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A good format for a clean argumentative essay to aim for five paragraphs.

To Turn In: Submit your typed essay through Canvas. Be sure it references the sources inside the text as you present evidence to support your claim. In addition, be sure has at work cited section with full-cited sources at the end of the essay.
Here is an example essay Download example essay .
Here is a short video (Links to an external site.) that walks you through what I am looking for and how to create your assignment (PS- the first two minutes are about the CRAAP test assignment and and the rest of the video is about this assignment).
Now it is time for you to write your two to three-page persuasive or argumentative essay. This is your chance to write your opinion piece and share with us your take on the question: should California invest the construction of a Delta conveyance tunnel?
See the following links to help you form a persuasive essay with proper citation and APA formatted sources.
How to write a persuasive or argumentative essay: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/academic_writing/essay_writing/argumentative_essays.html (Links to an external site.)
A good format for a clean argumentative essay to aim for five paragraphs.
These include one introductory paragraph that includes your thesis or claim, three evidence-based, claim paragraphs (each should focus on one theme or point you wish to make), and one concluding paragraph that re-emphasizes your claim in light of the evidence you have provided in the body of your essay. Your persuasive essay needs to include in-text citation, when you reference facts that any average sixth grader might not know, and should include a work cited page as the final page of the essay.
How do I cite in-text facts and quotes? https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/in_text_citations_the_basics.html (Links to an external site.)
Cite all the facts you did not know at the outset of your research or that an average sixth grader might not know by including a parenthesis at the end of the sentence that includes the fact with the author, which may be the name of a publication if no person is listed, and the date of publication if listed (Tracy, 2018). You may also include quotes, see website above for proper formatting.
How do I format my sources in my work-cited section or page at the end of my paper? https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/reference_list_electronic_sources.html (Links to an external site.)
Newspaper article viewed online
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from
https://www.homeaddress.com/
Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/ (Links to an external site.)
Website
Author, A. A. (Year updated or viewed). Title of Webpage. Retrieved from:
https://www.homeaddress.com/ (Links to an external site.) – NOTE the author may be a group like the Sierra Club or the USFS if no person is credited as the author on the webpage.
USFS (2020). Multiple Use Sustained Yield Act. Retrieved from https://Imadupthiswebsite.com/

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Your personal perspective on the issue.

Your personal perspective on the issue. Providing support for your answer as there is not a right or wrong answer to the question.Be a minimum of 500 words not including name, heading, or question. if you have any questions feel free to ask 🙂

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The instructor will provide supportive resources to equip students with proper background knowledge for completing this assignment.

For this assignment, students will be asked to find a company’s recent CSR report and submit it to the instructor for approval. Students will utilize Ellerup Nielsen and Thomsen’s (2007) CSR Reporting Analysis Model to analyze the form, contents, and overall quality and effectiveness of the selected CSR report. The CSR Reporting Analysis Model facilitates and guides a holistic analysis of a firm’s CSR reporting by focusing the assessment on a number of contextual elements. Instances of these components include the size of the company, the specific stakeholder groups (e.g., which stakeholders’ expectations are taken into account when reporting on CSR), the complexity of issues, and the ambition level and the nature of the engagement specified by the firm. It is critical that students analyze the report of interest using all components of the analysis model. In the next step, students will utilize the results of their analysis to make research-based recommendations to the company to enhance its CSR reporting and relevant initiatives. The instructor will provide supportive resources to equip students with proper background knowledge for completing this assignment.

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Suggest two specific actions that you and your peers might take to promote environmental sustainability in relation to the term.

Define the term thoroughly, in your own words.
Explain the importance of the term using evidence.
Discuss how the term affects living things and the physical world.
Suggest two specific actions that you and your peers might take to promote environmental sustainability in relation to the term.
Explain exactly how those actions will aid in safeguarding our environment in relation to your chosen term.
Provide detailed examples to support your ideas.
The Sustainable Living Guide Contributions: Sustaining Our Agricultural Resources paper
Must be a minimum of three paragraphs in length (not including title, any quoted text, or references) and formatted according to APA Style.
**Must use at least two credible and/or scholarly sources in addition to the course text. Use at least one scholarly source from a peer-reviewed academic journal.
**Please utilize Course text reference:
Bensel, T., & Carbone, I. (2020). Sustaining our planet. Retrieved from https://content.uagc.edu

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Adhere to apa style when constructing this assignment, including in-text citations and references for all sources that are used.

