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Science Journal Article Report
Extra Credit Report
GEOL 1301
You must read an article in a science journal that is on ONE OF THE EARTH SCIENCES
and write a report on what you learned from that article. This report should include a summary of
questions that are addressed in the article, what answers the author(s) found to those questions, and
propose additional questions for additional potential research that is not address by the article.
When I state that it must be on one of the Earth Sciences, I mean that it must be on geology, oceanography,
meteorology, or astronomy. These are the sciences that we will be studying this semester.
Articles on things that are alive today are not acceptable. However, if it is some lifeform that we
know from the fossil record, then that would be acceptable.
Source Article Requirements
With respect to your source article itself, this must be a major article from a science journal
and should not be more than 5 years old. I would recommend the following journals: Discover
Magazine, Scientific American, or Astronomy though there are many others both online and in print
that you may use. National Geographic Magazine is banned from use because I can’t easily verify
articles from the magazine on their website. (The website itself is acceptable, but the magazine is
not.) I also strongly recommend against www.geology.com and www.sciencedaily .com/ because
their articles are usually too short. If you get your article from the printed journal, then it must be
one of the “Featured” articles from that magazine. These are usually the ones that are advertised
on the front cover and are listed as “Features” in the Table of Contents. However, make sure that
the article is not mostly pictures. If you get your article from the internet, then make sure that it is
at least 3-full pages of text by copying and pasting the text into a word processing program and
formatting the text as follows:
1. 8.5” × 11” page size
2. 12 point Times New Roman font
3. 1” margins
4. Single-spaced
5. No extra space between paragraphs.
Note, these instructions are only for measuring the length of your source article to make
sure that it is long enough to be considered a major article. DO NOT INCLUDE THE ARTICLE
Finally note that I keep referring to the article in the singular. You are to only reference one
article for this report and no more than one article.
Summary Requirements
Your summary should tell me what you learned from your source article. This summary of
what you learned should include a couple of questions that address the main ideas of the article, the
answers that the authors gave to these questions and what other questions are inspired by the article
that could lead to additional research.
The formatting for your report should meet the following requirements:
1. 1.0 to 1.5-page summary
2. 8.5” × 11” page size
3. 12 point Times New Roman font
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4. 1” margins
5. Double-spaced, and no extra space between paragraphs
6. A separate Title Page which includes
a. A title
b. Your name
c. Class and section information
7. A Works Cited section with a complete reference to your source article. The reference
should have the
a. Name(s) of the author(s)
b. Title of the article
c. Name of the journal
d. Date of publication
e. If you get your article from the internet, then I want the complete URL for the article as
well. I want to be able to look it up for myself. Do NOT include the article itself. If
you get your article from EBSCO Host, then just end your reference with “Retrieved
from Ebsco Host”. (This site uses links that change from one session to another. So,
any links you give me for them will be useless.)
f. Example reference (Your reference should look exactly like the one below just with
your sources information rather than the fictitious information contained in this one.
Additionally, I put this reference in green just so it would stand out from the rest of the
text. When you write your reference, it should be in black, just like the rest of your
Blow, Joe; Doe, John, New Evidence About a Potential Cause of the Great Permian Extinction –
It’s Not What We Thought, Scientific American, June 2012, Retrieved from Ebsco Host
Once again, only include “Retrieved from Ebsco Host” only if you actually did get your
article from there.
The reports are to be turned in via TurnItIn.com. This will be done through the Canvas
website for the class. Note, these should be unique reports that you have written for this class, this
semester. The reason for using TurnItIn.com is to make sure that you have not copied someone
else’s work. I want to see Similarity scores that are 15% or less. If you have a score of more than
15%, then look for ways to reword your sentences to decrease the score. Part of the purpose for
this assignment is to judge YOUR communications skills. Copying other people’s work doesn’t
help with this. Therefore, similarity scores of over 15% will cost you points. (This is one of the
reasons why you don’t include the article itself with your report. If you include the article, then it
is going to send your similarity score through the roof.)
When uploading your report, upload the report as an MS Word file. Do not convert it to a
pdf file. Sometimes I need to be able to adjust formatting when trying to determine the length of
the report and I can’t do that with a pdf.
Finally, note this is a required assignment. Because of the way a significant number of
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students have neglected this assignment, I have decided to make completion of this report a requirement
for eligibility to do the extra credit reports. Note, when this requirement was instituted, Many
students still failed to do the report. Many of these students got towards the end of the semester
and found that they needed the extra credit reports in order to get an acceptable grade, but were not
allowed to do so because they hadn’t met this requirement. So, please don’t make this mistake. As
noted above, high similarity scores on TurnItIn.com will result in a loss of points. If your similarity
score is so high as to get your report completely rejected (see attached rubric), then you will also
not be eligible to do the extra credit reports.
