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Shawnice Rodriguez
2/22
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:50am
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For my paper, I found it difficult to find sources that were not bias. Most of the people writing about GMOís were completely against it and make it obvious throughout their work. Having to see what were actual facts and what where opinions took up a lot of time and did not make the writing process any easier. I found little to no actual benefits that GMO provided because most of the negative aspects of GMOís counteracted the pros that they had. Another problem that I had with my topic is that there was not much statistics to prove or disprove any point that I made. There is still very little actual research done to prove or disprove anything which made many of the sources I originally found unhelpful. Another problem I came across was that some of my original sources were not reliable so at the last minute I had to look up reliable sources to support the claims I had mentioned before. Having to do so was stressful. However, I am happy that I was told to fix those errors before actually turning in my paper because I would have lost a lot of points that had a quick fix. What helped me the most was that I already knew a little about the topic so I was able to eliminate some information that I knew was wrong. I think that my paper has a good thesis and intro but I feel like my conclusion was weak. I had trouble trying to bring it all together in a coherent way. Another strength in my paper were my transitioning sentences and transitions between paragraphs. In the past I had struggled with them so I put a lot of effort to be effective in that area. On the downside because the articles that I found were bias, for the most part, it made me sound bias too. Throughout my paper I tried not to put my opinion on the topic but because of the research that I had my paper sounds bias in different parts of. I tried to avoid it at all cost but I know there were places where I sound completely bias.

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