Research Proposal Grading Rubric (60 points)

Research Proposal Grading Rubric (60 points)
(Note: The syllabus indicates that your prospectus is worth 80 points. In grading I will mark 60 points of these points as evaluation for the written prospectus.  Another 20 points will come from class comments on your presentation.
For the written prospectus, I will use the following rubric.

1.    Motivation (12 points)
Does the author start from some coherent general observation and use this observation to introduce the general subject

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2.    Literature Review (12 points):
Does the author summarize enough of the pertinent literature to convince me that they know what they’re talking about
3.  Experiment Design
a) Design (12 points)
-Does the author present a model illustrating the predictions of their model
– Is there a clear research hypothesis
b) Procedures (12 points)
-Does the author lay out a coherent plan for investigating this hypothesis
-Does the author explain how the data will address the research hypothesis
4. Clarity in Expression  (12 points) Is the writing clear  Did I understand what you’re trying to say