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Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences (7th Edition)

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Written by a professional biologist and experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting lab reports, research papers,...

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Written by a professional biologist and experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting lab reports, research papers, reviews, poster presentations, and other commonly assigned projects in biology courses. The seventh edition features updated coverage of research methods and new student examples from a wider variety of sub-disciplines in biology that support students at all levels of biology.

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  • Concise, self-teaching guide to writing in biology. Modeled on a handbook format - with bulleted rules, checklists for formatting various scientific papers, and a spiral binding - Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences is a handy reference that new to advanced students can readily use on their own. 
  • Comprehensive coverage of the most common writing assignments in undergraduate biology courses. Thorough chapters on writing and documenting research papers, lab reports, and reviews are illustrated with annotated student examples. Writing Papers covers each stage of the writing process, from researching and drafting to revising and preparing the final paper. Special attention is paid to student integrity and avoiding plagiarism. Thorough coverage of other forms of biological writing, including guidelines for oral presentations, lecture slide and poster presentations, research proposals, letters of application, resumes, and cover letters. 
  • A chapter on reading effectively and preparing for exams. Providing smart advice on getting the most out of textbooks and preparing for laboratory exams, the book also covers studying for short-answer and essay questions.


  • More student models that offer a diversity of annotated examples. New examples, added from biological sub-disciplines - including cellular and molecular biology, animal ecology, microbiology, and plant physiology, ensure that the seventh edition remains accessible to freshmen and relevant to advancing students as they progress through their coursework.
  • New and updated "Tech Talk" tips throughout the text offer students support on how to use accessible tools to search databases, organize research, and provide documentation for their sources.
  • Revised and updated Chapter 1, Locating and Using Biological Literature, with new coverage of accessible tools for collaboration and organizing research materials.

1 Locating and Using Biological Literature
2 Handling Data and Using Statistics
3 Using Tables and Figures
4 Writing Lab Reports and Research Papers
5 Writing a Review Paper
6 Documenting the Paper
7 Drafting and Revising
8 Preparing the Final Draft
9 Using Writing to Prepare for Examinations
10 Other Forms of Biological Writing.


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Victoria E. McMillan (PhD, Syracuse University) taught for 27 years in the interdisciplinary writing department, biology department, and women's studies program at Colgate University. A behavioral ecologist who has published a number of scholarly and popular articles on animal behavior, McMillan has focused her research on reproductive strategies in insects, dragonflies in particular. Now retired, she writes and lectures widely on insects, plants, and behavioral ecology.

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Victoria E. McMillan (PhD, Syracuse University) taught for 27 years in the interdisciplinary writing department, biology department, and women's studies program at Colgate University. A behavioral ecologist who has published a number of scholarly and popular articles on animal behavior, McMillan has focused her research on reproductive strategies in insects, dragonflies in particular. Now retired, she writes and lectures widely on insects, plants, and behavioral ecology.

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