Independent Study is performed with a Biology professor as an adviser, and involves an independent research project performed in that professor's laboratory. Some independent study projects result in a published journal article, some of which are on display outside the Biology office on the first floor of LSP. Different professors require different amounts of written work from the independent study student, but the Department requires a thesis at the end of the project, and a progress report at the end of the first semester in the case of two-semester projects.
Writing in the Major One goal of the curriculum in the Department of Biology is for you to become a better writer. You will be asked to prepare a variety of assignments in your biology courses that demand that you use and improve your writing and library research skills.
The College has a writing requirement that must be fulfilled before graduation. Part of this requirement is satisfied by first-year students and sophomores in their general education classes; part is satisfied within their major department.
The Writing Center The Writing Center provides workshops and counseling to improve students' writing. It is located in Diagnothian Hall. The Writing Center also has instructional materials both online in PDF format, and as handouts in the center.
The Biology Department's Commitment to Writing The Biology Department understands that writing is an integral part of a biologist's professional work, especially research. We believe that writing is a way of learning.
The Biology Department provides its majors with extended practice in writing appropriate to the discipline. A Biology elective course with a writing component provides students with models of professional writing, practice with the requirements of writing in the discipline, and experience in writing in depth on a significant topic.
Many Biology electives satisfy the department writing requirement. Students in these courses prepare several kinds of documents — review papers based on library research, papers based on field or laboratory research, extended laboratory reports, and summaries of papers in the primary literature.
Students in these courses gain experience in writing in depth on a significant topic when they write substantial papers based on library and laboratory and field research.
These courses also provide models of professional writing — research proposals, papers in the primary literature, review papers, theses — and they give students practice with the format and requirement of writing in biology.
Writing in the Biology Department: A Proposal for Meeting the Writing Requirement. Richard Fluck, September, The Biology Department expects all students to purchase a style manual: This manual is on sale in the Bookstore.
It details the style and format requirements of a paper submitted to the Department.
The Biology Department strives to instruct majors in various scientific writing skills. We feel that this ability to respond to criticism is an integral part of the writing process.
How to Satisfy the Writing Requirement Each student major must take at least one elective course that satisfies the Biology writing requirement. These are writing intensive courses.The department has selected Jan Pechenik's A Short Guide to Writing about Biology (9th edition) published by Pearson as the style manual for all writing in its courses.
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