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W RITING IN THE S CIENCES The Burton Center Writing Workshop Series

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Statement of Purpose/Problem ? Why are the trees dying along the roadside? Trees along highways in the northwest Blue Ridge Mountains have seen considerable die off in the last decade. This epidemic could be the result of several issues.

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Literature Review

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Hypothesis h0 ha

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One-tailed Hypothesis h0h0 haha Null hypothesis: As a result of the new feeding system for the Spruce Pine Fishery, there will either be no significant difference in Oncorhynchus mykiss lifespan or there will be a significant increase in lifespan. Alternative hypothesis: As a result of the new feeding system for the Spruce Pine Fishery, there will be a significant decrease in Oncorhynchus mykiss lifespan.

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Two-tailed Hypothesis h0h0 haha Null hypothesis: The addition of ergonomic chairs in the classrooms of Lees-McRae College will not increase students’ test scores. Alternative hypothesis: The addition of ergonomic chairs in the classrooms of Lees- McRae College will increase students’ test scores.

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Precision: Measurability First, add the solution to the flask.

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Precision: Measurability The results of your test should be able to be duplicated in order to be valid. First,.2 ml of the sodium chloride solution was mixed with 200 ml of water in an Erlenmeyer flask.

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Precision: Concrete Nouns Pronouns create confusion. When Group A was introduced to Group B, they ate them. Group A Group B When Group A was introduced to Group B, Group B ate Group A.

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Practice in Introductions Find a partner. Together, think of a problem that can be measured. Write an introduction with 1. the statement of purpose and problem, 2. a “hypothetical” literature review, and 3. a hypothesis.

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Possible Future Workshops Writing better in the sections of: Methodology Results Abstract Discussion Literature Cited (Citation Styles)

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