Beginning with the Familiar



Given the inherent complexity of most scientific documents, the beginning has the steep challenge of orienting the audience.


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    Albert Einstein, “Physik and Realität,” trans. By J. Piccard, Journal of the Franklin Institute, vol.221 (Mar 1936), p. 313. Original text: “Alle Wissenschaft ist nur eine Verfeinerung des Denkens des Alltags.”.Google Scholar
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    Adapted from Cliff Frohlich, “Deep Earthquakes,” Scientific American (Jan 1989).Google Scholar
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    Flannery O’Connor, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find,” A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1953).Google Scholar
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    William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily,” Collected Stories of William Faulkner (New York: Random House, 1958).Google Scholar
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    Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster (New York: Villard, 1997), p. 5.Google Scholar
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    Kelli Lenze, “Using Insect-Sprayed Mosquito Netting for the Bedding of Children in Africa,” paper (University Park: Pennsylvania State University, 2013).Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of EngineeringPenn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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