Question Description

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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 3 pages essay and as an oral report via power point, . Students use bioethics anthologies of articles on reserve for this class to choose and then summarize a scholarlyacademic article that 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 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.

Due dates vary, depending upon when the class is discussing the issue chosen for research.


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

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

Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent: Depth and Accuracy
45.0 ptsThe article was summarized in detail and with care. There were no inaccurate statements. 35.0 ptsThe article was summarized adequately. There were no inaccurate statements. 30.0 ptsThe article was summarized in a basic way. There were some inaccurate statements. 20.0 ptsThe article was summarized poorly. There were many inaccurate statements. It was incomplete.
45.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis
15.0 ptsThe analysis was advanced, thoughtful, careful. Student demonstrates advanced analytical ability. 10.0 ptsThe analysis was basic. It showed effort and attention. 5.0 ptsThe analysis was poor – disorganized, careless, or very brief. 0.0 ptsThere was no analysis or the analysis was incomprehensible.
15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeUse of Communication Aids
15.0 ptsThe visual presentation was helpful to the audience and either very attractive or very creative. There were no grammatical errors. 10.0 ptsThe 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 ptsVisual presentation was very short, lacking creativity or carelessly written 0.0 ptsVisual aids were non-existent. OR Writing was difficult to read because there were so many mistakes.
15.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOral Performance
10.0 ptsThe student seemed very comfortable with the material and did little reading – and supplemented reading with explanations that are not read. 7.0 ptsThe student sometimes floundered, but attempted to speak independently from notes. 3.0 ptsThe student read most of his/her presentation. 0.0 ptsThe student read the entire presentation.
10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDocumentation
15.0 ptsCitation 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 ptsMinor citation mistakes are noted. Citation may be missing from the text of the summary essay or in the powerpoint. 5.0 ptsCitation is somewhat haphazard or careless, but is present in one part of the project. 0.0 ptsNo Marks

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

15.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0