Chemistry 103 Glossary
A dictionary of terms appearing on
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Let Dr. Gutow know if you encounter anything that ought
to be added.
review- The process used to increase
the likelihood that published scientific work is accurate. Before
a scientific paper is published it is sent to 3-5 experts in the field
to read. These people are asked to read the paper for clarity and
accuracy as well as determine if any more work or experimentation needs
to be done to verify the results before they are published. This
doesn't guarantee that all published scientific data is good, but
results in most of it being accurate. Inaccuracies are corrected
when other researchers try duplicate the published work.
Consists of using another's written work without attribution. The
verb form of the word is plagarize. A student plagarizing will be
punished. The punishment at UWO can vary from losing points on an
assignment to expulsion depending upon the severity of the
plagarism. Some examples of plagarism are:
copying a sentence or sentences from someone elses writing without
using quotes and without stating where the words came from.
2) copying from a work with slight variations such as dropping a few
words without using quotes and without stating where the words came
3) using other people ideas without attribution.
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