Assignment for BIO120 Concepts in Biology
Unit 1 Water Assignment
Due: Midnight Sunday of Unit 1
Water: What is water, and why is water essential to life? List three properties of water and how each is useful to many species on earth.
The paper should be at least 400- 500 words (~ 1 double-spaced, APA formatted page). Do not simply list the properties. Give an example of how each property of water make it better than other liquids for supporting biological systems.
Students: Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper/project will be evaluated, before you write, and again after you write.
Evaluation Rubric for Unit 1 Water Assignment
|Exemplary (2 Points)||Points Possible|
|1.||Description of property 1||Does not list property||Identifies property BUT does NOT describe significance of property.||Identifies property AND describes significance of property.||2|
|2.||Description of property 2||Does not list property||Identifies property BUT does NOT describe significance of property.||Identifies property AND describes significance of property.||2|
|3.||Description of property 3||Does not list property||Identifies property BUT does NOT describe significance of property..||Identifies property AND describes significance of property.||2|
|4.||Grammar, spelling, and formatting||The essay does NOT follow the APA format guidelines or contains more than six grammatical errors or misspellings.||The essay follows the APA format guidelines but contains three to six grammatical errors or misspellings.||The essay follows the APA format guidelines and contains no more than three grammatical errors or misspellings.||2|
|5.||Clear and professional writing||Writing is not well-organized or cannot be easily followed or understood. Uses choppy or rambling sentences.||Writing is organized and can be followed, The essay contains effective transitions between sentences||Writing is clear, professional, and well-organized. Essay is can be easily followed and uses effective transitions between sentences||2|