Tentative Project Rubric (Group)
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Tentative Project Proposal (150 Points)
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CategoryIdeally meets these requirementsScore
Narrative (60)
InterpretationThe narrative has a key point or points to make. These theses/arguments/conclusions are clearly identifiable in the project.60
PerspectiveThe authors' perspectives are present and acknowledged in some way. The authors have demonstrated self-awareness of the perspectives they bring to the project. These perspectives enhance rather than distort the evidence.
Use of evidenceEvidence is woven throughout the project, consistently present in each section, and used to support the overall interpretation.
Understanding of historical significanceThe project demonstrates understanding and use of the definitions of historical significance discussed in the course.
OrganizationEach section is well-organized and easy to follow. A clear path for reading/viewing is laid out for the audience. The project as a whole coheres; that is, the audience can tell why all of the information is related and interconnected.
Scope ("history of humanity 10000 BCE to 1500 CE")The project represents, addresses, or covers the history of humanity from 10,000 BCE to 1500 CE
Use of other creator's material (35)
Paraphrasing/citationsThis is the all or nothing part. If paraphrasing or citations are inconsistent or absent in the project, the total score is automatically zero.35
Quality of sourcesAll sources are expert and authoritative (as discussed in the Web Literacy segments of the course)
Reference listA comprehensive reference list is provided and neatly organized.
Media = Creative Commons, Public Domain, Fair UseAll media (images, videos, etc) is marked as usable by the creators or the project authors have requested permission to use the media.
Captions for imagesAll images used in the project have captions that point the audience to the original source of the image. The captions should include: Creator's Name, "Title of Image", Date of Creation, Licensing Info. The "Title of Image" should be linked to the source of the image.
Accessibility (35)
Alternative textWe'll go over alternative text for images in class, but if you'd like to get a head start: https://webaim.org/techniques/alttext/35
Transcripts & subtitlesAll audio and video materials should include accurate transcripts and (if applicable) subtitles
Hierarchical headingsHeading 1's are followed by 2's then by 3's, etc. until you start over with Heading 1 again. Like this: https://webaim.org/techniques/semanticstructure/#contentstructure
.If you hyperlink part of your text, that text should give the reader a good indicator of what they'll find when they click through. Avoid vague phrases like "click here" or "more info." For full details: https://webaim.org/techniques/hypertext/link_text#uninformative
Clear and understandable languageStrive for language that is clear and simple. No academic-y language; do your best to explain terms clearly. Keep sentences relatively short. Break paragraphs often.
Colorblind friendlyIf you're playing with fonts and colors, make sure they remain perceivable to the ~10% of the population who have trouble discerning color differences. Check out Web Aim's color contrast assistant to make sure your colors are in line with accessibility standards: https://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/
Attention to detail (20)
Effort to engage audienceBe creative! Have interesting things to say and say them in intriguing ways. Do avoid cheap tricks like clickbait titles and an overabundance of GIFs, though.20
Spelling and grammarNot a huge thing, but this contributes to clear and understandable language. Having error-free writing will help you earn points.
Neat and consistent formattingWatch out for changes in formatting when you copy and paste from documents to the web especially. Pay attention to layout. Make sure your fonts all match. Keep headings, lists, images, and navigation organized and easy to follow.
Proper formatting of titles, names, dates, etc.This is easy to overlook - but also a simple way to earn points. Italicize your headings, make sure names are spelled correctly, use BCE and CE for your dates
Use of inclusive languageThis means "humankind" or "humanity" or "humans" in place of "mankind" or "man" or "men." Ditto to "deities" if you mean both gods and goddesses instead of "gods." When in doubt choose a term that is broad and inclusive of as many people as possible.
Total Score150
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