Reflect on the writing process for your first essay. Answer these questions:
- What did you do well in your essay?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of your essay?
- Where did you struggle, if at all?
What green issues can we research?
Specific Research Questions
The topic or issue will help narrow down what you can research for your report. A specific research question will help focus your research to a specific area.
A broad question like “What is global warming?” is way to big to write about and try to research in our time allotted. Plus, that one has already been answered. A better, more narrow question on this topic would be, “How does global warming affect the California shorelines?”
This research question narrows down a broad topic and connects it to you. If you are a Business major, you might want to ask, “What are carbon credits, and how might they affect the California economy?” This question connects your interest or topic to your major.
Report Purpose and Topic
Review what is already known about a subject.
Report new knowledge.
Green Team Topics
What topics should we learn more about for the green team?
- Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal report
- Educate on tech/ paperless
- Report on Eco Club
- Compost Community garden?
- Survey Trash
- Buy Local
- Bike/walk to school/ bus?
- Commercial on what we should go to be green
- Proper Pumpkin Preparation (PPP) tips
- Trash tag 10XP
- Recycle Tag 15XP
- DIY Reuse something blog post 25XP
Reality is Broken Introduction
What is McGonigal arguing for in her introduction?
What points does she make? How can we implement them in this class?
Report Back Excursion
In small groups, survey the local area for your items and take pictures. You will report back what you found.
- Trash Cans
- Recycle bins
- Water refill stations
- Chapter 9 (“You Mean I Can Say It That Way?”: Academic Writing Doesn’t Always Mean Setting Aside Your Own Voice)
- Gerald Graff, “Hidden Intellectualism” [p. 369] JOURNAL 10