In the first day of English 101 Climate Change and Multimedia class, Professor Sheila Tefft assigned the class to write a self-reflection about our perspective on writing. I wrote that I use recursive strategy, which is writing in the order of a thesis statement, topic sentences, evidence, analysis, and conclusion. Knowing this approach, I thought I would be successful. However, I encountered more challenges in this class than a success.
I encountered a challenge in the first major assignment, which was writing a research paper after reading Mark Lynas' Six Degrees. In this research paper, we had to address our opinion on one environmental issue, and I asked myself whether vertical farming could be a potential solution to stopping deforestation in Brazil. The objective of this writing, according to the syllabus, was to learn how to "summarize, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the ideas of others as we [you] undertake a scholarly inquiry to produce our [your] own arguments." I exactly followed this step. I first did a general research on vertical farming and deforestation in Brazil, analyzed the information, synthesized the main argument, and delivered my thought to my audience, who are general public and proponents believing vertical farming is the future of agriculture.
The challenge had started when I had changed my opinion from vertical farming can stop deforestation to vertical farming cannot stop deforestation. It was a struggle to me, as pundits have already proven
In their book They Say I Say, Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst outline strategies writers can use to avoid common mistakes often seen in academic writing. The book thoroughly outlines the different components that make up academic writing, such as initially summarizing what others have said before, responding with original ideas, proving a purpose to the writing, and connecting the writing in a logical and eloquent manner.
In the same article, Elizabeth St. Pierre provides what I consider to be a systematic process to writing; she posits that, “writing is thinking writing is analysis, writing is indeed a seductive and tangled method of discovery” (p. 967). So, throughout the process of writing these assignments,
I hope this proposal will assist the reader in understanding our Earth’s critical condition and ways even an individual can attribute to the betterment of our environment.
You may have heard people talking about how the weather is very different today than it was ten years ago. You may have noticed changes in the weather yourself. The earth's climate has changed many times over millions of years. And you may have heard about Global Warming. You may ask what Global Warming is. I remember the first time I ever saw and heard about Global Warming when I was just a little girl. I was watching the TV and a commercial came on, it was a cartoon with two kids and an adult. They were in the park enjoying the day. The adult started talking about Global Warming, the kids didn’t know what he was talking about, so he fast forward the time and showed them what the earth is going to look like when they are
NGS integrates greenhouse into other major policy initiatives, such as the Natural Heritage Trust, and launches new measures to increase greenhouse emission reduction activities across the Australian community. It provides the strategic framework for an effective greenhouse response and for meeting current and future international commitments. It will provide a fresh impetus for action by governments, stakeholder groups and the broader community and set directions for that action into the next century.
In conclusion, the implementation of a few different techniques and tools discussed in this reflection has improved my ability to write effectively and produced vastly improved results. As for the disciplines, I feel a better grasp of the disciplines of social and natural sciences as I moved through the subjects than I initially had when I wrote the first assignment for the course. Furthermore, this experience and the lessons learned during the course will provide a stable platform as I move forward in my continued education and pursuit of a
As science students, it is critical for us to express our thoughts and complex ideas in a clear and concise way. We must craft substantive and balanced academic arguments. Furthermore, to present ideas in a controlled and concise manner is an essential skill of a professional individual (Artifact 7). Before taking this course, I wanted to utilize the professional writing methods taught in high school and college without first perfecting the basic skills as a writer. I was caught up with the desire to utilize complicated and proper “methods” of writing (Artifact 7). However, with the help of writing tutors and Professor Lee, I recognized the flaws in my writing and have grown substantially in my basic writing skills (Artifact 1). Being a part
Writing is a different process for each writer who strives to put thoughts into words. In most beginning college English courses, budding writers are taught how to write by following a series of stages. There is a diversity among readers which presents a different viewpoint about a piece of work. This leads to a variety of different works because each written piece, whatever it may be, can be interpreted to mean whatever a reader wants it to mean. However, in order to present your views to other readers you must first learn the fundamentals of the writing process and how to incorporate it into a well-written essay. This takes time and much practice since the writing process is a very important method and unique process for each individual. The following paragraphs discuss this process and how to utilize it in order to synthesize thoughts and words into a concise and intelligent essay.
Global warming today is a scientific fact, and have been through controversial and emotional public discussion. Global warming research shows average climate temperatures have been increasing for the last century and an increase in weather temperature fluctuations, affecting the global biosphere environment. Local environments have also been affected by these changes, and many claim local biospheres could be led up to extinction especially in locations such as the polar caps. The argument suggests that global warming is responsible for the decrease in deer population in Canada’s artic regions.
These two points show how Writing in the Social Sciences has helped me improve my academic writing abilities. The module achieved this by ‘fixing’ my perspectives about academic writing, as well as taught me that I should develop new skills for old problems. Academic writing doesn’t seem as troublesome, pointless, or tedious as it did once before. These skills and perspectives I’ve learnt from this course should go a long way throughout my academic
The earth’s climate is predicted to change because human activities are altering the chemical composition of the atmosphere through the buildup of greenhouse gases –– primarily carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. The heat-trapping property of these gases is undisputed. Although uncertainty exists about exactly how earth’’s climate responds to these gases, global temperatures are rising. Go to the Emissions section for much more on greenhouse gases.
Some people say global warming is caused by human activity, others say global warming doesn’t even exist.
As the delicate balance of time moves on, slight differences in the weather can be noticed. Anyone can see that there is a shift in the balance of the environment; heat waves, hurricanes, tsunamis and the like are occurring faster than ever. Given the name of “global warming”, it is a problem on a world wide scale and only the cooperation of everyone can it be fixed or at least slowed down. With the heat of the Earth rising, national landmarks as well as complete ecosystems are fading out, and the only way to help stop this is to be aware of global warming.