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In my previous white papers, I was given articles to support my thesis. However, this time around, we have been tasked with choosing a topic in our field to discuss and we have to find articles ourselves. Because of this, this last white paper is proving difficult. Even difficult, it is not impossible. This how-to for finding articles was made known to me by Professor Miller at my college, and by my years of finding articles myself.

Explain:

The process of finding articles that are reliable can be difficult, but in order to write credibly, you must use credible…


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Finding creative outlets can help ease daily tensions that may arise in normal work. Finding a way to relieve stress or anxiousness in a creative way, can help alleviate uncomfortable feelings or, at the very least, help ease your mind by providing a distraction. I would suggest creating something at least once a week to release frustrations from your day. For me, painting is one way that I can really stress and anxiousness about classes, homework, or work. If using acrylic paint is interesting to you, this how-to blog should provide an easy tutorial for you to follow. …


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Identify: When I was writing my previous white paper, I had trouble finding a case study. However, through the intervention of my other classes I was able to find a case study that fit perfectly. In Mammalogy, we talked about the extinction of Wolves from Yellowstone Park, and their reintroduction back into the ecosystem. This class provided an excellent case study for me to use to talk about my topic, expert intervention. …


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Writing white papers has been a difficult process. I keep thinking the more white papers that I write, the better I will get with the case study selection process. However, after writing three white papers, I still have to do extensive research before I choose a case that fits my thesis.

Explain:

Not that research for white papers is bad, in fact, research is a necessity. However, I thought the selection process would be faster with other white papers under my belt. …


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“GMO opponents would misrepresent farmers experiences with genetically modified crops, explaining, ‘I suspect they already know what they wanted to find and so didn’t take the trouble to check the facts’ (Tess Doezema).”

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The debate between GMO opponents and advocates has been occurring for a long time. This debate first started with scientists who were concerned about genetically modifying organisms. While this has been a hotly debated topic, I am interested in knowing why it has caused so much controversy. If you are concerned about genetically modified foods, then do not purchase them. …


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Identify: As I’ve progressed in my white paper journey, I have noticed some difficulties to writing white papers that I had not anticipated. As I mentioned in my last blog about my white paper journey, finding case studies can be extremely difficult. However, this white paper was easier to find a case study due to the fact that I had already written a white paper previously.

Explain: Finding a case study was not as difficult as I thought it would be, based on past experiences with white papers. When writing my first white paper, difficulties arising in the production of…


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Research: In my previous how-to-blog, I started by mentioning the importance of research. In any situation when it comes to big purchases, it is vital that the proper amount of research is achieved. This level is based on previous experience and knowledge as well as the consumer’s confidence in completing this task, exceptionally. The extensive research is especially important to the purchase of animals. While setting up a fish aquarium is not exceptionally difficult, it can be pricey. In the following paragraphs, you will gain understanding of the items needed, the procedures to take in setting up those items, and…


Power Struggles in Science Are Not New

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“Worries about power are not new nor are worries about questionable research practices.” Barbara Spellman page 888

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While reading an article published by Barbara Spelman, I’m finding myself deeply troubled by the quote stated above. Power and questionable research practices have been a constant struggle in science and that fact baffles my mind. Science states that it reaches objectivity and strives to find out the truth. How is that possible when it is so deeply affected by the power struggle? …


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Identify:

The most difficult part of writing a white paper that I have found is trying to find a case study that not only proves your point, but emphasizes your point.

Explain:

Writing a white paper can be difficult. There are many aspects of the writing process that can be difficult to understand. The only way a person can accurately describe and inform the reader of two views while inserting their own input is to fully understand the argument they are making and the context that they are referring to.

When trying to find a case study, one of the…


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If you decide to travel down the career path of wildlife education, or just enjoy animals, I recommend that you purchase a bearded dragon. While bearded dragons are not native to this part of the world, they are easy animals to take care of, to handle, and they spark interest in wildlife education. They are a great gateway animal that breaks the barrier between adequate education and excellent education. Educating the general public about animals lessens the gap in mistaken animal identity and provides a basis of education that allows others to educate too.

Savanah Gibson

Jesus, Adventure, Enthusiasm, Compassion | Conservation

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