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You have no doubt heard about Chain of Custody (COC) issues in the many forensic TV shows on our screens. The shows where faulty documentation destroys an otherwise carefully prepared case and the criminal goes free! So exactly what is a COC? It is the chronological ‘paper’ trail, showing the collection, transfer, receipt, analysis, storage, and disposal of a sample. At all stages, the sample is in someone’s custody—that person is responsible for it.
The COC is just as important in environmental and agricultural sciences -the integrity of the sampling, testing and reporting chain is very important
The purpose of writing is to communicate from one person to another. If writing does not convey the intended message; it could be argued it fails to be real writing.
Most people write every day - text messages on the phone, emails, and notes to friends, colleagues, family or others. Some of us write more, and some less; but there are few people who don't use writing to communicate -or at least to attempt communication.
If you understand science you have opportunities, but today’s world is driven by the business of providing people with goods and services.
If you can see ways to apply science to provide better goods and services; your knowledge of science will have application, and “applying that science to people’s needs” is where you find prospects for employment, careers or business.
Writing is part of daily life for everyone today. We write texts,
emails ans students write assignments. People write reports at work; and
some regularly write professionally - web site content, blogs,
advertising material, articles and even books.
In light of the increasing amount of unsettling news articles such as those that follow, it's worth doing your homework when choosing an education provider for yourself or for your children: