for Grading the Final Report
Final reports will automatically be lowered at least one letter grade unless they are correctly typed with title page, table of contents, footnotes or endnotes, bibliography, and submitted in duplicate (see additional requirements on the project order page). There must be a minimum of ten references from six sources, (at most two from the Internet). Use MLA or a similar standardized style. Note that I expect all of the data collected to be submitted, most likely in an appendix.
Once accepted, the project's final report will be graded holistically using the following rubric. A report, which earns the grade on the left, will be characteristics on the right. The report may not have all of the listed characteristics, but will fit best in that category.
MATHEMATICS: Use of a new model showing creativity and originality.
Mathematics enlightening, appropriate and concise. Display of techniques
or concepts not introduced in the course.
MATHEMATICS: Use of a original model, or a creatively fit model.
Mathematics correct, appropriate and well organized. Extension of
techniques or concepts used in the course.
MATHEMATICS: Well-selected model, adequately fit.
Mathematics present and correct, but unenlightening. Illustrates
the use of course techniques and concepts.
MATHEMATICS: Simple application or adaptation of a existing
model. Mathematics simplistic, inappropriate or poorly thought-out.
Includes course techniques and concepts.
MATHEMATICS: Model missing, poorly defined or copied from
a book / UMAP module. Mathematics missing, naive, incorrect or undecipherable.
Parrots course terms and techniques.