This unit has focused on pollution prevention (P2) strategies and best available technologies for the paint and coating manufacturing, pesticide formulating, and pulp and paper industries.
For this assignment, write an essay that summarizes P2 through the use of best available technologies for one or more of the following industries:
paint and coating,
pesticide formulating, or
pulp and paper.
In addition to your textbook, you must utilize at least one peer-reviewed article from the CSU Online Library. In your paper, limit the number of direct quotations from references. The vast majority of your paper should contain paraphrased information from your sources and should include your own thoughts on source reduction and recycling.
Your essay must be at least two full pages in length. A title page and references page must be included; however, these pages will not count toward meeting the minimum page requirement. Adhere to APA Style when constructing this assignment, including in-text citations and references for all sources that are used. Please note that no abstract is needed.
In addition to your textbook, you must utilize at least one peer-reviewed article

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Free of grammar, spelling and punctuation errors.

SC200-3: Employ appropriate scientific ideas and methods to everyday situations.
Impacts of a Borderless Society
You now live in a world where geographic boundaries cease to exist when it comes to goods, services, and even food. Most people think nothing of having freshly squeezed Florida orange juice or New Zealand kiwis for breakfast; even those who live in New York City with 10-inches of snow on the ground in the middle of January. In this day and age, everything and anything is available for consumption year-round at a local grocery store if you have the financial means. Although it may be an “unintended consequence,” these conveniences can come with potentially major ecological and economic impacts that are both positive and negative. For example, the coffee you drink may come from beans imported from Columbia, the sugar you use may come from India, or the steaks you sear on the grill may have come from Argentina. How much fuel was spent transporting these products across land and ocean? Were any pesticides used? If so, was it done in a sustainable fashion? Were forests cleared to make room for grazing herds or larger agricultural fields? These are just a few of the many questions that should be considered when making selections at the grocery store.
For this Assignment, you will collect data about different food items. You will then use the information you collected along with any research conducted, to reflect upon how food choices can impact both the environment and the economy.
Go to a major grocery chain store in your area (or online) to research the following items:
Salmon filet, – Kobe beef steak,
truffle oil, – onions,
potatoes, – avocados,
bananas, – orange juice,
cashews, – black tea,
green tea, – coffee.
Part 1: Data Collection
A table is provided below for your use in order to help you organize the data that you will be collecting. Select two of the items from the shopping list and research the following:
Where was the food item produced?
Approximately how far would the food item have to travel to get to your city/town?
Would this be considered a local food based on the reading (Local foods are ones that are sourced from within 100 miles)?
If the answer to number 3 was no, is there an alternative that you could use as a substitute that is local?
List a minimum of four energy inputs that humans must provide to grow, package/prepare, and transport your food item from where it was produced to the store
Part 2: Data Analysis
Using the Internet, your textbook or the Purdue Global Library, conduct your own research to learn more about the variety of ways in which food can be acquired:
Anderson, L. (2015). Most Americans Could Eat Locally, Research Shows. Retrieved from https://news.ucmerced.edu/news/2015/most-americans-could-eat-locally-research-shows
Jonathan, K. (2010). Eat Green: Our everyday food choices affect global warming and the environment. Retrieved from https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/eatgreenfs_feb2010.pdf
Think Global, Buy Local: A new study looks at the impact of buying local produce on local economies. (2014). Retrieved from http://foodtank.com/news/2014/04/think-global-buy-local-a-new-study-looks-at-the-impact-of-buying-local-prod
Local & Regional Food Systems. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.sustainabletable.org/254/local-regional-food-systems
Reflect on the data you collected as well as the research that you conducted as you answer the following questions:
Discuss the impacts our food purchases may have on the environment and economy.
Discuss two advantages to purchasing food items that are locally sourced versus those shipped from other areas of the country and from around the world.
Discuss two disadvantages to purchasing food items that are locally sourced versus those shipped from other areas of the country and from around the world.
Minimum Submission Expectations for Part I:
Answers should be presented in the table provided in complete sentences except when specifically asked for a list.
Font size 10 or 12.
Free of grammar, spelling and punctuation errors.
No evidence of plagiarism.
Use the APA style for all citations.
Minimum Submission Expectations for Part II:
At least 300 words not counting the questions or reference pages.
Answers should be double spaced, font size 10 or 12.
Use a minimum of three sources (at least one from the PG Library).
Free of grammar, spelling and punctuation errors.
No evidence of plagiarism.
Use the APA style for all citations.
Be original and insightful with no more than 10% taken verbatim from any outside sources.

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How does the theory of plate tectonics help explain the existence of marine fossils in rocks atop mountains formed by continental collisions?

