Use the Internet and / or the Strayer Learning Resource Center to research aspects of biology.
Select an article from a magazine or newspaper that has something in it that pertains to biology. This will serve as the “target
article” for this assignment. For instance, you can select an article about medicine, invasive species, nature, conservation,
genetic technology, ecology, or any other topic that is related to biology. One purpose of this assignment is to help you become
aware of how biology is related to your everyday life.
Write a one to three (1-3) page paper in which you:
‘I.Summarize the article in one (1) or more paragraphs, using your own words. Be sure to identify the article using an in-text
citation in the body ofthe paper, as well as a reference in the reference section.
2.Explain how the article relates to this course. Identify which biological concepts from the course and / or text are relevant to
the topic covered in the article. Citing the course text, discuss the ways in which this course does (or doesn’t) provide
background information to help you understand the article and the larger issues surrounding it.
3.Explain why the article caught your attention. Relate the article to your life and to issues that are important to you. Discuss
how or ifthe scientific knowledge about the topic covered in the article affects you directly or indirectly.
aDiscuss your opinion on how research on this topic should be funded. State whether you think taxpayer monies should
support research on this topic or whether such research in this area should be funded by the private sector. Rate the
importance of research on this topic, relative to other areas of research.
In addition to the target article, you should use at least one additional resource, such as your textbook or another article. You
must have a reference section which contains an APA reference to your chosen article and all other sources. Additionally, you
must provide in-text citations (in APA format) to your references in the body of the text. Integrate all sources into your pa per
using proper techniques of quoting, paraphrasing and summarizing, along with your in-text citations.