During this semester, you have been studying several critical thinking elements, including argumentation, and what makes a good argument versus a poor argument. Now you are being given the opportunity to demonstrate your skill and understanding in this area. This opportunity is a Self-Evaluation paper in which you will “make a case” for the particular grade that you have earned/deserve for this course, not what you think, feel, or believe you have earned (these will garner only partial credit), but what you can prove you have earned by providing reliable and valid evidence, such as specific from the grade book. You are expected to use criteria provided in class and cite evidence from your work across the semester. Check the Weekly Assignments schedule for the due date.
Remember to state your claim clearly and include only information that supports your claim. Only support that is relevant to the claim, such as ample specific grades from the gradebook, will be considered, and any “fluff” (irrelevant information) will be discounted toward the length. This assignment is worth 100 points. Use this Scoring chart to guide you: _____ 1. State your point. (20 points) Ex. “I deserve a/an ___.” _____ 2. Provide reliable (sound/truthful) and valid (logical) support. (60 points) _____ 3. Minimum length requirement: 250 words. (10 points) _____ 4. There are no distracting of punctuation, spelling, or sentence structure. (10 points)
Below is a rubric outlining the grading method:
|Clearly stated||Partially stated||unstated|
|Highly reliable||somewhat||partially||Not reliable|
|Highly valid||Somewhat||partially||Not valid|
|250+ words||200-249 words||1-199 words|
|No errors||1-2 errors||3 or more errors|