Two-page essay, double-spaced, approximately 600-700 words
students will describe the methods and limits of scientific investigation as used in marine fish stock assessments.
Scoring will be based on the following criteria:
ability to establish the context of subject matter in the introduction,
content accuracy and comprehension of the logic behind method, data acquisition, nature of data analysis and outcomes of scientific investigations, and
a limitation of each method in achieving reliable and verifiable estimates and the application of the results to the overall goals of fish stock assessment.
All material required for this assignment has been provided in Expedition 3, 4 and 5, and associated required reading assignments — no outside literature is necessary.
The essay should be written in third person narrative style as it is a technical essay.
Information on organizing a college essay can be reviewed at:
“The Writing Process – Organizing an Essay” from Hunter College – City University of New York
Write in third person, narrative stylehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narration — be precise, concise and technical – stay on topic , keep a sharp focus on the objectives of the essay (given above) and be comprehensive in describing each stock assessment method.
Use of in-text reference citations, and associated bibliography, is optional and not included in word limit. Use either MLA or APA formats, if you chose to use in-text citations.
Do not use a title page.
The top of page 1 should have:
Title of Essay
Begin essay narrative following one blank line below author’s name.
Organize your essay into the following sections with the following headings at the top of each section:
Methods of Fish Stock Assessment
Limitations of Fish Stock Assessment
The essay is double-spaced, so keep a sharp focus on the methods and limits of fish stock assessment
In the words of Blaise Pascal: “I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.”
The narrative portion of the essay must not exceed 750 words.
Point penalties will be assessed for exceeding word limit. Reference citations, if used, and bibliography, are optional and therefore not included in word limit.
Do not plagiarize – do not copy phrases or sentences for other sources.
Do not use quotations – write in your own words, as scientists comprehend, synthesize, integrate and write material in your own words.
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