writing assignment 590

Objective:

Writing about scientific principles and phenomena is an increasingly important skill

in the 21

st

century. This assignment is designed

to help you understand a major concept covered in this unit while also helping you develop

your science writing skills. One key to effective

science writing is explaining how science can be used in everyday life. You’ll do this in a 500-600

word paper. You should:

1) Formulate and answer a question based on current media that focuses on LIFE SCIENCE.

Select a concept that was covered in this course and by current media and

formulate a question. Use this question as the title of your

essay.

2) Explain how this applies to your life

Write a 500-600 word essay

answering this question

, and

discuss

how the information could be useful to you in your

own life.

Be sure to include some concrete information that

was covered in this unit, explaining

why

the information is

relevant to your life and useful for you. Be sure to explain

how

the information applies to you personally and give

examples.

3) Structure your essay as suggested below

• State your question in the title.

•

1

st

section:

Give an overview of the answer to your question.

•

2

nd

section:

Provide the scientific details of the answer to your question. Be sure to select the

relevant information from class notes and

the textbook.

•

3

rd

section:

Make it personal. Explain why this information is relevant to your life or useful for

you and give examples.

Since you will be writing about science from a personal perspective, you can use personal

pronouns (I, we, you, etc.).

This assignment requires that you formulate your own question and approach, so do not use

the sample questions or specific examples provided

above for your paper. Great ways to start questions that will help you think deeply in this class

include: How do/does ______? Why is/are

______? What is the difference between ______?

For this assignment, work independently and do the best you can; you’ll receive feedback on

your work after it’s turned in.

two page for any topic about science life or biology

make sure to put question

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