Genetic Engineering Research paper/rubric

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Dec 11, 2012 (4 years and 11 months ago)

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GENETIC ENGINEERING RESEARCH PAPER

For this research paper, you will research a genetic engineering topic of your choosing.
You will generate an essential question to be answered. In answering the question, you
will then find specific examples of how you
r particular genetic engineering topic has been
applied or used. Examples of genetic engineering processes include, but are not limited to:



Gene therapy



Recombinant DNA



Transformation (recombinant DNA)



Bioremediation



Phytoremediation



Cloning



Stem cells



Re
combinant protein drugs



DNA analysis



Any other approved topi
Your paper will include the following information:




Information about the genetic engineering process itself

o

How it is done

o

Any other information




Discuss at least two specific advantages of th
is (pros) from your research




Discuss at least two specific disadvantages of this (cons) from your research




An answer to your posed essential question based on your research

the answer
must include
three specific
examples from three actual
magazine

or
new
spaper
articles. This information must be well paraphrased.




Discuss at least one ethical issue involved based on, and supported by, your research.




Concept map using 20 words related to your topic


Completed paper should have:

o

Cover page

o

4 FULL pages of
text: typed, double spaced, maximum 12 font

o

All pertinent information must be parenthetically documented in paper and
properly cited

o

Properly formatted works cited/reference page


o

Concept map

o

Copies of the articles used

o

Rubric for the paper with self
-
asse
ssment done


Remember…

o

Must be submitted through turnitin.com, or it will not be accepted

o

Each day the paper is late, 10% will be deducted. Maximum three days late.

o

Any words or phrases in your paper that are outside the scope of our classroom
knowledge n
eed to be explained!!!

o

Please attach self
-
assessed rubric



















































Exemplary

Acceptable

Limited

Deficient


Information
about the
genetic
engineering
process.

Background
information is
thorough, highly
comprehensive

and
informative.


Includes important
ideas and shows
depth of
understanding with
clear explanations.





12


11

Background
information is
somewhat
comprehensive and
informative.


Includes some
important ideas and
shows a good
understanding, with

some explanations
given.


10


9.5

Background
information gives
minimal information.


Includes some
important ideas, but
understanding is not
as apparent.
Explanations are
lacking.




9


7.5

Background
information
development is
limited by its
in
completeness and
lack of clarity.



Ideas have
misconceptions and
inaccuracies.




6


0


Advantages

Discussion is clear,
has depth, and is
supported with
examples.




7


6.5

Discussion is clear
and is supported with
at least one example,
but lacks depth.


6

Discussion is not
clear or relevant, or is
not supported with
examples.



5

There is little to no
discussion, and/or is
completely irrelevant.



4


0


Disadvantages

Discussion is clear,
has depth, and

is
supported with
examples.




7


6.5

Discussion is clear
and is supported with
at least one example,
but lacks depth.


6

Discussion is not
clear or relevant, or is
not supported with
examples.




5


There is li
ttle to no
discussion, and/or is
completely irrelevant.



4


0


Answer to the
Essential
Question

Essential question is
original and thought
provoking.


Essential question is
restated and
answered using at
least three sources of
researched eviden
ce.

Sources provide
sound, scientific
evidence from
research.


Information is
paraphrased well and
shows depth of
understanding with
clear explanations.


Data is relevant and
varied.




25


22.5

Essential question is
original, but not
thought provo
king.


Essential question is
restated and
answered, but there
are only two pieces of
researched evidence,
and/or the sources do
not provide clear
scientific evidence
from research.


Information is
somewhat
paraphrased, but
understanding is not
as apparent.

Explanations are
lacking.

Data is not relevant
and/or is redundant.



22
-

20


Essential question is
not original and/or
thought provoking.


Essential question is
restated, and an
attempt to answer it
is made.

There is only one
piece of evidence
,
and/or the
information is from
unreliable sources.


Information is
minimally
paraphrased, and
has misconceptions
and inaccuracies.


May not provide any
relevant information.




19
-

17

Essential question is
vague or not related
to genetic
engineerin
g.


Essential question is
not restated, nor is
there an attempt to
answer it.


There is no evidence
or information
provided.














16
-

0

Ethical Issues

Discussion is clear,
has depth, and is
supported with
examples.



8
-

7

Discuss
ion is clear
and is supported with
at least one example,
but lacks depth.



6

Discussion is not
clear or relevant, or is
not supported with
examples.



5

There is little to no
discussion, and/or is
completely irrelevant.



4


0


Concept Map

Well organized and
visually appealing.

20 words are used.

Ideas are arranged
from general to
specific in hierarchy.

Relationships are
valid and show true
understanding.

Links are explained
and accurate.




12
-

11

Well organized
and
somewhat visually
appealing.

18 words are used.

Ideas are mainly
arranged from general
to specific in
hierarchy.

Relationships are
logical and accurate.

Explanation of some
links is unclear.



10
-

9

Visually appealing,
but only shows a
basic

understanding.

16 or more words are
used.

Ideas are somewhat
randomly connected
in hierarchy.

Relationships are not
all accurate.

Some links do not
make sense.



8
-

7

Limited effort at
organization.

Less than 16 words
are used.

There is no se
nse of
hierarchy.

Information is not
accurate, and links
do not make sense.






6


0





Writing Skills

Writing is focused with
organization, is fluent,
and transitions are
sustained throughout.

No spelling or
grammar errors.

No personal pro
nouns
used.





7


6.5

Writing is well
organized, is fluent,
and contains
transitions.

Few spelling or
grammar errors.

Personal pronouns
are kept at a
minimum.





6

Writing stays on
topic, but lacks
focus. Transitions
and fluency are
lacking
.

Digressions,
spelling and
grammar errors
interfere with
meaning.

Personal pronouns
are used often.



5

Writing lacks focus
and has little or no
organization.

Transition and
fluency are lacking.

Spelling and
grammar interfere
with meaning.

Perso
nal pronouns
are used
excessively.



4
-

0


Resources
and Work
Cited Page


All sources are
properly cited on the
works cited page and
within the paper.

All entries that should
be cited are.

Contains copies of
both articles.




8


7

Most sourc
es are
properly cited on the
works cited page
and within the
paper.

Entries that should
be cited generally
are.

Contains copies of
both articles.



6

Some sources are
properly cited on
the works cited
page and within the
paper.

Most entries th
at
should be cited are.

Contains copy of
one article.



5

Sources are cited in
paper, and on works
cited page, but not
properly.

Many entries that
should be cited are
not.

Copies of articles
are not included.



4


0


Organization

Title page

is neatly
word
-
processed.

4 pages typed,
doubled spaced.



4

Has a title page.

3 pages typed,
doubled spaced.



3


Has a title page.

2 pages typed,
doubled spaced.



2

No title page.

1 page typed,
doubled spaced.



1
-

0



EARNED a TOTAL of

___________ points out of 90 for a _____________.