1. Search through the popular science literature (news websites, magazines, etc.) on the internet and find a science article with an interesting headline.
2. Then find the primary source for the popular article. Be resourceful if a link is not provided. Ask your librarian for help if you need it.
3. After choosing your article and finding the primary source for it, you should write a blog post. Your post should be approximately 500-1000 words in length and contain the following:
- A link to the popular (secondary) literature piece
- A link to the primary literature article
- A summary of the popular media piece
- A summary of the actual findings from the primary source
- Your reflection on the following questions:
- Do you think the popular piece accurately reflects the scientific finding?
- How are these two different?
- Where is the aspects exaggerated or misrepresented?
- How would you improve the popular media piece?
4. When you are ready to post, go to your section's blog and enter your work.
- To access your blog, click your section's Blog in the left navigation bar and log in.
- Then click 'New' at the top of the blog and choose 'Post.'
- Enter your work and click 'Publish'
5. After publishing your blog entry, comment on the posts of two of your classmates and address any comments made to yours.
6. Lastly, when you are finished, return to this page, click 'Submit Assignment' above and paste the URL of your blog post into the text box that appears.