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CST (Communication Theory) 300 Rubric University of North Carolina at Greensboro

CST (Communication Theory) 300 Rubric
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
 
Outcome #1
 
Students construct a search strategy using appropriate vocabulary in order to search for information effectively.
 
Criteria Excellent
3
Good
2
Acceptable
1
Needs improvement
0
Uses two variables in search strategy with “and” operator Uses two topic-related variables with “and” operator appropriately Uses two variables but 1 term doesn’t match topic or uses “and” operator inappropriately Uses  one topic-related variable and doesn’t use “and” appropriately Missing variables and terms don’t match topic. Doesn’t use “and” operator
 
 
 
Outcome #2
 
Students distinguish primary source research material in order to gather appropriate resources for a research paper.
                
Criteria Excellent  3 Good  2 Acceptable  1 Needs improvement  0
Student selects primary source research material All items are primary source research Two items are primary sources material 1 item is a primary source No items are primary research
Appropriate journals or books All items from Communication/Allied journals or scholarly books 2 items from Communication/Allied journals or scholarly books  1 item from Communication/Allied journals or scholarly books No items from Communication/Allied journals or scholarly books
Includes theory and context in material Theory and context in all items Theory and context in 2 items Theory and context in 1 item Does not include theory in context in any items.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Outcome #3
 
Students apply an established citation style in order to document the sources they use appropriately.
 
Criteria – APA format Excellent Good Acceptable Needs Improvement
Student includes all components of a citation in correct order, format and punctuation in accordance with the APA style. Citations include all components with correct order, format and punctuation Citations are missing one of the following: 
1 item out of order
1 punctuation item
Citations aremissing one of the following: 
1 component
1 item out of order
1 punctuation item
Citations aremissing two of the following: 
1 component
1 item out of order
1 punctuation item
 
 
Background information:
 
CST 300 is required of all Communication Studies majors.  Students are asked to write an 8-10pp paper where they apply a communication theory to a “real world” context or application. (e.g. relational dialectics and families).  They are required to use primary studies from peer reviewed journals and use APA citation style.   The rubric is used to score a worksheet which is the first step in defining their topics and searching for appropriate resources. 
 
Additional information about this project may be found on the UNCG Libraries LibGuide under the “student learning” tab:
 
http://uncg.libguides.com/libassessment