This assignment is designed to achieve four objectives: 1) acquaint you with an important topic in Environmental Studies; 2) provide specific instruction on correct writing style; 3) give you practice with paraphrasing, summarizing, citing information, and avoiding plagiarism; 4) teach you how to find and use a peer-reviewed article in your essay.
This paper must be typed, using 10- or 12-point font. Allowable font styles include Book Antiqua, Courier, Palatino, or Times New Roman. Use space and a half or double spacing. Using this spacing, your paper will be four to six pages in length. Please print on both sides of the page, if possible, and do not use cover sheets.
Maintain one-inch margins on the top, bottom, and both sides. Paragraphs will be indented five spaces. Give your paper an appropriate title and provide an extra space between the title and the body of your text. Number the pages. Include your name and the date. Spell-check your work and proof-read your paper after you spell-check to catch any style, syntax, or spelling errors. The word count for this paper should be 800-1000 words. This essay is to be written in expository style, presenting well-organized facts and expert opinion and then using that information to support your analysis. Attachment 1 gives an example of how this essay might be organized.