ES-110 – Earth & Astronomical Science
Homework #3
Answer the following questions and submit via Brightspace in the correct file format as outlined in the syllabus. No other formats will be accepted.
Chapter 5 – Earthquakes
1. Locating an Earthquake (2pts)
Using Figure 5.14, (15th ed.), determine the distance (kilometers) between an earthquake epicenter and a seismic station if the first S-wave arrives 3 minutes after the first P-wave. Describe how you came to your answer.
2. Tsunami Research (4pts)
While tsunamis are fairly common occurrences along the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, they are less common in the Atlantic Ocean. Why? Using Figure 4.33 and Figure 5.30, identify an area in the Atlantic Ocean region that can produce tsunamis. Be sure to identify the specific tectonic plates and the type of tectonic plate boundary that separates them. When was the last major earthquake to occur within this region and what was its magnitude?
Chapter 6 – Volcanoes
3. Volcanoes and Plate Boundaries (3pts)
Explain how the divergence and convergence of tectonic plates creates/causes volcanic activity. Provide specific examples of volcanoes formed by the tectonic plate movement you described.
4. Volcanic Landforms (2pts)
What volcanic structure (e.g., composite volcano, shield volcano, cinder cone, caldera, pluton) is associated with the following landforms?
Half Dome (Yosemite National Park)
Mount St. Helens
Crater Lake
Mauna Loa
5. Hawaii (2pts)
Most volcanic activity occurs along tectonic plate boundaries. However, Hawaii’s Kilauea is located in the center of the Pacific Plate – thousands of kilometers from the nearest tectonic plate boundary. How? Explain the processes responsible for volcanism on Hawaii.
6. Volcanoes on Mars (3pts)
The largest known shield volcano in the solar system is Olympus Mons (extinct) on Mars. Based on what we know about shield volcanoes on Earth, how would you describe Olympus Mons’ lava in terms of mineralogy, viscosity, and temperature?
Chapter 7 – Mountains
7. Mountains and Fossils (3pts)
How does the theory of Plate Tectonics help explain the existence of marine fossils in rocks atop mountains formed by continental collisions?
8. Isostasy (3pts)
What is Isostasy? How does isostatic adjustment explain changes in the elevations of mountains when being formed and while eroding?
9. Formation of Mountain Ranges (3pts)
Select two mountain ranges (e.g., Himalayas, Andes Mountains, Appalachian Mountains). Compare the way in which each mountain range formed, describe their characteristics (e.g., rock type, age), and indicate if they are still being formed or are in decline.
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In most natural methods, some of the mechanisms involved are positive feedback mechanisms, while others produce negative responses.

You are required to post 2 Internet Site reports and answer a Critical Thinking Question. You are welcome to search on your own for the sites you wish to report on as long as you include the URL and the site related to the unit’s topics.
Critical Thinking Question: The Earth system has an almost endless array of subsystems. In most natural methods, some of the mechanisms involved are positive feedback mechanisms, while others produce negative responses. Consider the subsystems at work in and about you and your community. List and describe one example of a positive feedback mechanism and one example of a negative feed mechanism at work in these systems.
These should be written clearly and in complete sentences and be substantive. word count should be no less than 150 words and be substantive. You must reference Earth Science facts in your discussion.
Internet Site Report Instructions
You are free to search for your own sites and report on them as long as they relate to the topics in the unit. The sites need to be scientific and report on scientifically verified information, not conspiracy theory sites, or someone’s opinion without evidence sites. Sites can be informational or they can be in a particular place that relates to the topics of the unit.
100-­‐300 words in length for each site
A three-­‐four sentence summary of the site’s main point or purpose and its main information
A short discussion on how the site relates to the material in the chapter
A statement about why the site is important and what you think about the materials on the site
The COMPLETE WEB ADDRESS of your source
The topics you can choose from are rocks, minerals, and the nature of science.

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Flint, michigan had some serious drinking water problems which created many health related problems for residents in that community.

Flint, Michigan had some serious drinking water problems which created many health related problems for residents in that community.
Write a three paragraph discussion about YOUR opinion on Flint Michigan’s water problem. Also discuss what type of water YOU typically drink on a daily basis and the reasons for YOUR choice.
The discusssion must be three papragraphs and each paragraph should have at least 10 sentences or points will be deducted.

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A common way to do that and to live up to the international climate change

As next steps we would like to invite you to complete a
case study assessment, with the intention that you will
present this back to the interview panel. Please find
further details below:
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Case Study: Reducing CO2 Emissions Framework
Type: PowerPoint
Please prepare a presentation in English (3-5 slides)
explaining your innovative approach. Showing your
thinking process and including diagnosis, benchmark,
framework and KPIs.
Description: One of the main agenda points in the
Abu Dhabi government is to become sustainable and
environmentally friendly. A common way to do that
and to live up to the international climate change
agreements is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
How would you structure a framework to develop a
strategy to achieve this target? What are key policies
you would change or introduce? What would you
identify as key interventions for this goal in the short
and long term?