Reflection Guidelines and Rubric

SCS 100 Project 3: Final Reflection Guidelines and Rubric
Overview
Your third longer-term assignment in this course is a presentation or short paper in which you will share your question derived at the end of your observation
journal in learning block 4-3 and discuss why it is important and how developments in the social sciences contribute to our understanding of ourselves, each
other, and the world around us
This final reflection will assess the following course outcomes, which you focused on throughout the fourth theme (Weeks 7 and 8): Investigate major developments in the progression of social scientific thought for informing critical questions that drive social scientific inquiry
Articulate the value of the social sciences for their impact on contemporary issues Prompt
Your third project is a presentation or short paper (you are free to choose) that explores the question you posed at the end of your observation journal With
that question as your topic, you will explain why the answer to it is important to understanding yourself, other people, and the world around you and how the
social sciences have developed to help us answer these important questions The critical elements of this assessment will be evaluated by the information in
your presentation or paper Be sure your actual question is apparent on the presentation or paper
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed in your submission:
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VI Explain why your question is important to you as a member of society
Detail the major developments in social science thinking that drive questions regarding studying the individual Use course resources to back up
your discussion
Explain how finding the answer to your question might impact others around you For instance, who might be most invested in the answer?
Detail the major developments in social science thinking that drive questions regarding studying others Use course resources to back up your
discussion
Explain why studying human behavior and identity is a valuable human endeavor
Detail the major developments in social science thinking that support the study and advancement of the social sciences as necessary and valuable
Use course resources to back up your discussion Supporting Work and Resources
Throughout the fourth theme of this course, there are supports you will use as you work directly on different elements of the final reflection
1 In learning block 2-7, you submitted your observation journal Review your submission and the feedback for this assignment via the Project 2 submission
link in the My Grades section of the course Use the question you created from your observation journal for your final reflection You are free to incorporate any feedback from your instructor on this question into your final reflection
2 In learning block 6-3, you submitted a micro-presentation or short answer response to give you an opportunity to practice elements of the final
submission For this assignment, you reflected on what you considered to be some of the most significant developments covered in the third theme of
this course and addressed the following:
a Identify the developments and how they impact individuals or larger groups/cultures
b Describe how the developments changed society’s understanding How is the development applicable outside of the social sciences?
View this submission and the feedback for this assignment via the My Grades section of the course and incorporate this assignment into your final
reflection
3 If you choose to submit a presentation instead of a paper, you may use PowerPoint, Prezi, or another presentation platform of your choosing Reference
the Supporting Resources document for instructions on how to use different presentation programs Be sure to include notes as needed in your
presentation in order to meet the outlined critical elements
4 In learning block 7-1, it was suggested for you to work on Section III of your project If completed, use this as well as the instructor feedback when
working toward your final submission You can view this via the Student Dashboard
5 Learning block 8-1 includes a Final Reflection Submission Checklist that you can use to ensure you have met all the requirements of this project Your
instructor is available to provide guidance and answer any questions you may have as you work to finalize your final reflection Rubric
Guidelines for Submission: Your actual question must be apparent on the presentation or in the short paper If you choose to write a short paper, it should be
double spaced and 1–2 pages in length
Instructor Feedback: This activity uses an integrated rubric in Blackboard Students can view instructor feedback in the Grade Center For more information,
review these instructions
Critical Elements
Importance of
Question Studying the Self Answer Studying Others Human Endeavor Exemplary (100%)
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
demonstrates mature awareness
of the connections between the
question and being a member of
society
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
examples chosen demonstrate
insight into social science
thinking Proficient (85%)
Explains why the question is
important as a member of
society Needs Improvement (55%)
Explains why the question is
important as a member of
society, but is overly generalized Not Evident (0%)
Does not explain why the
question is important as a
member of society Details major developments in
social science thinking that drive
questions that support studying
the individual, using course
resources to back up arguments Does not detail major
developments in social science
thinking that drive questions
that support studying the
individual 16 Meets “Proficient” criteria and
demonstrates mature awareness
of the connections between the
answer to the question and
others
Meets “Proficient” criteria and
examples chosen demonstrate
insight into social science
thinking Explains how finding the answer
to the question might impact
others Details major developments in
social science thinking that drive
questions that support studying
the individual, but does not
utilize course resources to back
up arguments, is cursory, or has
inaccuracies
Explains how finding the answer
to the question might impact
others, but is overly generalized Does not explain how finding the
answer to the questions might
impact others 16 Does not detail major
developments in social science
thinking that drive questions
that support studying others 16 Meets “Proficient” criteria and
details demonstrate insight into
social scientific study Explains why studying human
behavior and identity is a
valuable human endeavor Details major developments in
social science thinking that drive
questions that support studying
others, but does not utilize
course resources to back up
arguments, is cursory, or has
inaccuracies
Explains why studying human
behavior and identity is a
valuable human endeavor, but is
overly generalized Does not explain why studying
human behavior and identity is a
valuable human endeavor 16 Details major developments in
social science thinking that drive
questions that support studying
others, using course resources
to back up arguments Value
16 Study and
Advancement Meets “Proficient” criteria and
examples chosen illustrate a
strong argument for the value of
social scientific study Details the major influences on
social science thinking that
support the study and
advancement of the social
sciences as necessary, using
course resources to back up
arguments Articulation of
Response Submission is free of errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, and organization
and is presented in a
professional and easy-to-read
format Submission has no major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization Details major influences on
social science thinking that
support the study and
advancement of the social
sciences as necessary, but does
not utilize course resources to
back up arguments, is cursory, or
has inaccuracies
Submission has major errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
that negatively impact
readability and articulation of
main ideas Does not detail major influences
on social science thinking that
support the study of the social
sciences 16 Submission has critical errors
related to citations, grammar,
spelling, syntax, or organization
that prevent understanding of
ideas 4 Total 100%