Rubric for 2180 Critical Thinking Project Part 3
Critical Thinking Project Guidelines
Rubric (wiki help)
3: due Thursday, November 21, 11:59 PM (30 points) (Goode 8, 9, 10, or 11; and 12-15)
Part 3 of the project, you will continue researching and describing particular
aspects of your drug and observe and interview a group of people using the
Observation of Use
- Observe and interview
a group of at least three people using (recreational use) the drug you have chosen to study.
- Go to the page you created for part 3. Make sure the link from your personal page to this part 3 page is working and insure you have a link on this part 3 page back to your personal page and to your part 1 and 2 pages.
the individuals and social setting in which the drug use is taking place. Compare these individuals to the data available on the demographics of drug users, and specifically users of the drug you have chosen to study (use MTF and NSDUH)
research and/or observation specifically and clearly list
and describe 5 subjective and 5 objective effects associated with this
and discuss how the dimensions of acute and chronic effects are relevant
to the drug you are studying.
the variety of factors involved in understanding a drug's effect.
are the sociological characteristics of the group (group structure and
dynamics: roles, status/position, norms, rituals, language, values,
and patterns of interaction)? What part does the drug play in the group's
interaction (this is a central concept!!). Please note
that sociological characteristics are different from social or demographic
to at least 3 of the people you observed and summarize the opinions
given on the following: How do the people you observed view their drug
use? If the people use the drug individually, compare and contrast their
individual use to group behaviors? What do they think about other drugs?
- Go to the page you created for part 3. Make sure the link from your personal page to this part 3 page is working and insure you have a link on this part 3 page back to your personal page. Your part 3 page should contain your analysis of the observation and interviews, and should be approximately 250-500 words (1-2 pages).
- Finally, create one more page and link to it from your part 3 page (and link it back to your part 3 page). Your focus on this final page will be on drug policy
- Discuss the claim, "America is a Drug Oriented Society." Do you agree or disagree? Why?
Discuss the various social policies concerning drugs
and drug use (i.e., criminalization, decriminalization, legalization,
and harm reduction). What are the pros and cons of these policies--relate to the drug you have chosen to study. What policy would be most effective in dealing with your drug?
- Your summary discussion should be approximately 250-500 words (1-2 pages).
For help, see Prof. Keel's Panopto tutorial, "Working in a Wiki" in the Wiki Help folder in the Critical Thinking Project and the Help and Resources areas of the class MyGateway
also, the tutorials for working in a wiki in the "Wiki Help" folder
in the class MyGateway
site's "Critical Thinking Project" and the "Help and Resources" areas..
Rubric Scoring for this part of the project
- Be sure
to complete the "E-mail Feedback Consent." You can find the e-mail
feedback consent "test" in the Critical Thinking Project area of the class MyGateway
- Until you give consent, you will have to visit Prof. Keel or a TA to receive
full feedback on the project.
Evaluation Criteria for Written Work and Critical Thinking
Assignment (approximately 500-750 words, 2-3 pages total)
|30 points total
|Documented field notes and analysis of observation in the wiki
||12 points total
- description and demographics
- sociological characteristics
|Summative report of drug policy
||10 points total
- Discussion of America as a drug oriented society
- Discussion of the 4 major policies
|Wiki organization, (all pages linked together, use of hyperlinks and images, overall presentation)
|Spelling/grammar/appropriate citations and references
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