Choose between one to three of these topics to further explore in your paper. You may expand on a topic you began on the discussion board, but may not repeat the same thoughts.
You may use the resources from our units and videos and an outside resource as well to connect. You must use at least two references, one or from the readings (videos) here. The additional one can be outside if you wish. Remember though to follow the guidelines and the scoring Rubric. This is mostly a reaction paper to the information you present in your argument.
Readings you may use:
Lubin & Esty “The Sustainability Imperative”
“The Story of Stuff” (video)
“Ecological Footprint Quiz” (requires Flash)
Guidelines for the Essay:
Grading Rubric – Please read
This is, the introduction to your paper. You will explain your topic and introduce your thesis and topic in one or two paragraphs.
Analysis and Presentation of your Argument
This will be the largest section of your paper. You will give a full analysis of the situation and present a strong argument about it. You may use your reading as a reference if appropriate, but mostly your personal interpretation is the key for this paper. You may present both sides of the argument if you wish.
The “Evaluation” section provides an opportunity to critically examine the facts and/or arguments used. Evaluate the situation, examples. You also can present the other side of the argument if you choose and tell which side you believe would be strongest. You may use outside sources, (they do not have to be scholarly or peer reviewed for these reaction papers) remembering you must give citations and a reference or Works Cited list in MLA.
Give a Final Summary of your thoughts. This section will be a couple of paragraphs.