bioethics.

Assignment Objectives:

to become familiar with scholarship in a particular area of bioethics.

to demonstrate an ability to summarize another thinker’s argument or point of view.

to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.

  • Assignment Description: 
  • The oral report is an article review.  Students choose a current scholarly article written on a topic in bioethics to summarize and analyze.  They present their summary and analysis in a 2-3 page essay and as an oral report via power point, Prezi, or some other presentation tool. Students use Stritch library data bases or bioethics anthologies of articles on reserve for this class to choose and then summarize a scholarlyacademic articlethat entertains a topic in bioethics.  Students then present their summary of the chosen article to the class along with an analysis of the article. A power point or prezi or handout is required.  The report should include:
  • The article title and bibliographical information – author, where and when it was published. (A copy or link to the article should be submitted on Canvas.)

A brief statement of the author’s credentials/affiliation, if accessible.

A correct and detailed summary of the article’s argument, position, content.

An analysis which may include: a consideration of the truth or falsity of one or more statements made in the article; a consideration of weak or strong portions of the article; if an analogy is introduced, a consideration of whether the analogy ‘works’; an identification of any logical fallacies (Links to an external site.) that may be present; a statement about which theoretical perspective (if discernible) informs the author’s view.

Grading will be based upon the quality of both written and oral presentations of the material.

Rubric

Oral Report Rubric (1) (1) (1) (1)

Oral Report Rubric (1) (1) (1) (1)

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: Depth and Accuracy

45.0 pts

The article was summarized in detail and with care. There were no inaccurate statements.

35.0 pts

  • The article was summarized adequately. There were no inaccurate statements.
  • 30.0 pts
  • The article was summarized in a basic way. There were some inaccurate statements.
  • 20.0 pts

The article was summarized poorly. There were many inaccurate statements. It was incomplete.

45.0 ptsFILLER TEXT

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis

15.0 pts

The analysis was advanced, thoughtful, careful. Student demonstrates advanced analytical ability.

10.0 pts

The analysis was basic. It showed effort and attention.

5.0 pts

The analysis was poor – disorganized, careless, or very brief.

0.0 pts

There was no analysis or the analysis was incomprehensible.

15.0 ptsFILLER TEXT

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeUse of Communication Aids

15.0 pts

The visual presentation was helpful to the audience and either very attractive or very creative. There were no grammatical errors.

10.0 pts

The visual presentation was helpful to the audience in understanding the article and the issues at stake. There were a minimal number of grammatical errors.

5.0 pts

Visual presentation was very short, lacking creativity or carelessly written

0.0 pts

Visual aids were non-existent. OR Writing was difficult to read because there were so many mistakes.

15.0 ptsFILLER TEXT

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOral Performance

10.0 pts

The student seemed very comfortable with the material and did little reading – and supplemented reading with explanations that are not read.

7.0 pts

The student sometimes floundered, but attempted to speak independently from notes.

3.0 pts

The student read most of his/her presentation.

0.0 pts

The student read the entire presentation.

10.0 ptsFILLER TEXT

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDocumentation

15.0 pts

Citation style is followed carefully. Student cites the source article within the text of the summary essay, on the “References” page and within the powerpoint.

10.0 pts

Minor citation mistakes are noted. Citation may be missing from the text of the summary essay or in the powerpoint.

5.0 pts

Citation is somewhat haphazard or careless, but is present in one part of the project.

0.0 pts

No Marks

Student payed little attention to citation style and guidelines or student does not indicate authorship at all.

15.0 ptsFILLER TEXT

Total Points: 100.0


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