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ERIC Number: EJ1087724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
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ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
Writing throughout the Biochemistry Curriculum: Synergistic Inquiry-Based Writing Projects for Biochemistry Students
Mertz, Pamela; Streu, Craig
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v43 n6 p408-416 Nov-Dec 2015
This article describes a synergistic two-semester writing sequence for biochemistry courses. In the first semester, students select a putative protein and are tasked with researching their protein largely through bioinformatics resources. In the second semester, students develop original ideas and present them in the form of a research grant proposal. Both projects involve multiple drafts and peer review. The complementarity of the projects increases student exposure to bioinformatics and literature resources, fosters higher-order thinking skills, and develops teamwork and communication skills. Student feedback and responses on perception surveys demonstrated that the students viewed both projects as favorable learning experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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