Cell / Cancer Paper

Mr. Sapora’s Biology ~  www.mrsaora.com

 Grading Rubric

Content.  Your paper must clearly address each of the items listed below.  This is an informative essay and should have a formal style and tone.

  1. Introductory paragraph
  2. General information on what cancer is
  3. General information on the causes of cancer
  4. Your groups cancer introductory paragraph: what it is and where in the body it occurs
  5. What causes your groups cancer and who it affects
  6. Treatments for your groups cancer
  7. Closing paragraph

Mastery - (5)

Advanced - (4)

Meets - (3)

Approaching - (2)

Beginning - (1)

Content

All of the content topics are covered thoroughly in well developed paragraphs.  

 All of the content topics are covered thoroughly, though some paragraphs are stronger than other.

5-6 content paragraphs are developed and covered - or - introductory and/or closing paragraphs missing.  Some are weakly structured.

3-4 content paragraphs are developed and covered.  Introductory paragraph and closing paragraph both lacking.

2 or fewer of the  paragraphs are developed and covered.

Introductory paragraph and closing paragraph may be either present or lacking.

Evidence

Comprehensive and accurate use of supporting evidence from sources - facts and details - in each paragraph.  

Use of quotes and paraphrasing varies.

Adequate and accurate use of supporting evidence from sources - facts and details - in each paragraph.  

Use of quotes and paraphrasing varies but quotes are overused.

Some use of supporting evidence from sources - facts and details are vague and/or imprecise - in each paragraph.  

Use of quotes and paraphrasing varies but quotes are overused.

Evidence from sources is minimal, irrelevant, absent, or incorrectly used.  Lacks in sources, facts, and details.  

No evidence used. Off topic, off-purpose, or text copied (plagiarized) = 0

Elaboration

Wording and tone are clearly appropriate to the audience and purpose.

Sentences are well structured, ideas are clearly and effectively expressed, and language is precise (silky smooth).

Wording and tone are generally appropriate to the audience and purpose.

Sentences are correctly structured, ideas effectively expressed, and language is generally appropriate.

Wording and tone is uneven and somewhat ineffective to the audience and purpose.

Sentence structure is uneven, ideas vague, and language is simplistic. Style is inconsistent.

Vocabulary is limited or ineffective for audience and purpose.

Sentences are poorly structured, ideas are confusing and lack clarity. Language is inappropriate.

Unintelligible and not able to make coherent sense of.  Off topic, off-purpose, or text copied (plagiarized) = 0

Conventions

Solid (>90%) use of correct sentence formation, punctuation, capitalization, grammar usage, and spelling.

Consistent use of correct sentence formation, punctuation, capitalization, grammar usage, and spelling.

Frequent grammar errors in punctuation, capitalization, grammar usage, and spelling.

Infrequent use of correct sentence formation, punctuation, capitalization, grammar usage, and spelling.

Unintelligible and not able to make coherent sense of.  Off topic, off-purpose, or text copied (plagiarized) = 0

Citation

All facts, numbers, statistics, and quotes are cited in text.  Work Cited section is complete. X2 different sources in each paragraph.  

Most facts, numbers, statistics, and quotes are cited in text.  Work Cited section is complete.   X2 different sources in each paragraph.  

Many facts, numbers, statistics, and quotes are cited in text.  Work Cited section is complete.   X2 sources in each paragraph.  

Some facts, numbers, statistics, and quotes are cited in text.  Work Cited section is incomplete. X1 source in each paragraph.

Citation lacking in body of paper and/or Work Cited section missing.

Citation

For the purposes of this paper, I am going to have you cite your paper using a non-standard format.  You are going to number your sources in the work cited section and then use the numbers in parentheses in the text part of your paper.

In-Text

In-text citations come at the end of the sentence, even if the information you were referencing was at the start of the sentence.  You must reference and cite whenever you use the following types of information that are taken from other sources. 

Use the numbers from your work cited section to place in the text of your paper in order to cite your sources.

Examples:

Work Cited

Copy and paste all the links you use for your paper into a work cited section at the bottom of your paper.  This will be its own page on your final paper.

Do not put the same link into your work cited section twice.  Keep your references organized - the reference you use first in your paper should be #1 and so on.  You can, of course, use #1 multiple times throughout your paper.

Example:    Work Cited

  1. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/what-is-cancer
  2. https://pancreaticcanceraction.org/pancreatic-cancer/diagnosis/faq/difference-benign-malignant-tumour/
  3. http://www.ck12.org/user:c2lza2l5b3VraWRAZ21haWwuY29t/book/THS-Biology-A-2015/r14/section/7.0/
  4. Sapora, Slade.  Classroom lecture.  MM/YEAR.

Plagiarism - DO NOT COPY word for word from your sources or your notes into your paper.  Use your notes as a guide to help you put things into your own words.  If you want to quote, go back and make sure of the source and then copy word for word from the source and put into quotation marks.  Always cite when you use any information from another source.