Abstract Review Rubric

All abstracts will be blinded and sent to two reviewers in an unrelated field. The results will be tabulated by a neutral party and the students to participate in the Oral or Poster Competitions will be chosen.

All abstracts will be subject to the same review critera on a 3 point scale:

Poor (1) Good (2) Excellent (3)
Understandable to non-subject specific scientist
Spelling, grammar, and general flow of abstract
Does this abstract make sense?
Do conclusions match results?
Do statistics make sense?
Is this research novel? Interesting?
Of relevance or interest to diverse LFS audience?
Approach and/or methodology sound in terms of quality, clarity, and innovation/originality
Total /15