Create a 7-12-slide PowerPoint Presentation about the way drugs affect the brain. Include the following in your presentation:
Title and reference slide
A description of the effects of addiction on the components of the central nervous system and other organs
A description of the process of neurotransmission
Detailed speaker notes that include what would be said if giving the presentation in person
At least two scholarly sources
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
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2Less than Satisfactory74.00%
30.0 %Effects of Addiction
The presentation omits a description of the effects of addiction on the components of the central nervous system and other organs.
The presentation includes a vague description of the effects of addiction on the components of the central nervous system and other organs.
The presentation includes an adequate description of the effects of addiction on the components of the central nervous system and other organs.
The presentation includes an advanced description of the effects of addiction on the components of the central nervous system and other organs.
The presentation includes a comprehensive description of the effects of addiction on the components of the central nervous system and other organs.
30.0 %Process of Neurotransmission
The presentation omits a description of the process of neurotransmission.
The presentation includes a vague description of the process of neurotransmission.
The presentation includes an adequate description of the process of neurotransmission.
The presentation includes an advanced description of the process of neurotransmission.
The presentation includes a comprehensive description of the process of neurotransmission.
10.0 %Detailed Speaker Notes
The presentation does not contain speaker notes.
The presentation contains vague speaker notes and/or inaccurate or poorly written speaker notes.
The presentation’s speaker notes are present and are generally competent.
The presentation contains advanced speaker notes that indicate what might be said if giving the presentation in person.
The presentation includes comprehensive speaker notes that give a complete picture of what would be said if the presentation were given in person.
10.0 %Presentation of Content
The content lacks a clear point of view and logical sequence of information. Includes little persuasive information. Sequencing of ideas is unclear.
The content is vague in conveying a point of view and does not create a strong sense of purpose. Includes some persuasive information.
The presentation slides are generally competent, but ideas may show some inconsistency in organization and/or in their relationships to each other.
The content is written with a logical progression of ideas and supporting information exhibiting a unity, coherence, and cohesiveness. Includes persuasive information from reliable sources.
The content is written clearly and concisely. Ideas universally progress and relate to each other. The project includes motivating questions and advanced organizers. The project gives the audience a clear sense of the main idea.
The layout is cluttered, confusing, and does not use spacing, headings, and subheadings to enhance the readability. The text is extremely difficult to read with long blocks of text, small point size for fonts, and inappropriate contrasting colors. Poor use of headings, subheadings, indentations, or bold formatting is evident.
The layout shows some structure, but appears cluttered and busy or distracting with large gaps of white space or a distracting background. Overall readability is difficult due to lengthy paragraphs, too many different fonts, dark or busy background, overuse of bold, or lack of appropriate indentations of text.
The layout uses horizontal and vertical white space appropriately. Sometimes the fonts are easy to read, but in a few places the use of fonts, italics, bold, long paragraphs, color, or busy background detracts and does not enhance readability.
The layout background and text complement each other and enable the content to be easily read. The fonts are easy to read and point size varies appropriately for headings and text.
The layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message with appropriate use of headings, subheadings, and white space. Text is appropriate in length for the target audience and to the point. The background and colors enhance the readability of the text.
5.0 %Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.)
Inappropriate word choice and lack of variety in language use are evident. Writer appears to be unaware of audience. Use of primer prose indicates writer either does not apply figures of speech or uses them inappropriately.
Some distracting inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are present. The writer exhibits some lack of control in using figures of speech appropriately.
Language is appropriate to the targeted audience for the most part.
The writer is clearly aware of audience, uses a variety of appropriate vocabulary for the targeted audience, and uses figures of speech to communicate clearly.
The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in distinctive and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.
5.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)
Slide errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader.
Slides are largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present.
Writer is clearly in control of standard, written academic English.
5.0 %Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)
Sources are not documented.
Documentation of sources is inconsistent and/or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.
Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
100 %Total Weightage
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