MAY USE SUBHEADINGS (ex: introduction,
summary, analysis [with subtopics underneath
-What paper is about
-Where your paper goes with the topic
- May HINT at conclusions
→ mention how you approach topic
→ where you went with topic
-Intro must be meaningful
* tell what topic is, why you chose topic, tell how paper is organized, give sense of where you
went with the paper, hint at conclusions
2) Brief Summary:
-couple paragraphs, even one is ok
-reference the topic
→ provide citations in paragraphs
-put in own words
3) Does the claim follow standard scientific thinking?
→look at chapter 2: deals with epistemology
→Chapter 3: anatomy of hoax
- look at extent to which these folks are testing their ideas, not proving it
→they are constantly trying to prove their case
- not testing their case
-not testing a hypothesis
- they need to actually look for evidence that goes against their case or idea
-see how they're not using scientific method
4)Who is source of story? What type of expert are they?
-check their credentials
5)Do they consult other authorities?
-What are their credentials?
-Are they taking quotes out of context?
-They make it look like they are addressing these exper