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Abstract Volume 4 Issue 4 (1999) pp 125-127

Biochemistry Idea Papers: Teaching Proposal Writing

Anne M. Rammelsberg

Millikin University, Decatur, IL 62522

Published online: 2 August 1999

Abstract. A biochemistry course for upper-division students builds valuable skills for students seeking industrial positions or to continue their education. Some of these skills are the abilities to think critically, read the primary literature, write coherently, and come up with new directions for research. This assignment pushes students to gain mastery on a topic of interest, develop a preliminary idea, and develop scientific writing skills. This paper describes how this complex activity can be incorporated into the undergraduate setting, using finite steps to facilitate student success.

Key Words: In the Classroom; biochemistry; pedagogical

(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: arammelsberg@mail.millikin.edu)

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Issue date: August 2, 1999

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