Annotated Bibliography Rubric: Post #6 Skill Specific Research Rubrics Series

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Over the years, we have implemented many skills into the research process. Our most popular is definitely the annotated bibliography.

When creating an annotated bibliography, students:
take a better look at the content of their resources
take a better look at the quality of their resources
determine where they will use the resource during the research process

How can that not be a great thing?!

We have our rubric broken up into five sections: Summary, Connections, Source Quality and Authority,  Citation Style/Formatting, and Writing . Students most often struggle with connections and source quality/authority. Therefore, they are likely to need the most guidance in those areas (although each should be given a certain amount of guidance).

We hope you like our annotated bibliography rubric!

Other Rubrics in Skill-specific Research Rubrics Series:
#1 Thesis Statement Rubric
#2 Outline Rubric
#3 Infographic Rubric
#4 Statistics Rubric
#5 Citations Rubric

Image courtesy of:

Proimos, Alex. “New York Public Library.” Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons,
7 July 2011. Web. 26 May 2016.

 

Citations Rubric: Post #5 Skill Specific Research Rubrics Series

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I love the above image because it illustrates how citations are valued within society. It reinforces that it is important that we back up what we say with evidence from research and scholarly experts. When I teach students what constitutes a quality infographic, I show that the connections to the sources allow people to follow up to learn more. Students writing research paper often see citations as an extra task and can miss the importance of citing. Even so, they must be instructed in the craft of giving credit where credit is due.

We have created a Citations Rubric to help students properly cite information within a written paper. The rubric is designed to take students through the formula of aligning in-text citations with the Works Cited page, to consider the variety of sources used within, citation to citation transition, formatting and placement.

We have our freshmen focus upon this rubric to help them identify each element. Some of our teachers use it as a peer edit tool without an assigned grade while others align it to a grade within the course. Whichever way you choose to use it, we hope that you find it useful.

Other Rubrics in Skill-specific Research Rubrics Series:
#1 Thesis Statement Rubric
#2 Outline Rubric
#3 Infographic Rubric
#4 Statistics Rubric

photo courtesy of:

FutureAtlas.com. “Citation Needed.” Flickr. Yahoo, 30 Oct. 2010. Web. 11 May
2016.