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Science In the News Today. Transit of Venus tonight! Kansas developer sells out of self-contained “survival condos” b uilt in a military s ilo. Cost $2M e ach. Writing Warm-Up: What is wrong with the following examples? How would you rewrite them? .

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science in the news today
Science In the News Today
  • Transit of Venus tonight!
  • Kansas developer sells out of self-contained

“survival condos”

built in a military

silo. Cost $2M

each.

writing warm up what is wrong with the following examples how would you rewrite them
Writing Warm-Up: What is wrong with the following examples? How would you rewrite them?

1.) Most people are diagnosed with phenylketonuria at birth.

2.) Since the invention of the catalytic converter, one problem that has baffled people involved with emission control is their lack of effectiveness in oxidizing CO and HC until the engine is warm.

homework reading
Homework reading

Summarize and article and identify the thesis and main points of Technology’s Dark Side by George Brown. See e-reserves.

your goals memo
Your goals memo
  • We’ll take a 5 minute break from 8:15-8:20
  • We’ll also try to wrap up class by 9.

Skills to work on:

-efficient style (avoid repetition)

-transitions and improved “flow”

-how to get started?

-how to persuade and also inform

-storytelling

-formatting, content presentation, and organization

assessing audience and purpose
Assessing audienceand purpose
  • Who was Thomas?

He was a public intellectual. A physician and an educator (and an etymologist – studier of word origins), who wrote about what effect scientific discoveries ought to have on

how we as humans live

our lives. What’s ethical?

with a partner
With a Partner
  • How does Thomas make his argument?
  • With a partner, find at least 1 example of how Thomas uses emotion, 1 example of how he uses logic, 1 example of a use of credibility (his own or others -- including questioning that of other people) to make his case.
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