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1: Rubrics for My Molecule Project

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    208720

  • Draft Progress:

    Drafts are graded using formative assessment on a 3 tier scale. Detailed feedback is given, and students can reach “proficient” by their final draft submission by appropriate responses to feedback.

    Levels of Achievement

    Novice

    Competent

    Proficient

    Weight 100.00%

    0 %

    unsatisfactory, insufficient progress

    50 %

    acceptable progress, but not on track

    100 %

    good to excellent progress, on track

    Expectations for Written Drafts:

    (refer to example outline)

    Complete Draft 1: This is the first draft due, and it is usually due before we have covered all the relevant material, so it cannot be completely complete. The following is expected: (1) a complete draft of the introduction section, including draft figures (or cartoon descriptions of figures). (2) A draft of sections relevant to inorganic content already covered: this includes a discussion about coordinate geometry and factors that explain why the geometry is what it is,  a discussion of some factors that explain selectivity and thermodynamic stability, and any other relevant application of course content to your topic. Draft 1 will be peer-reviewed and you will receive feedback from your instructor or TA.

    Complete Draft 2: This draft should include final drafts of all figures, corrections based on feedback from the first draft, and updates to the content based on new material covered in class. This is the final draft on which you will receive feedback and have a chance to make edits. This draft will be peer reviewed and you will receive feedback from your instructor or TA.

    Expectations for 3D print Drafts

    3D print draft 1:


    My Molecule Paper/Article:

    This is the rubric for final assessment of the My molecule Paper (Composition 1, see syllabus.)

    Levels of Achievement

    Unsatisfactory

    Poor

    Near Expectations

    Meets Minimum Expectations

    Exceeds Minimum Expectations

    Weight 100.00%

    0 %

    Majority of content is missing or incomplete and/or extremely inaccurate

    25 %

    Content shows very basic understanding, but is not in-depth and/or includes several inaccuracies.

    50 %

    Content is mostly accurate and shows a basic understanding of key ideas.

    75 %

    Content is accurate, thorough, and shows clear understanding through appropriate explanation.

    100 %

    Meets and exceeds criteria with rich explanation, examples and application of content ideas.


    Molecular Animations:

    This is the rubric for final assessment of the My Molecule Animation Video (Composition 2, see syllabus.)

    Levels of Achievement

    Unsatisfactory

    Poor

    Near Expectations

    Meets Minimum Expectations

    Exceeds Minimum Expectations

    Weight 100.00%

    0 %

    Majority of content is missing or incomplete and/or extremely inaccurate. Video demonstrates poor effort. This video is unacceptable for posting online.

    25 %

    Any of the following: Content is lacking or incorrect. Video demonstrates poor effort. This video is unacceptable for posting online.

    50 %

    Animation and Transcript acceptable. There are several occurrences of unattractive visuals, irrelevant information, or incongruent storyline. Content is accurate and hit on main points.

    75 %

    Animation and Transcript acceptable. There are minor occurrences of unattractive visuals, irrelevant information, or incongruent storyline. Content is accurate and hit on main points.

    100 %

    Animation and Transcript are well developed in that they are visually attractive and hit on main topics. The animation is concise. There is no irrelevant information.


    3D Printed Model:

    This is the rubric for final assessment of the My Molecule 3D Print File (Composition 3, see syllabus.)

    Levels of Achievement

    Not completed

    Poor

    Near Expectations

    Meets Minimum Expectations

    Exceeds Minimum Expectations

    Weight

    0 %

    3D print files were not submitted and/or were submitted in incorrect format and could not be printed.

    25 %

    Images were submitted on time but they were not submitted in the correct formats or they were poorly done.

    50 %

    Images are submitted on time and correctly. Creative design is present but minimal. It is not clear that the author was proactive about learning software capabilities or applying bioinorganic chemistry principles to design a model that illustrates important points.

    75 %

    The logic behind structure and color choice is somewhat obvious and these models are useful pedagogical tools. However, there is some lack of creativity or flaw in choice design. (ex: misplaced struts, or lack of useful color)

    100 %

    Images are submitted on time and in the correct format. Images are designed well to illustrate important points. It is clear that the author was proactive about learning to use software and apply principles of bioinorganic chemistry to design a pedagogical model to illustrate important features.


    Teach Classmates:

    This is the rubric for final assessment of the My molecule Presentation (Teach Classmates, see syllabus.)

    Levels of Achievement

    Not completed

    Poor

    Near Expectations

    Meets Minimum Expectations

    Exceeds Minimum Expectations

    Weight 100.00%

    0 %

    Majority of content is missing or incomplete and/or extremely inaccurate

    25 %

    Content shows very basic understanding, but is not in-depth and/or includes several inaccuracies.

    50 %

    Content is mostly accurate and shows a basic understanding of key ideas.

    75 %

    Content is accurate, thorough, and shows clear understanding through appropriate explanation.

    100 %

    Meets and exceeds criteria with rich explanation, examples and application of content ideas.


    Teach the World:

    This is the rubric for final assessment of the overall quality of the My Molecule Project (Teach the world, see syllabus.) 

    Levels of Achievement

    Unacceptable

    Poor

    Near Expectations

    Meets Minimum Expectations

    Exceeds Minimum Expectations

    Weight 100.00%

    0 %

    The work is below expectations.

    25 %

    The work is unacceptable for posting online in Libre Text, but student has made contributions about this content to Wikipedia.

    50 %

    Some work is acceptable and is contributed to either Wikipedia or to Libre Text.

    75 %

    Some work is excellent, other work is acceptable. Student contributes to Wikipedia and/or to Libre Text.

    100 %

    Work is excellent. Student contributes all three resources to Wikipedia and to Libre Text.

     

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