Article Writing on News Article Commentary on Global Warming

News Article Commentaries – Guidance

Select a current environmental science news story from a news source. Read the article and

consider the facts and impacts.

Objective:

To provide a critical review of an environmental issue by summarizing the article and

assessing its validity

Format:

One-page Commentary – Must be typed using 1” page margins, single spaced, and 12-point font.

The commentaries (Hard Copy) are due at the beginning of class on the following dates, but may

be submitted any time before the due date in my Mailbox: (5

th

Floor, Engineering Building). Due

Dates:

Article 1 – January 31,2019, Article 2 – March 14, 2019

Commentaries should have two sections and included the required elements as follows:

Section One:

Summarize the article

Clearly identify what is the environmental issue involved

Include the Who, What, Where, When, and Why

Include the date the article was published and the author (a hard copy of the article be

submitted with the assignment)

Section Two:

Discuss the environmental impact on the community and/or society

What are the possible outcomes and/or solutions?

What are the data or scientific facts that supports the article, was it peered reviewed?

What is the Author’s background? Does he show a bias?

How does the article effect your opinion?

Would you recommend this article to others and why?

The two News Articles will make up 10% of the final grade

Article Review Grading Rubric summarized below:

 

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