PreAP Biology Articles to Abstract

       An abstract is a summary or synopsis of an article in a journal or magazine.  The purpose of preparing an abstract is to acquaint you with scientific literature and to expose you to current topics in biology.

Special Instructions:

         Articles to be abstracted must be at least two pages (text) in length.

         Work cited must be included at the top of the abstract page.

         Triple space between the citation & the start of your paper

         Abstracts must be handwritten and at least two and a half pages in length.  (DO NOT WRITE ON THE BACK!)

  • Write your name and period at the top of the abstract.



Stem Cell Research

Insect Repellants

Anton Van Leeuwenhoek

Battle of the Hermaphrodites
RNA Interference An Endangered Species in the Stomach - The Bacteria Behind Ulcers
Dying To See Racing For Sam - Progeria
Genomes for All  Chasing the Swine Flu 


MLA Style Periodical Citation:

Author. "Title of Article." Title of Magazine Date: Page(s).


Milton, Katherine. "Diet and Primate Evolution." Scientific American 
        August 1993: 86-94.



Abstracts DUE 1st  Wednesday of each month August - May.
(Two abstracts due in January - first & 3rd Tuesday.)