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English 110 - Davis - Physical Science Research: Home

This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research in English 110 with Prof. Cynthia Davis.

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Your Assignment

diagram of pollution in the Great LakesYou will write a six-page research paper exploring one of the environmental problems identified in "Earth Day 2018: The 10 Most Pressing Environmental Concerns Facing Our Planet -- And Rays of Hope for Each," by Pam Wright and Bob Henson. You will also work with a group to present your findings about that problem to the rest of the class. Your essay must include:

  • Description of the problem
  • Cause/s of the problem
  • Effects of this problem
    • on the physical environment 
    • on humans
  • Solutions to this problem (aka “Rays of Hope”)
  • Conclusion: what is your solution?

Image: Great Lakes pollution diagram from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Getting Started

The information on the following tabs of this guide will help you identify keywords for your topic, find and evaluate different types of sources, and cite your sources.

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For writing help, see the About SBCC's Writing Center or The SBCC Learning Resource Center Writing Tools Online.

Guide Creator

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Ellen Carey
Office: Library 133
Phone: 805-730-4434 (or x4434 from campus phones)

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