WRITE LIKE A SCIENTIST!
10. Luscious (vague word fraught with emotional baggage)
9. Confused (see luscious)
8. Awesome (see confused)
7. Large or small ( Really! Give me numbers!)
6. Interesting change (Please tell me you meant to write significant increase or decrease followed by a percentage)
5. Much more (see large/small)
4. Way less (see much more)
3. Some (see way less)
2. Very (You will be docked 10 points if the word "very" occurs in your final draft)
1. Proved, proof, proven and all other forms of this word
Step 1: Select a topic related to broad course outcomes (see syllabus) and focused on a particular organism. Write a brief rationale of why you chose it and submit with a review article supporting your topic
Step 2: Submit 5 primary scientific studies in pdf format (or 4 primary and one review article)
Step 3: Write an annotated bibliography.
Step 4: Create a detailed outline (story map), synthesizing the information in your primary and review sources
Step 5: Turn the outline into the rough draft for a mini-literature review
Step 6: Polish the rough draft into final form.