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Rubric for Interviewing

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Criteria
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Preparation & Research
Preparation and research incomplete.
Some parts of information gathered was useful for interview.
Information gathered was useful for interview questions.
Information gathered provided in-depth knowledge about subject
Setting Up the Interview
Student needed assistance in all aspects of setting up the interview.
Student needed reminders to introduce himself/herself and to tell why he/she wanted the interview.
Student introduced himself/herself clearly but needed reminders to explain the reasons for the interview.
Student introduced himself/herself, and explained why he/she wanted the interview very clearly.
Posture for listening
Student’s body language did not show listening.
A few times the student’s eye contact, leaning forward, nodding of head showed listening.
Sometimes the student’s eye contact, leaning forward, nodding of head showed listening.
Student’s eye contact, leaning forward, nodding of head showed intense listening.
Feedback to Speaker
Student did not provide any feedback to speaker.
A few times the student referred to the answers before moving on.
Several times the student discovered what the person really wanted to say and asked to hear more about this topic.
Many times the student discovered what the person really wanted to say and followed his/her train of thought by asking to hear more about this topic.

Politeness

Several times the student interrupted or hurried the person being interviewed.
Sometimes the student interrupted or hurried the person being interviewed.
Student rarely interrupted or hurried the person being interviewed.
Student never interrupted or hurried the person being interviewed.
Follow-up questions
The student did not ask any follow-up questions based on what the person said.
The student asked a few follow-up questions based on what s/he thought the person said.
The student listened carefully to the person being interviewed and asked some relevant follow-up questions.
The student listened carefully to the person being interviewed and asked several relevant follow-up questions.
Closing/Thanking
Student abruptly ends the interview.
Student thanks the person showing hurriedness.
Student expresses gratitude for the interview.
Student expresses sincere gratitude for the interview in more than one way.
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