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Please download and complete the Media:220 S13 Final Paper Substitute.pdf. The assignment is due at NOON on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.
This assignment is worth 35 points.
| || At or Above Standard || Below Standard || Points Earned
| Title & Abstract
|| 4-5 pts. Concisely summarized in appropriate format: topic, general outline of methods, major findings, & implications of the findings in relation to what is known or expected.
|| 0-3 pts. Omitted key information; included tangential information or too much detail; misinterpreted information and/or implications.
|| 17-20 pts. Began with a transition that accurately and effectively described the goal of the experiments. Before launching into the data analysis, included a succinct & accurate description of the experimental design and general methods. Included all appropriate figures and/or tables designed for maximum clarity and ease of interpretation. All figures & tables were numbered & had correctly formatted legends; all sub-cellular structures were labeled. The narrative portion described accurately, clearly, and succinctly the major findings; appropriate conclusions were drawn and related to the goals stated in the abstract.
|| 0-16 pts. Key figures and/or tables omitted. Photos chosen for figures were of poor quality or did not show important findings. Figures difficult to interpret because important structures were unlabeled or figures were missing information and/or of poor design. The narrative portion omitted key findings, described the data inaccurately or unclearly, included irrelevant information, or was repetitive. Conclusions not drawn or not related to stated experimental goals
|| 8-10 pts. Topic or experimental goals were reintroduced and main findings summarized. Significance of the findings was addressed and/or if hypothesis wasn’t supported, new research directions for increasing confidence in the conclusions were proposed. Paper ends with a clear and appropriate conclusion rather than just stopping.
|| 0-7.5 pts. Experimental goals omitted. Summary of main findings omitted or incorrectly chosen. Significance of the finding not addressed or were not appropriate. If hypothesis was not supported by the experimental results, no plan for clarifying confidence in the findings was proposed or a plan would not be likely to resolve the weaknesses in the experiments previously performed. Missing or inappropriate conclusion.