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Unformatted text preview: ENU 413X Project Grading Guide – D. Schubring 1 In the interest of reducing the length of project assignment documents and providing further clarity on grading procedures, this document covers how each component of a project is graded. For example, the assignment for an experimental design project may provide the following information: • Peer review (10 points) • Conformance to professional document standards (15 points) • Quality of graphical presentation of information (15 points) • Overall quality of the writing (20 points) • Quality of analysis – error-free and complete (30 points) • Ability of design to provide accurate estimates (25 points) • Ability of design to provide estimates across the entire range of possible values (15 points) • Justifications of costs for experiment (20 points) A typical project will consist of 5 different classes of grading items: • Peer review • Professional document standards • Graphical presentation of information • Writing quality • Technical merits (typically 1/2 – 2/3 of the total points) How each class of grading items is evaluated is discussed below. With the exception of the peer review and the document standards, a rough guideline is that 60-65% is marginally acceptable, 75-80% is meeting expectations, and 90% is remarkably good. Scores above 90% are reserved for exceptional work. Note that scores are sometimes interpolated ( e.g. , contains characteristics of both a 70% and 80% design; graded 75%) and are rounded to full points. 1 Peer Review You are required to send an evaluation of the total productivity of each of your group members to the instructor by the deadline indicated. The total productivities must add to exactly 100% and everyone’s productivity must be a whole number. These points are all-or-nothing. Typically, evaluations of 2 person groups out of the range of 40-60%, 3 person groups out of the range of 25-40%, and 4 person groups out of the range of 20-30% are grounds for grade adjustments. 2 Professional Document Standards This is the only item for which your grade starts at the highest value and works its way down. The following specific standards are enforced on all projects: • Figures/tables must have numbers. • Figures/tables must be referred to in the text by number (not “above”, “below”, etc.) • Figures/tables must not appear before the first reference to them. • Figures/tables must have a caption. • All running text must have the same font/spacing/justification, as must each level of heading. ENU 413X Project Grading Guide – D. Schubring 2 • The use of Greek symbols and other mathematics in running text must not break line spacing. Doing so makes a professional document look rather like scratch paper for notes. As a rule of thumb, any math requiring either a fraction bar or superscripts AND subscripts really belongs in an equation. In particular, “smelly text” is not allowed. (It looks like that line of text smells bad and others are inching away from it.) To achieve this in Microsoft products,text smells bad and others are inching away from it....
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This note was uploaded on 07/14/2011 for the course ENU 4133 taught by Professor Schubring during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '11