Evaluating your Sources
Maintaining Relevance and Balance
_ I have completed all aspects of the template.
_ My answers demonstrate thoughtful consideration of each question.
_ I have selected sources that are credible and relevant.
_ I have selected five pieces of support that are relevant to my thesis.
_ I have selected three or more different kinds of support.
_ I have adhered to all of the requirements.
_ I have read through the rubric and I understand how my Touchstone will be evaluated.
Proficient Acceptable Needs Improvement Needs Substantial Revision
15 points Answers all questions in the Touchstone 2 Template, consistently demonstrating thoughtful consideration. Demonstrates correct understanding of relevance and credibility. Answers all questions in the Touchstone 2 Template, primarily demonstrating thoughtful consideration, but some responses are lacking in detail or insight. Minor aspects of relevance and credibility are misunderstood. Answers most questions in the Touchstone 2 Template but shows limited consideration; responses lack detail or insight. Demonstrates some misunderstanding of relevance and credibility. Answers are absent or very limited.
15 points Includes a purpose, audience, and thesis that are aligned, clear, and specific. Includes a purpose, audience, and thesis that are somewhat vague, lacking in detail, or are not well aligned. Includes a purpose audience and thesis, however they are not well aligned, they are vague, lacking in detail, or one element (purpose, audience, or thesis) has not been listed. Does not include audience purpose and thesis.
20 points Includes three different sources that are relevant and credible. Includes three different sources, however one of the sources is lacking in relevance and/or credibility. Includes three different sources, however two of the sources are lacking in relevance and/or credibility, or only two sources are included. Includes only one source or does not list any sources and/or listed sources are all lacking in relevance and/or credibility.
25 points Includes five different pieces of support that directly support the thesis. Includes three or more different types of support. Includes five different pieces of support, however one or two pieces of support do not directly support the thesis. Includes two different types of support. Three or four of the pieces of support do not directly support the thesis. Includes one type of support. All pieces of support do not support the thesis or includes no support. © 2021 SOPHIA Learning, LLC. SOPHIA is a registered trademark of SOPHIA Learning, LLC.
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