Essay assignment

Researching and Utilizing Library Resources

Your assignment for this week is a research-based response to the following: Search a database for publications about strategies that make college students successful. Once you have found a reliable article answer the following questions:

  1. Please list the works cited information to your article in MLA format.
  2. Give a brief summary of the article.
  3. Discuss how this information is pertinent to the success of a college student.
  4. Consider how the strategy(ies) would also support you as a current college student

 

(To successfully access the ┬ásearch engine, go to the West Hills Lemoore home page, select “current students”, then choose “library” at the bottom of the first column. Next, click the drop down in the “choose a database” box, scroll down to the link available for the college. Once you sign in with your username and password, use the search box to look for current articles that discuss strategies that make college students successful.)

IS1 Written Submission Scoring Rubric

Criteria Exemplary

(Exceeds Standard- A)

Proficient

(Effectively Meets Standard- B)

Basic

(Marginally Meets Standard- C)

Inadequate

(Does Not Meet Standard- D/F)

Development Main points are well developed, there is a high degree of critical thinking. Main points are developed, there is an effective degree of critical thinking. Main points are not well developed, the high degree of critical thinking is lacking. Main points not developed, the high degree of critical thinking is nonexistent.
Organization/Structure Information is organized, attention to logic is evident and there is clear, consistent flow. Information is mostly organized, attention to logic is evident and there is mostly a clear, consistent flow. Information is somewhat organized, attention to logic is marginal and the flow is not very clear and consistent. Information is not organized, there is no attention to logic and there is not a clear, consistent flow.
Content

/Analysis

In-depth analysis, original thought, clear evidence, and support of the topic. In-depth analysis, original thought, clear evidence, and support of the topic. In-depth analysis, original thought, clear evidence, and support of the topic. In-depth analysis, original thought, clear evidence, and support of the topic.
Grammar and Mechanics College level work, free of spelling errors, grammatical errors, and correct sentence structure. College level work, with minimal spelling errors, grammatical errors, and correct sentence structure. Marginal college level work, with multiple spelling errors, grammatical errors, and correct sentence structure. Not college level work, consistent spelling errors, grammatical errors, and correct sentence structure.
Format Meets all requirements and evidences attention to detail: style, margins, spacing, constructed at college level work. Meets most requirements and there is relevant evidence attention to detail: style, margins, spacing, constructed at college level work. Meets the marginal requirements and there is some evidence attention to detail: style, margins, spacing, not constructed at college level work. Does not meet requirements and there is minimal to no evidence of attention to detail: style, margins, spacing, not constructed at college level work.