Assignment Overview Type: Individual Project Unit: Lab to analyze the effects of reproductive isolation. Due Date: Tue, 10/17/17 Grading Type: Numeric Points Possible: 200 Points Earned: 0 Deliverable Length: 1 page View objectives for this assignment Go To:
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For each assignment, you will use the M.U.S.E. link to complete the lab. Access the M.U.S.E. by clicking on Learning Materials.
In this lab, you will see the time progression of speciation to help you write up a scientific paper that centers on the following:
- What would happen if a species of lizard were suddenly split into 2 groups by a hurricane resulting in the isolation of a small group of individuals on an island far from the mainland?
Using the M.U.S.E. link, review the background information and animation to complete your report.
Use the Lab 2 worksheet for assignment instructions.
Please submit your completed assignment.
Grading Category Category Criteria Percentage and Points Possible Purpose of Assignment and Content Development Use of appropriate, relevant, and compelling content that expresses topic, main idea, and purpose.
45% (90 of 200 points)
Organization, Grammar, and Presentation Organized and complete lab report/worksheet with all relevant information as indicated and outlined on the worksheet. Language clearly and effectively communicates ideas and content relevant to the assignment.
30% (60 of 200 points)
Critical Thinking Demonstrates ability to analyze assumptions, evaluate evidence, complexities of issues, and alternatives.
20% (40 of 200 points)
Information Literacy and Research Demonstrates good selection and use of high quality, credible, and relevant sources to develop ideas that are appropriate to the assignment. Includes correct in-text citations.
5% (10 of 200 points)
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