Compare and contrasts meiosis and mitosis.

Compare and contrasts meiosis and mitosis. How does the behavior of chromosomes during meiosis generate variation and explain Mendel’s law of independent assortment?

The paper should be at least 400- 500 words (~ 1 double-spaced, APA formatted page).

Students: Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper/project will be evaluated, before you write, and again after you write.

Assignment for BIO120 Concepts in Biology

Unit 4 Meiosis & Mitosis

Due: Midnight Sunday of Unit 4

Compare and contrasts meiosis and mitosis. How does the behavior of chromosomes during meiosis generate variation and explain Mendel’s law of independent assortment?

The paper should be at least 400- 500 words (~ 1 double-spaced, APA formatted page).

Students: Be sure to read the criteria, by which your paper/project will be evaluated, before you write, and again after you write.

Evaluation Rubric for Unit 4 Meiosis & Mitosis

CRITERIA Deficient

(0 Points)

Proficient

(1 Points)

Exemplary

(2 Points)

Points Possible
1. Describes the stages of mitosis. Does not describe the stages of mitosis. Inaccurately describes the stages of mitosis. Accurately describes the stages of mitosis. 2
2. Describes the stages of meiosis. Does not describe the stages of meiosis. Inaccurately describes the stages of meiosis. Accurately describes the stages of meiosis. 2
3. Explains how meiosis (but not mitosis) generates genetic variation. Does not explain how meiosis generates genetic variation. Explains how meiosis generates genetic variation, but does not indicate why mitosis does not. Explains how meiosis generates genetic variation and indicates why mitosis does not. 2
4. Explains how meiosis underlies Mendel’s law of independent assortment Does not explains how meiosis underlies Mendel’s law of independent assortment Inaccurately explains how meiosis underlies Mendel’s law of independent assortment Accurately explains how meiosis underlies Mendel’s law of independent assortment 2
5. Grammar, spelling, and formatting The essay does NOT follow the APA format guidelines or contains more than six grammatical errors or misspellings. The essay follows the APA format guidelines but contains three to six grammatical errors or misspellings. The essay follows the APA format guidelines and contains no more than three grammatical errors or misspellings. 2
6. Clear and professional writing Writing is not well-organized or cannot be easily followed or understood. Uses choppy or rambling sentences. Writing is organized and can be followed, The essay contains effective transitions between sentences Writing is clear, professional, and well-organized. Essay is can be easily followed and uses effective transitions between sentences 2
Total Points: 12

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