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Individual research paper oral presentation 
Each student will choose a scientific article from a recommended journal and present a detailed summary. The student will correlate research findings and discussion with objectives of and material covered in the course.
Rubric Code: H245B86
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Subject: Chemistry  
Type: Presentation  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate

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  Superior

10 pts

Good

8 pts

Fair

6 pts

Poor

4 pts

Content & Development
25 %

Superior

Student has a stronghold on the content, methodology and conclusions of the article and is able to effectively "teach" the class. No mistakes are made with regard to content knowledge.
Good

Student has a basic understanding of the content. Articles findings are effectively communicated but show shortcomings in mastery of the material or in explanation of findings.
Fair

Student has only a superficial or limited understanding of content. Mistakes were made during the presentation. The main findings of the article, methodology or conclusions of the paper are explained incorrectly or not explained clearly.
Poor

Student has little to no understanding of the content addressed in the presentation and does not communicate the findings or methodology of the article clearly.
Conclusion
5 %

Superior

Conclusion reviews information presented, restates the findings and ends with a clear summary of the "take home points" of the article.
Good

Conclusion fails to do ONE of the following: review of information, restatement of findings or summarizing of take home points.
Fair

Conclusion fails to do TWO of the previous criteria.
Poor

Presentation ends without an official conclusion.
Mechanics / Attention to Detail
10 %

Superior

Student pays excellent attention to writing mechanics, visual details, spelling, etc. Presentation has very few or no errors.
Good

Student pays good attention to writing mechanics, visual details, spelling, etc. Presentation has few errors.
Fair

Student pays some attention to writing mechanics, visual details, spelling, etc. Presentation has several errors.
Poor

Student pays no attention to writing mechanics, visual details, spelling, etc. Presentation has many errors.
Graphics / Visual Aids
20 %

Superior

Student's graphics explain and reinforce screen text and presentation. Includes graphic's source when it is not from scientific article being presented.

Visual aids are visually pleasing, non-crowded and work well to support the speaker and convey information.
Good

Student's graphics relate to text and presentation. One graphic is not clear or is difficult to read. Includes graphic's source when it is not from scientific article being presented.

Small mistakes may be present but do not interfere with the effective functioning of the aids.
Fair

Student occasionally uses graphics that rarely support text and presentation. Two graphics are not clear or are difficult to read. Does not includes graphic's source.

Mistakes in the visuals are distracting from the presentation.
Poor

Student uses superfluous graphics or no graphics. Three or more graphics are not clear or are difficult to read. Does not includes graphic's source.
Discussion & Questions
20 %

Superior

Highly encourages peer discussion and interaction. Demonstrates extensive knowledge of the topic by responding confidently, precisely and appropriately to all questions.
Good

Encourages peer discussion and interaction.
Demonstrates knowledge through integration of text reading, and by responding accurately and appropriately addressing questions.
Fair

Reluctantly interacts with peers. Demonstrates some knowledge and rudimentary use of strategy. Is reluctant or responds inaccurately to questions.
Poor

Avoids or discourages active audience participation.
Demonstrates incomplete knowledge of the topic by responding inaccurately and inappropriately to questions.
Organization of PowerPoint
5 %

Superior

Student presents information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow and engages the viewer with a clear purpose of the paper.
Good

Student presents information in logical sequence which audience can follow. Includes most components of the paper so viewers are clear about the purpose of the paper.
Fair

Student presents information in a logical sequence which audience can follow. Includes the major components but is missing other components of the paper so viewers are not entirely clear about the purpose of the research paper.
Poor

Student presents information in an illogical sequence which the audience cannot follow. The presentation is missing major components which confuses the viewer about the overall purpose of the research paper.
Delivery
15 %

Superior

-Good posture
-Eye contact with the audience most of the time
-Appropriate gesture and expression
-Deliverance with confidence
-No more than three instances of filler words or tag lines
-Minimal use of notes
Good

-Good posture
-Frequent eye contact with the audience
-Appropriate gesture and expression
-No more than five instances of filler words or tag lines
-Student relies too heavily on notes or rambles
Fair

-Intermittent good posture
-Occasional eye contact with the audience
-Appropriate gesture and expression
-Frequent use of filler words or tag lines
-Student reads from notes or seems unrehearsed
Poor

-Poor posture
-Seldom eye contact with the audience
-Not enough or too much gesture and expression
-Excessive use of filler words or tag lines
-Student is obviously unprepared or "winging" it



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  • science, presentation







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