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In your initial post, explain what the biggest challenge you faced was when trying to find sources?

This module’s webtext focused on researching your issue in the natural sciences and evaluating different sources. In your initial post, explain what the biggest challenge you faced was when trying to find sources? What challenges did you encounter in trying to analyze a scientific source? How did you overcome them? Use specific examples in your post. My issue is Electric Cars Are Not Necessarily Clean.

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Example of a well-written discussion post. 1. General thoughts. I really liked

Example of a well-written discussion post.
1. General thoughts. I really liked this paper because it opened my eyes to an aspect of biology that I had never known before. Blah, blah, blah.
2. Comments from the related literature. Jones et al. (2020) reported similar results and extended those from the assigned paper. Specifically, they showed blah, blah, blah. In Figure 3, the RNA-Seq analysis showed that genes A, B, and C were upregulated under the conditions encountered by the bacteria in the bloodstream.
3. Literature cited. (Primary) Jones, A.B., Smith, E.F., and Harvey, R.A. 2020. RNA-Seq analysis of E. coli in the bloodstream. Infect. Immun. 21:306-320.
• If you complete part 1, you get 8 points.
• If you complete part 2 citing and discussing a primary research paper (not review) along with an appropriately constructed literature cited, you get 9 points. If you cite a review article, you get 8.5 points.
• If you cite the data from a table or figure of a primary research paper (not a review), you get 10 points.
• If you fail to follow the instructions for posting a discussion, you lose 1 point for every noncompliance.
• If you submit your discussion one week late, you get half credit. After that, you get no credit. Late homeworks are not penalized.
• If you plagiarize, you will get 0 points and you will be turned into the Dean of Students. If you start by clicking Control-C (Copy),
you are already in trouble.

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RESEARCH PAPER GRADING CRITERIA POINTS CRITERIA CONTENT 75 EXCELLENT TO VERY GO

RESEARCH PAPER GRADING CRITERIA
POINTS CRITERIA
CONTENT
75 EXCELLENT TO VERY GOOD: informative – appropriate to topic – substantive – relevant to topic – includes all the following information:
Vital information to include:
Cause of disease
Course of disease
Treatments available (if any)
Therapeutic management
Prognosis
Avoidance/Prevention
How does this disease affect you as an embalmer
Optional information to include:
How often does this occur?
Are any specific groups more susceptible?
How does this disease affect others? (families, communities, regions, etc)
-10 points for each vital concept not covered. +5 points if at least 2 optional concepts are covered.
POINTS CRITERIA
LENGTH, COVER PAGE, BIBLIOGRAPHY
25 Full length of 3 pages for body of paper, (APA format)
Cover page contains all elements of title, author, date submitted, instructor’s name and class name, (APA format)
Bibliography contains all elements of title, author, publication date, what information was published in, and web address where applicable, (APA format)
-15 points for each ½ page missing or cover page/bibliography missing

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Overview Throughout this course, you will use a natural science–themed news stor

Overview
Throughout this course, you will use a natural science–themed news story to examine a scientific topic that interests you. In this activity, you will choose your news story. While it is a good idea to choose your news story early, you may change it until the next module. You will use this news story for the entire course, so it is important to select something you are truly interested in.
Prompt
Visit the website Science Daily and choose a natural science–related news story published within the past six months. You will use this news story throughout this course to complete activities and project work. You can find a news story by browsing the articles on the homepage, or you can enter a keyword (such as “earthquakes,” “cancer,” or “black holes”) into the search bar.
To ensure your article is appropriately focused on the natural sciences and suited for this project, review the questions below. Please note that these questions are not the graded portion of the assignment. They are simply to help you choose an appropriate news story.
Was your news story published within the last six months?
Is your news story related to living organisms or systems of the natural world? This may include the following topics:
zoology (the study of animals)
botany (the study of plants)
cellular biology (the study of the cell)
anatomy (the study of body structures)
geology (the study of the earth)
meteorology (the study of the atmosphere, weather, and climate)oceanography
oceanography (the study of oceans)
astronomy (the study of the universe)
geophysics (the physics of the earth)
astrophysics (the physics of the universe)
atmospheric (a branch of meteorology)
biochemistry (the chemistry of life)
geochemistry (the chemistry of geological systems)
Does your news story report on the process of conducting scientific research, mentioning elements of the scientific method such as hypotheses, observation, field research, experiments, lab research, computer modeling, or data collection?
If you cannot answer “yes” to the questions above, or you are unsure how to answer the questions, consider reaching out to your instructor for additional guidance.
After you find a story that interests you and meets the criteria above, answer the questions in the Module One Activity Template Word Document. Before proceeding further with the project, your instructor must approve the news story you identify on the activity template.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
Summarize the main idea in your selected news story.
What is the primary focus or thesis of the article? Briefly summarize the major points presented in the article.
Explain any prior knowledge and what you’d like to learn more about regarding your selected news story.
What, if anything, do you already know about the subject of your chosen news story? What would you like to research to learn more?
Discuss the value of the scientific research presented in your selected news story for contemporary society.
Why do you think this research might matter to society? How might it benefit individuals, communities, and/or the world?
Guidelines for Submission
Submit your completed Module One Activity Template. While not required, any sources should be cited using APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.