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Criteria Ratings Pts
Content Coverage
The content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive.
threshold: pts
10.0 pts
All key elements related to the topic are thoroughly covered
4.0 pts
Most key elements are covered
3.0 pts
Some key elements are missed, or coverage is not thorough
2.0 pts
Not thorough or missing major elements
1.0 pts
Coverage is superficial at best
0.0 pts
No Description
pts
10.0 pts
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Mechanics & Usage
Refers to grammar, usage of verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs etc, punctuation.
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
Control of grammar is impeccable
3.0 pts
Control of grammar and usage is inconsistent
1.0 pts
Control of grammar and usage is poor, with frequent mistakes.
0.0 pts
No Description
pts
5.0 pts
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Applies scientific information
Apply sources of scientific information and the use of scientific literature in geosciences and related fields.
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
Exceeds Expectations
3.0 pts
Meets Expectations
0.0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectations
pts
5.0 pts
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Uses logic to organize, analyze, and argue
Uses logic to organize and analyze discussion of or arguments about scientific topics.
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
Exceeds Expectations
3.0 pts
Meets Expectations
0.0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectations
pts
5.0 pts
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Accurate use of citations & references
Accurate use of citations and references in work, following academic standards for bibliographies. Selections cover breadth and depth of the topic, and illustrate scientific context of work.
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
References are useful, and citations are accurate
3.0 pts
Minor errors in citations, or some failure to use references effectively
1.0 pts
Does Not Meet Expectations
pts
5.0 pts
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Total Points: 30.0 out of 30.0