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BIOL 102 - General Biology II - Billman: Assignment

Writing Science


Top Ten Words NEVER Used in Writing a Literature Review in the Sciences

10. Luscious (vague word fraught with emotional baggage)

9. Confused (see luscious)

8. Awesome (see confused)

7. Large or small ( Really! Give me numbers!)

6. Interesting change (Please tell me you meant to write significant increase or decrease followed by a percentage)

5. Much more (see large/small)

4. Way less (see much more)

3. Some (see way less)

2. Very (You will be docked 10 points if the word "very" occurs in your final draft)

1. Proved, proof, proven and all other forms of this word

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Summary of Literature Review Assignment

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