HSN104: Food Analysis and Quality Assurance
Practical Report Rubric (Assignments 1 & 2)
The purpose of this assignment is to present research findings (from a practical class) in a scientific manner, and demonstrate understanding of the principles of the analytical methods used in food analysis for the preparation of nutrition labels. This rubric will be used to identify your level of achievement and corresponding mark, and also to provide feedback to you about how you may improve.
You will be given an oral presentation within one of the first lectures on how to write a journal article. This will be supplemented with a pdf file on CloudDeakin, outlining the different sections of the report and how each should be addressed. Videos on how to perform a literature search will also be provided on CloudDeakin, with an emphasis on finding high quality resources. Within the laboratory manual, you will be given a series of questions to be addressed within the report.
You will also be required to watch a series of videos, provided through CloudDeakin and related to the practical content. This will ensure you have a general understanding of the practical class before entering the laboratory.
You will demonstrate that you have achieved these outcomes through the writing of your practical report in the format of a journal article (based on the Food Chemistry format).
ULO1 Apply chemistry theory of atoms and bonds to explain the properties of macronutrients (water, protein, lipids and carbohydrates) within food.
ULO4 Analyse foods for their macronutrients, as a team within a food science laboratory, in order to construct a food nutritional table
ULO5 Compose a scientific journal article, including the calculation, comparison and evaluation of laboratory data
Please Note: Plagiarism is not accepted at Deakin. If you are unsure of what plagiarism or collusion are, please read the Deakin Plagiarism and Collusion page. If your work plagiarises that of a classmate or an external source, your work will be provided as evidence to the Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee (FAPDC). As stated on the Deakin Plagiarism and Collusion page, if you are found guilty of plagiarism, possible penalties include a zero mark for the assessment task, monetary fines, and even failure of the unit.
Assessment Criteria Exemplary (5.0 marks) Proficient (3.5-4.5 marks) Competent (2.0-3.0 marks) Developing (0.5-1.5 marks) Not yet achieved (0 marks)
Understanding of food analysis methods (5)
Principles of method described and compared to other techniques.
Importance of the research, as well as principles, advantages and disadvantages of method used are described, with comparison to a relevant method.
Principles of method used is described, listing relevant advantages and disadvantages. An alternate method is mentioned.
Principles of method used is described, listing relevant advantages and disadvantages.
Method used is mentioned.
Method is not described.
Calculation of data (5)
Individual and class mean data, appendix with lab notes and calculations.
All individual results, class means and NIP values accurately calculated. All lab notes and calculations are attached as an appendix.
Most individual, class mean and NIP results calculated. Most lab notes and calculations are attached as an appendix.
Most individual and class mean experimental results calculated. Most lab notes and calculations are attached as an appendix.
Some individual and class mean experimental results calculated. Most lab notes or calculations missing from appendix.
No appendix included.
Analysis of data (5)
Comparison to class means and food labels on packaging, include error sources.
All results compared to class means and NIP values, and all differences in results are clearly explained with reference to method and potential error sources.
Results discussed and compared to class means and NIP values, and some differences in results are explained with reference to method and potential error sources.
Results briefly discussed and compared to class means and NIP values.
Results mentioned, but not discussed or compared to class means and NIP values.
Results not discussed or compared.
Scientific writing style (5)
Concisely and scientifically written with clarity, with correct formatting for targeted journal.
Entire report is concisely, clearly written in a scientific style, with correct formatting for target journal. This work could be published.
Entire report is concisely written in a scientific style with correct formatting for target journal. Majority of report is clearly written.
Majority of report is concisely written in a scientific style with correct formatting for target journal. Report is mostly clearly written.
Some of report is written in a scientific style, however with incorrect formatting and data presentation for target journal.
Report is not written in a scientific style, with incorrect formatting for target journal.
Digital Literacy (5)
Relevant and reliable resources are used to support statements.
All resources located and used are high quality, peer reviewed, reliable sources, sufficient to strongly support statements and all are specific to topic.
Most resources located and used are high quality, reliable sources, sufficient to support statements and specific to topic.
Resources located and used are reliable sources, sufficient to support statements.
Resources are too few to support statements, and unreliable.
No resources are used.
Pre-Laboratory Questions (5)
Mark for quiz questions.
100% achieved (5 marks)
90% achieved (4.5 marks)
80% achieved (4 marks)
Passing mark not achieved