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TECH WRITING: ENGINEERING REPORT 2020 
Rubric Code: B22X252
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Subject: Engineering  
Type: Assessment  
Grade Levels: 9-12, Undergraduate


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Project Report
  Exemplary/Excellent

5 pts

Accomplished/Good

4 pts

Developing/Fair

3 pts

Deficient/Poor

2 pts

Mechanics
45 % Overall summary of work.
Organization
1 pts

Use of headings and subheadings.Follows Owl Purdue organization. Pages numbered (APA)

Exemplary/Excellent

Headings follow the required format. Subheadings aid the understanding of the structure of the document. Page numbers begin with 1.0 Introduction.
Accomplished/Good

Headings following the required format. Some subheadings are used, but they are not used consistently or are not all helpful in understanding the structure of the document. Page numbers begin other than 1.0 Introduction
Developing/Fair

Required headings are not used or material is clearly under the wrong heading.
No page numbers.
Deficient/Poor

No headings are used. No page numbers used.
Section Organization Paragraphs
2 pts

The organization of individual paragraphs.

Exemplary/Excellent

Each section has a professional introduction and concluding summary. Contains a central idea and has a unified development of paragraphs.
Accomplished/Good

Each section has an introduction and concluding summary.
Contains a central idea, but development of paragraph is less unified.
Developing/Fair

Either a section introduction or concluding summary is missing. Contains a central idea, but paragraph does not develop.
Deficient/Poor

Sections are neither introduced nor summarized.
Paragraphs are random lists of sentences that are not related to some central idea.
Unification
1 pts

Report was edited by one member of the group to create a unified voice.

Exemplary/Excellent

Entire report reads as one voice.
Accomplished/Good

Majority of report reads as one voice. (>60%)
Developing/Fair

Minority of the report reads as one voice. (<60%)
Deficient/Poor

Unified not present.
Grammar and Spelling
2 pts

Report and findings are to be written in 3rd person passive. (NO PERSONAL PRONOUNS - EXCEPTION "IT")

Exemplary/Excellent

No grammatical or spelling errors
Accomplished/Good

1 - 5 minor grammatical or spelling errors.
Developing/Fair

5 - 10 grammatical or spelling errors.
Deficient/Poor

10+ Grammatical and spelling errors impact the ability to read the document.
Figures, Tables, and Equations
2 pts

Figures allow audience to navigate and support written documentation.

Exemplary/Excellent

All figures, tables, and equations are correctly formatted, clearly labeled, and referred to in the text. Figures, tables, and equations that are needed to support the text are present.
Accomplished/Good

Some problems with formatting, labeling, or referencing to figures, tables, or equations. Most, but not all, of the figures, tables, and equations that are needed to support the text are present.
Developing/Fair

Many problems with formatting, labeling, or referencing to figures, tables, or equations. Many of the figures, tables, and equations need to support the text are present.
Deficient/Poor

Almost all of the figures, tables, or equations are misformatted, mislabelled, or misreferred to in the text. Most of the figures, tables, and equations needed to support the text are present.
Graphics
2 pts

Includes photos and drawings

Exemplary/Excellent

All photos and drawings are of good quality, clearly labeled, and referred to in the text. Photos and drawings that are needed to support the text are present.
Accomplished/Good

Some problems with format, labeling, or referencing to photos or drawings. Most, but not all, of the photos and drawings that are needed to support the text are present.
Developing/Fair

Many problems with format, labeling, or referencing to photos or drawings. Many of the photos or drawings that are needed to support the text are missing.
Deficient/Poor

Almost all of the photos and drawings have problems with format, labelling, or referencing. Most of the photos or drawings that are needed to support the text are missing.
PRELIMINARIES
30 %
Title Page
1 pts

The title of the report should indicate exactly what the report is about. The reader should know not only the general topic, but also the specific aspect of the topic addressed in the report.

