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Chemistry in the News

Part I: Chemistry in the News

Due 9/6 @ 8:00 am 

Phenomenon: A fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question.

  • Find a news article about Chemistry that describes a phenomenon and attach a URL hyperlink. 
  • Compose < 100-word synopsis of your article. 
  • 4 pts

Part II: Claim evaluation

Due 9/10 @ 3:30 pm 

  • Use the template and rubric to evaluate the claims communicated in your source:
  • Complete MLA citation. An example is below. You may create it yourself or use NoodleTools.

Stone, Madeleine. "New Plastic Pollution Formed by Fire Looks like Rocks." National Geographic, 16 Aug. 2019, www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/08/new-plastic-polllution-formed-fire-looks-like-rocks/. Accessed 18 Aug. 2019.

  • Repeat the above steps on the posted synopsis from at least 1 peer.
  • 6 pts

Finding Articles in Popular Sources

What is Paraphrasing?

What is Paraphrasing?

Paraphrasing is putting the ideas or thoughts of someone else in your own words.  

You are expected to paraphrase in your evaluation.

According to the Purdue OWL, 

"Paraphrasing is a valuable skill because. . . 

  • It is better than quoting information from an undistinguished passage.
  • It helps you control the temptation to quote too much.
  • The mental process required for successful paraphrasing helps you to grasp the full meaning of the original."

How to Paraphrase Effectively

  • Read the original text. Read it several times in order to truly understand its meaning.
  • Cover up the original text.
  • Without looking at the original text, write a summary or overview of the original source material in your own words.
  • Compare the two to determine if yours is too close to the original.
  • Cite it!