written assignment 2 think about research process you used complete written assignment 1 use

Written Assignment 2

Think about the research process you used to complete Written Assignment 1. Use the following questions to frame your response: 

  • Where did you choose to do research?
  • What sources did you consult?
  • What search engines did you use? Provide a list of your search terms.
  • Did you use any databases for your research in Assignment 1?If so, which? If not, use a database to research the subject you chose and report on the results. You have access to a number of databases through VALE (Virtual Academic Library Environment). See the Online Student Handbook (Educational Resources/Library Resources) for information.
  • Did you reject any of the sources you found? If, why?

Present your response in an informative essay of four or five paragraphs, complete with an introduction and conclusion.

Students please note: This assignment must be submitted to Turnitin.com. Reference the “Turnitin Requirement” section of the course Syllabus. 


Submission status

Submission status No attempt
Grading status Not graded
Grading criteria
Purpose for writing
You effectively establish the context and purpose of the writing assignment or paper; the thesis is clearly conveyed and central theme is readily apparent.

You establish the context and purpose of the writing assignment or paper; the thesis is identified and central theme is indicated.

You ineffectively establish the context and purpose of the writing assignment or paper; the thesis is unclear and central theme is not established.

You poorly establish the context and purpose of the writing assignment or paper; the thesis is not indicated and central theme is missing or insufficient.

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Determining extent of information needed
You effectively define the scope of the research question or thesis and clearly determine key concepts; types of information (sources) selected relate directly to concepts or answer research question.

You define the scope of the research question or thesis and determine key concepts; types of information (sources) selected relate to concepts or answer research question.

You incompletely define the scope of the research question or thesis (i.e., parts are missing or it remains too broad or too narrow, etc.) and only adequately determine key concepts; types of information (sources) selected partially relate to concepts or answer research question.

You inadequately define the scope of the research question or thesis and have difficulty determining key concepts; types of information (sources) selected do not relate to concepts or answer research question.

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Accessing needed information
You access information using effective, well-designed search strategies and highly relevant information sources.

You access information using a variety of search strategies and appropriate information sources.

You access information using simple search strategies, retrieving information from limited and similar sources.

You access information randomly, retrieving information that lacks relevance and quality.

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Evaluating information and its sources critically
You choose a variety of information sources particularly relevant to the scope and discipline of the research question, after considering the importance of multiple criteria such as pertinence to the research question, currency, authority, audience, and bias or point of view.

You choose a variety of information sources appropriate to the scope and discipline of the research question, after considering the importance of multiple criteria such as relevance to the research question, currency, and authority.

You choose a variety of information sources using basic criteria such as relevance to the research question and currency.

You choose few information sources using limited criteria, if any, such as relevance to the research question.

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Expectations and completeness
You effectively fulfill the length requirement for the writing assignment, thoroughly address all assignment criteria, and fully develop and explore concepts.

You fulfill the length requirement for the writing assignment and sufficiently address assignment criteria and explore concepts.

You minimally fulfill the length requirement for the writing assignment and insufficiently address criteria and explore concepts.

You do not fulfill the length requirement for the writing assignment and inadequately address assignment criteria and explore concepts.

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Mechanics
You write in complete, well-constructed sentences with faultless grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling; writing is sharp, coherent, and demonstrates sophisticated clarity.

You write in complete sentences with mostly correct grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling; minor errors may exist but do not compromise meaning.

You write in unclear sentences with errors in grammar, word choice, punctuation, and spelling that compromise meaning.

You write in incomplete, incomprehensible sentences filled with errors in grammar, word choice, punctuation, or spelling.

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