Gerard Dumancas
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Assessment, Lecture Notes
Community College / Lower Division
  • Assessment
  • Evaluation
  • General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Rubric
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    General Chemistry with Labs (CHEM 161) Review Rubric


    This is a review of General Chemistry with Labs (CHEM 161) ( completed by Dr. Gerard Dumancas, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University at Alexandria


    The content appears to be very comprehensive encompassing various topics of General Chemistry lectures and labs. There are 2 main folders for the main resource: Chem&161/162/163, Course Modules and Chem&161/162/163, Course Resources. Within each folder, there are several subfolders and within each subfolder, there are multiple files. It would be beneficial to provide readers instructions on the contents of each folder.

    Content Accuracy

    Content is accurate, error-free and unbiased.

    The materials appear to be fairly accurate. Explanations and meaningful illustrations were provided.

    Relevance Longevity

    Content is up-to-date, but not in a way that will quickly make the text obsolete within a short period of time. The text is written and/or arranged in such a way that necessary updates will be relatively easy and straightforward to implement.

    Each of the provided material file appears to be in the right length. There is a detailed explanation as well as procedures for the lab. The relevance longevity can be primarily be due to a sequence of three general chemistry courses as a requirement for these classes.


    The text is written in lucid, accessible prose, and provides adequate context for any jargon/technical terminology used.

    I find the materials easy to understand. However, the organization of the materials should be clearer.


    The text is internally consistent in terms of terminology and framework.

    There should be consistency in the font style and font size used to avoid the readers from getting confused.


    The text is easily and readily divisible into smaller reading sections that can be assigned at different points within the course (i.e., enormous blocks of text without subheadings should be avoided). The text should not be overly self-referential, and should be easily reorganized and realigned with various subunits of a course without presenting much disruption to the reader.

    The materials are very modular. Each topic discussed as well as the corresponding labs are separated as a module. Thus, it is easier for readers to follow through.

    Organization Structure Flow

    The topics in the text are presented in a logical, clear fashion.

    The organization structure flow can be very confusing due to multiple folders and files present.


    The text is free of significant interface issues, including navigation problems, distortion of images/charts, and any other display features that may distract or confuse the reader.

    I see no issues as with regards to that may distract or confuse the reader relating to navigation problems, distortion of images/charts, and any other display features. 

    Grammatical Errors

    The text contains no grammatical errors.

    The text contains no grammatical errors.

    Cultural Relevance

    The text is not culturally insensitive or offensive in any way. It should make use of examples that are inclusive of a variety of races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

    The materials in this resource represent classical theories and examples of General Chemistry lab/lecture.