Read on to learn how. Go through each how to make a rubric for an essay point and assign points for that section. Then, break down these points among the subsections you added. You’ve just completed your first rubric.
This way, they’ll know exactly what you’re looking for. Once you use your first rubric, you’ll be hooked! Is 5 minutes too long? Rubrics Make Elementary Teachers Day Easy! Rubrics Make Middle School and High School Teachers Day Easy! Tell If Your Rubric Works? National DNA Day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953.
13th Annual DNA Day Essay Contest! This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to be well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay question. They are evaluated by ASHG members through three rounds of scoring. Submissions are now open, via the link at the bottom of this page. Essays mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Society will NOT be accepted.
Word count includes in-text citations, but does not include reference lists. Word count is best determined by Microsoft Word’s count. The submission page will give an official word count when submitters enter the essay. There is no restriction on how many references students may use.
However, please keep in mind that students should avoid having too many references, as we want to know the student’s opinion on the question and not the opinion of the student’s sources. Quality of references will be considered by judges when scoring. The text of the student’s essay must be his or her own words unless quotations are explicitly noted. If plagiarism is suspected during any point of the contest, ASHG’s Citation and Attribution Review Board will examine the essay in question.
Essays found to contain the uncited work of others will be disqualified and the student’s teacher will be notified. Only classroom teachers are eligible for the equipment grant. Teachers of first-place winners from 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 are not eligible for equipment grants in 2018. The contest consists of three rounds of evaluation. Each round of judges is made up of ASHG members. Round 1 essays will be judged solely on whether or not they are of high enough quality. The chosen essays will move on to Round 2 and eventually a selected group will move on to Round 3.