Causation
Causation explains and demonstrates the relationship between causes and effects. The three assessable components are the following:
A.  Selects significant items to relate.
B.  Specifies accurate categories of relationships.
C.  Expresses the significance of the relationship.
 
A.  Selects significant items to relate.
  • Selects items that are very suitable for addressing the objectives of the relationship.( Best)
  • Selects items that provide a way to successfully addressing the relationship.(Better)
  • Selects items that meet the basic requirements, but do not suggest a good way to draw conclusions.(Adequate)
  • Selects items that are inappropriate to the basic objective of the assignment.(Poor)

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    B. Specifies accurate categories of relationships.
  • Distinguishes accurately among sufficient, necessary, and contributory relationships when explaining the significance of cause and effect relationships.(Best)
  • Distinguishes with less precision among sufficient, necessary and contributory relationship when explaining the significance of cause and effect relationships. (Better) 
  • Confuses the categories when explaining relationship.(Weak)
  • Pays no attention to categories.(Poor)
  • C.   Expresses the significance of the relationship.

  • Expresses accurately and thoughtfully the meanings of the relationships in an organized way. (Best)
  • Expresses with less accuracy and thoughtfulness the meanings of the relationships.(Better)
  • Express some of the meanings of relationship but with little attention to categories and organization. (Weak)
  • Has difficulty organizing a clear explanation of the significance of relationships.(Poor)