Exemplary/Excellent

Date, Strong and Relevant Project Title, Client Information & Team members all included accurately. Title page is considered page i and its backside ii.
Accomplished/Good

Almost all of the requested information included accurately. 1 missing.Title page is considered page i and its backside ii.
Developing/Fair

Most of the requested information included or all of the information included with some errors. 2 missing. No page numbers indicated.
Deficient/Poor

Some important information missing and/or some significant errors. 3 missing. No page numbers indicated.
Summary (Abstract/Executive Summary
2 pts

The Summary provides a brief overview of the substance of the report. It is considered a stand-alone document, equating to what you would find in a website search.

Exemplary/Excellent

The project summary includes:
• states the topic of the report
• briefly outlines your approach to the task (if applicable)
• focuses on the results or outcome of the project, the findings of your investigation: or the key aspects of your design
• states the significance, conclusion, or implications of the results.
Accomplished/Good

The project summary is mostly clear, coherent, readable and/or accurate paragraph and/or consists of mostly complete sentences with only a few errors, and/or includes almost right amount of detail. One item missing from elements required.
Developing/Fair

The project summary has some clarity, coherence, readability with some inaccuracies and/or consists of some sentences with some grammatical errors and/or a little too brief or too excessive with the details. Two items missing from elements required.
Deficient/Poor

The project summary is unclear and/or incoherent and/or incomplete paragraph with poorly composed sentences and/or insufficient or excessive detail. 3+ items are missing from elements required.
Table of Contents
1 pts

The Contents page sets out the sections and subsections of the report and their corresponding page numbers.

Exemplary/Excellent

Professionally formatted. Headings used are those found on pages. All page numbers complete with preliminary sections i - iv, and 1.0 1 - xx.
Accomplished/Good

Professionally formatted. Headings deviate slightly than those found on pages. ll page numbers mostly complete with preliminary sections i - iv, and 1.0 1 - xx.
Developing/Fair

Well formatted with some disorganization in order. Headings deviate slightly than those found on pages. Page numbers not complete. No numeral indicated.
Deficient/Poor

Disorganized format. Headings do not correspond with those found on pages. Page numbers incomplete. No numeral indicated.
List of Abbreviations
1 pts

If abbreviations are utilized in the report, provide an alphabetical list of their definitions.

Exemplary/Excellent

A complete summary of abbreviations and respective definition has been included and are alphabetized. First use abbreviations in report are defined in parenthesis.
Accomplished/Good

A summary of abbreviations and respective definition has been included and are alphabetized. First use abbreviations in report are not defined in parenthesis.
Developing/Fair

A summary of abbreviations and respective definition has been included and are alphabetized with one missing. First use abbreviations in report are not defined in parenthesis.
Deficient/Poor

A summary of abbreviations and respective definition has not been included and not alphabetized. First use abbreviations in report are not defined in parenthesis.
List of Figures and Tables
1 pts

The List of Figures allows readers to quickly and easily navigate to those pages containing charts and images that are of interest to them.

Exemplary/Excellent

Figures are listed along with their page numbers. Descriptions aligned to the respective image in the report body as well as its arabic page number. List is professionally organized and formatted.
Accomplished/Good

Figures are listed along with their page numbers. 1 descriptions is not aligned to the respective image in the report body as well as its arabic page number. List is well-organized and formatted.
Developing/Fair

Figures are listed without page numbers. 2 -3 descriptions are not aligned to the respective image in the report body. List is organized.
Deficient/Poor

Figures are listed without page numbers. 4+ descriptions are not aligned to the respective image in the report body. List is confusing.
Content
120 % Overall summary of work.
1.0 Introduction
2 pts

The Introduction tells the audience what the report is about. It sets the project in its wider context, and provides the background information the audience needs to understand the report.
The Introduction includes the following elements:
• introduces the topic of the report in context
• explains the problem and/or motivation for the project
• states the aim/s of the project
• indicates the purpose of the report
• briefly outlines the report structure (not nec

