Welcome! This research guide was created for students in Dr. Eiden's Biology 115 class.
This guide is a customized resource for this assignment, and I encourage you to refer to it as you conduct your research.
You have been assigned to write a 4-5 paragraph summary of a biology article that is available in the Science section of the New York Times, or a publication related to biology, medicine, the environment, etc. Your article could also come from a reputable journal or website (.org, .edu, gov.).
The article should relate in some way to a topic listed on your class syllabus.
Your article should include:
a. Biology topic
b. A brief background on the topic
c. Main focus of the article
a. What is the author's political point of view if given?
b. What does the author stand to gain?
c. Who is paying to support the research?
d. Does the author present alternate points of view within the article?
e. If so, are those views presented objectively, or with scorn?
Citing your sources correctly is an important component of any research assignment. If you have any questions about research and citations, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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