report the first out of three
SHOULD I POST INTO THE “CURRENT SCIENCE TOPIC” FORUM?
Pick a scientific topic that is
currently in the news. Your source needs to be reliable, such as TED.com, or
Sciencenews.com. YOU MUST CITE YOUR SOURCE AS A LINK in your posting or you
will earn a zero for this assignment! These posting must be at least a 500 word
explanation of the Topic, so choose topics with substance. These postings are
due by the end of each week (see Weekly ). The topic will lock after the
deadline, however, you can still read the postings. See document under CONTENT on how to create a
Current Scientific Report
a scientific topic that is currently in the news related to Human Biology and
write a summary report. Make sure to include your INSIGHT (your
opinion, related personal experience of self, friend, relative or another
reference source) , DO NOT SAY; “I found this article interesting” or
“I never knew”, in other words do not use general statements that can
be used for any topic or summary, if so, points will be deducted.
stated in the syllabus, postings should be at least 500 words, so be sure to
pick topics of sufficient content.
is a college level course, therefore, check for misspellings and typos.
sure you look through other postings before you submit…NO REPEATS. If
someone else posted your topic, find another one to post.
source needs to be from 2 OR MORE
reliable scientific articles from the internet at sites such as; TED.com,
Sciencenews.com, Nature.com, Sciencedaily.com, Improbable.com or other
scientific search engines. YOU MUST CITE YOUR SOURCE AS A QUICK LINK (see doc.
under CONTENT for how) in your posting or you will earn a zero for this
assignment! (each submission is worth 100pts)
Grading will be based on a quality, concise
and informative presentation. Remember: “Low Effort = Low Grade” RUBRIC: Title = 5pts., Summary
Content = 50pts, Insight = 30pts, Working Reference Link = 15 pts,
Originality Report >20% = 0
ALL CURRENT SCIENTIFIC TOPIC SUMMARIES MUST BE COMPOSED AS A WORD
DOCUMENT AND THEN SUMMITED TO THE DROP BOX. YOUR SUMMARY WILL BE
SUBJECTED TO “TURN IT IN” FOR AN ORIGINALITY ANALYSIS. TO AVOID A
PENALTY OF PLAGIARISM, SUBMIT YOUR FINAL DRAFT, ONLY. SUMMARIES WITH A
ORIGINALITY REPORT >20% WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF ZERO.
Hint: Put quotes in
your own words, too many direct quotes are counted as unoriginal and therefore
contribute to the score of the Originality Report.
Remember: To not
lose points on your postings be sure to follow directions, completely. 1. 500
word is the minimum word count. 2. You must title your summary ( Week #2
Topic is not the title of your summary) Title must reflect the subject about
which you are writing. 3. Insight means to relate the subject of your
posting to some personal experience, or add additional information from another
source(s). 4. Any paper submitted with more than 20% on the Originality
Check will receive a grade of 0, second time will be considered
plagiarism. 5. Reference cited must be a working link.(To
create your link for Drop Box submissions, open “Insert Stuff”
located in the Comment Box, then “Insert Link”, then type or past the
URL of your reference source in the box provided.)
minimum effort produces a minimum grade”