Biology

ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION

 

  1. Due Date
    Wednesday, November 9, 20166:00 PM
    Points Possible
    120[removed]
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    Assignment 1: Biology Article

    Due Week 5 and worth 120 points

    Use the Internet and / or the Strayer Learning Resource Center to research aspects of biology.

    Select an article from a magazine or newspaper that has something in it that pertains to biology. This will serve as the “target article” for this assignment. For instance, you can select an article about medicine, invasive species, nature, conservation, genetic technology, ecology, or any other topic that is related to biology. One purpose of this assignment is to help you become aware of how biology is related to your everyday life.

    Write a one to three (1-3) page paper in which you:

    1. Summarize the article in one (1) or more paragraphs, using your own words. Be sure to identify the article using an in-text citation in the body of the paper, as well as a reference in the reference section.
    2. Explain how the article relates to this course. Identify which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Citing the course text, discuss the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.
    3. Explain why the article caught your attention. Relate the article to your life and to issues that are important to you. Discuss how or if the scientific knowledge about the topic covered in the article affects you directly or indirectly.
    4. Discuss your opinion on how research on this topic should be funded. State whether you think taxpayer monies should support research on this topic or whether such research in this area should be funded by the private sector. Rate the importance of research on this topic, relative to other areas of research.

    In addition to the target article, you should use at least one additional resource, such as your textbook or another article. You must have a reference section which contains an APA reference to your chosen article and all other sources. Additionally, you must provide in-text citations (in APA format) to your references in the body of the text. Integrate all sources into your paper using proper techniques of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, along with your in-text citations.

    Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

    • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
    • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

    The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

    • Use technology and information resources to research issues in biology.
    • Write clearly and concisely about biology using proper writing mechanics.

    Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills.

    Click here to view the grading rubric.

