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Chemistry Lab Reports

  Derived from rubric: Chemistry Lab Reports
built by tsgissen

Rubric Code: PX8CA49
A general rubric for grading chemistry lab reports.
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Categories: Subjects: Chemistry  
Types: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

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  Not Attempted
0 pts
Unacceptable
1 pts
Acceptable
2 pts
Competent
3 pts
Examplary
4 pts
Format
Not Attempted

none of the required format elements are followed
Unacceptable

Missing 4 or more required sections; report done in pencil or extremely messy; no headings are present
Acceptable

Missing 2 or 3 required sections; report handwritten but neatly done in blue or black ink; missing headings
Competent

Missing 1 required section; reports is typed but not to parameters; not all headings are present
Examplary

All required sections are included; the report is typed using given parameters; headings are present
Mechanics
Not Attempted

So poorly written as to be incomprehensible
Unacceptable

Minimal control of grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence formation; multiple errors make determining meaning difficult
Acceptable

Limited control of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence formation; frequent errors, both major and minor
Competent

Sufficient control of grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence formation; several errors, but usually minor
Examplary

Evident control of grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence formation; very few minor errors
Style
Not Attempted

Is incoherent
Unacceptable

Formal tone is not set; frequent use of slang, contractions, and "you" phrasing; most paragraphs are not defined or show no logical development; sentence structure is often incomplete and work is repetitive or inappropriate
Acceptable

Less formal tone is apparent; much use of slang, contractions, or "you" phrasing; many paragraphs are not well defined, or show little logical development; sentence structure and word choice is repetitive but appropriate
Competent

Formal tone is generally found; a few slang or "you" phrases are present; some paragraphs show lack of consistency or logic or transition; sentence structure and work choice are usually varied and appropriate
Examplary

precise use of scientific and other vocabulary to create a formal tone; paragraph formation is logical and shows good transition between ideas; sentence structures are varied
Introduction
Not Attempted

Not done
Unacceptable

Statement has many missing parts; much information is incorrect or incomplete; background information is minimal; hypothesis is trivial, untestable, or unrelated to the lab purpose
Acceptable

Statement may be missing one part; several parts are inaccurate or incomplete; background information talks about experimental procedure instead of theory or factual information on the relevant topic, or is missing much important information; hypothesis may be trivial or unrelated to the lab, but it is testable
Competent

Statement has all parts present, but one or two statements may be inaccurate, incomplete, or trivial; background information shows understanding of topic, but may be missing some important information; hypothesis is related to the purpose but shows trivial thought
Examplary

Includes all necessary information; background information shows evidence of research, and an understanding of important points; hypothesis is testable and based on experimental purpose; all statements show evidence of careful thought
Materials/Methods
Not Attempted

Not done
Unacceptable

Many materials are missing, and the procedure is missing many steps or is indecipherable; the citation is incorrect; no changes in the procedure are listed
Acceptable

Some materials are missing; lab procedure is incomplete, but could be followed by someone who had already done the lab; citation is incomplete; most changes in the procedure are not noted
Competent

Missing minor materials or information that could reasonably be guessed by someone unfamiliar with the lab; citation is correct though format is wrong; most changes in procedure are noted
Examplary

Written in such a way that the reader could repeat the experiment exactly using nothing but the lab report; only trivial or unimportant information is missing; citation is correctly done with corrections noted
Data/Results
Not Attempted

Not done
Unacceptable

Data is mostly incomplete or incorrect; missing written summary; data format is unacceptable or indecipherable
Acceptable

Written summary is missing; some ata is missing or its incorrect; charts and graphs are missing important format elements or are incomplete
Competent

Data is complete and predominantly correct but graph or chart format may be consistently missing elements; my be missing written summary of data
Examplary

Contains written summary of data; all data tables and graphs are formatted correctly; all data is reported correctly and completely; mistakes are few and trivial
Conclusion
Not Attempted

Not done
Unacceptable

Many sections are missing or are incomplete or incorrect; no real explanation of data is given; conclusions are not drawn or are so short that they are incomprehensible; sections show little to no evidence of though, understanding, or effort; superficial/limited content
Acceptable

Conclusion is complete or missing one section but many of the sections are trivial, incorrect, or not well-thought out; there is little to no theoretical explanation; the hypothesis is unsupported and a clear understanding of the lab is not evident; limited content with inadequate explanation
Competent

Conclusion is complete; some ideas are trivial, some well-thought out; hypothesis is supported and most data is explained, though not all at a theoretical level; it shows clear evidence of understanding of the topic and purpose; sufficiently developed content with adequate explanation
Examplary

Conclusion is complete and includes thought about all results, not just those related to experimental hypothesis; hypothesis is supported by evidence; observations are interesting and show a deep level of thought and understanding; theoretical explanations are given for results; substantial, specific and illustrative content demonstrating strong development and sophisticated ideas



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