Creating grading rubrics for writing assignments Pamela Flash Establishing and discussing specific characteristics of success when an assignment is first distributed benefits both students and instructors. Creating grading rubrics, or grids, is a typical way to do this. Having received the criteria with an assignment, students are able to write toward specific goals.
Flip through the story below to see my take. Jeff tracked a few key data elements for what turned out to be a very interesting week: This week I was juicing. My first postcard on steroids.
I was supposed to go to the Tapestry conference in Colorado. I arrived at the airport for my flight, which was scheduled early in the morning.
The plane was delayed hour after hour and ultimately canceled. By the end of the day I had to make a quick decision. Am I going to fly out to Tapestry later, missing the opening night and then turn around and come home the following night on a red eye?
After 7 hours in the airport and not positive on when I would get there, I ended up giving up on the trip and going home. I was looking forward to the conference, so this was really depressing.
However, it turned out to be a good decision. The next morning I woke up at 6am and I couldn't walk, more specifically, I couldn't put any weight on my right leg.
I ended up in urgent care that morning followed by 3 other doctor visits over the next 2 days for various tests. They ruled out all kinds of things, but they never figured out what the problem was.
I ended up on steroids and over the course of a few days things started to get better. Eventually I was back to normal about a week later and I've been fine ever since. It was really strange, but in hindsight, I'm glad I wasn't at the Tapestry conference when this happened.
It was also my birthday, which I spent with various doctors and then sitting on my couch in pain with my legs up. Not the best birthday I've had, but lots to be thankful for, since I recovered quickly and all the tests were fine.
For the postcard, I decided to simply list a few key data points.
When I thought of data, I thought of binary. So the postcard simply lists the following data points for the week. There are so many different ways to create this one in Tableau, but I kept it super simple. I placed a text box on a dashboard and put the binary code in a text box.
Then I colored the text to match the postcard and I made sure I picked a clean mono-spaced font so the numbers showed up equally spaced Times New Roman did the trick.
Only three more weeks to post. Next week we look at our phones. Jeff examined the hours of sleep this week: I was a little worried about this week's data set. I don't have a great sleep pattern and I was wondering what this week was going to look like.
It actually looks more "normal" than I expected. At least there was some consistency. Had I tracked another week it probably would have looked much worse.• Using a rubric, I will grade the students’ postcards looking to see that they were (Yes, they could: this leads into writing assignment.) (Bloom: Synthesis; Gardner: Verbal/Linguistic) 3.
Tell the students that they are going to write two postcards. this student may have a . Postcard Rubric. CATEGORY pts 2 pts 1 pts 0 pt Picture The picture is a primary source, is related to the topic and makes it easier to understand. It has a caption which proves it's a primary source.
The picture is not a primary source but is related to the topic and makes it easier to understand. Final Writing Assignment. 5. Essay Writing Tips. Viet Smoking. Opinion Essay. pak urbanagricultureinitiative.com Its a little more informative than simply writing. the postcard is simply an informal means of telling loved ones that you’ve arrived at your destination safely and that all is well.
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