Introduction to Social Sciences, 03.100
Marking Scheme for Summary #1

As discussed in the workshops, your summaries have been graded on three criteria: content, organization and language (i.e., writing). We have created this marking guide to facilitate feedback in terms of these evaluation criteria. For each of th e three areas, we have indicated areas for improvement (if any) with an "X" next to the appropriate item. Comments are provided only where the items do not convey the meaning of the grade. Given the lengthy discussions we had about the reading and the s ummary during the workshops and lectures, we have deducted one mark for each item identified below (to a maximum noted in each category). For example, even one spelling mistake is a full mark deduction (see the rewrite option below).

Please discuss any concerns or direct questions to our teaching assistant, Brian Devison. If you are not satisfied with the explanations given, contact either Shelagh or Tim to discuss your concerns or questions further.

You may rewrite the assignment based on the feedback provided.

Revised work is due November 3, 1997 in the class lecture. You must attach the original summary and marking scheme to your revised draft. The final grade will be calculated by averaging the original grade to the grade assigned to the revised work.

Content (2 marks)

_____ No discussion of metaphor.

_____ Missing minimalist definition of interdisciplinarity.

_____ No discussion of four realms (or missing explanation).

_____ Missing four criteria of interdisciplinary richness.

_____ Examples to provide explanation of above criteria missing.

_____ No mention of examples used by Nissani.

_____ Failed to distinguish richness from quality.

_____ Inappropriate use of quotes.

_____ Other:

Organization (2 marks)

_____ No thesis statement, or thesis not at beginning.

_____ Summary lacks coherence (i.e., reader unable to follow ideas).

_____ More than a summary; provides critique of issues.

_____ Examples not connected to text in clear way.

_____ Inappropriate length (300 words approximately): too short too long

_____ Other:

Language/Writing (1 mark)

_____ Spelling mistakes (as noted).

_____ Grammar errors (as noted).

_____ Confusion of "interdisciplinary" and "interdisciplinarity."

_____ Other:

Total grade: _________

Overall comments:


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