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  • Guide: Review Essays for the Biological sciences
    papers in all fields What is a Review Paper A review paper is a synthesis of primary sources mainly research papers presented in academic journals on a given topic A biological review paper demonstrates that the writer has thorough understanding of the literature and can formulate a useful analysis While no new research is presented by the writer the field benefits from the review by recieving a new perspective There are several approaches one may take when writing a biological review A State of the art review A state of the art review considers mainly the most current research in a given area The review may offer new perspectives on an issue or point out an area in need of further research A Historical review A historical review is a survey of the development of a particular field of study It may examine the early stages of the field key findings to present key theoretical models and their evolution etc A Comparison of perspectives review A comparison of perspectives review contrasts various ways of looking at a certain topic If in fact there is a debate over some process or idea a comparison of perspectives review may illustrate the research

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=79 (2015-10-15)
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  • Revising and Editing
    Create an Account Home Writing Collections Revising and Editing Revising and Editing A collection of resources to help writers as they revise and edit their texts General Revision Composing Revising Science Writing Revising Arguments Revising Fiction Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing CSU is an open access educational Web site supported by Colorado State University Content on this site is Copyright 1993 2015 Colorado State University and

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/collections/collection.cfm?id=43 (2015-10-15)
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  • Scholarly Writing
    Sign In or Create an Account Home Writing Collections Scholarly Writing Scholarly Writing A collection of resources useful to graduate students and faculty who are engaged in scholarly writing projects Scholarly Writing Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing CSU is an open access educational Web site supported by Colorado State University Content on this site is Copyright 1993 2015 Colorado State University and or this site s

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/collections/collection.cfm?id=38 (2015-10-15)
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  • Science
    In or Create an Account Home Writing Collections Science Science This collection includes a series of resources intended to help those who are writing in the Sciences Science Writing Documents Composing Revising Science Writing Tweet HELP SITE INDEX ABOUT THIS SITE CONTACT Writing CSU is an open access educational Web site supported by Colorado State University Content on this site is Copyright 1993 2015 Colorado State University and or this

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/collections/collection.cfm?id=17 (2015-10-15)
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  • Teaching Guide: Using Service Learning in Writing Courses
    Learning in Writing Courses Service learning unites students faculty and community members to benefit the community while advancing educational goals and enhancing students academic development The following guide provides practical information on service learning in college classrooms with an emphasis on writing and writing intensive courses Select from the links below or use the sidebar to navigate this guide Introduction to Service Learning Service Learning in Writing Classes Implementing Service

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/service_learning/ (2015-10-15)
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  • We Can't Find That Page
    you would let us know about the missing page we ll do our best to find it or to fix the broken link Please contact us by visiting the site information pages and viewing our contact information to let us know about the problem Please tell us the page URL and what happened when the problem occurred We will do our best to track down and address the problem And

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/about.cfm (2015-10-15)
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  • Guide: Statistics: An Introduction
    to analyze percentage scores English students receive on a grammar test the percentage scores ranging from 0 to 100 are already in numeric form Statistics could also be used to analyze grades on an essay by assigning numeric values to the letter grades e g A 4 B 3 C 2 D 1 and F 0 Employing statistics serves two purposes 1 description and 2 prediction Statistics are used to describe the characteristics of groups These characteristics are referred to as variables Data is gathered and recorded for each variable Descriptive statistics can then be used to reveal the distribution of the data in each variable Statistics is also frequently used for purposes of prediction Prediction is based on the concept of generalizability if enough data is compiled about a particular context e g students studying writing in a specific set of classrooms the patterns revealed through analysis of the data collected about that context can be generalized or predicted to occur in similar contexts The prediction of what will happen in a similar context is probabilistic That is the researcher is not certain that the same things will happen in other contexts instead the researcher can only reasonably expect that the same things will happen Prediction is a method employed by individuals throughout daily life For instance if writing students begin class every day for the first half of the semester with a five minute freewriting exercise then they will likely come to class the first day of the second half of the semester prepared to again freewrite for the first five minutes of class The students will have made a prediction about the class content based on their previous experiences in the class Because they began all previous class sessions with freewriting it would be probable that their

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=67 (2015-10-15)
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  • Guide: Summaries
    Larger Paper Concise Statement of the Main Idea Citing the Author and Title Details and Quotations Documenting Sources Style and Tone Objectivity Using Author Tags Putting it All Together Processes for Standard Summaries Process For Finding Main Point Process For Summarizing Support Resources Print Friendly Format About this Guide Contributors Citation Writing CSU Guide Summaries W hat you include in a summary depends on how the summary will be used

    Original URL path: http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/guide.cfm?guideid=30 (2015-10-15)
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