For our final assignment, choose a current bioethical current event or limited resource issue that is of interest to you. I will list a few suggestions. Feel free to use one of them, or explore another topic on your own. This will be in a written format, but will also be discussed in small groups in class. As you write your essay, present different sides/theories/opinions as well as your own. Think critically about the implications to the various choices.
These are only a few current examples, from a few sources. There are many, many options out there. Choose something that interests you.
Please bring your completed essay to class. It should be approximately two pages, double-spaced. See the rubric for other scoring information.
If you need any help with suggestions, ideas, let me know.
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFocus and details||5.0 ptsThere is one clear, well-focues topic. Main ideas are clear and are well supported by detailed and accurate information.4.0 ptsThere is one clear, well-focused topic. Main ideas are clear but are not well supported by detailed information.3.0 ptsThere is one topic. Main ideas are somewhat clear.1.0 ptsThe topic and main ideas are difficult to follow.0.0 ptsminimal attempt at clarity or focus.||5.0 pts|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization||5.0 ptsThe introduction is inviting, states the main topic, and provides an overview of the paper. Information is relevant and presented in a logical order. The conclusion is strong.4.0 ptsThe introduction states the main topic and provides an overview of the paper. A conclusion is included.3.0 ptsThe introduction states the main topic. A conclusion is included.1.0 ptsThe introduction, structure or conclusion are unclear.0.0 ptsMinimal attempt at organization. Difficult to read and follow.||5.0 pts|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVoice.||5.0 ptsThe author’s purpose of writing is very clear, and there is strong evidence of attention to audience. The author’s interest in the topic very evident.4.0 ptsThe author’s purpose of writing is clear, and there is some attention to audience. The author’s interest in the topic is evident.3.0 ptsThe author’s purpose of writing somewhat clear, and there is evidence of attention to the audience. The author’s interest appears limited.1.0 ptsThe author’s purpose of writing is difficult to follow. The interest in the subject is very limited.0.0 ptsMinimal purpose or interest in the subject.||5.0 pts|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWord Choice||5.0 ptsThe author used vivid words and phrases. The choice and placement of words seems accurate, natural, and not forced.4.0 ptsThe author uses vivid words and phrases. The choice and placement of words is somewhat forced or overdone.3.0 ptsThe author uses words that communicate clearly, but the writing lacks variety or style.1.0 ptsThe writer ises a limited vocabulary. Jargon or cliches may be present and detract from the essay.0.0 ptsMinimal effort on word choice.||5.0 pts|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSentence Structure, Grammar, Mechanics and Spelling||5.0 ptsAll sentences are well constructed and have varied structure and length. The author makes no errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling.4.0 ptsMost sentences are well constructed and have varied structure and length. The author makes a few errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling, but they do not interfere with understanding.2.0 ptsMost sentences are well constructed, but they have a similar structure and/or length. The author makes several errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling that interfere with understanding.1.0 ptsSentences sound awkward, are distractingly repetitive, or are difficult to understand. The author makes numerous erros in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling that interfere with understanding.0.0 ptsMinimal effort on structure, grammar, mechanics or spelling.||5.0 pts|
|This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGroup participation||10.0 ptsFull MarksStudent shared as well as listened to colleagues as they discussed their topic.5.0 ptsStudent had an excused absence. Essay turned in on or before due date.0.0 ptsNo MarksStudent was absent from class.||10.0 pts|
|Total Points: 35.0|