Assignment 1: Biology Article
Use the Internet to research aspects of biology.
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 (1) 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.
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 it.
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.
your opinion on how research on this topic should be funded. State
whether you think taxpayer monies should support research on this topic
or whether such research in this area should be funded by the private
sector. Rate the importance of research on this topic, relative to other
areas of research.
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 formatting requirements:
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
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