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p 1/4 ENV 2073 Global Warming: Science and Politics of a Contemporary Issue University of South Florida Fall 2010 Assignment #1 Prof J.A. Cunningham Assignment Statement Work in teams of three students to answer one of the following questions: (1) Has the average temperature of the earth’s surface increased significantly since the start of the 20 th century? (2) To what extent are human activities responsible for any changes to the earth’s climate since the start of the 20 th century? For whichever question you choose to answer, be sure to support your opinion with evidence and a logical, convincing line of reasoning. Deliverables and Due Dates The final product of this assignment will be a written report that your group submits by Thursday, October 14. To produce this report, you will be required to meet the following deadlines. Thursday, Sept 9: Inform me of the members of your group (three students per group). Thursday, Sept 16: Submit a rough draft of the opening paragraph(s) of your paper (5% of grade). This opening should have a clear statement of your paper’s main point or main thesis. Thursday, Sept 23: Submit an outline of your paper indicating what evidence you will use to support your paper’s thesis. Along with this, provide a reference list (with full bibliographic information) of at least 10 sources of information that you will use. Web sites are not allowed. However, reports or documents that you download from the web are acceptable. (20% of grade) Thursday, Sept 30: Submit a complete rough draft of your paper (10% of grade). Thursday, Oct 7: Complete a peer review of one of the other groups’ drafts (15% of grade). Thursday, Oct 14: Submit your final report (50% of grade). Additional details on each of these steps will be provided as the semester proceeds. Some Requirements for the Format of the Report Type your report in a standard word-processing program (Microsoft Word or similar). Use a standard font and font size (e.g., Times New Roman, 12 pt), double spacing for line spacing,
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