Making the most compelling case
given your evidence and audience

Students are often tempted to start producing a product before they fully understand the case they are making. Once the case has been understood they need to think carefully about the target audience and the most appropriate way to present their case. This is also the point at which all sources used should to be carefully referenced in an age-appropriate manner.

Consider

  • Providing students with a marking rubric so that they can pre-assess their own work and make improvements before handing it in. This should include some credit for using reputable, authoritative and appropriate resources and referencing appropriately.
  • Giving students opportunities to pre-assess each other’s work and give constructive criticism, allowing time for improvement before work is handed in.

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