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402-write1 - Write 1 GY 402 Sedimentary Petrology (W) GSSA...

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Write 1 GY 402 Sedimentary Petrology (W) GSSA Writing Assignment One Dissecting Components of a Scientific Paper Your Task : This first writing assignment will be very simple, if you have every had any scientific writing experience in the past. Most of you should have already taken GY 304-Stratigraphy (which is now a prerequisite for GY 402), so you should be familiar with the make up of a scientific paper (AKA term paper). So what exactly is your task today? I would like you to compare and contrast the abstract, introduction and conclusions sections of a typical scientific paper. This does not mean that you actually give me examples of these components. That will come soon enough. In this assignment, I want you to tell me what the structure, purpose and format is (or should be) for an abstract, an introduction and the conclusions of a paper. All three are somewhat similar, but they are more different than they are alike, hence the question. Your answer should not exceed one page (typed, double spaced, 12 pitch Times Roman font).
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course GLY 402 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at S. Alabama.

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