Senior Project: by NLCP

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									                                          North Lawndale College Prep Charter HS
                        Senior Project: Expert’s Notes on Senior’s Mini-Presentation
                                         2nd Meeting with Expert, January 25, 2012

Senior’s Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Expert’s Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Driving Question: _______________________________________________________________________
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Expert:    The structure of this Evaluation Form mirrors the structure of the Senior’s emerging Senior Project
           argument, from the introduction through the body sections and evidence.

           Today, this Mini-Outline and Mini-Presentation should evidence (1) a strong argument and (2) a
           developing sense of logic and clarity as to how reasons and evidence support that argument. For
           your understanding of our expectations for the Senior Project Essay, the NLCP Writing Rubric,
           2011-2012, is attached.

           As you listen to the Senior’s Mini-Presentation (a small step toward their formal presentation in
           March or April), please take notes in whatever sections you have strong thoughts (ranging from the
           appreciative to the instructive).

           After the Mini-Presentation, please discuss this sheet with the Senior and give it to him/her. The
           Senior will use your responses to help guide the second half of research.


Introduction (Please be aware that we call the Claim the B.)

What are your thoughts on the Claim (Thesis): Strength of argument? Clarity? Ability to be supported?
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Important Background Information on Topic

What are your thoughts on the Background Information: Relevance? Clarity? The Senior’s Understanding of
that Information?
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Body: Reasons and Evidence (Please be aware that we call Reasons As)

What are your thoughts on the Reasons and Evidence: Relevance of Reasons to Claim? Clarity of Reasons? The
Range of Reasons (i.e, are any important reasons missing)? Relevance of Evidence to Reasons? Senior’s
Comprehension of the Evidence? Etc.



1st Reason (A1) and Evidence to Support the Claim:

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2nd Reason (A2) and Evidence to Support the Claim:

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3rd Reason (A3) and Evidence to Support the Claim:

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4th Reason (A4) and Evidence to Support the Claim:

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1st Opposing Reason (O1) and Evidence:

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2nd Opposing Reason (O2) and Evidence:

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Expert:         In addition to what you’ve already written, what suggestions do you have for the Senior as he/she
                finishes the second half of the research?

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Expert’s Signature                                       Mentor’s Signature
                                                                     North Lawndale College Prep High School Writing Rubric, 2011-2012

                                                               An A essay has:                      A B essay has:                      A C essay has:                     An F essay has:              Your
                                                              ( 9.0-10.0 points)                    (8.0-8.9 points)                    (7.0-7.9 points)                    (0-6.9 points)              Points
                        Skill
                         Thesis/Claim                   An exceptional thesis/claim that    An effective thesis/claim that      A somewhat effective               No thesis/claim, one that does not
                 A statement of your argument; the      responds to the assignment          responds to the assignment          thesis/claim that somewhat         make sense, or one that does not
                 essay’s “main idea”                                                                                            responds to the assignment         respond to the assignment
Ideas/Evidence




                     Supporting Ideas/                  Exceptional supporting              Effective supporting                Supporting ideas/                  Either very few or no supporting
                        Evidence                        ideas/evidence that make logical    ideas/evidence that make logical    evidence, which somewhat make      ideas/evidence or ideas/evidence
                 Ideas and evidence that support        sense                               sense                               sense                              which do not make sense
                 your thesis/claim, including
                 appropriate set-ups for secondary
                 sources
                 Analysis of Supporting                 Exceptional explanations that       Effective explanations that         Somewhat effective explanations    Ineffective or no connection of
                    Ideas/Evidence                      connect the ideas/evidence to the   connect the ideas/evidence to the   that connect the ideas/evidence    ideas/evidence to the thesis/claim
                 Logical connection of ideas/           thesis/claim                        thesis/claim                        to the thesis/claim
                 evidence to your thesis/claim
                         Introduction                   An exceptional introduction that    An effective introduction that      A somewhat effective               No introduction, or an
                 A preview of the essay body that       includes a thesis/claim, its        includes a thesis/claim, its        introduction that includes a       introduction without a
                 includes a thesis/claim and gives      context and a preview of the        context and a preview of the        thesis/claim, its context and a    thesis/claim, context or preview
                 its context
                                                        essay body                          essay body                          preview of the essay body          of the essay body
                  Body Paragraphs and                   Paragraphs with exceptional          Paragraphs with effective topic    Paragraphs with somewhat           Paragraphs with ineffective or no
Organization




                      Transitions                       topic sentences, supporting         sentences, supporting sentences     effective topic sentences,         topic sentences, supporting
                 Organization at the paragraph          sentences and concluding            and concluding sentences            supporting sentences and           sentences or concluding sentences
                 level; each paragraph has a clear      sentences                                                               concluding sentences
                 topic sentence stating its main idea
                                                                                                                                                                   Ineffective or no transitions
                 and supporting sentences.
                 Connections from one paragraph to      Exceptional transitions between     Effective transitions between and   Somewhat effective transitions     between or within paragraphs
                 another and within paragraphs          and within paragraphs               within paragraphs                   between and within paragraphs
                          Conclusion                    An exceptional conclusion           An effective conclusion             A somewhat effective or off-       Ineffective or no conclusion
                 A fresh restatement of thesis/claim                                                                            topic conclusion
                 and a thoughtful ending to the
                 essay
                               Style                    Exceptionally advanced and          Effectively advanced and            A mostly accurate vocabulary,      Inaccurate vocabulary; rarely
                 Vocabulary, sentence structure and     complex vocabulary, frequently      complex vocabulary,                 some varied sentence structure     varied sentence structure and
Language




                 variety used to establish a unique     varied sentence structure and       occasionally varied sentence        and length                         length
                 writer’s voice
                                                        length                              structure and length
                               Tone                     A tone that shows an exceptional    A tone that shows an effective      A tone that shows a somewhat       A tone that shows ineffective or
                 An appropriate use of language         awareness of audience, purpose      awareness of audience, purpose      effective awareness of audience,   no awareness of audience,
                 that shows an awareness of             and occasion                        and occasion                        purpose and occasion               purpose and occasion
                 audience, purpose and occasion
                    Grammar & Usage                     Exceptional control of grammar      Effective control of grammar and    Somewhat effective control of      A lack of control of grammar and
                 No unintended run-ons or               and writing conventions with no     writing conventions, with few       grammar and writing                writing conventions, with
                 fragments, correct subject-verb &
Mechanics




                                                        errors                              errors that do not prevent          conventions, with occasional       frequent errors that prevent
                 pronoun-antecedent agreement,
                 correct tense, correct punctuation,                                        understanding                       errors that limit understanding    understanding
                 capitalization and spelling
                          Formatting                    Correct formatting                  Mostly correct formatting           Somewhat correct formatting        Incorrect formatting
                 12-point font, correct margins and
                 spacing and other assignment-
                 specific directions

								
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