Getting Started with Scientific Essays

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GETTING STARTED WITH ESSAYS

  • DO NOT USE WEBSITES UNLESS SCIENCE BASED eg. SGM, Cancer Research UK or specifically relevent information (eg. manufacturers' quote)
  • DO NOT USE WIKIPEDIA if you do, always look up the original references which are quoted
  • ASK THE LIBRARIAN
  • NOTE TAKING

Poorly Taken, may miss something said

Aids memory, will forget what's said 

Effective Study Skills, pg. 79-100

  • CRITICAL READING

>Get knowledge of topic

>Get knowledge of specialist terminology

>Be award of the style of writing

>Weigh up what different writers say

>Reflect

> Pull together different ideas and concepts

>Evaluate the credibility of the source

>Develop a conclusion

  • ESSAYS

>Demonstrate good background research

>Evidence of independent thoughts

  • ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF SCIENTIFIC WRITING

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