Read, Write, and Cite for Biology 2 Lab

Extra Credit in BSC 2011-LAB

The Center for Academic Success (CfAS) offers workshops in research, reading, and reporting via your biology 2 lab assignments. These workshops are designed to make you better readers and writers as the volume of research and reporting increases throughout the semester. They are structured for small groups of students to facilitate in-depth application of these strategies.
  • Workshop Expectations
    1. Be prepared. Bring your lab manual, syllabus, and any pertinent materials related to your class. Any forms of assessment are extremely helpful.
    2. Be on time. Sessions are one hour in length. The tutors need all of this time in order to provide each participant with the necessary attention and detail to his/her progress. Workshops are available at both our MMC and BBC campuses. The Center for Academic Success, MMC is located in the Green Library, room 120 (next to the Starbucks). The Center for Academic Success, BBC is located in Academic One, room 160.
    3. Be consistent. In order to receive your extra credit points, you must complete all five sessions throughout the semester. This is an opportunity for you to earn more points for your class. You will not be able to mix and match workshops from set one and set two.
    4. Be receptive. You will receive a variety of strategies, graphic organizers, mnemonics, and study rubrics throughout these sessions. Not all of them may apply to BSC 2011L, but they may be useful in another course. Keep these in your ‘metacognitive bank’ and ask your tutor questions.
    5. Be responsible. Once you register for a workshop at CfAS you are reserving a place that no other student can take. Be considerate of these workshops. Keep your Panther ID handy when you check in with the front desk. You must enter your information at the front area of our center, and make sure that your tutor records your attendance. At the end of the semester, these records will be submitted to your professor.
  • Workshop Syllabus

    Session 1: Developing a Lab Report

    The objective of this session is to review the different components of a lab report and the requirements for each section.

    Session 2: Gathering Information

    This session will focus on how to gather information for a lab report. Students will learn about the different resources that are available and can be used to research. The students will also understand the differences between types of sources, and how that can affect gathering information about a topic.

    Session 3: Annotating

    Students will learn to sort and sift information by using effective annotating strategies.

    Session 4: Citations, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing  

    This session will primarily focus on how to synthesize information into a lab report. Students will understand how to incorporate outside research, avoid plagiarism, and summarize/paraphrase correctly.

    Session 5: FIU Resources

     In the final session, students will be exposed to FIU resources that are readily accessible to them (FIU Library and IntelliWriter).


On the registration page, select the set you want or have been assigned. 

You will be dropped if you do not attend the first session. Please register for Set Two.

Fill in all personal information, then select the section which suits you best.