Writing rubrics is always a challenge for me, especially for projects. I have years of experience grading papers, so I’ve developed a basic rubric that I share with students. However, projects are a challenge. I suppose that’s one reason I rarely have students do projects, and when I have I’ve graded them pass/fail.

I am hoping to see if the group can help me think of how to assess student use of the transatlantic slavery database. I just figured I would have them write a paper based on the database and I would grade the paper like the others. But if there’s a better way to assess their work, I would love to hear about it.

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