PHE 321 Journal Guidelines and Rubric
Overview: Journals are private between the student and the instructor. They provide the opportunity for you to explore the course material in a safe environment. They focus on the comprehension of content and provide an opportunity for targeted instructor feedback. These journal assignments will take place in Modules One, Two, Three, Four, Five, and Eight.
Prompt: Before you begin your journal assignment, make sure you review the relevant module resources. Next, craft a journal assignment that answers the specific elements outlined in the assignment prompt. In your responses, discuss key concepts related to biology and make connections between biology and the field of public health.
Guidelines for Submission: Submit assignment as a Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins.
Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (70%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Comprehension Develops a journal assignment that clearly and accurately addresses the required content, using appropriate detail
Develops a journal assignment that addresses the required content, but with gaps in accuracy, clarity, or detail
Does not develop a journal assignment that addresses the required content
Journal assignment addresses applications to the field of public health
Journal assignment addresses applications to the field of public health, but with gaps in detail or accuracy
Journal assignment does not address applications to the field of public health
Critical Thinking Draws informed conclusions that are justified with relevant evidence
Draws conclusions that are justified with evidence, but with gaps in logic, support, or relevance of evidence
Does not draw logical conclusions 29
Assignment is mostly free of errors of organization and grammar; errors are marginal and rarely interrupt the flow
Assignment contains errors of organization and grammar, but errors are limited enough so that assignment can be understood
Assignment contains errors of organization and grammar, making the assignment difficult to understand
- PHE 321 Journal Guidelines and Rubric