· 2 essays due throughout the term
· 4-5 pages on a relevant environmental health topic
· Page requirement does not include title, abstract (optional), or references
· Can be a topic we’ve discussed in class or something not covered, but closely related to environmental health
· Expected to have a minimum of 5 primary sources (such as journals articles or books); please use APA formatting (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/)
· Times New Roman, 12 point
· 1” margins
· Title page and references do not count towards the page requirements
Please select a topic of interest to you that is closely related to environmental health to write a well-researched and well-supported essay. It is expected that you go above and beyond stating the findings of primary sources. The essay should have a central argument or thesis that is supported throughout the essay.
Please submit the essay via Blackboard, in the Content section by the due date listed in the syllabus. Additionally, a grading rubric has been provided on Blackboard (and copied below).
Students are expected to abide by the university’s academic honesty policy in all matters concerning this course (http://www.uh.edu/academic-honesty-undergraduate). In particular, plagiarism, “Representing as one’s own work the work of another without acknowledging the source,” whether intentional or unintentional, will result in disciplinary action. Any infraction of academic honesty will result in a grade of F for the assignment. The College of Education faculty/instructors reserve the right to employ more severe penalties if appropriate. Such actions can include failure of the course and suspension from the university All students should familiarize themselves with these policies to avoid any possible misunderstandings and/or infractions.”
· Scope – please select a topic that can be covered in 4-5 pages; many were far too broad
· Page length – does not include title and references; additionally, margins, font, and spacing must meet requirements
· Thesis – thesis should be clear and concise and found early in the essay; a central thesis is critical to building a cohesive essay
· Sources – must have 5 primary sources (do not include Friis as one of your 5 sources)
· Quotations – avoid long quotations or too many; instead, paraphrase but still cite your source