The scholary article I chose to use for my paper is about a new planet discovered that scientists say could support life. It is written by a collaboration of several astronomers from the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington D.C. The link is: http://arxiv.org/abs/1009.5733
The public article that I have chosen to accompany it is one from National Geographic talking about the same planet. The link is: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/100930-new-planet-discovered-first-habitable-earthike-water-gliese-581g-science-goldilocks/
Some concerns I have for this paper is just being able to understand the language of the scholarly article enough to explain the differences between that and the public article. As most scholary articles are, my article is short, but very detailed and is almost completely written in scientific terms. So, I just hope that I can get a grasp on what is being expressed in the article. I plan to look up the terms talked about if I dont' understand them so I can be as accurate as possible. I am also worried about making sure I do not just discuss the differences in the articles, but go in detail as to why the differences exist. I think that will be difficult to focus on, instead of getting caught up in just listing and explaining the differences themselves. I think what I will do to make sure I am staying on track is stop after ever difference I list and make sure I know how I did or will explain the reasons for that difference. I think I'm going to have to check myself every so often during the writing process. I do not have an outline planned out yet, but have started looking at the differences between the articles.