Assignment 1: Biology
Internet and / or the Strayer Learning Resource Center to research aspects of
Select an article from a magazine or
newspaper that has something in it that pertains to biology. This will serve as
the “target article” for this assignment. For instance, you can select an
article about medicine, invasive species, nature, conservation, genetic
technology, ecology, or any other topic that is related to biology. One purpose
of this assignment is to help you become aware of how biology is related to your
Write a one to three (1-3)
page paper in which you:
- Summarize the article in
one (1) or more paragraphs, using your own words.Be sure to
identify the article using an in-text citation in the body of the paper, as well
as a reference in the reference section.
- Explain how the article
relates to this course. Identify which biological concepts from the course and /
or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Citing the course
text, discuss the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide background
information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding
- Explain why the article
caught your attention. Relate the article to your life and to issues that are
important to you. Discuss how or if the scientific knowledge about the topic
covered in the article affects you directly or indirectly.
- Rate the importance of
this topic relative to other areas of life. Consider three (3) ways this topic
affects society then describe what more you would like to learn about the
subject of your article.
In addition to the target article, you should use at least one additional
resource, such as your textbook or another article. You must have a reference
section which contains an APA reference to your chosen article and all other
sources. Additionally, you must provide in-text citations (in APA format) to
your references in the body of the text. Integrate all sources into your paper
using proper techniques of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, along with
your in-text citations.
Your assignment must follow these
- Be typed, double spaced, using Times
New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and
references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor
for any additional instructions.
- Include a cover page containing the
title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course
title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in
the required assignment page length.