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The first half of my evening consisted of me finally looking at the peer review of my E. coli paper for biology to make corrections on it (it is, of course, due tomorrow). Most of the corrections they gave me made very little sense. One was concerned that I hadn't cited any sources in one particular section: my abstract. It's a summary of the paper. It is generally frowned upon to make it any bigger than it has to be. Others mentioned incorrect formatting, however it was all for stuff that was in APA style 5 years ago. I have updated mine, while most of the class forgot to. There was one particular problem pointed out to me that was very helpful. I somehow forgot to include a hypothesis. I never had one to begin with so I made up some BS and added it in reusing one of my sources as evidence.

The other half of the evening consisted of this: Why I Believe Printers Were Sent From Hell To Make Us Miserable

Date: 2010-03-03 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The lack of a hypothesis is indeed an issue, but no sources in your abstract? Seriously? An introduction probably should, but what the heck kind of abstracts are you peers writing?

And I convinced about the printer business.

Date: 2010-03-10 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, I'm hoping the review has no bearing on my paper. The teacher is grading on how well we listen to the thoughts of our peer.

BTW, I've posted the subs for the third OVA of Koizumi in my next post.

Date: 2010-03-03 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's why peer reviews are generally un-helpful to me, too. :/

Date: 2010-03-10 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was able to get a little bit out of it, but yes they generally are unhelpful.


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