Exemplary/Excellent

Introduction professionally states the topic of the report and identifies the technical background to which the report was undertaken. Its language respects its audience. 1/2 to 3/4 page in length. All elements present.
Accomplished/Good

Introduction states the topic of the report and identifies the technical background to which the report was undertaken. Its language addresses its audience but lacks professional vocabulary. 1/2 to 3/4 page in length. All elements present.
Developing/Fair

Introduction states the purpose of the report.
It does not fully identify the technical background to which the report was undertaken. Its language addresses the audience but lacks professional vocabulary. 3/4 - 1 page in length. 1 element missing.
Deficient/Poor

Introduction states the purpose of the report.
It does not identify the context to which the report. Its language ignores the audience. > 1 page in length. > 1 element missing.
2.0 The Engineering Problem
4 pts

Summarizes and evaluates the literature that you used in study. How has literature contributed to your research?

Exemplary/Excellent

3+ Resources, cited properly.All relevant papers are reviewed, from seminal early works to the latest current developments. The articles reviewed are clearly inter-related and build upon each other to show how we have progressed to the current state-of-the-art.
Accomplished/Good

3 Resources, cited properly.A good general review of the literature is included, covering most of the seminal early papers and the most relevant current papers. Papers reviewed are cohesive and inter-related.
Developing/Fair

2 Resources, cited properly.Articles reviewed had some relation to each other and to the chosen topic. Keyword search may need to be refined.
Deficient/Poor

2 Resources, cited improperly. Research articles reviewed are scattered and unrelated. Student clearly did not filter out irrelevant articles and instead summarized the top "web hits".
3.0 Evaluation of Alternative Designs
4 pts

Provides a clear identification of the key dependent (or performance) variables, your quantitative objectives or goals for these variables, and most importantly, the identification of the key independent design variables and their relationship to the dependent (performance) variables.

Exemplary/Excellent

Summarizes all of the methods used in four mock-ups including any techniques, measurements and/or calculations in an organized, logical & coherent way. Easy to read & understand. Accurate. Creative.
Accomplished/Good

Summarizes most of the methods used in four mock-ups including techniques, measurements or calculations. Mostly organized, logical & coherent. Readable & understandable. Mostly accurate with only a few errors.
Developing/Fair

Description somewhat organized, logical and coherent and/or somewhat hard to read or understand and/or some inaccuracies.
Deficient/Poor

Incomplete description and/or disorganized and/or illogical and/or incoherent and/or unreadable sections and/or parts impossible to understand and/or glaring inaccuracies.
4.0 The Design
4 pts

Describes all elemental components and sub- assemblies completely, their dimensions, materials used, any out of the ordinary assembly processing or finishing needed to meet your design objectives.
This section is written that the audience could fabricate a prototype in your absence, using this design specification.

Exemplary/Excellent

All relevant components and sub-assemblies are professionally identified in overview discussion of the key design choices as well as supported with high quality drawings and images. It is clear choices why the design to meet the performance objectives.
Accomplished/Good

All components and sub-assemblies are identified in overview discussion of the key design choices as well as supported with drawings and images. It is clear choices why the design to meet the performance objectives.
Developing/Fair

Most components and sub-assemblies are identified in overview discussion of design choices and most are supported with drawings and images. It is unclear as to the choices and why the design to meet the performance objectives.
Deficient/Poor

Some components and sub-assemblies are identified in overview discussion of design choices and few are supported with drawings and images. Choices as to why the design meets the performance objectives is not provided.
5.0 Prototype
4 pts

This section
• Clarifies how your design fits the design criteria or relevant theory.
• Provides visual representations such as sketches, diagrams and photographs to supplement your description.
• Acknowledges and explain any limitations and compromises that have affected your design.

