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Setting the bar for academic writing

Two seniors have papers published in ‘Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences’

Contact: Gary H. Piatek


​Two Central Michigan University seniors have had their papers chosen for publication in the prestigious book "Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences."

Carson Pakula, a senior biology major from Canton, Michigan, and Shane Guenin, a senior recreation, parks and leisure services major from Lafayette, Indiana, submitted their works separately.

The publication's more than 20-year stated mission is to offer examples of top biological writing to undergraduates and postgraduate students preparing for dissertation or journal contributions. Their papers were chosen from a nationwide search.

Both students will attend the University of Georgia for their Master of Science degrees in wildlife sciences and work on a fully supported research project.

"CMU works hard to make sure our students leave with strong communication skills and especially so with written skills," said Bradley Swanson, biology professor, the students' research advisor and chair of CMU's Academic Senate.

"That their works were chosen from a nationwide competition, for both poster and paper examples, highlights the quality of our students, their training and their abilities."

"This is a great honor for us," Pakula said. "It allows us to have our research immortalized in a textbook as we continue to revise our research for publication in a research journal."

"As someone who wants to make a career out of research, I'm excited to see some of my work in print," Guenin said.


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