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BIO230 Annotated Bibliography Assignment Weighting: 4% of your final grade. Learning Outcomes: • Practice drafting your own thesis or central purpose statement for a topic in molecular, cellular or developmental biology. • Develop your information literacy skills; • Improve your critical reading skills as you find relevant information in the literature to support your thesis or central purpose statement; and • Practice writing within the discipline. Please note that this is an individual assignment so you should not work with other students. Nor should you plagiarize…you must paraphrase – Please see Appendix 3 of the Self-guided Annotated Bibliography Assignment Instructions and page 19 of your course manual for more details on paraphrasing and academic misconduct. Tasks: • Carefully read the Annotated Bibliography Assignment Introduction. • Carefully re-read the Self-Guided Annotated Bibliography Assignment Introduction and Appendices 1-3. • Consult the file “Common Errors and Student Samples 2015” posted in the Annotated Bibliography Tab on Blackboard. • Complete your Annotated Bibliography Assignment in the format indicated below. Due Date: Cycle 1: At the beginning of your regularly scheduled lab the Week of Oct. 19th. Cycle 2: At the beginning of your regularly scheduled lab the Week of Oct. 26th. BIO230 Annotated Bibliography Assignment 2015 2 Topic: Your TA will have assigned this in Lab 1. Your TA may ask you to research a mechanism, protein, or interaction. If the topic is particularly broad, your TA will provide guidance to narrow the scope of the assignment. The topics have been chosen to expand beyond the topics covered in lecture or lab and to interest students in a variety of areas of cell, molecular, and developmental biology. Assignment: In this annotated bibliography assignment you first need to find 2 peer-reviewed primary scholarly articles within your assigned topic area (provided by your TA in Lab 1 and Lab 2). You will then continue to complete Parts 1-3 below. The annotated bibliography must be double-spaced, font 12, and no longer than 2 pages in total (failure to follow these guidelines will result in a 10% penalty). Part 1: Write a sentence or two that indicates to the TA your context for the selection of your two primary articles. This should take the form of a thesis or central purpose statement (see pages 4-5 of the Self-guided Annotated Bibliography Assignment Instructions for guidance). You should be clear, concise and scientifically accurate. This statement should show analysis and depth of thought, not only a description. You should expect to draft and refine this sentence(s) a number of times as you search, evaluate, and re-evaluate the literature. Here, we provide some additional information/guidance for constructing a thesis or central purpose statement for this assignment. A good thesis statement should: be limited to one main idea (topic) which must fall within the scope of your assigned topic, be a declarative statement without qualifiers (i.e. maybe, perhaps), and be clear, specific and concise. The statement must contain three components; the subject or topic, an opinion or stance on the subject or topic, and an indication of the importance, value, or interest in this area of research (Note that these components must be integrated into one or two sentences). Both of your primary articles should clearly support your thesis or central purpose statement. Part 2: Cite each of your references using the citation-sequence style on pages 17-19 in your course manual. Cite your references carefully, since your TA must be able to find the paper. Below each of your citations, answer the guiding questions listed in Part 3. Note: I place this in bold because this was a common error in this assignment last year…do not make the same mistake). Part 3: Answer both guiding questions for each of your two primary research articles (i.e. you will answer each question twice; once for each primary article). Th

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