TWA8 Writing Results
- Due ___
- Points 25
This week and next week we will work on the Results section of your manuscript. Before you start, click on the titles of the two articles below and download the pdf's:
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 40(1), 2004, pp. 60-65
EXPERIMENTAL BRUCELLA ABORTUS INFECTION IN WOLVES S. V. Tessaro and L. B. Forbes
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 40(1), 2004, pp. 42-52
ESTIMATING THE TRUE PREVALENCE OF MYCOBACTERIUM BOVIS IN HUNTER-HARVESTED WHITE-TAILED DEER IN MICHIGAN Daniel J. O’Brien, Stephen M. Schmitt, Dale E. Berry, Scott D. Fitzgerald, Jolene R. Vanneste, Timothy J. Lyon, Diane Magsig, Jean S. Fierke, Thomas M. Cooley, Laura S. Zwick and Bruce V. Thomsen
These are the same two articles that were listed in prior TWA’s. Read the results section from both articles to get an idea of how to write the section, what goes where, and to see examples of when you need a written description, a figure or a table. Your goal should be to write your results in an easy to follow, accessible manner.
Next, I want you to outline your results section from the beginning of the semester through the designing and testing of primers. You will need to include:
- Where your cat DNA came from
- Isolating total DNA
- Amplification by ITSF and ITSReub primers
- Cloning and sequencing
- Description of your inserts
- Primer design and testing
The easiest way to make a useful outline is to have each major heading (I, II, III, IV etc) be either a paragraph or a section (you decide) in your results.
After you have outlined your results, decide what information needs to be included in a table or figure.
Write the first draft of the results and the make the first draft of the figures and tables.
- Your outline
- A description of each of your figures and tables
- The first draft of your results
- The first draft of your figures and tables
Please submit this as a word document file.