Exemplary/Excellent

Section provides:
• Description, sketches and photos of all sub-assemblies and fully assembled prototype included.
• All assembled dimensions are professionally reported. Dimensional deviations from the design plan are noted and detailed.
• Fabricated subassemblies are reported along with their relevance.
• All changes to the prototype design made as a result of assembly and sub- assembly evaluations are noted.
• A clearly outlined description of the fabrication process is provided
Accomplished/Good

Section provides:
• Description and sketches of most sub-assemblies and fully assembled prototype photos included.
• Most assembled dimensions are reported, and any dimensional deviations from the design plan are noted.
• Fabricated subassembly is reported.
• Most changes to the prototype design made as a result of assembly and sub- assembly intermediate testing are mostly noted.
• A description of the fabrication process is provided.
Developing/Fair

Section provides:
• Description and sketches of some sub-assemblies and fully assembled prototype photos included.
• Some assembled dimensions are reported, and any dimensional deviations from the design plan are noted.
• Fabricated subassembly is somewhat reported.
• Some changes to the prototype design made as a result of assembly and sub- assembly intermediate testing are somewhat noted.
• A description of the fabrication process is provided but missing details.
Deficient/Poor

Section provides:
•Description, sketches and photos of all sub-assemblies and fully assembled prototype not included.
• Few to no assembled dimensions are professionally reported. Dimensional deviations from the design plan are not noted nor detailed
• Fabricated subassemblies are not reported.
• No changes to the prototype design made as a result of assembly and sub- assembly intermediate testing noted.
• No fabrication process is provided.
6.0 Test Data
4 pts

Results visually and textually represent research findings.

Exemplary/Excellent

All results are graphically and textually recorded including clear figures. Explanatory texts points out the most significant portions of research findings, indicates key trends or relationships to research and highlights expected and/or unexpected findings.
Accomplished/Good

Most results are graphically and textually recorded including clear figures. Explanatory texts points out the most significant portions of research findings, indicates key trends or relationships to research and highlights expected and/or unexpected findings.
Developing/Fair

Some results are graphically and textually recorded including clear figures. Explanatory texts relate some portions of research findings.
Deficient/Poor

Few results are graphically and textually recorded including clear figures. Explanatory texts some do not relate to research findings.
7.0 Analysis and Conclusions
4 pts

Summarizes the key points of your discussion, the essential features of your design, or the significant outcomes of your investigation.

Exemplary/Excellent

The conclusion (is) professionally:
• written and relates directly to the aims of the project as stated in the Introduction
• indicates the extent to which the aims have been achieved
• summarizes the key findings, outcomes or information in your report
• acknowledges limitations and make recommendations for future work (where applicable)
• highlights the significance or usefulness of your work.
• addresses limitations and recommends how they might be overcome in future work.
Accomplished/Good

The conclusion (is):
• relates mostly to the aims of the project as stated in the Introduction
• mostly indicates the extent to which the aims have been achieved
• mostly summarizes the key findings, report outcomes or information
• mostly acknowledges limitations and make recommendations for future work (where applicable)
• mostly highlights the significance or usefulness of the work.
• mostly addresses limitations and recommends how they might be overcome in future work.
Developing/Fair

The conclusion (is):
• relates somewhat to the aims of the project as stated in the Introduction
• somewhat indicates the extent to which the aims have been achieved
• somewhat summarizes the key findings, report outcomes or information
• somewhat acknowledges limitations and makes recommendations for future work
• somewhat highlights the significance of work.
• somewhat addresses limitations and recommendations.

1 element missing.
Deficient/Poor

The conclusion (is):
• minimally relates t to the aims of the project as stated in the Introduction
• minimally indicates the extent to which the aims have been achieved
• minimally summarizes the key findings, report outcomes or information
• minimally acknowledges limitations and makes recommendations for future work
• minimally highlights the significance of work.
• minimally addresses limitations and recommendations.

>1 element missing.
Sources (References)
1 pts

Exemplary/Excellent

All 3+ resources have been cited according to APA format. No errors.
Accomplished/Good

All 3 resources have been cited according to APA format. No errors.
Developing/Fair

All 2 resources have been cited according to APA format. No errors.
Deficient/Poor

1 resource has been cited according to APA format. 1 error.



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