COMMUNICATION IN THE BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Department of Biology
PLANNING YOUR LONG ESSAY ANSWER ON EXAMS
A Sample Essay Question Requiring a Longer Answer:
Compare and contrast a carnivorous mammal and an herbivorous mammal focusing on how their teeth and digestive tract are specialized for their lifestyle. Use specific examples from class to support your answer. Provide at least one diagram depicting specializations in the anatomies of a carnivore and herbivore.
A possible outline for your answer:
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