Mind Mapping Assessment Rubric
Mind mapping is a powerful skill that will help you in planning your writing tasks in IELTS.
The students will explore the website of British Council to get information regarding the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The objectives of the activity are:
- to orient and guide the students in understanding IELTS by maximizing the British Council’s website
- to create a mind map as they explore the website
In this task, you are going to do two things simultaneously:
First, sign in to your Google Drive, click Create and select Mind Map. If you do not have it yet, click Connect Apps to Drive and simply locate and download Mind Map. Once ready, launch it.
Read the following questions and tasks and be ready to answer them as you explore the British Council website:
- The different services offered by the British Council
- Where is British Council located?
- What are the different English programs that British Council offers?
- What does IELTS stands for?
- The two types of IELTS and short descriptions of their differences and similarities
- The structure of the test
- IELTS scores
- How to book for an IELTS schedule
Create a Mind map answering the questions. A short tutorial on how to go about it is posted on our page.
Mind Map Scoring Rubric
|Structure||Few ideas radiate from center but not clear||Some ideas radiate from center but shows inconsistency||Ideas radiate out from center with a clear depiction of understanding of the different information||Ideas provide acomplete depiction of high level of understanding of all the information|
|Exploration||Few information are presented but are not connected according to relationships and importance||Some information are presented and arranged according to importance – most to less important||Information are presented and arranged in order according to importance – from most to less important||Exhibits deep and clear understanding about the connections all the information, structure and procedures|
|Communication||Limited and or not applicable use of keywords||Keywords are used demonstrating an ample level of understanding of the topic||Good use of keywords to present central topic and other relevant information||Use of keywords are highly effectively to present Important information|
|Connection between Sections||Little or no use of relationships and links||Some efforts are displayed to show relationships and links between information||Demonstrates clear use of relationships and links between important contents and supporting details||Relationships and links between important contents and supporting details are shown and mapped effectively|
|Extent of Coverage||Limited effort to present and connect some information together.||Sufficient effort to present and connect some information together.||Effective effort to present and connect main information together.||Highly effective effort to present and connect all information together.|
- Organization: presents a non-linear presentation of the student’s understanding of the different information
- Exploration: exhibits deep and clear understanding about the connections between information, structure and procedures
- Connections: The relationships and links between important contents and supporting details are shown and mapped effectively
- Communication: Main and important ideas are communicated through keywords
- Extent of Coverage: Map demonstrate complex consideration on the relationships and level of importance of information