The components of your submission will be weighted using the following scorecard:
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Submissions will be judged by an interdisciplinary panel of 5C faculty and librarians.
The reflective essay (500-1000 words) is an essential component of your application, and will be given priority attention by the LURA Review Committee. Reflect on your research process by describing the strategies you used to find scholarly or primary resources for your research project, and what criteria you used to make the selections you did. Explain how your topic evolved throughout your research.
The Group reflective essay (500-1000 words) is a reflection on the group’s research process. It should describe how the group’s collaboration and engagement with each other and library resources enhanced and supported the research endeavor. What strategies were used to find scholarly or primary resources for your research project, and what criteria was used to select sources? Explain how the group's topic evolved throughout the research process.
In addition to the group reflective essay, each group member must also write an individual statement (up to 250 words) that addresses the question: How did your individual participation and contributions throughout the research process help you grow as a scholar?
All reflective essays (and group members' individual statements) will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Strong essays might also explore where and how you approached searching for sources and include recognition of major voices, conversations and issues in the field of study. They might consider the authority or credibility of selected sources within the specific research context and identify potential bias or any other limitations that impacted the reliability of sources, such as issues related to access to information (e.g. free vs. paid access to sources).
All research projects will be evaluated on the following criteria:
All bibliographies will be evaluated on the following criteria:
FACULTY STATEMENT OF SUPPORT
All faculty statements of support will be evaluated on the following criteria: