Literature Citation Requirements

Assessment 2 Instructions Bierema, Fall 2019
Instructions
1. Download the “Assessment 2 Worksheet.” Begin working on the worksheet after reading
through this document.
2. Feel free to use your notes while working on this assessment.
3. Point values are provided in the rubric.
4. Students can discuss with each other only their research approach. Do not send drafts
of your annotated bibliography to each other or copy answers. This assessment is
submitted to Turnitin and checked for plagiarism- copying websites, article abstracts, or
your peers.
a. Turnitin produces a similarity score and we use that score to indicate which ones
to check further for plagiarism
b. There is not a set similarity percentage that indicates plagiarism. The similarity
will depend on the length of the answers and if the questions are restated in
those answers. Some of the questions are straight-forward and will have similar
answers, so the similarity score will likely be higher for this assessment than the
previous and future assessments.

5. Save the document as a Microsoft Word® document. If you do not have Microsoft
Word®, then please see the “Start Here” folder in D2L for information on how to obtain a
free copy of it from MSU.
6. Submit the Word document to the Assignment folder titled “Assessment 2.”
Source Information
Select sources that are specific to your species and potential habitat and not the general topic of
de-extinction. The following types of information will be helpful for your course project.
 The threats that led to the species’ current conservation status
 The stakeholders that have been (or will be) impacted by its extinction and by its
reintroduction
 The ecology of the species (for example, its distribution, preferred habitat, diet,
reproduction, body size, etc.)
 The ecology of the preferred habitat (where would the species be reintroduced to and
what is that habitat like- climate, biome, organisms currently present); after researching
where it was found or can survive, it might be helpful to look up a suitable national park
or other protected area
 The evolutionary history (for example, its phylogenetic history, closest living relatives,
where these species are found and their conservation status; body size and reproduction
of closest relatives)
Types of Sources
This reference list will include sources that represent a variety of perspectives and stakeholders.
Include at least five sources:
 At least two must be scholarly articles,
 One will be the IUCN Red List website or another website that you have been directed to
on your species slip of paper, and
 the remaining two can be other resources that are relevant. Note that these could be
additional scholarly articles, an additional approved website (check with your instructor),
a book, book chapter, a government document, or other authoritative source.
Although not required, feel free to include more than five sources if you find more that might be
helpful. This will help further prepare you for your project.

ISB 202 Assessment 2 Instructions Bierema, Fall 2019
Reference Format
Follow the guidelines provided on D2L: “Literature Citation Requirements.”
Annotations
The following is a list of questions to be answered for each reference.
1. Which perspective(s) and stakeholder(s) do the author(s) represent? You may have to
research the author(s) or organization to answer this question.
2. Explain how you found the source. Is it an open-access source or is it limited by
licensing/payment?
3. How is the information packaged? Is it a website, scientific article, a secondary article,
blog, etc.?
4. Describe the credibility of the source, including how the source was found and the
authority of the source.
5. Explain how this source will be useful for your final project, which is evaluating the
species’ candidacy for de-extinction.
6. Describe how the source compares to the other sources that are in this annotated
bibliography. Consider how the source confirms, conflicts with, or offers a new
perspective on the information.
For each annotation, answer questions 1-3 in one sentence each, and answer questions
4-6 in two to four sentences. Minimize grammatical errors so that they do not distract the
reader. Use the “Assessment 2 Worksheet” to answer the questions.

ISB 202 Assessment 2 Instructions Bierema, Fall 2019

Critical
Elements

Exemplary
(100%)

Proficient
(75%)

Needs
Improvement
(55%)

Not Evident
(0%)

Types of
Sources

5 points 3.75 points 2.75 points 0 points
At least two
references are
scholarly articles.

At least one
reference is a
scholarly article.

The IUCN Red
List or related
website is used
but no scholarly
articles.

None of the
references are the
recommended
websites or
scholarly articles.

Annotation
s

20 points 15 points 11 points 0 points
Answers to all
questions are
complete and
specific to the
articles for five
sources.

About 75% of the
questions are
complete- this
may be answering
all questions for
just 3-4 sources
or missing some
questions across
5 sources.

About half of the
questions are
complete.
Answered a mix
of questions that
require one-
sentence answers
(1-3) and longer
answers (4-6) for
at least two of the
sources.

Less than half of
the questions are
complete. Or, only
answered the
questions that
require one-
sentence answers
(1-3).

Reference
format

5 points 3.75 points 2.75 points 0 points
Citation format is
consistent and
contains all
citation
information.

Citations contain
all citation
information but
uses an
inconsistent or no
format.

Citations are
missing citation
information (e.g.,
has title and
website but no
author or date).

Citations contain
minimal
information, such
as only the
website address.

Exemplary
30-25 points

Proficient
24-20 points

Needs
Improvement
19-12 points

Not Evident
11-0 points

 

 

Assessment 2 Worksheet Bierema, Fall 2019
Instructions
Please see the “Assessment 2 Instructions” document for guidelines.
Annotated Bibliography
Citation:

Questions:
1. Which perspective(s) and stakeholder(s) do the author(s) represent? You may have to
research the author(s) or organization to answer this question.

2. Explain how you found the source. Is it an open-access source or is it limited by
licensing/payment?

3. How is the information packaged? Is it a website, scientific article, a secondary article,
blog, etc.?

4. Describe the credibility of the source, including how the source was found and the
authority of the source.

5. Explain how this source will be useful for your final project, which is evaluating the
species’ candidacy for de-extinction.

6. Describe how the source compares to the other sources that are in this annotated
bibliography. Consider how the source confirms, conflicts with, or offers a new
perspective on the information.

ISB 202 Assessment 2 Worksheet Bierema, Fall 2019

Citation:

Questions:
1. Which perspective(s) and stakeholder(s) do the author(s) represent? You may have to
research the author(s) or organization to answer this question.

2. Explain how you found the source. Is it an open-access source or is it limited by
licensing/payment?

3. How is the information packaged? Is it a website, scientific article, a secondary article,
blog, etc.?

4. Describe the credibility of the source, including how the source was found and the
authority of the source.

5. Explain how this source will be useful for your final project, which is evaluating the
species’ candidacy for de-extinction.

6. Describe how the source compares to the other sources that are in this annotated
bibliography. Consider how the source confirms, conflicts with, or offers a new
perspective on the information.

ISB 202 Assessment 2 Worksheet Bierema, Fall 2019

Citation:

Questions:
1. Which perspective(s) and stakeholder(s) do the author(s) represent? You may have to
research the author(s) or organization to answer this question.

2. Explain how you found the source. Is it an open-access source or is it limited by
licensing/payment?

3. How is the information packaged? Is it a website, scientific article, a secondary article,
blog, etc.?

4. Describe the credibility of the source, including how the source was found and the
authority of the source.

5. Explain how this source will be useful for your final project, which is evaluating the
species’ candidacy for de-extinction.

6. Describe how the source compares to the other sources that are in this annotated
bibliography. Consider how the source confirms, conflicts with, or offers a new
perspective on the information.

ISB 202 Assessment 2 Worksheet Bierema, Fall 2019

Citation:

Questions:
1. Which perspective(s) and stakeholder(s) do the author(s) represent? You may have to
research the author(s) or organization to answer this question.

2. Explain how you found the source. Is it an open-access source or is it limited by
licensing/payment?

3. How is the information packaged? Is it a website, scientific article, a secondary article,
blog, etc.?

4. Describe the credibility of the source, including how the source was found and the
authority of the source.

5. Explain how this source will be useful for your final project, which is evaluating the
species’ candidacy for de-extinction.

6. Describe how the source compares to the other sources that are in this annotated
bibliography. Consider how the source confirms, conflicts with, or offers a new
perspective on the information.

ISB 202 Assessment 2 Worksheet Bierema, Fall 2019

Citation:

Questions:
1. Which perspective(s) and stakeholder(s) do the author(s) represent? You may have to
research the author(s) or organization to answer this question.

2. Explain how you found the source. Is it an open-access source or is it limited by
licensing/payment?

3. How is the information packaged? Is it a website, scientific article, a secondary article,
blog, etc.?

4. Describe the credibility of the source, including how the source was found and the
authority of the source.

5. Explain how this source will be useful for your final project, which is evaluating the
species’ candidacy for de-extinction.

6. Describe how the source compares to the other sources that are in this annotated
bibliography. Consider how the source confirms, conflicts with, or offers a new
perspective on the information.