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) | |
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+1 | length data |

+1 | height data |

+1 | width data |

+1 | volume data |

+1 | mass data |

+1 | per chunk measured up to five chunks |

2. [t] Data table format | |

3 | Clear, concise, well thought out, informative, labels and units in the head |

2 | Missing borders or other minor format inconsistencies, or missing one element in the head such as units |

1 | Incomplete, runs off edges of page, lacks minimal margins, or missing two or more elements such as borders and units |

3. [g] Data display: Graph | |

3 | Correct xy scatter graph type, correct axis labels |

2 | Missing a label or other element, or reversed x and y axes on an xy scattergraph |

1 | wrong 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 | |

+1 | determination of whether a mathematical relationship exists |

+1 | determination of nature of mathematical relationship: whether linear or non-linear |

+1 | slope with correct units |

+1 | intercept 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] |