Assignment #1: Individual 2-Page Argument Papers Or Creative Projects
Compose and revise in a variety of genres that:
This is the one assignment this term that allows you the most freedom with regard to format and content. You could write two pages consisting of one or more original poems or short stories, if you prefer to write creatively. Or, you could write a 2-page argument paper with research and citations, briefly arguing one very specific point about a subject related to the environment. The limit is firm: 2 pages maximum (although you can choose varied font sizes and spacing within reason).
(Note: you will write a longer, more extended paper later this term. For now, your 2-page project could be a short paper that leads to that longer project later. But for the time being, please keep the focus very narrow and specific. Later you might write “10 myths about sea level rise in coastal cities in the U.S.” but for this 2-pager, maybe focus on “the #1 myth about sea level rise in coastal cities in the U.S.”)
This project may in a traditional Word format or it could be more creative, with original artwork or doodles or handwritten text (you could upload a screen shot of it).