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ERIC Number: EJ1044337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Animal Diversity Web as a Teaching & Learning Tool to Improve Research & Writing Skills in College Biology Courses
Yahnke, Christopher J.; Dewey, Tanya; Myers, Phil
American Biology Teacher, v75 n7 p494-498 Sep 2013
Most teachers agree that writing is an important skill for students to master, yet not all teachers incorporate writing assignments in their courses. Employers agree that written communication is important for college graduates, yet in a survey, less than 10% of employers thought that colleges did a good job preparing students for work. Writing an animal species account for Animal Diversity Web (http:// provides students with a real-world example of writing skills and provides resources to instructors who want to incorporate writing in their classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: F028494