During this course, many environmental issues will be examined in detail. The Final Report is a project that will give you an opportunity to focus on an area of interest to you. You will research and write an essay on an environmental issue position. The research essay will be written in stages with different assignments/tasks throughout this course.
To successfully complete Part 1, do the following:
- Identify one environmental issue that has affected you or someone you know. The issue you choose will be the topic for your Final Report. For help in selecting topics, refer to the “Suggestions for Environmental Topics.”
- Complete the Final Report Outline as specified in the directions.
- Write a complete introductory paragraph that thoroughly presents the selected environmental issue and grabs the audience’s attention. Comprehensively covers the major points of the report as well as presents the thesis statement. Initial positions are supported with logical and convincing statements.
A minimum of three peer reviewed resources are required.
While GCU style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using GCU documentation guidelines, which can be found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin, unless otherwise directed by your instructor. If so directed, refer to the Student Success Center for directions. Only Word documents can be submitted to Turnitin.