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A Guided Approach to Reading in Core Biology

This is the second post in a series on developing close reading habits in a freshmen Core Biology course.

Like in all core classes, students in Core Biology read scholarly literature rather than textbooks or popular literature. The goal is to read for enlightenment rather than simply information. Taken together, this means every text should be an opportunity for the reader to think critically and reflect on their beliefs. As described in the previous post, this was not what we observed when the students were left to their own devices.

In light of this, we developed a short guide to reading and writing Core Biology based on what we in the department personally do and what other scholars describe doing while reading. Continue reading A Guided Approach to Reading in Core Biology