1-14-08_Notes - 2 Lack of Completeness-Missing...

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1/14/2008 What are the social sciences? Disciplines concerned with: - Behavior - Relationships - Institutions: o Social o Cultural o Political Social scientists use  empirical methods  to find possible solutions to human problems. Why does writing matter? - Writing is how a social scientist informs coworkers, colleagues, and general  public. Social science writing is: 1. Clear 2. Complete 3. Correct 4. Professional 5. Persuasive What are the obstacles that prevent effective writing? 1. Lack of Clarity - Wrong words - Missing words
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1/14/2008 - Wrong verb tenses
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Lack of Completeness-Missing information-Incomplete sentences-No obvious purpose 3. Incorrect Writing-Uses outdated information-Commits ethical violations-Commits legal violations-Relies on assumptions 4. No Professional Tone-Ignores formats, styles-Fails to cite sources-Has a sloppy presentation o Not stapled o Printed on scrap paper o Crinkles, stepped on, spilled on… 5. Not Persuasive-Ignores audience-Lack of reason/logic-One-sided, opinionated 1/14/2008...
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