How to write a good biology review paper

How to write a good biology review paper - How to write a...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
How to write a good biology review paper A review is a comprehensive synthesis of results from a wide and complex set of studies A synthesis of findings rather than ideas. Goal of a review paper is to help readers make sense of all available information Direct quotations rarely found in reviews. Do Not Use! Research reviews focus on primary sources Original scientific experimentation reported in scientific journals The quality of the review depends largely on the comprehensiveness of the literature search Use of secondary sources--textbooks or review journals (Science, Scientific American, Discover) Overview of material--easier to understand. Use references for networking, authors Get keywords Help devise outline Formatting the Paper General Information 15-20 pages of text (not including figures and tables) Typed, double-spaced 12 point serif type fonts (Times, Times New Roman, Palatino) Margins 1.5" left, 1" top, 1" right, 1" bottom Indent eah new paragraph 0.25"
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Must be in a bound folder with a transparent cover Title Page Center title about 1/3 down the page in18-point font. Capitalize the first letter of each word except for articles (a, an, the), conjunctions (and, but, for) and prepositions (in, on, to) The Adaptations for Thermoregulation in Winter Moths Center your name 10 lines under the title in 12-point font Center the date of submission date a double space below your name in 12-point font Center the following phrase a triple space below the date: "a paper submitted to the faculty of the Department of Biology, Presbyterian College, in partial fulfillment of the requirements of Senior Seminar, Biology 401" Pagination Number the pages consecutively, beginning with the title page, which does not have a page number but is still counted as the first page Use only arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) Put the page numbers in the upper right hand corner Headings Use sparingly Make them informative and concise Center headings.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern