Bio100UniversalRubric

- Universal Lab Report Rubric Biology 100 Introductory Biology University of Massachusetts Amherst adapted from Universal Rubric Briana Timmerman

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Abstract Poor (3) Average (4) Great (5) 5 pts Abstract is too long, not concise, or wordy/chatty Abstract does not have at least one sentence summarizing each section of the report. Abstract is reasonable length, but not very concise. Some sentences are unnecessary or fail to give information. Abstract has at least one sentence summarizing each section of the report, but organization/Fow of the abstract is poor Abstract is short and concise, every sentence has important information. Abstract has at least two well crafted sentences summarizing each section of the report. The organization of those sentences and the entire abstract is excellent. Universal Lab Report Rubric Biology 100 Introductory Biology University of Massachusetts Amherst adapted from Universal Rubric, Briana Timmerman, U of South Carolina, NSF DUE CCLI 0410992
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Introduction Poor (3) Average (4) Great (5) Importance (5 pts) Importance of question is not addressed How the question relates within the broader context of biology is not addressed Provides a generic or vague rationale for the importance of the question Provides a generic or vague references to the broader context of biology Provides a speciFc and clear explanation of why this information would be interesting to a broad audience Provides speciFc relevant context for the research question Background (5 pts) Background information is missing or contains major inaccuracies Background info is accurate but irrelevant or too disjointed to make relevance clear Background omits information of contains inaccuracies that detract from the point of the paper Background info is overly narrow or overly general. Background information is almost completely accurate Info is speciFc enough to provide a concise and useful context to aid the reader's understanding Hypothesis (5 pts) No hypothesis Hypothesis stated but it's too vague for the value to be determined Hypothesis is stated but not testable, or is trivial Hypothesis, clearly stated, but relevance is unclear. Hypothesis does not follow logically from background information. Hypothesis fails to
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- Universal Lab Report Rubric Biology 100 Introductory Biology University of Massachusetts Amherst adapted from Universal Rubric Briana Timmerman

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