    Name: SCI115 Week 5 Assignment 1: Biology Article

    Description: SCI115 Week 5 Assignment 1: Biology Article

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    Unacceptable Below 60% F Meeds Minimum Expectations 60-69% D Fair 70-79% C Proficient 80-89% B Exemplary 90-100% A
    SCI115-A1-1
    1. Summarize the article in one (1) or more paragraphs, using your own words. Be sure to identify the article using an in-text citation in the body of the paper, as well as a reference in the reference section.
    Weight: 20%
    Points Range:0 (0%) – 14.39(11.99%)
    Did not submit or incompletely summarized the article in one (1) or more paragraphs, using your own words. Did not submit or incompletely identified the article using an in-text citation in the body of the paper, as well as a reference in the reference section.
    Points Range:14.4 (12%) – 16.79(13.99%)
    Insufficiently summarized the article in one or more paragraphs, using your own words. Insufficiently identified the article using an in-text citation in the body of the paper, as well as a reference in the reference section.
    Points Range:16.8 (14%) – 19.19(15.99%)
    Partially summarized the article in one (1) or more paragraphs, using your own words. Partially identified the article using an in-text citation in the body of the paper, as well as a reference in the reference section.
    Points Range:19.2 (16%) – 21.59(17.99%)
    Satisfactorily summarized the article in one (1) or more paragraphs, using your own words. Satisfactorily identified the article using an in-text citation in the body of the paper, as well as a reference in the reference section.
    Points Range:21.6 (18%) – 24 (20%)
    Thoroughly summarized the article in one (1) or more paragraphs, using your own words. Thoroughly identified the article using an in-text citation in the body of the paper, as well as a reference in the reference section.
    SCI115-A1-2
    2. Explain how the article relates to this course. Identify which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Citing the course text, discuss the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.
    Weight: 20%
    Points Range:0 (0%) – 14.39(11.99%)
    Did not submit or incompletely explained how the article relates to this course. Did not submit or incompletely identified which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Did not submit or incompletely discussed the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.
    Points Range:14.4 (12%) – 16.79(13.99%)
    Insufficiently explained how the article relates to this course. Insufficiently identified which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Insufficiently discussed the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.
    Points Range:16.8 (14%) – 19.19(15.99%)
    Partially explained how the article relates to this course. Partially identified which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Partially discussed the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.
    Points Range:19.2 (16%) – 21.59(17.99%)
    Satisfactorily explained how the article relates to this course. Satisfactorily identified which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Satisfactorily discussed the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.
    Points Range:21.6 (18%) – 24 (20%)
    Thoroughly explained how the article relates to this course. Thoroughly identified which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Thoroughly discussed the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.
    SCI115-A1-3
    3. Explain why the article caught your attention. Relate the article to your life and to issues that are important to you. Discuss how or if the scientific knowledge about the topic covered in the article affects you directly or indirectly.
    Weight: 20%
    Points Range:0 (0%) – 14.39(11.99%)
    Did not submit or incompletely explained why the article caught your attention. Did not submit or incompletely related the article to your life and to issues that are important to you. Did not submit or incompletely discussed how or if the scientific knowledge about the topic covered in the article affects you directly or indirectly.
    Points Range:14.4 (12%) – 16.79(13.99%)
    Insufficiently explained why the article caught your attention. Insufficiently related the article to your life and to issues that are important to you. Insufficiently discussed how or if the scientific knowledge about the topic covered in the article affects you directly or indirectly.
    Points Range:16.8 (14%) – 19.19(15.99%)
    Partially explained why the article caught your attention. Partially related the article to your life and to issues that are important to you. Partially discussed how or if the scientific knowledge about the topic covered in the article affects you directly or indirectly.
    Points Range:19.2 (16%) – 21.59(17.99%)
    Satisfactorily explained why the article caught your attention. Satisfactorily related the article to your life and to issues that are important to you. Satisfactorily discussed how or if the scientific knowledge about the topic covered in the article affects you directly or indirectly.
    Points Range:21.6 (18%) – 24 (20%)
    Thoroughly explained how the article relates to this course. Thoroughly identified which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Thoroughly discussed the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.
    SCI115-A1-4
    4. Discuss your opinion on how research on this topic should be funded. State whether you think taxpayer monies should support research on this topic or whether such research in this area should be funded by the private sector. Rate the importance of research on this topic, relative to other areas of research.
    Weight: 15%
    Points Range:0 (0%) – 10.79(8.99%)
    Did not submit or incompletely discussed your opinion on how research on this topic should be funded. Did not submit or incompletely stated whether you think taxpayer monies should support research on this topic or whether such research in this area should be funded by the private sector. Did not submit or incompletely rated the importance of research on this topic, relative to other areas of research.
    Points Range:10.8 (9%) – 12.59(10.49%)
    Insufficiently discussed your opinion on how research on this topic should be funded. Insufficiently stated whether you think taxpayer monies should support research on this topic or whether such research in this area should be funded by the private sector. Insufficiently rated the importance of research on this topic, relative to other areas of research.
    Points Range:12.6 (10.5%) – 14.39(11.99%)
    Partially discussed your opinion on how research on this topic should be funded. Partially stated whether you think taxpayer monies should support research on this topic or whether such research in this area should be funded by the private sector. Partially rated the importance of research on this topic, relative to other areas of research.
    Points Range:14.4 (12%) – 16.19(13.49%)
    Satisfactorily discussed your opinion on how research on this topic should be funded. Satisfactorily stated whether you think taxpayer monies should support research on this topic or whether such research in this area should be funded by the private sector. Satisfactorily rated the importance of research on this topic, relative to other areas of research.
    Points Range:16.2 (13.5%) – 18(15%)
    Thoroughly discussed your opinion on how research on this topic should be funded. Thoroughly stated whether you think taxpayer monies should support research on this topic or whether such research in this area should be funded by the private sector. Thoroughly rated the importance of research on this topic, relative to other areas of research.
    SCI115-A1-5
    5. Writing / Support for ideas
    Weight: 5%
    Points Range:0 (0%) – 3.59 (2.99%)
    Never uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas
    Points Range:3.6 (3%) – 4.19(3.49%)
    Rarely uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas
    Points Range:4.2 (3.5%) – 4.79(3.99%)
    Partially uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas
    Points Range:4.8 (4%) – 5.39(4.49%)
    Mostly uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas
    Points Range:5.4 (4.5%) – 6 (5%)
    Consistently uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.
    SCI115-A1-6
    6. Writing / Grammar and Mechanics
    Weight: 5%
    Points Range:0 (0%) – 3.59 (2.99%)
    Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation
    Points Range:3.6 (3%) – 4.19(3.49%)
    Numerous errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation
    Points Range:4.2 (3.5%) – 4.79(3.99%)
    Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation
    Points Range:4.8 (4%) – 5.39(4.49%)
    Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation
    Points Range:5.4 (4.5%) – 6 (5%)
    Free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation
    SCI115-A1-7
    7. Writing and Information Literacy / Integration of Sources Weight: 5%
    Points Range:0 (0%) – 3.59 (2.99%)
    Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism or failure to use in-text citations.
    Points Range:3.6 (3%) – 4.19(3.49%)
    Sources are rarely integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations
    Points Range:4.2 (3.5%) – 4.79(3.99%)
    Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations
    Points Range:4.8 (4%) – 5.39(4.49%)
    Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations
    Points Range:5.4 (4.5%) – 6 (5%)
    Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations
    SCI115-A1-8
    8. Information Literacy / Crediting Sources in APA Weight: 5%
    Points Range:0 (0%) – 3.59 (2.99%)
    Lack of citations and/or lack of reference section and/or citations don’t correspond to listed references
    Points Range:3.6 (3%) – 4.19(3.49%)
    In-text citations and references are given, but not in APA format
    Points Range:4.2 (3.5%) – 4.79(3.99%)
    Partially shows correct (or approximately correct) use of in-text citations, with matching references using APA-format
    Points Range:4.8 (4%) – 5.39(4.49%)
    Mostly shows correct use of in-text citations with matching references using APA-format
    Points Range:5.4 (4.5%) – 6 (5%)
    Consistently shows correct use of In-text citations with matching references using APA-format
    SCI115-A1-9
    9. Information Literacy / Research Weight: 5%
    Points Range:0 (0%) – 3.59 (2.99%)
    Quantity and/or quality of sources are unacceptable
    Points Range:3.6 (3%) – 4.19(3.49%)
    Target article and/or supporting citations are of poor quality
    Points Range:4.2 (3.5%) – 4.79(3.99%)
    The target article is of good quality, but the quality of other sources cited is questionable.
    Points Range:4.8 (4%) – 5.39(4.49%)
    The target article is of good quality and any other resources are of sufficient quality.
    Points Range:5.4 (4.5%) – 6 (5%)
    The target article selected is of good quality and any other resources used are quality.

    Name:SCI115 Week 5 Assignment 1: Biology Article

    Description:SCI115 Week 5 Assignment 1: Biology Article

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