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SOURCE ANALYSIS INSTRUCTIONS

The process of analyzing various sources enables you to exercise critical thinking and to effectively synthesize information. For this assignment, you will answer each prompt below with information from five Student Support or Retention based articles that discuss elements of diversity, inclusion or the campus environment from sources within the categories listed. Please note that the article must originate from an organization within each category, not reference each category (i.e. a retention article published by a corporation, not an article about corporate retention). For each source, you will analyze each required aspect in depth as you answer each prompt. Your analysis must be written in your own words, with citations properly formatted in current APA format. There is no length requirement; however a strong analysis will include several paragraphs in applicable fields. Please note that title, abstract and reference pages are not required; however appropriate current APA citations are required for all sourced information used.

I. Scholarly Source

a. Full current APA Reference:

b. Please provide a concise summary of the article:

c. What retention/success theory did the author reference?

d. What value did the article contribute to the conversation of student success?

e. What appears to be the author’s intent in writing the article?

f. In light of your above responses, should the content of this article be recommended to help an institution increase student success? Please fully explain your answer.

II. Informal (non-scholarly) Source

a. Full current APA Reference:

b. Please provide a concise summary of the article:

c. What retention/success theory did the author reference?

d. What value did the article contribute to the conversation of student success?

e. What appears to be the author’s intent in writing the article?

f. In light of your above responses, should the content of this article be recommended to help an institution increase student success? Please fully explain your answer.

III. Corporate Source

a. Full current APA Reference:

b. Please provide a concise summary of the article:

c. What retention/success theory did the author reference?

d. What value did the article contribute to the conversation of student success?

e. What appears to be the author’s intent in writing the article?

f. In light of your above responses, should the content of this article be recommended to help an institution increase student success? Please fully explain your answer.

IV. Government Source

a. Full current APA Reference:

b. Please provide a concise summary of the article:

c. What retention/success theory did the author reference?

d. What value did the article contribute to the conversation of student success?

e. What appears to be the author’s intent in writing the article?

f. In light of your above responses, should the content of this article be recommended to help an institution increase student success? Please fully explain your answer.

V. Non-Profit Source

a. Full current APA Reference:

b. Please provide a concise summary of the article:

c. What retention/success theory did the author reference?

d. What value did the article contribute to the conversation of student success?

e. What appears to be the author’s intent in writing the article?

f. In light of your above responses, should the content of this article be recommended to help an institution increase student success? Please fully explain your answer.

Source AnalysisGrading Rubric

 

Criteria Levels of Achievement
Content Advanced Proficient Developing Not Present
Table Accuracy 44 to 47 points

Tableis filled out thoroughly with accurate and perceptive information. Clear effort to gain insights through analysis is demonstrated.

41 to 43 points

Tableis filled out adequately with factual information. Limited effort to gain insights through analysis is demonstrated.

1 to 40 points

Tableis filled out partially with limited, factual information. Weak effort to gain insights through analysis  is demonstrated.

0 points

Not present

Summative Analysis Value 22 to 23 points

Summative analysis is concise, relevant and insightful. The student demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the source and mastery of its content.

20 to 21 points

Summative analysis is fairly concise, relevant and insightful. The student demonstrates a basic understanding of the source and knowledge of its content.

1 to 19 points

Summative analysis is not discernably concise, relevant or insightful. The student demonstrates a weak understanding of the source and limited knowledge of its content.

0 points

Not present

Structure Advanced Proficient Developing Not Present
Grammar and Spelling, Current APAFormatting 28 to 30 points

Spelling and grammar are correct. Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.Where applicable, references are cited in current APA format.

26 to 27 points

Spelling and grammar has some errors. Sentences are presented well. Where applicable, references are cited with some current APA formatting.

1 to 25 points

Spelling and grammar errors distract. Sentences are incomplete or unclear. Where applicable, references are minimally or not cited in current APA format.

0 points

Not present

  • Style: APA
  • Number of pages: 3 pages/double spaced (825 words)
  • Number of source/references: 5
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