Final Exam Essay 1 Graded Examples (3).docx - Midterm Essay Calibrated Examples Instructions Read the final exam essay prompt example from a previous

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Midterm Essay Calibrated Examples Instructions: Read the final exam essay prompt example from a previous iteration of HIS 315K (Pre-colonial-Civil War), along with the three student essay examples that follow. Then, using the OnRamps History Essay Rubric provided, and in consultation with your partners/table, arrange the essays in order of quality, from highest to lowest. You are welcome to make notations on the essays. FINAL EXAM PART I PROMPT: An opinionated newspaper editor writes in the aftermath of Kansas’ civil war in 1856: “The decision to allow the settlers of Kansas Territory the right to
FINAL EXAM PART I RUBRIC: Criteria Ratings Pts RESPONDING TO THE PROMPT How thoroughly does the student's response address the elements of the essay prompt? 10.0 pts Exceeds Expectations (9-10 points) Student's response thoroughly addresses each element of the essay prompt. 8.0 pts Meets Expectations (7-8 points) Response adequately addresses all elements of the prompt. 6.0 pts Partially Meets Expectations (5-6 points) Student's response partially addresses all elements of the essay prompt. 4.0 pts Does Not Meet Expectations (1-4 points) Student's response fails to address most elements of the essay prompt. 0.0 pts No Marks Student's response does not address any element of the essay prompt. 10.0 pts HISTORICAL CONTEXTUALIZATION How well does the student's response demonstrate deep and clear understanding of historical context, significance, causation, change/continuity, and/or competing perspectives? 13.0 pts Exceeds Expectations (12-13 points) Student's response demonstrates deep and clear understanding of historical context, significance, causation, change/continuity and competing 11.0 pts Meets Expectations Student's response demonstrates adequate understanding of historical context, significance, causation, change/continuity and/or competing perspectives. 10.0 pts Partially Meets Expectations Student's response demonstrates incomplete understanding of historical context, significance, causation, change/continuity and/or competing perspectives. 8.0 pts Does Not Meet Expectations (1-8 points) Student's response demonstrates inadequate understanding of historical context, significance, causation, change/continuity and/or competing 0.0 pts No Marks Student's response demonstrates no understanding of historical context, significance, causation, change/continuity and/or competing perspectives. 13.0 pts
Criteria Ratings Pts USE OF EVIDENCE How well does the student's response use historical evidence and/or supporting examples from course materials? 13.0 pts Exceeds Expectations (12-13 points) Student's response demonstrates effective and consistent use of specific and relevant historical evidence and examples from course materials. 11.0 pts Meets Expectations (10-11 points) Students response demonstrates adequate but inconsistent use of historical evidence and examples from course materials.

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