Writing Grading

Points Earned (out of 5) Description of Merit
0 Student missed the point: failed to relate topic to evolutionary biology; failed to relate topic to medicine; presented only subjective opinions (without supporting evidence); failed to relate topic to assigned readings; failed to relate topic to information presented in lecture.
1 Student presented subjective opinions: related topic to evolutionary biology OR medicine (but not both); failed to support argument with supporting evidence/examples; failed to relate topic to assigned readings; failed to relate topic to information presented in lecture.
2 Student presented tangential information: related topic to either evolutionary biology OR medicine (but not both); It is evident that student put some effort into the paper, but supporting information is missing OR important concepts are misunderstood OR the reader is unable to understand the point being made.
3 Student presented an argument: related topic to evolutionary biology AND medicine; writing is understandable; concepts are incompletely explained OR incompletely supported with examples. At least one major point from lecture or reading are presented.
4 Student presented a logical argument: Paper describes concepts that relate to evolutionary biology AND medicine; writing is logical and understandable; concepts are explained AND supported with examples. At least one major point from the reading or lecture are presented.
5 Student presented a solid, logical argument: Paper describes concepts that relate to evolutionary biology AND medicine; writing is logical, concise, and understandable; concepts are explained AND supported with examples.   Two or more major points from lecture and reading are presented.

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