IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis – science news article on chickens

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Text: Unicef / ILO. “A new origin story for domesticated chickens starts in rice fields 3,500 years ago.” Science News. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/chicken-domestication-bones-origin-asia-rice-fields-exotic-animals

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • What type of person typically visits a website like Science News?
  • Consider differences between the audience for the news article and the audience for the actual research studies that would be published in scientific journals.
  • This news article contains much more scientific content than an average news article.
  • The end of the article includes citation to the actual research studies whereas a regular news article would not.

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