Summer Assignment for Biology

For students taking biology, the assigned summer reading is:
Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine

For each chapter you need to keep a typed reflective journal of your reaction to the text.

Please break down your summaries/reactions accordingly:

  • One summary/reaction per chapter. (15 total). (1 point each)
  • Your reactions should be written in standard English, though you may use personal pronouns (I, we, etc.). (1 point each)
    • No text message short hands such as LOL, etc.
    • Take the time to correct typos, grammar mistakes, etc.
  • Your summaries/reactions must contain at least 2 paragraphs
    • 1st paragraph = summary of the chapter (2 points each)
    • 2nd paragraph = reflection/thoughts on the chapter (2 points each
    • What is your immediate reaction/thought after reading this chapter?
    • How does this relate to your personal life?
    • Do you agree or disagree with the author’s ideas?
    • Did you find the chapter interesting and why?
    • Did the chapter raise any questions for you? What are they?
    • Include questions you had/topics you would like to discuss.

  • Some prompts to help get you started are below. You are not limited to these nor need to include all of these:

If you have any questions concerning the assignment, please do not hesitate to contact me at This assignment is also posted online at

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