writing assignment micro

Science

Joliet Junior College

Question Description

For this writing assignment you are asked to compose a written work that analyze ONE of the following two articles to core course concepts.

Articles:

  1. Ebola virus infection by Marinez et al., 2015
  2. Safe drinking water by Rozario-Ortiz et.al., 2016

In your essay, make sure you address the following:

  1. How does the article relate to our concept of and infectious disease and public health?
  2. How does the paper explain the role of microorganisms in our lives?
  3. What subjects / modules in our course is the paper more related to?

Also, make sure you include the following information in your paper:

  1. the title of your paper
  2. your name:
  3. complete title of the original paper you are reviewing
  4. authors name and affiliation
  5. a summary of about 1000 words including the main points of the paper, problems or solutions suggested, and in the last paragraph your thoughts about the paper, and lastly, include a reference list of whatever resources you have used including the paper itself. See the link for properly citationpractice
  6. follow the attached rubric when you prepare your paper
  7. save as pdf and upload here to the assignment.

NOTE: your paper will be checked for plagiarism. If more than 25% similarity of the content is found, I will not grade it. So, make sure you do not copy past. Write all in your own words.

Please review the Writing Assignment Rubric attached for more information regarding content and structure expectations.

This reading assignment is worth up to 50 points and must be submitted before 11:59PM Central Time on Sunday at the end of Week (Module) 11.

Rubric

Writing Assignment Rubric

Writing Assignment Rubric

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAcademic Understanding & Application

30.0 pts

Excellent

The essay is lively, well-paced, interesting, and even exciting. The paper has style. Everything seems to fit the thesis exactly. Reading the paper, we can feel a mind at work. The essay is proof that the author has a true mastery of core concepts pertaining to the topic.

23.0 pts

Proficient

The reader of the essay knows exactly what the author wants to say. It is well organized, it presents a worthwhile and interesting idea, the idea is supported by sound evidence, and contains discussion of core concepts, all presented in a neat and orderly way.

16.0 pts

Competent

The essay rarely uses evidence or core concepts well; sometimes it does not use evidence at all. The reader feels that the author has only a moderate grasp of the topic at hand.

9.0 pts

Novice

There is little indication that the writer understands the material being presented, but there are some attempts at incorporating core concepts to the topic at hand.

0.0 pts

Poor

There is no evidence that the writer has any comprehension of the topic at hand. There is no application of academic understanding present in the essay

30.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization & Structure

10.0 pts

Excellent

The essay is extremely well organized and thoughtful. The dialogue is structurally sound, interesting, and contributes to an inviting environment of inquiry. The reader is engaged and enthralled. The essay is easy to follow, has a natural flow, and is structurally sound in every manner. Excellent essays always have a thesis statement present. Readers are convinced that the writer cares for his or her ideas, and about the language that carries them. A bibliography and an APA format is always present.

8.0 pts

Proficient

The essay contributes to the topic with very clear, concise dialogue formatted in an easy to read style. The reader can follow and recognize the essay structure. Evidence is presented in a neat and orderly way. Some of the sentences may not be elegant, but they are clear, and in them thought flows naturally. The paragraphs may be unwieldy now and then, but they are organized around one main idea. The reader does not have to read a paragraph two or three times to understand the thought that the writer is trying to convey. It has a thesis that is limited and worth arguing. It does not contain unexpected digressions, and it ends by keeping the promise to argue and inform that the writer makes in the beginning of the essay. Rarely does this level of an essay not contain a bibliography or is in a format other than APA.

6.0 pts

Competent

The essay has a thesis, but it is vague and broad, or else it is uninteresting or obvious. It does not advance an argument that anyone might care to debate, such as; “Henry James wrote some interesting novels,” “I thought this paper was interesting," “I really liked this article.". Even if it has a clear and interesting thesis, a paper with insufficient supporting evidence is an average paper. The thesis in the writing assignment often hangs on some personal opinion. If the writer is a recognized authority, such an expression of personal taste may be noteworthy, but writers gain authority not merely by expressing their tastes but by justifying them. Personal opinion is often the engine that drives an argument, but opinion itself is never sufficient. It must be defended.

4.0 pts

Novice

There is some organization present, but overall the reader is left questioning the process and structure. The essay either has no thesis statement or else it has one that is strikingly vague, broad, or uninteresting. The paragraphs do not hold together; ideas do not develop from sentence to sentence. The paper usually repeats the same thoughts again and again, perhaps in slightly different language but often in the same words.

0.0 pts

Poor

The essay is very disorganized and hard to follow. There is no structure or formal organization to the essay.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar, Mechanics, & Spelling

10.0 pts

Excellent

There are no grammatical, spelling, or mechanical errors in the entire work

8.0 pts

Proficient

The essay may have a proofreading error or two, or even a misspelled word, but the reader feels that these errors are the consequence of the normal accidents all good writers encounter. The essay is mechanically correct, although sometimes is lacking in a few minor components.

6.0 pts

Competent

Grammatical, mechanical, and spelling errors are present, but the reader is relatively able to follow the essay without too much difficulty.

4.0 pts

Novice

The essay is filled with mechanical faults, errors in grammar, lacks a bibliography, does not meet the minimum length, and contains numerous errors in spelling.

0.0 pts

Poor

There are extensive spelling errors, extensive grammatical errors, and mechanical errors throughout the work.

10.0 pts

Total Points: 50.0

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