Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Forward, Preface and Chapter 1 Abstract
* The forward, written by Bragg, relates the human interest nature of the story and one of ethical debate.
* In the preface, Watson describes diagrams which will follow, a story about a climbing expedition and describes the five people he claims were part of the discovery of the structure of DNA.
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