Women's Studies: Applying and Assessing Gender Theory
- Articulating a clear thesis or central claim
- Using effective research strategies to locate appropriate sources
- Evaluating and selecting compelling qualitative evidence
- Evaluating and selecting compelling quantitative evidence
- Recognizing assumptions and using sound logic
- Anticipating and responding to opposing views
- Writing effectively
- Organizing resources and people for an activity
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
- General Description of Projects I and II (Microsoft Word 21kB Jan29 10)
Teaching Notes and Tips
- I work closely with library faculty to introduce students to advanced research tools.
- We discuss several models of annotated bibliographies. Students submit two annotations for feedback before completing the annotated bibliography. Early response helps identify areas of reading and writing that require further attention.
This rubric isolates theory, one of six learning outcomes for the women's studies major and concentration. Students receive this assessment rubric with the description for Projects I and II. The annotated bibliography is assessed according to criteria in the top row of the rubric. The research essay is assessed according to criteria in the top and middle rows. Project II is assessed using the entire rubric. The sequenced development, from understanding to evaluating to applying, shapes the project sequence as well as class activities.
WSST Assessment Rubric (Microsoft Word 34kB Jan29 10)