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BIO 109 575 - Bhavsar - 2018 - Human Biology Project

Course guide for Neelima Bhavsar's Final Project Assignment in BIO 109

The First Step: Start with a Good Idea!

Ricochet Science

Ricochet Science is a site produced by science educators to bring relevancy to the classroom. 

This is a great site to explore to get ideas for "The Project." Remember, any topic can be related to Human Biology. Use your imagination and apply critical thinking skills. 

Instructions for "The Project"

READ and follow the instructions for "The Project" in your BIO 109 Blackboard course.

Start thinking about what you will do for "The Project" early in the semester. Exploring the resources on this guide throughout the course will be helpful.

Plagiarism & How to Avoid It

It is very important that you understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. View the short .ppt above. Need Help? Consult with a Writing Center tutor. They provide writing assistance at any stage in the writing process. You can even register to get online help. 

Develop Your Research Skills

As you become a practiced researcher, you will discover that the research process is never linear. Expect and welcome twists and turns; keep an open mind, and keep asking questions throughout the process. Use many different kinds of search tools, resources, and conduct many, different kinds of searches. Research can be fun, and it is a useful and valuable skill to learn. RESEARCH:

Short Tutorials to Develop Research Skills

Evaluating the information you find, whether in print or digital format, is an essential aspect of doing research.

Avoid falling into an information trap.

  • Evaluating Sources Tutorial  and Plagiarism Awareness Tutorial
  • Tutorials produced by Online Tutorials & Learning Team at Arizona State University (ASU). Library. The tutorial uses the C.R.A.A.P. acronym for evaluation. STLCC Libraries use the T.R.A.A.P. acronym, substituting Timeliness for Currency.

Learn to think critically about the source of information and the information within each source by applying the T.R.A.A.P. evaluation criteriaOnce acquired, the habit of critical analysis will serve you in everything you read. The criteria for evaluation (timeliness, relevance, authority, accuracy, and purpose) are interconnected. Take everything into account to determine how well the information source addresses your specific information needs. 

The DNA Revolution

"The ability to quickly alter the code of life has given us unprecedented power over the natural world. The question is: Should we use it?"  (DNA Revolution, p. 30 --- look below)

Specter, Michael. "DNA Revolution. (Cover Story)." National Geographic, vol. 230, no. 2, Aug. 2016, p. 30-55. Retrieved from EBSCOhost MasterFILE Premier.  

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