MEMBER PAPER PRESENTATION SUBMISSION FORM

51st ANNUAL FALL CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 27, 2018
QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BAYSIDE, QUEENS

Proposals are now being accepted for member paper presentations.
If you wish to make a paper presentation (20 min.) which will discuss
the results of biological research, or educational biological research or strategies.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Please complete this form and submit it no later than

8:00 PM EST, OCTOBER 17, 2018

YOUR MEMBER PAPER PRESENTATION SUBMISSION FORM IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL THE MACUB REGISTRAR RECEIVES YOUR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM ACCOMPANIED BY THE REGISTRATION FEES OR A PURCHASE REQUISITION FORM BY OCTOBER 22, 2018.

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The total abstract including title, authors, affiliations, faculty mentors, text and acknowledgments should be typed with a 10 point Arial font.

Sample Abstract

An Innovative Approach Using Writing to Improve Learning in Biology. Mohamed Lakrim, Theodore Markus, Carol Biermann. Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11235

In an attempt to significantly improve the passing rate on the College Preparatory Exam (CPE) at the City University of New York (CUNY) and to simultaneously reinforce and improve reading, writing and critical thinking skills; faculty have initiated the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) initiative. The CPE exam is administered to all CUNY students after having reached the 45 credit level. The 3-hour examination is designed to assess reading, writing and analytical; skills. Passing the exam is a requirement to graduate from a CUNY Community College as well as to be able to continue at a Senior College at CUNY.

Recognizing that for many students, the sole opportunity to develop and improve these skills is often limited to freshmen English courses, the University has implemented the WAC initiative. This initiative encourages all disciplines to increase the writing components in their course offerings. Writing is to be used as a tool for increasing comprehension and learning.

Our presentation will focus on the manner in which the biology courses at Kingsborough Community College (KCC) have been modified to utilize writing and to emphasize how these writing assignments are designed to increase understanding of biological concepts. Through these innovative writing assignments, students obtain numerous benefits. Students are taught to focus on understanding of the course material and to deemphasize rote memorization.

Although initially students were apprehensive, they came to appreciate and enjoy the writing assignments and were able to perceive the connection between writing and learning.

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I will require the following audio-visual aids:
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The Member Presentation Chairperson is:
Dr. Andrew Nguyen

Email: Anguyen@qcc.cuny.edu
Phone: 718-282-5115

YOUR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL THE MACUB REGISTRAR RECEIVES YOUR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM ACCOMPANIED BY THE REGISTRATION FEES OR A PURCHASE REQUISITION FORM BY OCTOBER 22, 2018.