Every chapter in Biology for the Informed Citizen includes carefully crafted tools to help students learn and reinforce biological concepts.
Chapter Learning Objectives at the start of each chapter (based on Bloom’s taxonomy) correspond to the main headings and provide a framework for the key concepts to help students focus on what is most important.
Questions-Based Chapter Titles and Section Headings model the spirit of inquiry at the heart of the scientific process.
Simple and Clear Illustrations in each chapter help students visualize important concepts. The art program uses a consistent format to help guide students through complex processes. Brief figure captions provide a running summary of the chapter, reinforcing main points discussed in the text
A Marginal Glossary defines key terms in the margins of the pages on which the terms appear, so students can easily find definitions and explanations when preparing for exams. Each chapter concludes with a Biology in Perspective section that places the chapter concepts in larger context.
Bulleted Chapter Summaries at the end of each chapter are organized around the chapter learning objectives and highlight and reinforce the main concepts. Basic multiple choice and short-answer Review Questions at the end of each chapter ask students to recall core information presented in the chapter. Answers to the multiple choice questions appear at the end of the book.
The Thinking Citizen advanced questions at the end of each chapter ask students to think critically and analytically about the main chapter concepts.
The Informed Citizen advanced questions at the end of each chapter ask students to apply biological concepts to relevant cultural and social issues.