Intro to Oceanography: Writing Assignment #1

(W1) Writing Assignment #1 Submit Assignment Due Sep 25 by 11:59pm Points 50 Submitting a file upload (Turnitin enabled) File Types doc, docx, and pdf Available Aug 24 at 12am – Sep 26 at 12:01am about 1 month    A PDF of the guidelines for Writing Assignment #1 is posted in the link below. Please read these directions now; and consult the course syllabus calendar for the due date for this assignment.

Writing Assignment #1: Scientific Article Critical Review

For your convenience, the Scientific American article choices for this Assignment are also posted here:  The Threat of Silent Earthquakes The Oceans Invisible Forest Reviving Dead Zones Meltdown in the North How Kitty is Killing the Dolphins Storm of the Century

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Your essay will be checked against the Turntin.com database.If you plagiarize this assignment, you will receive zero (0) points with the possibility of failing the class and being reported to your Dean for academic misconduct. If you are uncertain what plagiarism is, please see the IU website on plagiarism (Links to an external site.) , revisit the resources in the Library Resources link in Oncourse, visit the University Writing Center (Links to an external site.) , speak to your W131 composition instructor, and/or speak to your class instructor. 1443239940 09/25/2015 11:59pm File Upload Google Doc

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Includes three quality, primary sources.9 pts blank Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating One or more references are not primary sources.6 pts 363483_5783 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating Does not include a total of three references.3 pts 363483_6410 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating Cites no references.0 pts blank_2 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion. threshold: ptsEdit criterion description

Uses MLA format with in-text citations and a Works Cited6 pts 363483_1151 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating Uses MLA format, but missing or incorrectly formatted in-text citatons.4 pts 363483_6606 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating Essay does not use proper MLA format, but does include in-text citations.3 pts 363483_8954 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating References are not in MLA format and missing in-text citations.2 pts 363483_672 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating No references are cited.0 pts 363483_3164 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion. threshold: ptsEdit criterion description

Essay has a thesis statement that is supported well throughout.10 pts 363483_6503 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating Essay has a thesis statement, but needs more support of that thesis.7 pts 363483_4576 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating Essay has a thesis statement, but statement is not well supported.5 pts 363483_6973 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating No thesis statment / Very little support of thesis stated.3 pts 363483_9562 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion. threshold: ptsEdit criterion description

Essay/Critique of article demonstrates strong critical thinking and analysis of topic.10 pts 363483_6564 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating Essay demonstrates some critical thinking but needed more detailed analysis of the article and author.7 pts 363483_532 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating Essay does not demonstrate strong critical thinking; critique of article is weak or missing.6 pts 363483_6330 Edit rating Delete rating Add new rating category after current rating This area will be used by the assessor to leave comments related to this criterion. threshold: ptsEdit criterion description