Current Event Essay

Current event article essays will be composed of a 600-800 word essay summarizing and reviewing a recent article about biology. The review should include how the topic of the article relates to the topic of the course and the student’s opinion of the research findings.

This week we studied Mitosis & Meiosis
You can find any current biology article of your choice

Summary of Current Event Article
The summary should be clear and gives enough detail that the article can be understood without reading it. The summary should include pertinent and supporting details from the article.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeConnection of Article to Unit Topics
The connection to the unit topics of the chosen article is clearly explained. The explanations of biology are correctly stated and applied.
25 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnaylsis of the Current Event Article
The writer’s opinion is stated about the validity and correctness of the article’s conclusions and application. The textbook and/ or outside sources (in addition to the chosen article) are utilized to support or refute the findings/ statements within the article.
35 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitations
The in-text citations and literature cited page are complete and follow APA format. The ideas, thoughtst, and facts notoriginal to the student are properly cited throughout the paper.