Students writing essays on animal research can now celebrate. Understanding Animal Research, a UK not-for-profit which explains the role of animals in medical research, has produced a fantastic set of resources aimed at helping school and university students create well-referenced essays.
The resources provides an introduction to five animal research-related topics including “costs and benefits” and “ethics”, as well as a list of books and internet resources for more information. Each resource is briefly summarised, and then a Harvard reference is provided which students can put straight into their essay reference list. See below for a sample:
There are also a list of websites on both sides of the issue for students to check out. The sections are:
- History of Animal Research
- Ethics of Animal Testing
- Animal Rights Activism and Extremism
- Costs and Benefits of Research
- Regulatory Systems and the 3Rs
These resources are most helpful for students doing extended school projects (like the UK Extended Project Qualification [EPQ]) as well as university students who are required to write more detailed arguments.
Another good resource aimed at K12 uses animal testing as a example of the difference between a persuasive essay and an argumentative essay.
Speaking of Research aims to promote informative and useful resources on animal research. If you know of any don’t hesitate to email us.
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