Here are the expectations and accomplishments. Please check in with Mr. Braman if you are having difficulties. Your grade will not be updated on a daily basis; you will probably receive your productivity points all at once.
If you are altering (or have altered) your research topic after 3/10, you will still be expected to do a two-level outline (and check in with Mr. B) and then advance to a four-level outline. Topics may not be changed after Monday, 3/27. As a reminder, these are the due dates as published in the Internal assessment 2017 Overview given on the first day – Feb 28.
SCAFFOLDING AND DUE DATES as published in the Internal assessment 2017 handout
March 3~ Topic confirmation
March 10~ Investigation Question & 2-level outline (Thesis, Body Theses, Big Facts)
March 17~ Annotated Bibliography of 6 sources
March 24~ 4-level Outline (Main Thesis; Body Theses; Quoted & Cited examples; Commentary to paraphrase and explain relevance of example)
March 28~ Criterion 1- Evaluation of Sources Rough Draft
March 31~ Criterion 2- Investigation Rough Draft
April 6~ Complete IA Draft (Criterion 1-3 + Bibliography)
April 18~ Final IA DUE (Hard copy & turnitin.com)
Your next due date is a draft of Criterion 1 – your OPcVL. It should be around 500 words. For suggestions on word count, consult your Internal assessment 2017 handout. Don’t forget your OPCVL details and reminders that were presented in class last week. The rubric that will be applied to the OPCVL is also in the Internal assessment 2017 handout. I’ve put it below as well:
Criterion A: Identification and evaluation of sources (6 marks)
||The work does not reach a standard described by the descriptors below.
||The question for investigation has been stated. The student has identified and selected appropriate sources, but there is little or no explanation of the relevance of the sources to the investigation.
The response describes, but does not analyse or evaluate, two of the sources.
||An appropriate question for investigation has been stated. The student has identified and selected appropriate sources, and there is some explanation of the relevance of the sources to the investigation.
There is some analysis and evaluation of two sources, but reference to their value and limitations is limited.
||An appropriate question for investigation has been clearly stated. The student has identified and selected appropriate and relevant sources, and there is a clear explanation of the relevance of the sources to the investigation.
There is a detailed analysis and evaluation of two sources with explicit discussion of the value and limitations of two of the sources for the investigation, with reference to the origins, purpose and content of the two sources.