What you want to do is to study in more depth a topic related to rhetoric of science. You can certainly start with Composition and the Rhetoric of Science, but I expect your work to go beyond it. Zerbe gives you a good idea of the scholarship in the area in terms of who has written what. These sources could be pursued in greater depth. The purpose of the research paper is to go beyond Zerbe and add to the conversation, not to repeat what I have read this semester. When you have a bibliography (or Works Cited page), you should have a text citation for each source listed there. Likewise, there should be bibliographical citation for each text citation. You may choose any topic you like from the book.
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Composition and The Rhetoric of Science Name: Institution: Course: Date: Composition and The Rhetoric of Science Michael J. Zerbe presents rather detailed approach to understanding the scientific discourse and how important it is for students (Zerbe, 2007). Creative writing is one of the core aspects that students have to learn as they go on with the studies. However, the most important aspect is related to the ability of the student to express their ideas. According to Zerbe understanding the elements of composition and the rhetoric of science is crucial for the instructors as they teach their students on the best way to develop their literacy skills. This is also related to the fact that the scientific discourse is part of the rhetoric status and one that is crucial in the western culture. However, much of the skills that the students gain in school are lacking in the scientific discourse, which would better prepare them for science and technology course and even carriers (Patel, 2016). This is a crucial set of skills and one that students need to master as they develop their writing skills. What is most important is the fact that, much of these skills are not just for the school examination purposes, but they are also for the kind of work that the students will be engaged in when they leave school. This is further associated with the fact that, when one is working, they will be in most of the cases be required to offer reports to the superiors on the level of pr...