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Rubric for maps and cross-sections

Eric J. Pyle
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Dept. of Geology & Environmental Science, James Madison University
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Summary

This is a scoring rubric for assessing student geologic maps and cross-sections, as used by the JMU Field Course.

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Context

Audience

This rubric has been used over the last two years with the JMU field course. It is part of a package of rubrics, including those for field notes and another on lithologic descriptions and memoirs.

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Typically, this rubric, and the others, are applied in assignments in the first three or four assignments in the course.

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