Writing Essays for Applied Sciences Worksheet

Assignment Writing – Writing in Specific Fields

Test your knowledge with this Writing in Applied Sciences Worksheet to recognize what is acceptable and unacceptable under this format. Ten exercises have you decide whether a statement follows the guidelines for a writing assignment of this type and have you examine an article in a relevant field to identify different aspects of a written piece.

Writing Essays for Applied Sciences

Instructions

For the first five exercises, decide if the sentence is acceptable when writing in the applied sciences. If it is not, state the reason. For the last five exercises, follow the individual instructions in each exercise.

  • Acceptable/unacceptable:

  • Polluted water was less appealing aesthetically and economically because it threatens the health of anyone who drinks it.

    Reason if unacceptable:

  • Acceptable/unacceptable:

  • The researchers can’t say whether the cause is apparent.

    Reason if unacceptable:

  • Acceptable/unacceptable:

  • While the first group of participants showed significant improvement, the second did not.

    Reason if unacceptable:

  • Acceptable/unacceptable:

  • Polluted water is harmful in several ways:

    • It puts human health at risk
    • It puts the food chain at risk
    • It raises the cost of drinking water

    Reason if unacceptable:

  • Acceptable/unacceptable:

  • The research conducted 10 years ago shows that the cause is directly related to incidences in which the problem occurs.

    Reason if unacceptable:

  • Find a scholarly journal article in an area or topic within the applied sciences that interests you, and read it before moving on to the remaining exercises. Below, record the bibliographical information for the article. Refer to the article to complete exercises 7-10.

  • What is the objective of the article and how does it fit within a broader scientific context?

  • How does the article show a logical progression of the topic?

  • Is the argument or thesis supported with data and facts? Give a few examples.

  • Does the conclusion show implications of how the topic affects the broader scientific field? Explain.