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Biol 120: Cell Biology and Genetics (Jody Saylor)

Course guide for Biol 120

Literature Review

Each student will select a topic to research thoroughly and summarize in a Literature Review.  A literature review includes an Introduction, several subheadings that indicate the relevant themes/concepts for a given topic, and a Conclusion. The final review should be 2500-3000 words (about 8-10 pages double-spaced) and include at least 10 scholarly references cited using APA style.

You will submit two rough drafts of about 1200 words each during the semester.  These drafts are worth 5 points each, simply for submitting them.  You will be given a set of questions to address in each draft to guide you in your writing.  You will receive feedback from the instructor and peers regarding strengths and improvements to be made on these drafts.  At the end of the semester, you will combine your edited rough drafts into a complete, polished literature review.  The final paper is worth 90 points.  Though no grade is given for the rough drafts, a 10 point penalty will be given on the final paper for each rough draft not submitted.  Rough drafts are due on Feb. 12 and Mar. 12.  The final paper is due Friday, April 6.

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