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Grading Criteria

Article summaries will be submitted into the class website dropbox. The uploaded Word document must include the following:

1)  Cover Page (5 points)

a)   The cover page must include: Article name, Student name, Date, Section, and Quarter __ Article Summary

 2)   An abstract/summary (65 points)

a)   The summary must be typed and at least one page in length. Single spacing on this summary is preferred. 

 3)   Interest Factor/Reflection (15 points)

a)   The “Interest Factor” is a brief 6-10 sentence paragraph explaining why you chose this article to summarize. It should include details as to what was intriguing about the article, what you learned, and a personal reflection of the article (such as own personal opinions, ideas, what you support about it, what you disagree with, etc.)

  4)   Bibliography/Works Cited/Reference page (10 points)

a)   The following format may be used to cite the article summarized:

i.   Last name of author, First name. Title of article. Scientific American/Discover. Date Month Year: pages

 5)   Proper submission to the dropbox (5 Points)

a)   submit into the appropriate folder

DUE DATES: All article summaries will be due on the date indicated on the corresponding LAP document




APES Article Summary: To be submitted into the class website dropbox

 Students will be responsible for reading and summarizing a scientific article they select from a periodical (both online articles and newspaper articles are acceptable). Students should select an article based on the topics learned and covered thus far (ex: environmental policy, geography, mining, water, water pollution, water treatment, superfund sites, indicator species, air, atmosphere, climate change, air pollution, ecology, etc.) 

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