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2,000 word minimum 7+ credible sources (2 peer reviewed)
In Essay 3, you will prove a claim about biodiversity in one specific area (health, environment, hunger, etc.). Your essay will have to be a rigorous analysis of the scientific support for and proofs against your position, and you must justify your position in light of both, especially through your counterargument. You will also have to analyze the validity of the studies you use to support your position and those that impeach your opposition. Consider flaws in reasoning, bias, exclusion of perspectives or data, poorly constructed experiments, etc. You must prove your thesis through well-reasoned, well-researched, well-organized argument.
You can pick any topic, hobby, activity, or interest that appeal to you and see how it might intersect with biodiversity.
Possible essay topics include, but are not limited to:
- How a particular ecosystem’s biodiversity affects climate change
- The effects of tourism OR urban development on a particular ecosystem’s biodiversity
- Biodiversity’s connection to medical/pharmacological developments
- The effects of monocropping in agriculture
- Pollinator biodiversity and its effects on agriculture
REMEMBER, this essay is an argument, not a report. You have to prove your claim.
You have a reason why your claim is true, and your essay needs to prove it through evidence and strong arguments.
- 2,000 words minimum
- Last Name & Page Numbers in the upper-right corner of the Header
- Heading in the upper-left corner of the 1st page that includes
Your Full Name
- A clear, relevant, interesting title
- Double-spaced (no extra space between paragraphs)
- A correct MLA Works Cited page of all sources
- Correct MLA Citations throughout the text of your essay for all material referenced
- SEE MLA INFO AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
- NO sentence-level errors
- A coherent structure—the ideas in your essay should flow (OUTLINES SAVE LIVES!)
- NO irrelevant points or wordiness
- On-time submission on Canvas for both rough and final drafts
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any draft that does not reach the minimum word count (even by 1 word), can receive no more than a 60%. Be sure that if you use Google Docs or other online word processing apps (which count differently), that you aren’t under the minimum.