Extra Credit: You may earn extra credit by doing up to three additional science journal article
reports. Follow the same instructions that I gave above for those reports. I usually start grading
before the due date and students are given the opportunity to correct any errors I find. However,
these corrections must be submitted before the due date. So, if you wait until the deadline and
your report is not acceptable, then you won’t have the opportunity to redo the report.
Finally, you may choose whether to apply the report points to either the lab or the lecture.
You will turn the reports in through the Canvas site for the class to which you want the points
added. Note: despite the fact that there are three slots for Extra Credit Reports on both the lecture
and lab websites, you are only allowed a TOTAL of three reports for BOTH classes. So, please
don’t submit more than three reports. Note, once again, that eligibility to do these extra credit
reports is contingent on you having done the required report discussed above.
Due Dates: The required report is due by Friday 15 February and the extra credit assignments are
due by Friday 19 April.
Grading: The required reports will be graded using the rubric below. They are worth 50 points
and that 50 points will constitute 5% of your overall grade.
The extra credit reports are worth 5 points each and they are pass/fail. Either you get the
points or you don’t. (This is why I start grading the extra credit reports before the due date.) If you
choose to have the points added to your lecture score, then points are added to your test grades.
(This is where they will have the strongest influence on your overall lecture grade.) If you choose
to have the extra credit points added to your lab grade, then the points will be distributed among
your lab grades.
See next page for grading rubric.
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Rubric for Grading
Required Reports
The article relates to
an earth science topic.
10 points.
Topic is tangent to
earth sciences.
6 points.
Topic is science related,
but not related
to earth science.
3 points.
The topic is not related
to science.
0 points
Critical Thinking Rubric (see below) 10 points
The article from an authoritative
10 points.
Article is from a science
magazine written
for young people.
8 points.
Article from a popular
magazine or
news paper.
3 points.
Is the article from a
random on line source
or Wikipedia?
0 points.
Source article ≥3
10 Points
Source article 2 – <3
5 Points
Source article 1 – <2
3 Points
Source article <1 page
0 Points
The paper ≥1 pages.
10 points
Is the paper <1
5 points.
Is the paper <0.75
3 points.
Is paper <0.5 pages.
0 points.
Originality Report ≤
No penalty
Originality Report
> 15% – 25%
– 5 points
Originality Report
> 25% – 49%
-10 points
Originality Report >
No credit for report
Complete reference
with all required elements.
No penalty
Missing 1 to 2 element
of a complete
-2 points
Missing 3 to 4 element
of a complete
-5 points
No reference
-20 points because
source authority and article
length can’t be determined.
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Critical Thinking Rubric
Specific Outcome Exceeds Expectations
Meets expectations
Does Not Meet Expectations
Specific Outcome
#1 Inquiry and
Students pose vital
questions and identify
problems, formulating
clearly and precisely.
Student accurately and
thoroughly states the
purpose of the inquiry
Student poses relevant
questions that thoroughly
fulfill the purpose.
Student clearly and
logically expresses
questions and problems
in several ways to
recognize complexity.
3 points
Student states the purpose
of the inquiry.
Student poses relevant
questions that
substantially fulfill
the purpose.
Student clearly and
logically states questions
and problems.
2 point
Student does not identify
the purpose of the
Student poses questions
that do not fulfill
the purpose.
Student does not state
questions and problems
clearly and logically.
1 Points
Specific Outcome Exceeds Expectations
Meets expectations
Does Not Meet Expectations
Specific Outcome
#2 Evaluation and
Students consider
alternative viewpoints,
recognize and
assess assumptions,
and identify possible
consequences. Students
will develop
well-reasoned conclusions
and solutions.

Student identifies multiple
(more than two)
alternate viewpoints.
Student identifies logical,
significant, potential
implications and
consequences of alternate
Student clearly expresses
multiple logical
and plausible alternative
conclusions and
4 Points
Student identifies two
alternative viewpoints
Student identifies and
assesses assumptions
related to the two
Student identifies
some logical implications
and consequences
for each
Student expresses a
well-reasoned logical
2 Point
Student does not recognize
alternate viewpoints
Student does not recognize
associated with a
Student does not identify
implications or
Student expresses an
illogical conclusion or
1 Points
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Specific Outcome Exceeds Expectations
Meets expectations
Does Not Meet Expectations
Specific Outcome
#3 Creative Thinking
and Innovation
Students apply creative
ideas or approaches
to achieve
solutions or complete
Student creates a
unique personal idea,
question, format, or
Student incorporates
new directions or approaches
to the assignment
in the final product
3 Points
Student creates a personal
idea, question,
format, or product
based on an example.
Student personalizes
an example direction
or approach to
achieve a solution or
complete a project.
2 Point
Student fails to create
an idea, question, format,
or product from
an example.
Student males no attempt
to personalize
direction or approach
given an example.
1 Points
If your summary does not specifically address material covered in your source article, then you
receive 0 points for this part of the grade.