Astronomy 490 Homework #2 Spring 2007
Due date: Monday, Feb 12 at start of class.
Please make a copy of your assignment to refer to during the class discussion.
1. Read the Remillard paper carefully, more than once. Record your questions and
comments and include them with the rest of your HW assignment. Try to include at
least 2 questions and/or comments per section.
2. Analyze the abstract of this paper in two ways:
(i) For each individual sentence of the abstract, determine
(a) Which section of the paper is it summarizing?
(b) Is the statement(s) in the sentence quantitative or qualitative?
(c) How well does the single sentence (or clause) summarize the corresponding
section of the article?
(ii) For each section of the paper, consider what parts are and are not summarized in
the abstract. Make note of any sections or paragraphs within sections that do not
get any representation within the abstract. Does their absence seem justified?