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Biological Sciences Writing Resources

Ambron, J. (1987). Writing to improve learning in biology. Journal of College Science Teaching, 16, 263- 266.

Agutter, P. S. (1987). Precision testing a method for improving students' written work in biochemistry. Journal of Biological Education, 13, 25- 31.

Biddle, A. W., & Bean D. J. (1987). Writers guide: Life sciences. Lexington, MA: Heath.

Cannon, R. E. (1990). Experiments with writing to teach microbiology. American Biology Teacher, 52, 156- 58.

Cooley, A. P. (1980). Writing in science- - An innovation. American Biology Teacher, 42, 534- 536.

Council of Biology Editors (1978). CBE style manual: A guide authors, editors, and publishers in the biological sciences. Arlington, VA: Council of Biology Editors.

Creager, J. G. (1980). Teaching writing is every teacher's job. American Biology Teacher, 42, 273.

Flynn, E. A., McCullery, G. A. & Gratz, R. K. (1986). Writing in biology: Effects of peer critiquing and analysis of models on the quality of biology laboratory reports. In A. Young & T.

Fulwiler (Eds.), Writing across the disciplines: Research into practice (pp. 160- 175). Upper Montclair, NJ: Boynton/Cook.

Fulwiler, T., & Jones, R. (1979). Writing in biology. College Composition and Communication, 30, 308- 310.

Gragson, G. & Selzer, J. (1990, January). Fictionalizing the readers of scholarly articles in biology. Written Communication, 7, 25- 58.

Haas, Christina. (1994) Learning to read biology: One student's rhetorical development in college. Written Communication: 43-80.

Hotchkiss, S. K., & Nellis, M. K. (1988). Writing across the curriculum: Team- teaching the review article in biology. Journal of College Science Teaching, 18, 45- 47.

House, K. (1983). Improving student writing in biology. American Biology Teacher, 45, 267- 270.

Jacobs, D. and R. Moore. (1998) Concept-driven teaching and assessment in invertebrate zoology. Journal of Biological Education, 32 (3): 191-200.

Kronick, David A. (1985). The literature of the life sciences: Reading, writing, research. Philadelphia, PA: ISI Press.

Kumar, L., Burke, D. D., & O'Connor, C. (1989). An innovative biology lab for underprepared biology majors. American Biology Teacher, 51 (3), 155- 158.

Martin, K. H. (1989). Writing "microthemes" to learn human biology. In P. Connolly & T. Vilardi (Eds.), Writing to learn mathematics and science (pp. 113- 121). New York: Teachers College Press.

Meyers, G. (1985). The social construction of two biologists' proposals. Written Communication, 2, 219- 45.

Meyers, G. (1990). Writing biology: Texts in the social construction of scientific knowledge. In G. Levine (Ed.), Science and literature series. Madison University of Wisconsin Press.

McMillan, V. E. (1988). Writing papers in the biological sciences. New York, NY: St. Martin's.

Moore, R. (1991). How we write about biology. American Biology Teacher, 53, 388- 389.

Pechenik, J. A. (1993). A short guide to writing about biology (2nd ed.). New York: Harper Collins.

Spanier, B. (1992). Encountering the biological sciences: Ideology, language, and learning. In A. Herrington & C. Moran (Eds.), Writing, teaching, and learning in the disciplines (pp.193- 212). NY: Modern Language Association.

TePaske, E. R. (1982). Writing in biology: One way to improve analytical thinking. American Biology Teacher, 44, 98- 99.

Thompson, Dorothy K. (1993). Arguing for experimental facts in science: A study of research article results sections in biochemistry. Written Communication: 106-127.

Woodford, Peter F. ed. (1968). Scientific writing for graduate students. New York: The Rockefeller University Press.