This debating experience, including the preparation of cases for and against motions, has given me advocacy skills which will be very useful in my future career as a lawyer. To begin with, I want to join a law school which will guide me through my career and give me the skills to be an effective lawyer. I wish to take part in a curriculum which is broad and that will give me a good grasp of what it is to be a lawyer. Sheffield Hallam University has this range, and its reputation in the legal world is strong. It has produced many fine lawyers who have gone on to impressive careers in the public arena and as advisers to major corporations as well as the general public.
Points Required items Concepts Reflection/Critique Overall Presentation 90-100 All required items are included, with a significant number of additions. Items clearly demonstrate that the desired learning outcomes for the term have been achieved. The student has gained a significant understanding of the concepts and applications. Reflections illustrate the ability to effectively critique work, and to suggest constructive practical alternatives. Items are clearly introduced, well organized, and creatively displayed, showing connection between items. 75-89 All required items are included, with a few additions. Items clearly demonstrate most of the desired learning outcomes for the term. The student has gained a general understanding of the concepts and applications. Reflections illustrate the ability to critique work, and to suggest constructive practical alternatives. Items are introduced and well organized, showing connection between items. 60-75 All required items are included. Items demonstrate some of the desired learning outcomes for the term. The student has gained some understanding of the concepts and attempts to apply them. Reflections illustrate an attempt to critique work, and to suggest alternatives. Items are introduced and somewhat organized, showing some connection between items. 40-59 A significant number of required items are missing. Items do not demonstrate basic learning outcomes for the term. The student has limited understanding of the concepts. Reflections illustrate a minimal ability to critique work. Items are not introduced and lack organization. 0 No work submitted Based on Pierette Pheeney, in The Science Teacher, October 1998.
A critique of an article is the objective analysis of a literary or scientific piece, with emphasis on whether or not the author supported the main points with reasonable and applicable arguments based on facts. It's easy to get caught up in simply summarizing the points of an article without truly analyzing and challenging it. A good critique demonstrates your impressions of the article, while providing ample evidence to back up your impressions. As the critic, take time to read carefully and thoughtfully, prepare your arguments and evidence, and write clearly and cogently.