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Cornett English 101 Project 1: Formal Observation Report – Science Assignment: Describe and report on an observation of a natural object or phenomenon to provide data that other researchers may use. Audience: Other scientists interested in the same phenomenon Length: 900-1000 words (3-4 pages) One kind of work that scientists do is to observe objects and/or phenomena and report on their findings to other scientists. Their reports, called formal observation reports, explain the processes they used to gather data, the conclusions they reached, and the significance of those findings. Other scientists studying the same or similar objects or phenomena can then compare these reports with their own and others’ work. Because of the need to compare results, objectivity is an important goal in formal observation reports. In class, we will work in particular on developing value-neutral language, and we’ll discuss the importance of this convention in science writing generally. Method The beginning point for this assignment is the observation you have already done. Some of you,
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