BIO 190—Scientific Communication I

Assignment 3: Writing an abstract


Using the information about writing an abstract contained in the reference above, and any other information about abstracts you may have, write an abstract for any one of the following:

These articles were chosen because they did not originally have abstracts, because they were available as computer files, and because I could secure permission to use them. You should look at all three and pick the one you understand the best, but keep in mind that you must use the same one for Assignment 4. Write the abstract as if you were an author—write “we” rather than “they”, for instance.

Remember that your abstract should consist of a single paragraph. The email submission must have the title BIO 190 abstract.


These are official class materials of BIO 190 as taught at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, by Curtis Clark. They are subject to change without notice to anyone but students currently enrolled in the class.

Summer Quarter, 2001
© 2001 by Curtis Clark