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Laboratory Session Rubrics (CGE 617


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Incomplete Beginning Developing Accomplished Exemplary Score

Several major aspects
Abstract misses one or Abstract references Abstract contains
of the experiment are
2-3 major aspects of more major aspects of most of the major reference to all major
missing, student
Abstract/Summary (5) the experiment are carrying out the aspects of the aspects of carrying out
displays a lack of
missing. experiment or the experiment, some minor the experiment and the
understanding about
results details are missing results, well-written
how to write an abstact

Introduction complete
Some introductory
Very little background Introduction is nearly and well-written;
Very little background information, but still
Introduction (5) information provided complete, missing some provides all necessary
information provided. missing some major
and incorrect minor points background principles
for the experiment

Miss more than one aim Miss one aim of Provide all the aims of
Aims (5) NA NA
of experiment experiment experiment
Provide a clear theory
Very little background Provide a clear theory
Theory (5) NA NA of experiment with a
on theory provided of experiment.
Student miss most of
Student miss 5 of the Student miss 3-4 of the Student miss 1-2 of the Student list all the
the apparatus
Apparatus (5) apparatus information apparatus information apparatus information apparatus information
information to complete
to complete lab to complete lab to complete lab to complete lab
Written in paragraph
Missing major important Missing 2-3 important Written in paragraph Well-written in
format, important
Experimental experimental details or experimental details or format, still missing paragraph format, all
experimental details are
procedure (10) not written in paragraph not written in paragraph some important experimental details are
covered, some minor
format format experimental details covered
details missing

Figures, graphs, tables All figures, graphs, All figures, graphs,
Figures, graphs, tables Most figures, graphs,
contain errors or are tables are correctly tables are correctly
are poorly constructed, tables OK, some still
Results: (10) poorly constructed, drawn, but some have drawn, are numbered
have missing titles, missing some important
have missing titles, minor problems or could and contain
captions or numbers, or required features
captions or numbers, still be improved titles/captions.
units missing or
units missing or
incorrect, etc.
incorrect, etc.
data, figures, graphs,
tables, etc.

Show some calculation All calculation are
Calculation minimal and Shows some calculation Show some calculation
Calculations (10) appropriately and appropriately and
unclear but unclear appropriately
accurately accurately

Some of the results All important trends and
Very incomplete or Almost all of the results
Incomplete or incorrect have been correctly data comparisons have
incorrect interpretation have been correctly
interpretation of trends interpreted and been interpreted
of trends and interpreted and
Discussion (20) and comparison of data discussed; partial but correctly and
comparison of data discussed, only minor
indicating a lack of incomplete discussed, good
indicating a lack of improvements are
understanding of results understanding of results understanding of results
understanding of results needed
is still evident is conveyed

Conclusions regarding All important
All important
major points are drawn, conclusions have been
Conclusions missing conclusions have been
Conclusions (10) Wrongly conclude but many are misstated, clearly made, student
the important points drawn, could be better
indicating a lack of shows good
understanding understanding

Provide more than 3
Provide 1-2 Provide more than 3
clear recommendation
Reccomendations (5) recommendation to NA recommendation to NA
to improve the
improve the experiment improve the experiment

Most references in the References in the text
References are not text and in the list and in the list conform
appropriate and wrong conform in all respects in all respects to the
References (5) formatiing. Most NA to the formatting. 3-5 NA formatting. Most of
references are from references references references from journal
website. from text book. 5-7 and text box. More than
referencres 7 references.

Apendices including
Apendices including
Apendices including raw data/ proof of
Appendices (5) NA raw data/ proof of NA
raw data consultation / additional
Frequent grammar grammar/spelling Less than 3
All grammar/spelling
Spelling, grammar, and/or spelling errors, Frequent grammar errors, generally grammar/spelling
correct and very well-
sentence structure writing style is rough and/or spelling errors. readable with some errors, mature,
and immature rough spots in writing readable style
Sections in order,
contains the minimum All sections in order,
Sections out of order, Sections out of order, All sections in order,
Appearance and allowable amount of formatting generally
too much copy, sloppy too much handwritten well-formatted, very
formatting handwritten copy, good but could still be
formatting copy, sloppy formatting readable
formatting is rough but improved