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GEL 1007
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

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TERM PROJECT GRADING RUBRIC

GRADE TOTAL SCORE /100


Introduction: Location of study area - county, township, range, and section.

Description of study area - past and present land use, overall topography, etc.

General overview of findings - a paragraph summarizing the most important aspects of the projects.


 
incorrect, no references some correct, incomplete,
missing references
correct, incomplete,
some references
correct, complete,
and fully referenced
exceeds
requirements
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

  


Factual information: present and correct: information is correct, referenced, understood

Natural Resources - must include a discussion of: water resources and soils (and, if present: mineral and energy resources) & include a discussion of how these are currently used.


 
incorrect, no references some correct, incomplete,
missing references
correct, incomplete,
some references
correct, complete,
and fully referenced
exceeds
requirements
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

 

Natural Hazards - must include a discussion of flooding, landslides, earthquakes, radon gas (whether or not they are present) & include a discussion of how these are currently being dealt with.


 
incorrect, no references some correct, incomplete,
missing references
correct, incomplete,
some references
correct, complete,
and fully referenced
exceeds
requirements
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

 

Human-Induced Hazards - pollution and possible pollution sources (must include: the closest LUST and enviromapper sites and where your waste water and trash go) and the impact of mining (closest mine, surface or underground) & a discussion of how these are currently being dealt with.


 
incorrect, no references some correct, incomplete,
missing references
correct, incomplete,
some references
correct, complete,
and fully referenced
exceeds
requirements
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

 


Interpretation: information presented is interpreted using principles discussed in class, BASED ON WHAT YOU KNOW


 
incorrect some correct, incomplete,
shows little insight
correct, incomplete,
shows some insight
correct, complete,
insightful
exceeds
requirements
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

 


Plans for Future Use: what they are (if any), what they should be, BASED ON WHAT YOU KNOW


 
incorrect some correct, incomplete,
shows little insight
correct, incomplete,
shows some insight
correct, complete,
insightful
exceeds
requirements
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

 


Overall elements:

Depth of information presented: more than a cursory examination of the topic, research provided interesting information beyond that of the textbook. Exploration means that you have looked into all of the areas relevant to your project area.


 
explores one or two topics explores a few of
the required areas
explores most
required areas
explores all
required areas
exceeds requirements
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

 

Visual elements: visuals that support the presentation and are clear and easy to understand (pictures, maps, representative rock column are required); visuals must be called out from the text.

none
present
  some present, no call outs,
do not support material
some present, called out,
provide some support
all present, called out,
fully support material
exceeds
requirements
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

  

References present: all facts must be referenced and must support the information presented; references must be called out from the text.

none
present
  some present, no call outs,
do not support material
some present, called out,
provide some support
all present, called out,
fully support material
exceeds
requirements
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

 

Presentation: your most important findings. (Presented in class)

  incomplete,
no visuals
incomplete,
few visuals
complete,
some visuals
complete,
good visuals
exceeds
requirements
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

 

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