Submissions grading

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Theory
Economic theory is not accurate / many errors and false assertions
0points
Economic theory is reasonably accurate but superficial. Not an in depth assessment of the state of the environment. Some vague references to government intervention.
5points
Economic theory is good / accurate assessment of the impact of the economy on the environment. Good attempt to outline the worst case scenario for the planet. Government interventions are well explained using diagrams and interesting graphicsand data is used.
10points
Very good application of theory / almost perfect accuracy in explaining how environmental deterioration needs to be tackled. Excellent statistics, diagrams and other supporting evidence.
20points
Evaluation
The assignment contains very little or no indepedent thought. Everything is cut and paste or copied from textbook / other sources. Zero use of footnotes on each page to give credit to sources used.
0points
Some independent opinions are expressed but they are not accurate. Only limited use of footnotes on each page.
5points
Good evaluation of the causes and effects of environmental deterioration. Lots of original ideas. Good use of footnotes. Credit given for most sources used.
15points
Very good initiative taken in evaluating the topic. All sources are clearly referenced with footnotes on each page. Excellent combination of original ideas with research.
20points
Presentation
Boring, untidy, very little initiative, no colour, little or no statistics, tables or other images.
0points
Very few techniques used other than the odd graph and table.
2points
Solid attempt with evidence of graphs, tables, newspaper clippings and other supporting data.
5points
Excellent. Professional assignment that ticks all the boxes.
10points