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AP Environmental Science Ms.

Howland APES in the News Rubric


Article Summary Rubric
Summary Good 5 pts The article is clearly but succinctly summarized only the key points of the article are touched upon. Article selected is current (<2yrs), topic falls within environmental science. Article does not require any additional research. Article has a direct connection to Environmental Science and student has explained this connection in their summary. Author Name, Article title and copyright information included; article is cited in APA format There are no grammatical errors
4 Holds attention of entire audience with the use of direct eye contact, seldom looking at notes. Student explains the connection between their article and APES Student displays relaxed, self-confident nature about self, with no mistakes.

Article Choice

Fair 3 pts The article is clearly summarized, but some sub points are addressed along with main points. The summary is not succinct. Article selected is current (<5yrs), topic falls within environmental science. Article requires some additional research. Article has a connection to Environmental Science. Student has not explained the connection in their summary. 2 of author name, article title and copyright information included; article is not cited in APA format There are 1-4 grammatical errors.
3

Poor 1pt The article summary is unclear or overly detailed.

Connection to Environmental Science

Mechanics Requirements

Grammar

Article is scientific but work is outdated or the articles scientific nature is questionable or article does not fall within environmental science. Article is not connected to Environmental Science and/or student has not explained the connection in their summary. Only 1 of author name, article title and copyright information included; article is not cited in APA format or not cited at all There are 5+ grammatical errors.
2 1 No eye contact with audience, as entire report is read from notes. Student does explain the connection between their article and APES Tension and nervousness is obvious; has trouble recovering from mistakes. Shows absolutely no interest in topic presented. Student mumbles, incorrectly pronounces terms, and speaks too quietly for a majority of students to hear.

Oral Presentation Rubric


TRAIT NONVERBALSKILLS EYE CONTACT Consistent use of direct eye contact with audience, but still returns to notes. Displayed minimal eye contact with audience, while reading mostly from the notes.

APES CONNECTION

POISE

Makes minor mistakes, but quickly recovers from them; displays little or no tension.

Displays mild tension; has trouble recovering from mistakes.

VERBAL SKILLS ENTHUSIASM

ELOCUTION

Demonstrates a strong, positive feeling about topic during entire presentation. Student uses a clear voice and correct, precise pronunciation of terms so that all audience members can hear presentation.

Occasionally shows positive feelings about topic. Students voice is clear. Student pronounces most words correctly. Most audience members can hear presentation.

Shows some negativity toward topic presented. Students voice is low. Student incorrectly pronounces terms. Audience members have difficulty hearing presentation.

Place the reference as a header on your summary. APA Format Basic Form APA style dictates that authors are named last name followed by initials; publication year goes between parentheses, followed by a period. The title of the article is in sentence-case, meaning only the first word and proper nouns in the title are capitalized. The periodical title is run in title case, and is followed by the volume number which, with the title, is also italicized or underlined. Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. Article in Journal Paginated by Volume Journals that are paginated by volume begin with page one in issue one, and continue numbering issue two where issue one ended, etc. Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896. Article in Journal Paginated by Issue Journals paginated by issue begin with page one every issue; therefore, the issue number gets indicated in parentheses after the volume. The parentheses and issue number are not italicized or underlined. Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(30), 5-13. Article in a Magazine Henry, W. A., III. (1990, April 9). Making the grade in today's schools. Time, 135, 28-31. Article in a Newspaper Unlike other periodicals, p. or pp. precedes page numbers for a newspaper reference in APA style. Single pages take p., e.g., p. B2; multiple pages take pp., e.g., pp. B2, B4 or pp. C1, C3-C4. Schultz, S. (2005, December 28). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country Today, pp. 1A, 2A.