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Summative Assignment: Scientific research papers with Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion

Assessment Tool: Rubric

Learning Objectives for “Results”:

Students will be able to:

·         clearly present and organize data  in the “Results” section of their scientific papers

·         integrate multiple sources of data to identify trends that are not apparent when examining each source individually

·         clearly describe observations of data and trends

 

Foormer Rubric

Section

Criteria for Evaluation

(total points for each section in parentheses)

Comments and Score

Results

Text: clear, sufficient, and well organized description of all observations; appropriate reference to figures and tables; significant results and trends from all analyses are pointed out clearly

Data Presentation: figures and tables includes 1 gel picture and 1 graph; data in figures and tables is clearly and creatively presented to convey information in the best way; format of tables and figures is correct including titles and axes  (20)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Section

Excellent (18-20)

Proficient (16-18)

Adequate (14-16)

Marginal (below 14)

Results

(20)

·         Logically organized subsections

·         Detailed descriptions of key observations and significant trends seen in the data (reference to relevant figures and tables)

·         Correct format of figures and tables including titles and axes

·         Integrated analysis from multiple sources of data (abundance, morphology, molecular) – presentation and description

·         Data presented in figures or tables is organized to show significant trends

·         Visual presentation of data clearly conveys main conclusions

 

·         Well organized subsections

·         Detailed descriptions of key observations and significant trends seen in the data (reference to relevant figures and tables)

·         Correct format of figures and tables including titles and axes

·         Data presentation is sufficient but not optimal

·         Shows subsections

·         Text describes observations seen in the data but does not include in-depth analysis of all parts

·         Figures and tables are included

·         Correct format of figures and tables including titles and axes

·         Data presentation is incomplete

·         Shows subsections

·         Text describes observations seen in the data  but does not include all parts

·         Some figures and tables are included

·         Data is not clearly sorted and/or incomplete

 

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