Unlike traditional courses in physical science, many biology courses do not have problem sets that allow students to assess their mastery in depth, chapter by chapter. To remedy this perceived lack while teaching principles of research in a largely self-instructional mastery format, Terence Anthoney devotes most of his class time to practice exams, followed by group discussions of students’ answers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terence R. Anthoney
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologySouthern Illinois University at CarbondaleCarbondaleUSA

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