Note taking for my online courses

All college students are expected to have developed the skill to take notes from lectures, chapters and videos.   The notes taken for this class are expected to be through, of academic quality and demonstate that one is writing on the college level.  If a student is taking notes from a chapter, the students is expected reproduce important graphic illustrates by scanning or photo.  If a student is taking notes from a video, students are required to use "Snipping Tool."  Using Snipping Tool* is the only acceptable method for demontrating that the student actually watched the video.   Thus, failure to use Snipping Tool will result in a grade no higher than 60.   Grades range from 0 to 100.   Because 75% of the grade is based on comparing, students have 24 hours after the grade has been posted to register a complaint addressing a specific grade.

*Snipping Tool is offered on PCs.  There are Snipping Tools for Macs (see: https://library.mcmaster.ca/faq/22428 ).

 

Chapter RUBRIC*

I assess and grade all students by asking myself these questions:
1. Did the student submit notes for the entire chapter?
2. Would these notes prepare a student for a quiz?
3. Did the student include critically important graphics?
4. How did the student preform in comparison to other students who submitted the same material?  (I grade in blocks of submissions).
5. Did the student appear to spend at least two hours on the notes?

Completeness 10 Quiz Value 5 Enhanced Presentation Compared to Other Students   75 Effort in terms of time 10
Covers entire A 10 Excellent prepration A 5 bonus 5 points  Clearly above others A  70-75 Looks like 3 hours or more A 10
Most B 7 to 9 Well prepared B 4   Above others B  60-69 Looks like between 1-2 to  hours B 7-9
Outline little narrative C 4-6 Adequately prepared C 3   Like other students  C 40-59 Looks like half to 1 hour C 4-6
Less than 1/3 D 2-3 Poor prepration D 2   Below other students D 35-39 Less than half hour F-D 0-4
Less than 1/2 or skippy F less than 2 Terrible F 1   Poor F below 34  

* For any course WE or WD (writing courses), the quality of the student's writing is the central focus of the grade. Thus, students are expected to write in paragraph form and NOT outline.

 

Video RUBRIC

I assess and grade all students by asking myself these questions:
1. Did the student submit notes for the entire video?
2. Would these video notes prepare a student for a quiz?
3. How effectively did the student employ Snipping Tool?
4. How did the student preform in comparison to other students who submitted the same material?  (I grade in blocks of submissions).
5. Did the student appear to spend at least two hours on the notes?

Completeness 5

Quiz Value 5

 Snipping Tool 10

Compared to Other Students   75

Effort in terms of time 5

Covers entire A 5 Excellent prepration A 5  Snipping Tool perfectly linked to notes A 10  Clearly above others A  70-75 Looks like 3 hours or more A 5
Most B 7 to 5 Well prepared B 4 Mostly linked to notes B 7-9 Above others B  60-69 Looks like between 1-2 to  hours B 4
Outline little narrative C 3 Adequately prepared C 3 Somewhat linked C 4-6 Like other students  C 40-59 Looks like half to 1 hour C 3
Less than 1/3 D 2 Poor prepration D 2 Weak linkage to notes D 0-4 Below other students D 35-39 Less than half hour F-D 2
Less than 1/2 or skippy F less than 1 Terrible F 1 No link or no Snipping Tool  (MAX grade 60) Poor F below 34  

 

 

 

If a students does not receive a grade for an assignment within a reasonable length of time, report this to the professor OR resubmit the assignment.