The Report 's Strengths And Weaknesses

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1) Comments for the author. Please include both general and specific comments regarding the report’s strengths and weaknesses, and emphasize your most significant points. General comments include (1) scientific soundness, (2) originality (if the research is an enhancement of an existing experiment or finding, please comment on the originality of the improved sections- usually in the discussions section they will state if they have done this), (3) degree to which conclusions are supported by the data, (4) appropriateness of the methods, (5) organization and clarity, (6) cohesiveness of argument, (7) length relative to the number of ideas and information, and (8) conciseness and writing style.
First and foremost, the report includes
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This can be seen on page three paragraph four when the authors state that “Other bombardier beetles related to Stenaptinus (subfamily Brachininae), such as those of the large genus Brachinus, probably aim their spray in much the same manner as Stenaptinus. Indeed, we found the abdominal tip of Brachinus to resemble that of Stenaptinus in every structural detail.”
2. Presentation. Does the article tell a cohesive story? Is a tightly reasoned argument evident throughout the report? Where does the report wander from its argument? Do the title, abstract, key words, introduction, and conclusions accurately and consistently reflect the major point(s) of the report? Is the writing concise, easy to follow, and interesting?
Generally, the writing of this report was easy to follow and was structured in a way in which it told a unified story. However, it was sort of difficult to identify what exactly was the purpose of the experiment. I believe the report was focused mainly on exploring the function and structure of the ejection of fluids in the African bombardier beetle. It was slightly more informative rather than scientific even though the article included many scientific terms. Nonetheless, the report had various amounts of details throughout the experiment. For example, on page 2 the author states “Photos (Kodachrome 25 PKM 135 film, Kodak) were taken with 35-mm cameras (Fig. 1), and with a

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