Assignment Unit 7- Concepts in Biology

Assignment Unit 7- Concepts in Biology
Assignment for BIO120 Concepts in Biology
Unit 7 Term paper
Due: Midnight Sunday of Unit 7
Write a paper on a topic of interest that is relevant to biology. The paper should be an in-depth
investigation into the topic and is due at the end of Unit 7. The paper should be at least 1,200
word (~ four double-spaced, APA formatted page). Students: Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper/project will be evaluated,
before you write, and again after you write. Evaluation Rubric for Unit 7 Term Paper
CRITERIA Deficient
(0 Points) Proficient to
Development
Needed
(1 Points)
Thesis statement is
vague, unclear,
confusing or only
loosely related to the
writing task Exemplary
to Proficient
(2 Points)
Thesis statement is
missing or has no
relation to the body
of the paper Points
Possible 1. Thesis statement Thesis statement is
clear, closely aligned
with the body of the
paper, and reflects
complexity 2 2. Scientific
Terminology Cannot define,
recognize, or use
scientific
terminology Can adequately
define and use some
scientific
terminology
appropriately in a
limited context. Can use most
2
scientific terminology
appropriately in a
variety of contexts. 3. Scientific
Concepts Cannot explain or
apply scientific
concepts. Can explain or apply
some scientific
concepts taught, but
at only a superficial
level. Can proficiently
explain or apply most
scientific concepts
taught in a variety of
context. 2 4. Scientific Sources Cannot distinguish
reliable scientific
sources from
pseudoscience and
opinion. Can distinguish
reliable scientific
sources from
pseudoscience and
opinion, but does not
distinguish between
sources written for
the general public
and professional
peer-reviewed
journals. Can distinguish
between sources
written for the
general public and
professional peerreviewed journal. 2 5. Grammar,
spelling, and
formatting The essay does NOT
follow the APA format
guidelines or contains
more than six
grammatical errors or
misspellings. The essay follows
the APA format
guidelines but
contains three to six
grammatical errors
or misspellings. The essay follows the
APA format
guidelines and
contains no more
than three
grammatical errors or
misspellings. 2 6. Clear and
professional
writing Writing is not wellorganized or cannot be
easily followed or
understood. Uses
choppy or rambling
sentences. Writing is organized
and can be followed,
The essay contains
effective transitions
between sentences Writing is clear,
2
professional, and
well-organized. Essay
is can be easily
followed and uses
effective transitions
between sentences
Total Points: 12

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