*11122#Environmental with Art

| November 25, 2015

Overview: During this course we only scratch the surface of many important topics. The final
paper requires you to go deeper into one of the topics or subtopics from the course and tell us what
you learned. The goal of this research paper is to have you present in-depth information on a topic
related to energy. This paper is not a persuasive paper or first-person narrative of your actions or
thoughts. Consider this a formal research paper. For examples of high-quality papers, see the final
paper block 31. For more information on writing techniques and citations, see page 10 of the
syllabus.
You are encouraged to pick a topic that is related to your major. For instance, if you are in a
policy major, your final paper might focus on some policy aspect of a course topic. If you are in
business, your paper might focus on the business or economic aspect of energy. If you are in
marketing, your paper might focus on some marketing issue related to renewable energy. If you
are in dentistry – well, dentists use energy also. Math majors – the world is math ? there is a
connection to energy. There is no major or field of interest that does not have some tie to this
course. If you have not yet chosen a major, no worries – think about what major or field you are
most interested in and write about that.
This is helpful: here are some things that may help you think about energy as it relates to your
major:
• Where is the bulk of the energy being used in your field?
• What are some things (technologies or practices) being done to change or reduce energy use?
• Are there some start-up businesses that are helping to change or reduce energy use?
• What is driving the change? (Is it policies? Economics? Consumers?)
• What are some of the road blocks to adapting changes in energy use?
Objective: Develop an awareness of how your chosen career passion and interest relates to
energy. We all don’t have to specialize in renewable energy, but everything you do has a
connection to energy. We want you to explore this.
Audience: Communication is most effective when you have a specific audience in mind. For this
assignment your audience is either the peers in your major or field, your parents, or some other mentor. You are writing to inform them of all the cool things going on that connect your major to
energy!
Required Structural Elements and Organization
Word Count:
Your paper must be at least 2000 words to get full credit. We will count off for papers with
less than 2000 words. Papers with less than 1200 words will not be accepted.
You must use the ALL of the following headers in your final paper or you will lose points:
Cover Page (10 pts)
• Paper title, your name, your major, date
• 1-3 sentence overview or summary of your topic
Executive Summary (10 pts)
This one or two paragraph section should summarize your findings. It should be written as a
stand-alone document. (That means if someone read the executive summary and did not read the
rest of your paper, they would have some understanding of your topic.) The executive summary
should be on its own page, and be placed right after the cover page.
Introduction and Background: (10 pts)
Provide a brief introduction to the issue and tell us why it is important to your field or chosen
major. Provide background and context for the reader to understand the issue. Likely you will be
summarizing some energy issue that needs to be addressed. (This is a section where you will likely
need citations.)
Discussion of the issue: (25 pts)
Go into more depth about the particulars of what your topic. What are those technologies or
practices that are being implemented? Likely you will have some examples in this section about
real things going on and the impact it is having. Try to quantify as much as you can. Is the
practice resulting in major energy savings? What is driving the change? (This is a section where
you will likely need citations.)
Future Prediction: (15 pts)
This is where you will talk about what is likely to happen in the future regarding this topic. Based
on what you have studied, answer the following questions.
• Do you think what you wrote about and described will be common in the next 5-10 years?
• What roadblocks might be out there for these changes?
• Will there be other changes?
• What do you base your predictions on? 3
Bibliography (10 pts)

The final section of your paper must include the references used in your paper.
Use at least three sources for your work. You can use more. Use any citation style you wish (see
the next section for guidance on citations). But you MUST use a specific style—either MLA or
APA. If you simply provide us with web links to your source you will lose most of your 10
points.
You are encouraged to use peer reviewed journal articles, books, and government sources for the
main sources for your paper. Avoid the use of popular press articles such as magazines and
newspapers. You can use information from “advocate groups” or nonreliable sources, but only to
describe their position on the issue. Don’t use these sources to provide key facts about your issue.
(We reserve the right to deduct points if nonreliable sources are used incorrectly.)
You can use web-based sources, as long as they are from a reputable source, such as a
government entity. Make certain that you use a document or report, and not just a general
page from their website. Remember to cite properly, don’t just provide a web URL.
Citing Sources
You can use MLA, APA, Chicago or other citation styles that you choose. No matter which
you choose, make sure to stay consistent and follow the guidelines for that style.
Use the following link to read guidelines for the different styles.
https://www.lib.umn.edu/howto/citationguides
Writing Quality (20 pts)
We reserve 20 points to grade you on the quality of your
writing. Quality of writing includes:
• Proper spelling, sentence structure and punctuation.
• Use of required headings.
• Paper flows well between sections and is easy to follow and read.
• Layout makes sense and is professional and clear.
Use the Center for Writing for help if you need help proofreading/editing (see below).
Late Submissions: You will lose 10 points per day late. We really need you to get these in on
time!
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For help with writing or citations

Ask a UMN librarian a question about citations or anything else:
https://www.lib.umn.edu/#askalibrarian.
Winter and Spring semesters: The University of Minnesota Center for Writing provides
information to all students about a wide range of writing assistance resources—including the
online UMN Center for Writing where you can send your writing in for tutor review and
feedback (Need to allow 1-2 weeks for this). Refer to: http://www.writing.umn.edu
Summer semester: Student English Language Support (SELS) provides free, one-on-one
consultations to international undergraduates to help them maximize their success at the
University of Minnesota. Students can make an appointment via our website to work with an
experienced consultant on any English language need, including but not limited to:
• Grammar in speaking and writing
• Lecture listening strategies
• Presentation skills
• Strategies for communicating with professors, T.A.’s, and classmates

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