Biotechnology is the use of a living thing or any part of a living thing to make a product or process that improves human life.
In an APA-formatted report, research the topic that you have chosen, and answer the following 5 questions:
Use the following guidelines for your report:
This assignment will also be assessed using additional criteria provided here.
|Grading Criteria||Proficient Descriptor||Points|
|Biotechnology definition||• Clarifies how the selected process meets the definition of biotechnology.||20|
|Uses||• Explains the uses or purposes of the selected biotechnology application||20|
|Process||• Describes how the process is performed.||20|
|Benefit and Risk||• Evaluates the selected biotechnology application, giving at least 1 benefit, 1 drawback, and 1 risk of the process.||30|
|Ethical Concerns||• Elaborates on an ethical concern of the selected biotechnology application (e.g., leftover embryos, DNA privacy, mandated vaccines).||20|
|Organization||• Organizes paper to address 5 aspects of the selected biotechnology application: in vitro fertilization, DNA profiling, vaccines, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or gene therapy.
• Uses clear topic sentences to state the focus of each section.
• Uses facts and vocabulary relevant to the selected biotechnology application.
|Format||• Provides a 2 -3 page paper that is double-spaced, and includes a title page, abstract, reference page, running head, and page numbers. The title page and reference page are not counted in the length of 2 -3 pages for the paper.||10|
|Credibility||• Utilizes credible information sources (a minimum of 2) that are clearly identified, properly cited, and referenced using APA Style.||10|
|Grammar & Mechanics||• Sentences are clear, well-articulated, and free from grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors.||10|