Grading guidelines for HW9: Toys for learning language?
1. The purpose of thsi fairly trivial question is to help you identify and isolate the claims. I just want a list, something more detailed than "helps learn language", but I don't expect details on how the toy works (i.e. which words it says) -- we all know that part.
2. Roughly, it'll be 1 point for having a citation, 1 for the description of the findings, 1 for spelling out the relation between the findings and the claim about the toy.
For the citation, I do not care which format you use (though APA style is a popular one). Here's the key thing: it must give us enough information that we could find your source if we want to. That is, "website" is not enough, give me the exact url.
3. In this question I want to see integration of the material we've talked about in class, in your book, and the information you found on your search.
Roughly, the points are assigned as follows:
Yes, I am aware that it adds to more than 4 points. That is because I do not expect you to cover all sources of information. I want a sound, coherent argument that is backed up by facts learned in class and/or in your search. If you do that, you will get a good grade. If you go beyond and try to integrate several sources to form a sound argument, then you can get one of those special 10's.
- show understanding of theories: 1.5
- show understanding of language development: 1.5
- apply research finding: 1.5
- sound reasoning: 2
4. Roughly, 1 point for showing evidence of understanding the material and 1 point for applying it correcty by making a sound inference.
I think it should be left unsaid that answering "No." does not get full credit, but there, I just said it. However, if you are able to back up that "No" with a logical argument based on facts, you may get full credit.