Assignmentthe Specific Course Learning Assignment

Assignmentthe Specific Course Learning Assignment

Assignment 1: Biology Article

Use the Internet and / or the Strayer Learning Resource Center to research aspects of biology.

Select 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 everyday life.

Write a two to four (2-4) page paper in which you:

  1. 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.
  2. Explain 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.
  3. Explain 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.
  4. Discuss 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.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • In the drop box is attached the pdf for Strayer writing standards. please review before stating the assignment

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in biology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about biology using proper writing mechanics.
  • Thoroughly summarized the article in one (1) or more paragraphs, using your own words. Thoroughly identified the article using an in-text citation in the body of the paper, as well as a reference in the reference section.
  • Thoroughly explained how the article relates to this course. Thoroughly identified which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to the topic covered in the article. Thoroughly discussed 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.
  • Thoroughly explained why the article caught your attention. Thoroughly related the article to your life and to issues that are important to you. Thoroughly discussed how or if the scientific knowledge about the topic covered in the article affects you directly or indirectly.
  • Thoroughly discussed your opinion on how research on this topic should be funded. Thoroughlystated 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. Thoroughlyrated the importance of research on this topic, relative to other areas of research.
  • Consistently uses reasons and evidence that logically support ideas
  • Free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing, using in-text citations.
  • Consistently shows correct use of In-text citations with matching references using SWS format.
  • The target article selected is of good quality and any other resources used are quality.

Assignment 1: Biology ArticleUse the Internet and / or the Strayer Learning Resource Center to research aspects of biology.Select an article from a magazine or newspaper that has something in

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