biology
Choose one (just one) of the topics presented below and write a brief essay that summarizes the article or video. Include your own thoughts about the topic, and back up your opinions with examples from the link.

This extra credit assignment is due June 13th at 11:59PM. (Submit via the Turnitin assignment link in the Extra Credit Questions Folder in Blackboard). It is worth 10 points, which will be added to your exam grade for Exam 4. Please take a look at the rubric below to see how I will grade this essay. (Pro Tip: Most students lose credit on these assignments for not properly citing their reference at the end of the essay, having too high a similarity percentage, or not including their opinions on the material.)

Crime Lab Scandals Just Keep Getting Worse
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2015/10/massachusetts_crime_lab_scandal_worsens_dookhan_and_farak.html

23andMe genetic test reveals disturbing artificial insemination switch
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/01/10/23andme-test-reveals-disturbing-artificial-insemination-switch.html

The Silent Horror That’s Afflicting Thai Monks
www.ozy.com/acumen/the-silent-horror-thats-afflicting-thai-monks/69666#.V1czg-A5z5I.twitter

The Problems With DNA Evidence and Testing – The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/a-reasonable-doubt/480747/?src=longreads&mc_cid=7ee9c78da7&mc_eid=8b44145301

The rise of performance-enhancing genes- A single ‘super’ gene can make a dramatic difference to an athlete’s performance. But is that fair?
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2012/may/06/drugs-sport-genes-athletics-women

White Men Can’t Jump? Race, genes and sports
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_nature/2008/12/white_men_cant_jump.html

Exploring bias in forensic DNA profiling – Dan Krane – TEDxDayton

CRITICAL THINKING ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC

CRITICAL THINKING ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC

Content
(2 point) Article summary is complete and relevant
(2 point) Personal opinion is provided
(2 points) Opinion is supported with examples and details
Mechanics
(1 point) Spelling/Grammar/Punctuation

Reference(s)
(2 points) Reference provided and properly formatted

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biology
Choose one (just one) of the topics presented below and write a brief essay that summarizes the article or video. Include your own thoughts about the topic, and back up your opinions with examples from the link.

This extra credit assignment is due June 13th at 11:59PM. (Submit via the Turnitin assignment link in the Extra Credit Questions Folder in Blackboard). It is worth 10 points, which will be added to your exam grade for Exam 4. Please take a look at the rubric below to see how I will grade this essay. (Pro Tip: Most students lose credit on these assignments for not properly citing their reference at the end of the essay, having too high a similarity percentage, or not including their opinions on the material.)

Crime Lab Scandals Just Keep Getting Worse
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2015/10/massachusetts_crime_lab_scandal_worsens_dookhan_and_farak.html

23andMe genetic test reveals disturbing artificial insemination switch
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/01/10/23andme-test-reveals-disturbing-artificial-insemination-switch.html

The Silent Horror That’s Afflicting Thai Monks
www.ozy.com/acumen/the-silent-horror-thats-afflicting-thai-monks/69666#.V1czg-A5z5I.twitter

The Problems With DNA Evidence and Testing – The Atlantic
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/06/a-reasonable-doubt/480747/?src=longreads&mc_cid=7ee9c78da7&mc_eid=8b44145301

The rise of performance-enhancing genes- A single ‘super’ gene can make a dramatic difference to an athlete’s performance. But is that fair?
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2012/may/06/drugs-sport-genes-athletics-women

White Men Can’t Jump? Race, genes and sports
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_nature/2008/12/white_men_cant_jump.html

Exploring bias in forensic DNA profiling – Dan Krane – TEDxDayton

CRITICAL THINKING ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC

CRITICAL THINKING ASSIGNMENT RUBRIC

Content
(2 point) Article summary is complete and relevant
(2 point) Personal opinion is provided
(2 points) Opinion is supported with examples and details
Mechanics
(1 point) Spelling/Grammar/Punctuation

Reference(s)
(2 points) Reference provided and properly formatted

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Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *