Key to Exercise 2 on Structure in Scientific Writing
Given below is one possible title and set of headings and subheadings for the research on the loss of life in the sinking of the Titanic. Notice that the title narrows the scope of the work to the causes for the rapid sinking, and not the causes for the loss of life. Notice also that human errors leading to the collision of the Titanic with the iceberg are not part of the report's scope. These errors are still included in the report, though, as an appendix. To view the proper spacings on this page, you should use Netscape.
Titanic: Its Status As a Ship Before Its Sinking
Human Errors Contributing to Collision With Iceberg
Design Errors Contributing to Rapid Sinking
Material Flaws Contributing to Rapid Sinking
Conclusions and Recommendations
Appendix: Human Errors Directly Contributing to Loss of Life
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