Directions: Read through several recent scientific magazines (suggested publications: Science, National Geographic, Discover, New Scientist, Scientific American, or Nature).

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nimum Word Length for Final Draft of Essay: 1000 words
Directions: Read through several recent scientific magazines (suggested publications: Science, National Geographic, Discover, New Scientist, Scientific American, or Nature).  Pick out one article which relates directly to a topic covered within this Earth Science class (published within the last three years).
Each essay must include:
•    Essays must be typed
•    Reference Page (APA format preferred)
•    Author’s name and discussion of author qualifications
•    Summary of the article – IN YOUR OWN WORDS
•    A CRITIQUE of the data, results, and conclusions of the article – IN YOUR OWN WORDS
o    NOTE: to critique is to analyze the pros and cons of the article – is the author presenting good science or just opinion? – is the author a recognized expert? – how could the article be improved?
•    Answer the following questions:
o    How does the topic of the article affect the Earth as a whole?
o    How does this article relate to my life?
 
 

  1. Rubric for Current Event Essay Rough Draft:
Novice Competent Proficient
Summary 0-2 points
Content incorrect or simplistic.
3-4 points
Content is partially correct.  Rough draft is missing required content.
5-6 points
Content is accurate and complete. Very detailed.
Critique 0-2 points
Content incorrect or simplistic.
3-4 points
Content is partially correct.  Rough draft is missing required content.
5-6 points
Content is accurate and complete. Very detailed.
Organization 0-1 point
Unorganized, messy.
2 points
Rough draft is incomplete.
3 points
Rough draft is well-organized and contains few grammatical errors.
Length 0-1 point
Less than 799 words
2 points
Contains 800-999 words
3 points
Contains 1000+ words
Source 0 point
Source not appropriate.
1 point
Reliable source but not properly cited.
2 points
Properly cited and reliable source.

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE = 20 pts
 
Rubric for Current Event Essay Final Draft:

Novice Competent Proficient
Summary 0-5 points
Content incorrect or simplistic.
6-14 points
Content is partially correct.  Final draft is missing required content.
15-20 points
Content is accurate and complete. Very detailed.
Critique 0-5 points
Content incorrect or simplistic.
6-19 points
Content is partially correct.  Final draft is missing required content.
20-25 points
Content is accurate and complete. Very detailed.
Supplemental Questions 0-3 points
Supplemental questions incorrect or simplistic.
4-7 points
Supplemental questions partially answered.
8-10 points
Supplemental questions are answered accurately and with significant detail.
Author Credentials 1.1   Point
Author credentials not provided.
2-3 points
Author background partially described.
4 points
Author credentials provided in detail.
Organization & Grammar 0-1 point
Unorganized, messy.
2-4 points
Final draft is incomplete.
5 points
Rough draft is well-organized and contains few grammatical errors.
Length 0-1 point
Less than 799 words
2-4 points
Contains 800-999 words
5 points
Contains 1000+ words
Reference Page 0 point
Source not appropriate.
2-5 points
Reliable source but not properly cited.
6 points
Properly cited and reliable source.

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE = 75 pts

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Directions: Read through several recent scientific magazines (suggested publications: Science, National Geographic, Discover, New Scientist, Scientific American, or Nature).

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nimum Word Length for Final Draft of Essay: 1000 words
Directions: Read through several recent scientific magazines (suggested publications: Science, National Geographic, Discover, New Scientist, Scientific American, or Nature).  Pick out one article which relates directly to a topic covered within this Earth Science class (published within the last three years).
Each essay must include:
•    Essays must be typed
•    Reference Page (APA format preferred)
•    Author’s name and discussion of author qualifications
•    Summary of the article – IN YOUR OWN WORDS
•    A CRITIQUE of the data, results, and conclusions of the article – IN YOUR OWN WORDS
o    NOTE: to critique is to analyze the pros and cons of the article – is the author presenting good science or just opinion? – is the author a recognized expert? – how could the article be improved?
•    Answer the following questions:
o    How does the topic of the article affect the Earth as a whole?
o    How does this article relate to my life?
 
 

  1. Rubric for Current Event Essay Rough Draft:
Novice Competent Proficient
Summary 0-2 points
Content incorrect or simplistic.
3-4 points
Content is partially correct.  Rough draft is missing required content.
5-6 points
Content is accurate and complete. Very detailed.
Critique 0-2 points
Content incorrect or simplistic.
3-4 points
Content is partially correct.  Rough draft is missing required content.
5-6 points
Content is accurate and complete. Very detailed.
Organization 0-1 point
Unorganized, messy.
2 points
Rough draft is incomplete.
3 points
Rough draft is well-organized and contains few grammatical errors.
Length 0-1 point
Less than 799 words
2 points
Contains 800-999 words
3 points
Contains 1000+ words
Source 0 point
Source not appropriate.
1 point
Reliable source but not properly cited.
2 points
Properly cited and reliable source.

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE = 20 pts
 
Rubric for Current Event Essay Final Draft:

Novice Competent Proficient
Summary 0-5 points
Content incorrect or simplistic.
6-14 points
Content is partially correct.  Final draft is missing required content.
15-20 points
Content is accurate and complete. Very detailed.
Critique 0-5 points
Content incorrect or simplistic.
6-19 points
Content is partially correct.  Final draft is missing required content.
20-25 points
Content is accurate and complete. Very detailed.
Supplemental Questions 0-3 points
Supplemental questions incorrect or simplistic.
4-7 points
Supplemental questions partially answered.
8-10 points
Supplemental questions are answered accurately and with significant detail.
Author Credentials 1.1   Point
Author credentials not provided.
2-3 points
Author background partially described.
4 points
Author credentials provided in detail.
Organization & Grammar 0-1 point
Unorganized, messy.
2-4 points
Final draft is incomplete.
5 points
Rough draft is well-organized and contains few grammatical errors.
Length 0-1 point
Less than 799 words
2-4 points
Contains 800-999 words
5 points
Contains 1000+ words
Reference Page 0 point
Source not appropriate.
2-5 points
Reliable source but not properly cited.
6 points
Properly cited and reliable source.

TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE = 75 pts

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