Science Essay

Topics: Education, Peer review, Essay Pages: 4 (406 words) Published: February 11, 2014

Science Essay Evaluation Rubric
assignment # __11________

Student Name:Julia
Score:100

This analytic rubric is used to verify specific tasks performed when producing an essay. If the task has been successfully completed, all points are awarded. No points are awarded if the task is not complete.

Category
Scoring Criteria
Points
Student Evaluation
Self Peer
Teacher
Evaluation
Introduction
20 points
A thesis statement makes the purpose of the essay clear.
(Thesis statements do not begin, "this essay is about".)
10
 

 

Background information is provided to establish the importance of the essay topic. (Examples include definitions of key terms or a short outline of a complicated concept.) 10
 

 
Report of
Research
40 points
Curriculum concepts for the topic are well covered.
(Curriculum concepts for each essay are found on the essay planning guide / assignment page.) 10
 

 

The essay demonstrates the application of the most current scientific information to the student's ideas about the topic. (Your ideas must be included.)
10
 

 

Information in the essay is presented in the student's own words, not "cut and pasted" from research sources. (Any complex terms must be defined in the introduction.)
10
 

 
Conclusion
40 points
Student's thoughts presented in the essay are summarized.
(This is your chance to emphasize the point of the essay.)
10
 

 

The most important research findings are restated.
(What do you want the reader to remember?)
5
 

 

No new information is introduced.
5
 

 
Review/edit
Prior to handing
in

The essay is typed using a standard 12 or 14 point font.
(If there is any question about what standard means - ask!)
-
 

 

There are no "first person" statements in the essay.
(Such as "I" and "My".)
_
 

 

There are no spelling errors or visible corrections.
(Proof-reading is required - even with spell-check.)
_
 

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