Instructions for Science News Article Write a popular science news article (800
Instructions for Science News Article
Write a popular science news article (800 words) based on one research article (given by student) to engage and inform non-specialists of a recent scientific development.
All sources used in the news articles should be acknowledged and the full APA references should be provided at the end of the article. News articles found to be close imitations of or have significant resemblance to online news articles (e.g., the news story unfolds exactly in the same manner) will be considered as plagiarism.
When writing the science news article, ensure that it is engaging to the readers. All forms of scientific writing as seen in a scientific research paper is not engaging and therefore should be omitted. Play around with expression and words to bring life into the science news article.
Ensure that every sentence of a new paragraph is indelible and attention grabbing to ensure readers interest is retained. Keep sentences simple and concise. Any scientific words incorporated into the science news article should be explained.
Use analogies, examples, quotations, metaphors, etc., to make the science news articles engaging for and understood by the readers.
In the science news article writing, do ensure to support your writing from other reliable sources and not just from the science research article provided. However, as this is a science news article, only provide a reference list in APA style. Do not include any intext citation as it is not appropriate for a science news article.
Task Requirements for Reflective Commentary
Students produce an accompanying commentary for each science news article that explains the linguistic and stylistic changes made in producing the popularised science text. The reflective commentary should consist of 250 words.
Please use the following prompt when writing the reflective commentary:
Write a commentary reflecting on the linguistic choices you have made in your writing of the popular science news article. Comment particularly on the significant changes in vocabulary, syntax and text that you have made to the source article. Explain the specific goals that you are trying to achieve by making those choices and evaluate the effectiveness of those changes in helping you achieve those goals.
Refer to article 2 Science Research Article on Soil Bacteria and Ecosystem.pdf
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