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110 Instrument

Instructors assess an inquiry project completed during the semester and collect
this piece of writing along with any artifacts of the inquiry and writing processes
specified by the instructor. Instructors will use this piece of writing and
supporting material to evaluate how well students identify and use methods of
inquiry appropriate to a given problem.

Disclosure to the Student on the Assignment Prompt or Syllabus


During this semester, you will be asked to submit one of the writing assignments
you complete during the course along with any supporting material your
instructor has requested. Your instructor will use this piece of writing and
supporting material to evaluate how you identify and use methods of inquiry
appropriate to a given problem.

SLO 3-1
Identify and use methods of inquiry appropriate to a given problem (where
students are assumed to develop a problem and investigate its answers, insights,
solutions, and/or reflections.)
Unsatisfactory Marginal Competent Proficient Exemplary
The set of
student
writing:
Does not Demonstrates Demonstrates Demonstrates Demonstrates
demonstrate a a process of a process of a process of a process of
process of inquiry that inquiry that inquiry that inquiry that
inquiry that does not effectively effectively raises a new
engages effectively engages engages question that
questions engage questions questions is relevant to
relevant to questions relevant to relevant to specific
the reader relevant to the reader specific communities,
and the writer. the reader and the writer. communities such as
and the writer. such as academic,
Lacks Demonstrates academic, political, or
evidence of Demonstrates the writer’s political, or social
the writer’s a disorganized ability to social communities.
use of methodology. choose from communities.
different different Demonstrates
methods. Demonstrates methods of Shows ingenuity in
insufficient inquiry to evidence of a the choice of
Lacks use of solve the sound method(s)
evidence of available problem. rationale for
the writer’s resources for the choice of
ability to use the inquiry Demonstrates method(s).
appropriate the writer’s
methods. ability to Demonstrates
organize, use of
interpret, and available
synthesize resources to
available refine a
resources to recursive
solve the inquiry
problem. process.

Revised Sept. 1, 2009