Comments on
“The Toxic Truth
about Sugar”
Muhammad Ikhsan Assaat
Scientific Writing Class
Lustig, R. H., Schmidt L. A., Bri...
Structure
• No explicit structure
• The title gives a clear idea of the content
• Headings represent content, not structur...
Clarity
• No jargons or technical terms
• Usage of tables, infographics and summary box
• Still easy to understand without...
Content
• Do we need to control sugar just like tobacco and
alcohol?
• Reasons to control sugar consumption
• The justifica...
Understanding
• Magazine article != academic paper
• Flexible structure
• Non technical readers
• Context of the article (...
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  1. 1. Comments on “The Toxic Truth about Sugar” Muhammad Ikhsan Assaat Scientific Writing Class Lustig, R. H., Schmidt L. A., Brindis, C.D. (2012, February). “The Toxic Truth about Sugar”. Nature, 27-29.
  2. 2. Structure • No explicit structure • The title gives a clear idea of the content • Headings represent content, not structure • Introduction, methods?, results, discussion, conclusion
  3. 3. Clarity • No jargons or technical terms • Usage of tables, infographics and summary box • Still easy to understand without clear structure
  4. 4. Content • Do we need to control sugar just like tobacco and alcohol? • Reasons to control sugar consumption • The justification of alcohol regulation is applicable to the sugar case • Strategies of lowering sugar consumption • Government’s role on controlling sugar products
  5. 5. Understanding • Magazine article != academic paper • Flexible structure • Non technical readers • Context of the article (US based samples & solutions)

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