Describe the key features of the normal curve and explain why the normal curve in real-life distributions never matches the model perfectly.
Provide two examples of why this is especially true in medical statistics.
veryone has their own way of creating. Whether its writing a paper or creating a sculpture- there is almost always a method or process to the finishing product. For some of us, the writing process is simple and can come off as a waste of time- while for others this process if crucial maintaining correct writing and achieving quality papers. The writing process consist of five recursive steps: prewriting, draft, revise, edit and publish. The writing process is often seen as a burden. Lad Tobin describes it as “a process, that quickly came to mean ‘a critique (or even outright rejection) of traditional, product-driven, rules-based, correctness-obsessed writing instruction’.” Most writing is taught as a final product and not so much as a process. We push for students to write the required number of pages; however, we struggle to show them how to prewrite, research, go over their own work and even publish it correctly. What many don’t realize is that we are capable of teaching students to apply process in their work to produce a product of writing that readers may find worth their own time. We should teach unfinished writing rather than finished writing and push for students to learn to becomes comfortable with the unfinished-ness of writing (Murray 4). As previously mentioned before, the writing process can be narrowed down into five stages: prewriting, draft, revise, edit and publishing. Prewriting is the first step to the writing process and usually takes about 80% of the writer’s time. The prewriting stage is where most research is done. However, this stage also includes any brainstorming, freewriting, mind maps, drawings or doodlings, and any questions the writer may have for him or herself. Prewriting is where the audience will be decided- are we writing to a younger audience or an older audience? It is very important that the writer takes their time in the prewrite as this is where most of the work for the rest of the writing goes into (Kelly).>