What makes this course unique is that one of its primary goals is to teach students to work more efficiently and effectively with their research supervisors and faculty readers. Given that our department has up to 70 thesis writers per year, we needed an effective approach to mentoring students through the writing process without overburdening the instructor of this course. The guiding philosophy of the course is that by teaching students to engage effectively in scientific peer review—the same process of self-regulation and evaluation used by professional scientists to improve quality and uphold standards—they will have an authentic learning experience that they are more likely to transfer beyond the context of the course.
As you might know, the library collection is divided into sections and finding everything is a bit tricky.
Pechenik, J. A. A short guide to writing about biology (6th ed.). New York: Pearson/Longman (ISBN: ), xxi+ pp. Course Objectives and Skills Development: In this course you will continue to learn how to improve your writing skills, how to write an. Dr. Jan Pechenik (Tufts University), author of “A Short Guide to Writing About Biology” ended a three-university speaker tour of the Maritimes with two days at Cape Breton University on October 9 and Discusses the problems associated with poor writing skills among students, means of addressing these problems, and tips for teachers who are considering using writing in their courses. (ZWH.
Your goal is to personally find each of the following resources and bring them to "home base" Room A bound annual copy of any year of the American Journal of Botany in the s or more recent.
A microfilm of the journal Plant Physiology since A book on any subject of plant physiology. Related Assignments This Week: In addition to exploring the library, finalize your topic for your Senior Seminar projects.
During this next week find journals that publish on topics of your interest. From your review article secondary source or those journals, find some refereed journal articles primary sources for your summary, critique, proposal, oral presentation, poster presentation, and op-ed writing projects this semester.
Scan through those articles to identify pertinent vocabulary. Writing Assignments This Week due next Tuesday: To document that you located some sources for the semester, assemble a bibliography of them using the style shown on pages in Pechenik 4ded.
Read one of the articles in your bibliography and prepare a first-draft abstract following the instructions given today. Bring a photocopy of your article to class next week. Similarly, the citation of your article must be complete in the abstract to give proper credit for the work. The excuse "the published abstract was so good I couldn't write anything else better" is not acceptable.
You will find instructions for writing an abstract summary in Pechenik 4ded and also on the handout from me.Developing Research Assignments Writing & Research Guides These writing guides have been developed by CMC faculty to provide instructors and students with writing and research expectations.
Short Guide to Writing about Biology by Jan A. Pechenik ISBN: . *Readings in Pechenik, J.A. (). A Short guide to Writing About Biology. New York, Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Ltd. Sixth Edition **NOTE that some assignments may be due on days OTHER than Monday or Wednesday.
Pechenik, J. A. A short guide to writing about biology (6th ed.). New York: Pearson/Longman (ISBN: ), xxi+ pp. Course Objectives and Skills Development: In this course you will continue to learn how to improve your writing skills, how to write an.
Dr. Jan Pechenik (Tufts University), author of “A Short Guide to Writing About Biology” ended a three-university speaker tour of the Maritimes with two days at Cape Breton University on October 9 and Grades will be based on class participation as well as written and oral assignments.
Writing assignments will account for 60% of the grade. The poster and oral presentation will count as 25% of the grade and class participation will determine the remaining 15% of the grade. Pechenik, J.A. A Short Guide to Writing about Biology.
4th Edition. (or later) Longman:NY. This is an excellent companion to help you with writing lab reports. It explains in great detail what you should put where, how to describe your data, the format for your literature cited, suggestions for clearer writing, and many other important.