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When constructing the rebuttal letter, follow the structure of the example rebuttal letter distributed in class. [4] while revising your paper and writing a ...
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Dr. Rainer Glaser, Scientific Writing, Chem3700, Spring 2015— 1 —Assignment #11: Rebuttal, Revision & Graphical AbstractIn Assignment #9 you wrote an original scientific paper on a topic with the general theme RecentDevelopments of Photocatalysis Applications, and in Assignment #10 your paper was evaluatedby three-fold, anonymous, scientific peer review. It is the goal of Assignment #11 to respond tothe comments made by the reviewers. This response primarily involves (a) the preparation of asuitable revision and (b) the writing of the “rebuttal letter” in which you describe the changesmade during revision.[1] Rebuttal is defined as “the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention orargument” and genuine rebuttal can be part of dealing with reviewer reports. However, for themost part, you will “respond” by seeking common ground with the reviewers and the editor.[2] Usually the rebuttal letter and the revision of the paper will be separate files. However, tofacilitate the ma...