The Social, Civic, and Global Responsibility assignment was given to my EDU222 hybrid course, with disappointing results. The average score was a 10.6 out of 15 (71%). Knowing that I would be giving the same assignment to my EDU230 hybrid course, I consulted with others who had better results. This led to the creation of the following guides that students were mandated to use and attach to their final paper:
- A "Librarian Consultation Record" whereby students had to see a school librarian and have them sign off.
- A "Writing Guide" which was a matrix that guided students through the key points of their assignment.
- Use of the Online Writing Center. Students had to submit their papers to the OWC (or to the in-person Writing Center). If students earlier demonstrated their writing prowess, they received a waiver for this requirement.
EDU230 student scores improved greatly after implementing the mandated guides. The average score was a 13.1 out of 15, or 87%.
Thanks to Rachel Holmes, Roselyn Turner, and Nikol Price for their help!