Journal 3 Instructions
The student will compose a brief essay comparing and contrasting scientific communication, including the role science plays in contemporary society (DSL 200.1), distinguishing between science and pseudoscience, and identifying when science is misrepresented in the media (DSL 200.3). The scientific data must be from reputable source(s) and must be accurately interpreted and cited (DSL 200.4). Additional reliable sources may be referred to, as needed or required.
The journal includes the following processes and requirements:
- Start with an engaging attention getter, identifying the observation/problem addressed by the media communication and in the scientific communication;
- Identify the media communication as a media communication/secondary source and the scientific communication as a scientific communication/primary source
- Write a valid hypothesis statement which is addressed by the research in the scientific article and explain if the hypothesis is presented correctly in the media source;
- Identify additional parts to the scientific method including research methods, results, and research conclusions comparing what is stated in the media source and the scientific source;
- End the journal definitively;
- Use paraphrased information, examples, and evidence to support all points;
- Properly organize information within and between paragraphs;
- Format layout, citations, and references in correct APA style.
How to Complete Yoru Journal
Below are attached a scientific study written by a group of scientists and a news article written by a journalist about the scientific study. You will evaluate how well the news article covers the scientific study. See Journal Instructions for more information on how to construct your journal.
Articles you must use: