013 Laboratory one marking rubric

The following rubric indicates how points are determined for laboratory one. All reports include the assessment of grammar, vocabulary, organization, and coherence. Reports also include a point for double-spacing. Double-spacing is necessary to provide space for editorial comments.

1. [d] Data (often in a table of results)
+1length data
+1height data
+1width data
+1volume data
+1mass data
+1per chunk measured up to five chunks
2. [t] Data table format
3Clear, concise, well thought out, informative, labels and units in the head
2Missing borders or other minor format inconsistencies, or missing one element in the head such as units
1Incomplete, runs off edges of page, lacks minimal margins, or missing two or more elements such as borders and units
3. [g] Data display: Graph
3Correct xy scatter graph type, correct axis labels
2Missing a label or other element, or reversed x and y axes on an xy scattergraph
1wrong graph type(s), or plotting the wrong data, or wrong result on graph, or otherwise incorrect
4. [a] Data analysis: mathematical and/or statistical analysis
+1determination of whether a mathematical relationship exists
+1determination of nature of mathematical relationship: whether linear or non-linear
+1slope with correct units
+1intercept with correct units

The following are also marked. Refer to the generic rubric for details.

5. [c] Conclusions – Content
6. [f] Format
[G] Grammar and Syntax [-2 if conclusion too short to judge grammar properly]
[V] Vocabulary [-2 if conclusion too short - taken as evidence of vocabulary limitations]
[O] Organization
[C] Cohesion [0 if conclusion too short to judge cohesion]