SCS 200 Week 8 Short Response Guidelines and Rubric
Overview: The short response activities in the webtext throughout this course are designed to show your understanding of key concepts as you engage with course content.
Prompt: During the eighth and final week of the course, you will respond to several questions in the webtext as you complete each assigned learning block. At the end of Week 8, you will review your answers to these questions and ensure that you have responded to each question. It is important that you answer each question. Otherwise, the words no response will appear in brackets when you submit the assignment. The questions and their original locations in the webtext are listed in the table below in case you want to refer back to the reading as you edit, but you can edit your responses to all the questions directly in Theme: Presenting Social Science Concepts and Research, learning block 8-4 (page 2) before exporting to Word for submission to your instructor in the learning environment.
Question 1 a. Who is the audience of this presentation? How do you know? b. Why does Claudia think the audience should care? c. What parts of the presentation are impactful? In other words, what parts of the presentation
would really convince the audience that they should care? Theme: Presenting Social Science Concepts and Research, learning block 8-1 (page 1)
Question 2 Identify places in Claudia’s script that you think should be accompanied by visuals. For each place you identify, indicate what kind of information you think she should include on the slide. For example, you may think personal images are appropriate in some places, or that graphs or charts representing data may be helpful in others.
Question 3 Choose the remaining 3–5 places in the script where you will incorporate visuals. Briefly note where you will include these visuals, and describe what will appear on the slide.
Theme: Presenting Social Science Concepts and Research, learning block 8-1 (page 3)
Question 4 Complete the checklist after practicing your presentation. Identify at least three adjustments that you will make to improve the presentation based on this critical evaluation.
Theme: Presenting Social Science Concepts and Research, learning block 8-2 (page 2)
Question 5 Identify opportunities that you have to speak in public and practice these presentation skills, even if not giving a formal presentation. How will using these tips help you communicate your message?
Question 6 Consider all you’ve learned throughout this course. In your opinion, what are two of the most important concepts or skills you learned that are most relevant in your everyday life?
Theme: Presenting Social Science Concepts and Research, learning block 8-4 (page 1) Question 7 What did you enjoy most about this course?
Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Each short response should be about 2 to 3 sentences in length unless specifically noted otherwise in the instructions. Follow the instructions at the bottom of Theme: Presenting Social Science Concepts and Research, learning block 8-4 (page 2), to download your work and submit it to your instructor as a single Microsoft Word document uploaded in the learning environment. Refer to the Submitting Webtext Assignments Guide for assistance on downloading, saving, and submitting this assignment.
Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (85%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Engagement and Relevance
Written responses directly and comprehensively address short answer prompts, drawing from presented course concepts and terminology
Written responses are topically related to short answer prompts, but responses do not consistently draw from presented course concepts and terminology
Written responses do not address topics identified in short answer prompts
Critical Thinking Written responses demonstrate understanding of course content through inclusion of original ideas and examples
Written responses demonstrate understanding of course content through reiteration of provided materials but do not consistently include original ideas and examples
Written responses do not reflect original ideas and examples
Articulation of Response Written responses are captured in complete sentences without errors impacting legibility and the clarity of response
Written responses are captured in incomplete sentences or include numerous errors that negatively impact legibility and the clarity of response
No written responses are captured in complete sentences