Today. Quiz Today: recap structure, proposals New stuff: language (being precise & clear) Continue building blocks of strong technical writing. Using the literature. Explain capstone assignment, pick topics/groups. . Elements of a good proposal.
New stuff: language (being precise & clear)
THEME: know audience and what they know. Usually assume audience knows nothing but can learn anything
Is it good science?
Intelligent design: proposition that certain features of the universe and living things are best explained by intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.
Courts have ruled that this is NOT science.
If P, then Q. Not Q. Therefore, not P.
*State what you are proposing to do up front*
e.g., UW RRF proposals:
What is the intellectual merit of the proposed activity?
What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity?
You have 4 minutes. Does it contain the following?
Was the science significant, relevant, doable?
What was effective about the structure?
Our recent work has suggested a new mechanic for their creation.
Local anomalies of short-period in mid-oceanic ridges can be linked to bathymetry and explained in terms of susceptibility contrasts and crustal configuration.
This process of cooling and solidification of magnetic direction as the blocks float outwards represents a pattern of reversing of Earth’s magnetism over time.
When observing the topography of the oceanic floors it is clear that a number of anomalies are present.
Ambiguity, needless complexity
Patterns of magnetic anomalies observed over oceanic ridges are linked to concepts of spreading of ocean floors and periodic reversals in the Earth’s magnetic field.
By taking surveys over various ridges, consisting of long period anomalies over foothills, shorter period anomalies on flanks, and a pronounced central anomaly over median valleys, and creating a profile of the results the steep gradients and large amplitudes of magnetic anomalies observed over oceanic ridges can be explained.
What makes a good thesis statement?
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