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Engaging with Scientific Literature - Homework Templates and Questions

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Description Combined homework templates and questions for "Engaging with Scientific Literature". "Engaging with Scientific Literature" is a ten-week seminar course designed to expose undergraduate students to primary scientific literature through step-by-step, hands-on interaction with different aspects of the literature. Skills targeted include: locating appropriate resources, skimming articles, analyzing figures, skeptical thinking, and scientific writing and presentation. The last three weeks of the course are focused on preparing students to seek undergraduate research experience through exploration of research occurring on campus and preparation of a mini-review of an area of interest.
Type of Resource Assignment/Activity (Non-Laboratory/Non-Hands on Activity)
Format Portable Document Format - PDF
Erin Becker, University of California, Davis
Development Date December 9, 2013
Grade/Age Level Undergraduate lower division (Grades 13-14)
Learning Time 2-3 hours
Language English
Type of Review Reviewed By LifeSciTRC Board
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Funding Source None
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This is a very useful instructor resource that can be used as is or easily modified to meet changing course topics and papers.

Carol Britson, University of Mississippi

The homework assignments can be easily modified for different papers or uses.

Kelly Wentz-Hunter, Roosevelt University


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