Below is the rubric for the blogs. Each blog will get three grades; one for each of the following categories: Academic Standards, Sociology Content, Application.
Student turns in assignment on time. Assignment is properly written using correct prose, punctuation and capitalization.
Turned in on time, but student may have a small number of spelling or writing mistakes but these do not distract from the overall understanding of the student’s ideas.
Student turns in the assignment late. Student writing is difficult to understand. There are many spelling and grammatical mistakes. The writing is unprofessional and not in proper prose.
Student did not turn in assignment at all.
Student demonstrates an understanding of the sociological content. Student illustrates a grasp of the ideas and concepts as well as the vocabulary that students use.
Student use readings, videos, activities to support their knowledge of the sociological themes/concepts discussed in class.
Student is able to show an understanding of some concept and ideas, but just makes reference to some of the other concepts and vocabulary without demonstrating a grasp of them.
Students discuss their views on the assigned themes/concepts without referencing specific class materials as evidence of their knowledge.
Student might mention some sociology terms and ideas, but does not demonstrate an understanding of the sociological ideas, terms, concepts. Student may demonstrate a misunderstanding of the ideas.
Students are not discussing the proper themes/concepts mentioned throughout the course and are not referring to course materials.
Student did not attempt to do the assignment.
Student is able to fully apply the sociological ideas to his/her own experiences (a real life experience, something s/he watched or read, another class s/he had). Student gives an authentic example of the sociology.
Student relates the sociology slightly to an experience s/he has had. Student gives an example but it is not a genuinely authentic example.
Student attempts to identify how concepts might be influential by relating it to society in general rather than their own particular thoughts.
Student does not use any example from his/her own life. Student does not apply the sociology at all.
Student does not attempt to do the assignment.