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The ESS Analysis Rubric deadline, Sunday, September 16 2018 11:59 pm (Eastern Time), has passed.

Here is a rubric to help you refine your ESS analysis as you go through the course. One of your final week assignments is to submit a your best ESS analysis on this same topic. During the course you will be able to do ESS analyses with your team.

Quality of Understanding: Accuracy of ideas, facts, statements (assertions) about interactions and causal chains

4 Rating:

Response is complete and correct.

3 Rating:

Mostly correct with no major errors, misconceptions or omissions. May contain up to 3 minor inaccuracies.

2 Rating:

Partially correct with one or two significant omissions, content errors or more than 4 minor errors.

1 Rating:

Misconceptions about key content in Earth system interactions.

0 Rating:

Not present

Rationale

Explain your rating with specific references to your work as evidence:

Depth of Reasoning: Clarity and focus of supportable ideas, interactions and systemic relationships

4 Rating:

Predicts future effects (e.g. positive feedback) or transfers understanding to evaluate other situations or recommends remediation (e.g. negative feedback).

3 Rating:

Explains the processes responsible for the causal chains (S>S>S) in the event or context from a scientific perspective.

2 Rating:

Describes interactions using cause and effect connections including secondary effects that unfold over time, event> sphere>sphere.

1 Rating:

Describes what is happening in the system, including characteristics and direct effects of the event or context (event>sphere).

0 Rating:

Not present

Rationale

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Evidence: Scope, detail and accuracy of the evidence supporting the relationship statements

4 Rating:

Builds on data from reliable sources by manipulating the data to support claims (charts, graphs, maps, etc.) or refuting opposing positions with data or discussing ambiguity or error in the data.

3 Rating:

Supports statements with data from reliable sources. Uses quantitative and qualitative data appropriately.

2 Rating:

Accurately uses and cites quantitative and qualitative data from reliable sources.

1 Rating:

Uses only quantitative or qualitative data or lacks adequate support for statements, or lacks citations for some statements.

0 Rating:

Not present

Rationale

Explain your rating with specific references to your work as evidence:

Science Writing: ESS analysis is communicated clearly

4 Rating:

Uses graphics (diagrams, graphs, pictures, video, etc) to support the text or has exemplary overview of the thesis or the writing style is particularly vivid, compelling, or creative.

3 Rating:

Builds ideas across paragraphs and sections to support the main ideas.

2 Rating:

Paragraphs support the main ideas/ thesis. Sentence structure sometimes interferes with meaning.

1 Rating:

The thesis/main ideas about the interactions are clearly stated. Grammatical errors do not interfere with the meaning.

0 Rating:

Not present

Rationale

Explain your rating with specific references to your work as evidence:
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