Assignment 5: Organism Presentation Rubric
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These are the required minimum content areas:
· Behavior / biotic interaction / responses
|50 – 45 points
Subject knowledge is evident throughout the project.
Information is clear, thorough, appropriate, detailed and correct, and all topics assigned were covered and minimum/ maximum requirements fulfilled.
Accurately researched and utilized a variety of relevant information about the organism.
|44 – 40 points
Subject knowledge is evident in much of the project.
Four of the topics assigned were covered fully and/or min/max requirements fulfilled in terms of the amount of detail needed.
Most information is clear, thorough, appropriate, and correct.
Collected relevant information from multiple sources of information about the organism.
|39 – 30 points
Some subject knowledge is evident.
Three of the topics assigned were covered in sufficient detail.
Some Information is confusing, incorrect, flawed, or irrelevant.
Did not use appropriate sources.
|< 29 points
Subject knowledge is not evident.
Two or less of the topics assigned were covered.
Information is confusing, incorrect, or flawed.
There are multiple missing elements.
10-20 elements or slides
These are the required minimum layout features:
· Suitable use of font (color, size, type)
· Background color
· Use of graphics
· Use of photo/video
· Use of audio/written narration
|25 – 23 points
The layout is visually pleasing (e.g. readable) and is appropriate to convey information in an effective manner with suitable use of all five of the required elements.
There is a logical sequence to the presentation.
Contains at least ten elements or slides.
|22 -20 points
The layout is mostly visually pleasing (e.g. readable) and is appropriate to convey information in an effective manner with suitable use of four of the required elements.
Contains at least eight elements or slides.
|19 – 15 points
Three of the required elements are present.
Contains at least six elements or slides.
The layout has some challenges in readability.
|< 15 points
The layout uses two or less of the required elements.
The layout is not readable.
Contains five or less elements or slides.
Audio or written narration of project
The narration text is spoken with no errors in grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling where applicable.
Note: to receive the full 10 points an audio narration must be used.
|9 – 8 points
The narration text is clearly written and audio narration spoken with little or no editing required for grammar, punctuation, and spelling where applicable.
|7 – 6 points
Spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors or spoken narration distract or impair readability/ comprehension.
(3 -5 errors)
|< 5 points
Spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors severely distract or impair readability/ comprehension.
(more than 5 errors)
All sources (audio/video/photos/ narrative) are properly cited and credible references were utilized.
|9 – 8 points
Most sources are properly cited and credible in nature.
|7 -6 points
Few sources are properly cited and credible in nature.
|< 5 points
No credible sources were properly cited or presented.
Project runs perfectly with no technical problems. For example, there are no error messages, all sound, video, or other files are found.
Project runs adequately with minor technical problems.
Project runs minimally. There are many technical problems when viewing the project.
|< 2 points
Project does not run satisfactorily. There are too many technical problems to view the project.
|Note on citations internal to this presentation: Failure to properly reference facts, figures and other information can result in up to no credit for this assignment and a teachable moment about plagiarism/academic dishonesty. A second instance may lead to a notice sent to the registrar for academic dishonesty.