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1 October 2014 Using Mini-Reports to Teach Scientific Writing to Biology Students
Alexandra D. Simmons, Maia Larios-Sanz, Shivas Amin, Rosemarie C. Rosell
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Anyone who has taught an introductory biology lab has sat at their desk in front of a towering stack of lengthy lab reports and wondered if there was a better way to teach scientific writing. We propose the use of a one-page format that we have called a “mini-report,” which we believe better allows students to understand the structure and characteristics of proper scientific writing and reduces the grading-time investment for instructors.

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Alexandra D. Simmons, Maia Larios-Sanz, Shivas Amin, and Rosemarie C. Rosell "Using Mini-Reports to Teach Scientific Writing to Biology Students," The American Biology Teacher 76(8), 551-555, (1 October 2014). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.8.9
Published: 1 October 2014
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lab report
scientific method
scientific writing
Undergraduate biology
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