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UE: SCI 110: Global Warming: Writing the Paper

Global Warming


Steps for Writing the Paper

Locate 5 articles about Global Warming:

  1. Read each article in its entirety and make notes on it, highlighting the ideas you find to be most useful. 
  2. Use the Notes support handout if you wish 

Sample article (PDF)

As you read this sample article, think about the inferred theoretical framework. If you follow the "bread crumb trail" of the works cited for this article, you can figure out what research or other writings the author was using to help support his or her hypothesis or research.

Ask yourself:

  1. What is the main point of the article?
  2. Are there any words you don't know the meaning of? (Write them down, look them up).
  3. Are there any cause/effect or other relationships described? If yes, what are they?
  4. What are the key ideas conveyed by the author?
  5. Are there other readings you could complete to help you understand the topic better?
  6. Would this author be considered an authoritative source? Why or Why not?
  7. Would this article be an acceptable one for use for this class? Why or why not?

Global Warming: the Buck Stops Here.



The Notes Handout

  1. Write a short summary of each article chosen, using the Notes handout.
  2. At the top of each summary, write a citation for the journal article using APA format.  

  3. Remember, the syllabus and the LibGuide for this course recommend lots of good resources.