Topic: Does deforestation affect the occurrence of malaria?
The following is a guide to the point distribution that will be used when assigning a grade to your completed paper. Point values for each section indicate ranges that will be used when your Instructor grades your paper. Attach this page as a cover sheet to the front of your paper.
Format: The paper is typed (double-spaced) and grammatically correct. All material from scientific sources must be PARAPHRASED in your OWN words while using IN-LINE CITATIONS. Don’t use quotations – they aren’t used in science writing.
References: There is a minimum requirement of 3 quality scientific sources that you must reference in your paper. At least 1 of these references must come from a scientific journal (primary literature). The other two references can be from either primary literature or scientific magazines or websites (secondary literature). Contact your TA if you have any questions about your references.
Late Paper Policy: Papers submitted after that time will have a grade reduction of 10% per day
You will first submit a proposal for your paper to your TA. This way your TA can provide you with helpful comments early in the writing process. Your proposal is worth 5 points and must include the following:
PAPER: Due in class + D2L dropbox the week of APRIL 9-13
________ (1 point) Staple a copy of this rubric to the front of your paper when you hand it in.
________ (1 point) Staple your graded proposal to the front of your paper when you hand it in.
________ (16 pts.) Introduction
Introduce your topic – “Does deforestation affect the occurrence of malaria?”
________ (3 pts.) Hypothesis Statement
Make a testable statement indicating how deforestation affects the occurrence of malaria. For example, “I hypothesize that deforestation causes _______ occurrence of malaria due to _________.”
________ (24 pts.) Results and Discussion
Summarize 3 or more quality scientific sources that are directly related to your hypothesis. For each source, you must 1) describe what the researchers did, 2) report what the researchers found, using data from the article, 3) state how the research findings relate to your hypothesis, and 4) establish the causal mechanism between deforestation and the occurrence of malaria.
________ (5 pts.) Conclusion
Clearly state whether your Position/Hypothesis has been supported or refuted by the articles you summarized. Use specific examples from your sources in order to justify your conclusion.
________ (2 pts.) References
Full bibliographic information is included at the end of your paper for all sources used. This includes the authors’ names, title, publication name, volume, and page numbers.
________ Points may be deducted from your score for the following reasons:
________ 50 Total Possible Points
**Papers submitted after the assignment due date and