Assignment: Essay Two- Reflective Research “Selling Our Future”
write a reflective research paper is a 1500 word essay building on and revising the essay one that presents and defends a thesis based on one of the essay prompts. You will bring in research from course readings, peer reviewed journal and other scholarly articles for main evidence to support your thesis.
In this essay, you should articulate a thesis regarding of the prompt listed below. The assignment is designed to allow you the opportunity to make progress, in your own way, toward the course goals and student outcomes as stated in the course syllabus
? Further develop a strong thesis building on essay one that clearly and concisely demonstrates an understanding of the complexities of the issue.
? Connect your thesis/main idea to your sense of place, course of study and other course or life experiences.
Use the sub-questions listed below the prompt to help frame the essay. Do not structure the essay to specifically answer each sub-question!
Prompt 1) With respect to the topic “Selling our Future” from Plan B/ State of the World by Lester Brown (see the link) http://www.earth-policy.org/images/uploads/book_files/pb4book.pdf present and support an argument based on the topic “Selling our Future”. In other words, state a position on a topic from the book and support it through further research. Be sure to explain and defend your position using specific examples from the course readings, peer-reviewed research, and your experience.
Sub-questions – How does this topic relate to you? Your life? Your work? Your major? Your university? How is this topic related to the other required readings (eg. Louv, Diamond, Carson, Orr, Leopold)? Are the ideas/solutions presented realistically based on your experience? How does this topic relate to the concept of sustainability, ecological literacy and/or sense of place?
? The essay should be 1500 words;
? The essay is a formal critical reflective research essay, using APA citations and references.
? Use a minimum of 5 reference sources from any of the following:
o “Nature-Deficit Disorder and the Restorative Environment” by Richard Louv
o “How the societies Choose to Fail or Succeed” by Jared Diamond
o “The Land Ethic” by Aldo Leopold
o “A Fable for Tomorrow” by Rachael Carson
o “The coming Biophila Revolution” by David w. Orr
? At least two of your references must be from other peer reviewed research outside of course reading.
o For help finding and identifying peer-reviewed sources, go to the FGCU library!
? How to find articles: http://library.fgcu.edu/RSD/Instruction/FindingArticles/FindingArticles.html
? Identifying peer-reviewed articles: http://library.fgcu.edu/RSD/Instruction/peerrev/peerev.html
? Best of all, ask a librarian in person! Librarians are well-trained and helpful people who will be happy to assist you in finding research sources on a topic.
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