lecture 20 - Essay Approx 1000 words double-spaced 30 cant...

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Essay Approx. 1000 words, double-spaced 30%; can’t be dropped! Print it on white, clean paper – leave margin Staple it Due Monday, 28 November , in class Penalty for lateness: 5% per day, including weekend days. Exceptions: well- documented emergencies, doctor’s note. 1
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Topic essay Exercise 10.6, p. 415 Requirements (Read the passage) a. Summarize what it is about b. Identify the hypothesis tested c. Its consequences d. Confirmed or disconfirmed? Don’t forget : - Explanation of the key terms (‘double blind’, ‘placebo’, etc.) - Discussion of the application of the scientific method - Use ‘I’: what you think about the issue
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Writing advice There are various goals to reach in a paper. Here are a few: to explain an argument, to criticize an argument, to develop a new argument for a thesis etc. Depending on what the requirement is, only one, two or all three have to be reached. Therefore, the first advice before you start writing is this: read the requirement carefully ! Make sure you understand what you have to do. If you misunderstand the requirement, your efforts may be in vain. If you are not sure what you have to do, ask the TA or 3
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Never forget that writing means, in addition to having good ideas, getting them across. You write for your reader , to make her/him understand your point. If s/he does not understand what you say, your writing did not reach its goal. Although you may have nice ideas, you may not be able to communicate them. This is why you have to continuously improve your writing skills . The first step toward that is to pay attention to the structure of your paper. 4
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