ASSIGNMENT 03SC160 Basic BiologyDirections:Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Assignment Format” page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements.Integrate by discussion the properties of life, basic chemical terminology, and molecules and compounds of a cell necessary for life. Include the basic anatomy and physiology of a cell and describe how cell respiration, photosynthesis, and cell reproduction occur in a succinct manner. Include a brief discussion about Mendel’s Laws and an overview of DNA structure and function. Conclude with a discussion of cancer and the mechanisms of gene control.Grading RubricPlease refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.
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ASSIGNMENT 03
SC160 Basic Biology
Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth
College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use
correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response
should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Assignment Format” page located on the
Course Home page for specific format requirements.
Integrate by discussion the properties of life, basic chemical terminology, and molecules and
compounds of a cell necessary for life. Include the basic anatomy and physiology of a cell and
describe how cell respiration, photosynthesis, and cell reproduction occur in a succinct manner.
Include a brief discussion about Mendel’s Laws and an overview of DNA structure and function.
Conclude with a discussion of cancer and the mechanisms of gene control.
Grading Rubric
Please refer to the rubric on the next page for the grading criteria for this assignment.
CATEGORY
Exemplary
Properties of life (10 10 points
points)
Student provides a clear,
logical discussion of all of the
following: the properties of
life, basic chemical
terminology, and molecules
and compounds of a cell
necessary for life.
Satisfactory
8 points
Student provides a mostly
clear, logical discussion of at
least 2 of the following: the
properties of life, basic
chemical terminology, and
molecules and compounds
of a cell necessary for life.
Unsatisfactory
5 points
Student provides a partially
clear, logical discussion of
at least 2 of the following:
the properties of life, basic
chemical terminology, and
molecules and compounds
of a cell necessary for life.
Unacceptable
2 points
Student provides a weak or
unclear discussion of at
least 1 of the following:
the properties of life, basic
chemical terminology, and
molecules and compounds
of a cell necessary for life.
Cell
10 points
anatomy/physiology Student provides a clear,
(10 points)
logical description of the
basic anatomy and
physiology of a cell.
8 points
Student provides a mostly
clear, logical description of
the basic anatomy and
physiology of a cell.
5 points
Student provides a partially
clear, logical description of
the basic anatomy and
physiology of a cell.
2 points
Student provides a weak or
unclear description of the
basic anatomy and
physiology of a cell.
Cell respiration,
photosynthesis, and
reproduction (15
points)
15 points
Student provides a clear,
logical description of how
cell respiration,
photosynthesis, and cell
reproduction occur in a
succinct manner.
12 points
Student provides a mostly
clear, logical description of
how cell respiration,
photosynthesis, and cell
reproduction occur in a
succinct manner.
8 points
Student provides a partially
clear, logical description of
how cell respiration,
photosynthesis, and cell
reproduction occur in a
succinct manner.
5 points
Student provides a weak or
unclear description of how
cell respiration,
photosynthesis, and cell
reproduction occur in a
succinct manner.
Mendel’s Laws (10
points)
10 points
Student provides a clear,
logical discussion of
Mendel’s Laws.
8 points
Student provides a mostly
clear, logical discussion of
Mendel’s Laws.
5 points
Student provides a partially
clear, logical discussion of
Mendel’s Laws.
2 points
Student provides a weak or
unclear discussion of
Mendel’s Laws.
DNA
structure/function
(15 points)
15 points
Student provides a clear,
logical description of both
DNA structure and function.
12 points
Student provides a mostly
clear, logical description of
both DNA structure and
function.
8 points
Student provides a partially
clear, logical description of
both DNA structure and
function.
5 points
Student provides a weak or
unclear description of DNA
structure and/or function.
Cancer and gene
control (15 points)
15 points
Student provides a clear,
logical discussion of cancer
and the mechanisms of gene
control.
12 points
Student provides a mostly
clear, logical discussion of
cancer and the mechanisms
of gene control.
8 points
Student provides a partially
clear, logical discussion of
cancer and the mechanisms
of gene control.
5 points
Student provides a weak or
unclear discussion of
cancer and/or the
mechanisms of gene
control.
Mechanics Grammar,
Punctuation, Spelling
(10 Points)
10 points
Student makes no errors in
grammar or spelling that
distract the reader from the
content.
8 points
Student makes 1-2 errors in
grammar or spelling that
distract the reader from the
content.
5 points
Student makes 3-4 errors in
grammar or spelling that
distract the reader from the
content.
2 points
Student makes more than
4 errors in grammar or
spelling that distract the
reader from the content.
Format – APA Format,
Citations,
Organization,
Transitions (15
Points)
15 points
The paper is written in
proper format. All sources
used for quotes and facts are
credible and cited correctly.
Excellent organization,
including a variety of
thoughtful transitions.
12 points
The paper is written in
proper format with only 1-2
errors. All sources used for
quotes and facts are credible
and most are cited correctly.
Adequate organization
includes a variety of
appropriate transitions.
8 points
The paper is written in
proper format with only 3-5
errors. Most sources used
for quotes and facts are
credible and cited correctly.
Essay is poorly organized,
but may include a few
effective transitions.
5 points
The paper is not written in
proper format. Many
sources used for quotes
and facts are less than
credible (suspect) and/or
are not cited correctly.
Essay is disorganized and
does not include effective
transitions.

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