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Written Assignment: Biology and Technology in the Real World

This assignment addresses course outcomes 1-4:

  • recognize and explain how the scientific method is used to solve problems
  • make observations and discriminate between scientific and pseudoscientific explanations
  • weigh evidence and make decisions based on strengths and limitations of scientific knowledge and the scientific method
  • use knowledge of biological principles, the scientific method, and appropriate technologies to ask relevant questions, develop hypotheses, design and conduct experiments, interpret results, and draw conclusions
  1. Select one of the topics listed below.
  2. Research  sources that support the topic and sources of information that do not support the topic. You can find assistance with searching for articles at the UMUC Library Subject Guides at http://libguides.umuc.edu/science. No encyclopedia or other second-hand citations are permitted.  All sources must be original.
  3. DO NOT write a paper that reports/explains the selected topic. Instead, write at least 1500 words, excluding references and title page structured in the following manner:
  • Introduction - spend no more than one paragraph (approximately 250 words) briefly defining and describing the topic.
  • Discuss the three most credible sources found supporting the topic - Identify the author(s)/organizations/sponsors of the sources of information and discuss the evidence provided that supports the opinion in the source of information.
  • Discuss the three most credible sources found that do not support the topic - Identify the author(s)/organizations/sponsors of the sources of information and discuss the evidence provided that supports the opinion in the source of information.
  • Evaluate the scientific basis of the evidence previously discussed in view of the scientific method as well as the credibility of all sources of information. You must write at least 500 words on this section.
  • You may, at the end of the paper, provide your personal opinion as to which position you support but you must explain why you valued one set of evidence over the other set of the evidence. 

Extensive quotes from any source are not permitted. Use APA style for citing references, see http://www.umuc.edu/library/guides/apa.html.

  1. Post your assignment to your Assignments folder and to the TurnItIn website by the due date listed in the course schedule.

 Topics (select one)

  1. a) Genetically modified food - the inclusion of genetically-modified plants into the regular food supply  
  2. b) Fracking(hydraulic fracturing) and tar sands (oil sands) to extract natural gas and oil  
  3. c) Expanded Use of Nuclear Power - the building of more nuclear power plants in place of coal-fired and natural gas plants  

Excellent (90-100%)

Good (75-89%)

Adequate (50-74%)

Unacceptable (0-59%)

Content

Full credit: 40 points

The information obtained from a minimum of six information sources is summarized clearly, accurately and well organized in your own words. All information sources are credible and relevant to the requirement for the chosen topic.

36-40 points

The information obtained from only five information sources is summarized and/or some minor issues with clarity, accuracy, and organization of information and/or one information source is not credible and/or relevant and/or more than a few direct quotes.

30-35 points

The information obtained from only four information source is summarized and/or major issues with clarity, accuracy, and organization of informationand/or mostly direct quotes.

20-29 points

Three or less information sources are summarized, and/or none of the sources are credible and relevant, and/or all direct quotes.

0-19 points

Contribution

40 points

All questions and requirements for chosen topic are addressed and own ideas are expressed, analyzed and defended based on knowledge learned from literature research.

36-40 points

One of the questions or requirements for chosen topic is not addressed, and/or minimal description and analysis of own ideas, and/or minimal connection between own ideas and what is learned from literature research.

30-35 points

Several of the questions or requirements for chosen topic are not addressed, and/or missing description and analysis of own ideas, and/or no connection between own ideas and what is learned from literature search.

20-29 points

Most of the questions and requirements for chosen topic are not addressed and no description and analysis of own ideas.

0-19 points

Grammar/Spelling

10 points

Less than 3 minor spelling/grammatical errors

9-10 points

4-7 minor spelling/grammatical errors

7-8 points

8-12 spelling/grammatical errors

5-6 point

More than 13 spelling/ grammatical errors.

0-4 points

References

5 points

All references listed at the end, in-text references are included, all references in correct APA format.

5 points

Missing one reference, and/or minor problems with APA format, and/or missing in-text references.

4 points

Missing several references and/or references not in APA format.

2 points

No references included.

0 points

Length of paper

5 points

Paper is at least 1500 words

5 points

Paper is between between 1000 - 1499 words long

4 points

 Paper is between between  800-999 words long

3 points

Paper is less than 800 words long

0 points

 


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