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Abridged Judging Rubric:

About the project: For this presentation, students were first asked to develop a researchable question related to the topic of self and identity with respect to larger societal structures such as race, class, gender, etc. In teams, students then gathered information and compiled an annotated bibliography of helpful sources in pursuing their research question. Some also conducted original research in the form of interviews or surveys. Today, they present the results of this inquiry along with how this project impacted their understanding of their original question.

Content of presentation

1. Presentation is neatly and professionally done.
2. Research question is clear and compelling.
3. Rational (reason for research) is clear, appropriate, and compelling. Reason for pursuing this research is clearly presented.
4. Method of research is well-considered an appropriate for the question.
5. The research process is clearly presented.
6. Results/conclusions are appropriately presented and explained.
7. Results/conclusions are authentic and address any unanswered questions or paths for further inquiry.


1. Presenters are appropriately attired.
2. Presenters are all knowledgeable about the project.
3. Central message is compelling (precisely stated, appropriately repeated, memorable, and strongly supported)
4. Presentation is appropriately organized and sequenced.
5. Presenters speak confidently and articulately. Language choices enhance the effectiveness of the presentation. Appropriate for audience and context.

A set of templates for the upcoming Legacy Project! Use these to check your formatting and style.

You will find both a corrected Research Proposal Template as well as an additional template for your Annotated Bibliography.

Here is the link to begin your proposal. Remember to go to File, Make A Copy then save it to your G-drive!

Research Proposal HyperDoc

Here you will find a template for your essay! Just change the name in the header and in the top left-hand corner as well as change it from English 7 to English 8. Additionally, make sure you replace the “X” and put your correct hour. Remember, this template has been created with the proper formatting already built-in!

General Class Template (Word)

General Class Template (Google) (Please download a copy of the Google document then edit as you see fit.)

You will turn in your final essay on Thursday with additional documents in the following order: final copy, rubric, rough draft, original timed writing, study guide, annotated reading.

The following are the link to your research question, this week’s handouts, and bonus handouts to enhance your essay! Sweet…

Link to turn-in your research question:

We are in the Computer Lab, Rm. 8105 today! Please go there directly, thanks!

Player’s Handbook:

Indexed Player Handbook v3.5