Current events in biology or releating to biology
You will write a 500-1000 word report discussing a current news topic in
Biology. You can look in newspapers, news websites/apps, scientific journals etc for articles.
It should be from a credible source (i.e. i.e. CNN.com, FDA.gov, CDC.gov, sciencemag.org,
nature.com, etc). The article MUST be cited and included as a reference in the report.
Follow the directions and guidelines below.
Basic Report Guidelines
The report should be typed, 12 point font and double spaced.
Spelling and grammar count and points will be taken off.
Make sure you cite all your references
and do not copy and paste from the
NO WIKIPEDIA!!!! Only credible websites may be used. If you are unsure, ASK
YOUR Instructor BEFORE you start writing your report.
Add pages numbers to the main body of the report.
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Include your word count on the Title page.
the title page as first page. The title page
should include the title, your name, date, word count and course number.
Title Page (5 pts)
Develop a title for the report
Name, date, course # and word count
Main Narrative (50 pts)
Briefly discuss the topic you picked and how it applies to Biology.
This should be 1-2 paragraphs
Make sure you cite the article and any other references you used!
Discussion (30 pts)
In this section, discuss your analysis and opinion on the topic
You may write in 1
person in this section.
It should be at least 1 paragraph
References (15 pts)
References should be on their own, individual page separate from the rest of the
You will need to include the original article and any other sources you used
You may only use credible sources (i.e. CNN.com, FDA.gov, CDC.gov, journals, etc)
You may use any citation style you like (MLA, etc) – just be consistent throughout the