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BIO 2160: Genetics and Society (Prof. Kalimba Harris): Your Assignment: Research Presentation

Assignment: Cancer Topic Presentation

  1. Purpose of this assignment:
    • Choose a cancer type. 
    • Explain the genetic mutation that causes the cancer.  
    • Explain an innovative cancer treatment, clinical trial. 
    • Describe a survivor's story. 
  2. Development of your research 
    • Develop a list of keywords to use as search terms. This list will grow as you gather articles to use.
    • Start with the OneSearch search box to get an overview of what the library has
    • Use individual databases to do additional research and gather more precise citations
  3. Create your presentation
    • ​Clearly state the question you set out to answer
    • Outline pertinent points and explain in the presentation

Assignment: Biology/Genetics Presentation

Your Assignment

  1. Purpose of this assignment:
    • Choose a biology/genetics topic to research and explain
    • Present the information to the entire class.
  2. Development of your research 
    • Develop a list of keywords to use as search terms. This list will grow as you gather articles to use.
    • Start with the OneSearch search box to get an overview of what the library has
    • Use individual databases to do additional research and gather more precise citations
  3. Create your presentation
    • ​Clearly state the question you set out to answer
    • Outline pertinent points and explain in the presentation

Presentation Tips

There are a number of tools that can be used to put together a slide presentation for your class. PowerPoint is very common, and here are a few different tools for you to consider:

Here are a few web sites that provide tips on putting together informative and engaging presentations:

Discovering a Topic

Take a look at some of these online resources to gather information on your topic, or to help define your topic.

Other Background Sources

Looking at the information on these resources is a good starting point to gather basic facts about the types of cancer and treatment options.

Other Guides to Help You