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Rubric Code: PX9XA7W
Biological Principle Lab project 1- Scientific Method and Research Paper. Use scientific method to develop a simple research project and report the study in the format of scientific research paper.
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Keywords: scientific research paper
Categories: Subjects: Biology  
Types: Project   Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate

Powered by iRubric Grading Criteria for Research Paper
  Exellent (100%)
(N/A)
Need Improvement (50-99%)
(N/A)
Very Insufficient (0-49%)
(N/A)
Title and Authors (4 pts)
Exellent (100%)

- Title is brief and related to the main point of investigation.
- All of the authors are listed.
Need Improvement (50-99%)

- Title is written but is not related to the main point of investigation.
Very Insufficient (0-49%)

- Title and/or authors are missed.
Abstract (8 pts)
Exellent (100%)

- Purpose of the research is stated in the first or second sentence.
- Basic experimental design and/or methodology is described briefly.
- Results are reported briefly.
- Interpretations and conclusions are summarized in one or two sentences.
Need Improvement (50-99%)

- Description goes into excessive details.
- One or two required sections are missed.
Very Insufficient (0-49%)

- Description is not clear and contains errors.
- More than two required sections are missed.
Introduction (16 pts)
Exellent (100%)

- Context of the project is established by discussion of the relevant phenomenon, the problem and current understanding of the problem.
- Question/hypothesis is stated clearly.
- Citations are used appropriately.
Need Improvement (50-99%)

- Context is not stated clearly.
- Question/hypothesis is not stated clearly
- Citations are not used appropriately.
Very Insufficient (0-49%)

- One or more required sections are missed.
Methods and Materials (20 pts)
Exellent (100%)

- Experimental design is described clearly, including materials and procedures.
- Mechanisms of data collecting and analysis are stated clearly.
- Experimental and control groups, dependent and independent variables are defined.
Need Improvement (50-99%)

- Experimental design is not described clearly or with errors.
- Mechanisms of data collecting and analysis are not stated clearly.
- Experimental and control groups, dependent and independent variables are not defined correctly.
Very Insufficient (0-49%)

- One or more required sections are missed.
Results (20 pts)
Exellent (100%)

- Results are presented objectively with text and figures/tables.
- No interpretation of data is included.
- Summaries of the statistical analyses are included either in the text or figures/tables.
Need Improvement (50-99%)

- Results are presented only in text or with figures/tables.
- Interpretation is included.
Very Insufficient (0-49%)

- Results are not presented.
- Summaries of the statistical analyses are not included.
Conclusion (20 pts)
Exellent (100%)

- Results are interpreted in light of what has been already known and what is the new understanding of the problem after taking the results into consideration.
- Conclusions are made.
- Citations are used appropriately.
Need Improvement (50-99%)

- Interpretations are unclear and disorganized.
- Conclusions are not precise.
Very Insufficient (0-49%)

- Interpretations are missed.
- Conclusions are wrong or missed.
Citations (6 pts)
Exellent (100%)

- Citations are in the APA style (6th Edition).
- All citations in text are in bibliography and vice versa.
Need Improvement (50-99%)

- Citations are in the APA style (6th Edition) but with errors.
Very Insufficient (0-49%)

- Citations in text don't match bibliography.
- Citations are totally missed.
Overall Structure & Writing(6 pts)
Exellent (100%)

- Guidelines of writing scientific research papers are met.
- Language is clear and precise.
- Spelling is correct.
- Organization enhances presentation.
Need Improvement (50-99%)

- Paper contains some spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors.
- Language is not clear or precise.
Very Insufficient (0-49%)

- Guidelines are not met.
- Organization detracts from presentation.
- Paper contains massive spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors



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