SCS 200 Research Investigation Progress Check 1 Guidelines and Rubric
Overview: Throughout Theme: Exploring Social Science Issues, you have been guided through work on Project One (a research investigation), which you will continue to work on in Theme: Performing the Research Investigation and Theme: Tailoring the Message to an Audience and will formally submit to your instructor at the end of Week 5. This assignment provides you with an important opportunity to get valuable instructor feedback on the progress you are making and to ensure you are on the right track for your later submission.
Prompt: Throughout Theme: Exploring Social Science Issues, you have explored social science issues for further investigation and examined social science principles that relate to issues of interest to you. Specifically, in this assignment, you will submit the Project One elements listed below for review by your instructor.
In Theme: Exploring Social Science Issues, learning block 2-2 (page 4), you began working on the following section of the prompt:
I. Introduction A. Describe the issue in the social sciences that you have selected to
investigate. Why is this issue significant?
In Theme: Exploring Social Science Issues, learning block 2-3 (page 2), you completed the following work:
II. Body A. Identify the social science principles that apply to your issue. In other
words, which principles of social science apply to the issue you selected? B. Explain how the principles you identified apply to your issue. In other
words, how are the social science principles you identified relevant to your issue?
Please note that the numbering included above directly aligns with the numbering of these elements as they are presented in the Project One Guidelines and Rubric document.
Rubric Guidelines for Submission: Submit your progress check assignment as a Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Your submission should be at least 1 page in length. Any citations should be formatted according to APA style.
Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (80%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Introduction: Issue Describes selected issue in social sciences and its significance, reflecting an initial understanding of the issue and the social sciences
Describes selected issue in social sciences and its significance, but with gaps in detail or clarity
Does not describe selected issue in social sciences or its significance
Body: Identify Principles Identifies social science principles that apply to issue, citing sources
Identifies social science principles that apply to issue, but with gaps in accuracy or citation
Does not identify social science principles that apply to issue
Body: Explain Principles Explains how identified principles apply to issue, citing sources
Explains how identified principles apply to issue, but with gaps in detail, clarity, or citation
Does not explain how identified principles apply to issue
Articulation of Response Submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization
Submission has major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that negatively impact readability and articulation of main ideas
Submission has critical errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, syntax, or organization that prevent understanding of ideas