BIOL_497B-paper-guidelines-1

BIOL_497B-paper-guidelines-1 - BIOL-497B Guidelines for the...

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BIOL-497B – Guidelines for the research paper assignment 1. Your paper is due on the day of the oral presentation. If for some reason, you cannot attend the oral presentation, please send the paper as a word file to hxm16@psu.edu. 2. Your paper should be about 5 pages (no more than 5 and 1/2 pages), double- spaced, not counting references. 3. The paper should include the following parts: (A) a title, related to the title of the published article, but not the same; (B) a brief summary, about 150 words, that states the topic of the published paper and main results and conclusions, as well as very brief comments, understanding or evaluation you have about the article; (C) an introduction about the topic’s background, about one page; (D) a description of the analysis and results, with some comments on whether the methods are good, whether the results are of high quality, and the conclusions are well supported; this part can be 2-3 pages; (E) your overall comments and discussions of the paper, including what you
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