Poster Presentation - Florida Institute of Technology/Evans Library

Inadequate Developing Proficient Notes
IDENTIFICATION                                            0 3 5  
Does not include all identifying information. Does not include printout or screenshot or resource. Either does not include all identifying information, or does not include printout or screenshot of resource. Identifies project with student name, section number, and research focus topic. States the title and type of resource evaluated. Includes print-out of article, screenshot of website, excerpt of e-book, or actual book.  
CITATION                                                          0 3 5  
Does not identify proper citation style and does not include complete citation (a website URL is not a complete citation). Either identifies a citation style that is inappropriate to major or does not format citation correctly. Identifies citation style that is appropriate to major, and formats bibliographic citation appropriately.  
DELIVERY                                                        0 6 10  
Attire is non-professional (jeans, t-shirt, or sneakers). Verbal presentation is unpracticed or disorganized. Either attire is non-professional (jeans, t-shirt, or sneakers) or verbal presentation is unpracticed or disorganized. Professionally and neatly attired in business casual slacks or skirt, shirt, and dress shoes. Well-spoken, good eye contact, and engaging verbal presentation.  
DISCOVERY                                                    0 6 10  
Does not identify COM 2012 lesson nor steps taken to find resource. Either does not identify COM 2012 lesson, or does not describe steps taken to find resource. States in which COM 2012 lesson the resource was discovered, and explains steps taken to discover it.  
ACADEMIC USAGE                                      0 6 10  
Does not explain how the resource might be used in academic coursework or how students would benefit from the resource. Either does not explain how the resource might be used in academic coursework, or does not explain how students would benefit from the resource. Explains how the resource might be used in academic coursework, specifically in relation to research focus topic. Identifies FIT courses, programs, and students that would benefit from the resource.  
ORGANIZATION                                              0 6 10  
Does not explain the organization, sections, special features, and search strategies. Does not sufficiently explain the organization, sections, special features, and search strategies or does not address one or more of these. Identifies and explains the organization, sections, and special features within the resource. Explains how the five search strategies apply (or why they do not).  
EVALUATION - WHO                                     0 12 20  
Does not include the authors’, organizations’, or publisher’s credentials, reliability, and reputation, or the accuracy and quality of content and cited sources. Does not sufficiently discuss the authors’, organizations’, or publisher’s credentials, reliability, and reputation, or the accuracy and quality of content and cited sources. Explains the authors’ and organizations’ authority, including credentials, degrees, and qualifications. Discusses the publisher’s/sponsor’s reliability and reputation. Evaluates the accuracy and quality of content and cited sources.  
EVALUATION - WHY                                     0 12 20  
Does not state the purpose of the resource, its subject coverage, bias/slant/agenda or lack thereof, depth of coverage and comprehensiveness, and the intended and potential audience. Erroneously or insufficiently states the purpose of the resource, its subject coverage, bias/slant/agenda or lack thereof, depth of coverage and comprehensiveness, or the intended and potential audience. States, in 25 words or less, the purpose of the resource. Briefly discusses subject coverage. Evaluates bias/slant/agenda or lack thereof. Explains depth of coverage and comprehensiveness. Identifies the intended and potential audience.  
EVALUATION - WHEN                                  0 6 10  
Omits pertinent dates, date coverage, and justification of timeliness. Omits pertinent date or date coverage, or does not explain their omission or timeliness. Includes creation, acceptance, publishing, and update dates or explains their omission. Discusses date coverage of content. Justifies resource date if it is not current.  
Totals:                                                               0 60 100  

NOTES: We use this rubric to evaluate and grade student poster presentations in our one-credit, semester-long Research Sources and Systems (COM 2012) course.

The purpose of the presentation is to demonstrate the ability to find, evaluate, and use an excellent information resource discovered over the course of the semester and specific to students' research focus topics. This resource may be one of the following: a book (reference, electronic, print, circulating, whatever), a related Internet site or page, a specialized database of interest, an indexing or abstracting tool, an electronic journal, or any other information resource of real value to students' research.

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