A decade of classroom experience and sitting as chair or a member of the advisory committees of numerous graduate students has led me to an alarming conclusion: if an article appears in print in a scientific journal or periodical, most undergraduate and graduate students believe that the information therein, data and conclusions, can be and should be accepted as valid. Even students with some degree of research experience are reluctant or unable to examine critically what is written. "If it appears in print it must be true!" is a common implied attitude of students.



science, science writing, objective skills

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