Rubric for ROUGH draft of C. elegans summary essay
This is the rough draft version of your C. elegans Summary (worth up to 10 points). When commenting on this draft, your GLA will focus on large-scale issues related to your summary. This feedback and a subsequent peer discussion will allow you to revise your draft into a well-written final version.
Format of draft:
Your paper should be approximately 3-5 pages in length, including figures and tables. Each figure and table should not take up more than half a page in length though. It should be written in a general summary essay format. Your draft summary paper must be typed and double-spaced, font size 12 and font style Times New Roman. Hand-written assignments will not be accepted or graded.
Guidelines on the different components to be addressed are given below along with the associated points.
Keep in mind this paper will be longer than the 2-page Carb Cutter article you wrote earlier in the semester. This draft will NOT include all final data.
Components to be addressed in the essay:
• Title page with your name, lab section (lab – time, day), GLA name, names of group mates, and the academic term (earn up to 0.5 points).
• Important background information keeping in mind that this paper should be interesting and relevant to a non-scientist audience. Assume your audience has a basic understanding of terminology related to genetics (e.g. they understand terms such as genes, alleles, dominant, etc.) (earn up to 1 point).
o In your background section, you need to use a minimum of two outside sources of information (e.g. web site, science article). Use your own words to describe ideas and information that are NOT your own, and include appropriate citations (up to 0.5 points). You are welcome to use any citation style, but keep the style consistent throughout the essay.
▪ For example, in-text citation: C. elegans is an important model organism for...