Explainer Story on Artificial Intelligence

Write an explainer like the ones on Vox about a specific scientific idea or process related to your major story. (If you can’t find something related to your major story, it is ok to choose another topic for this assignment).

For example, if you were writing about obsessive-compulsive disorder, you could write an explainer on OCD itself, or on a treatment for OCD like cognitive behavioral therapy.

If you were writing about global warming, you could have an explainer on sea-level rise.

For more information on writing explainers see pages 27-28 in A Field Guide For Science Writers and this PowerPointPreview the document.

Approximately 800 words.

Here are some good examples of Vox articles clearly explaining scientific and technological concepts to the public:

https://www.vox.com/2018/7/23/17594864/crispr-cas9-gene-editing (Links to an external site.)

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/7/5/17500782/zero-number-math-explained (Links to an external site.)

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/8/29/17790118/alcohol-lancet-health-study (Links to an external site.)

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/2/21/16965122/keto-diet-reset (Links to an external site.)

https://www.vox.com/2018/5/2/17303516/lyme-disease-symptoms-treatment-test (Links to an external site.)

Rubric
Explainer

Explainer

Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeClear LanguageJargon used sparingly. Most sentences have characters as subjects that perform actions.

15.0 pts
Excellent

0.0 pts
Poor

15.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeVivid LanguageMetaphors, analogies or vivid, colorful language used to capture reader’s attention.

25.0 pts
Excellent

0.0 pts
Poor

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeExplanation Understandable to General Audience

25.0 pts
Excellent

0.0 pts
Poor

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar, Spelling, PunctuationFew grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors.

20.0 pts
Excellent

0.0 pts
Poor

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeExamples UsedSpecific examples used to explain concept clearly.

15.0 pts
Full Marks

0.0 pts
Poor

15.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0

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