SCB 101 Writing Assignment
You will be writing a research paper on one of the ‘features” found in your textbook and an additional scholarly
article. Each chapter of your textbook has four features: ”Technology Connection”, “Scientist Spotlight”, “Life
Application”, and “How do We Know?”. You cannot use the “Scientist Spotlight” as I want you to focus on an aspect of
research and not a specific person. The pages for each of the features is found on the first or second page of the chapter.
For your paper, select a feature that interests you to read in depth. Identify the topic/question/hypothesis of the feature.
Also identify the evidence given in support of the question. After you’ve chosen a feature you will research a scholarly
article that answers the same question or addresses the same hypothesis as the feature you chose.
Once you have chosen your feature and researched your article you will be writing an essay on your topic.
Scientific writing is a way of communicating the science or research that you did to anyone else who might be interested
in knowing more about it. It starts with a broad introduction of background information, narrows down to your specific
research question/hypothesis. Then provides evidence in support of, or in opposition of your hypothesis, followed by a
conclusion that generalizes your findings and relates them to other aspects of life.
Important aspects of your essay.
1. Frame the Issue
a. What is your question/hypothesis?
b. What type of information would readers need to understand to understand your question and this
paper? Give the information.
2. Evidence Gathering
a. Summarize the feature and the article
b. Identify the evidence in both the feature and article
c. Are their any similarities or differences in the presented evidence?
a. What is the answer to your question or the analysis of your hypothesis given the evidence from both
a. What are your conclusions based on your analysis of the evidence and what you have learned in
b. Are there any implications or limitations of your conclusions?
c. How do the conclusions apply to your everyday life?
5. Using the feature and the article:
a. How does this topic or question apply to your everyday life?
b. Are there any problems with the evidence given in the feature or the article?
c. What conclusions can you make about the topic or question now that you have learned about it in
class and read the feature and the article?
1. Provide a copy of your chosen article. Staple the article to the back of your essay.
2. 2-3 pages. No more than 3 pages. (this does not include the Bibliography page)
a. Times New Roman
b. 12 Font
c. Double Spaced
3. While writing remember to:
a. make sure that your essay is well organized
b. support your statements by evidence
c. cite when appropriate
d. adhere to rules of grammar and spelling
4. Create a Bibliography Page. You should have at least two citations in APA format. One from the textbook and
the other from your article you found.
5. MY feature Feature Title: How Cancer can be Prevented, Diagnosed and Treated
6. Chapter 5 Feature Type: Cancer Page(s) 40
7. Title of Article: Clinical factors associated with adherence to aerobic and resistance
physical activity guidelines among cancer prevention patients and survivors.
SCB 101 Writing Assignment