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They compile background information in an accessible format to help researchers compose various kinds of writing from reports and white papers to editorials and speeches.

Description
Annotations are brief summaries of research that evaluate the credibility and usefulness of a source to a research project. They compile background information in an accessible format to help researchers compose various kinds of writing from reports and white papers to editorials and speeches. Any policy or marketing initiative in a professional setting will rely on dozens of annotations written and compiled by a team of researchers. Developing your skill in summarizing and highlighting major points will be highly useful to you.
Approach:
Your research process should be interesting and deepen your knowledge of the topic you have chosen for your Marketing Manual. Use Unity’s library databasesLinks to an external site. and Google to find articles, editorials, book chapters, documentaries, and other sources. Research widely, and then narrow your findings down to five sources that will be useful to you constructing the materials that will comprise that Marketing Manual, and support the rhetorical cases made by that Marketing Manual. Look for credible scientific studies and journalism that reports on those studies, editorials and books that advocate for and against positions you’re taking, and sources that provide context to help support your ideas.
Format:
You will write five annotations. Each one should be ¾ – 1-page, single-spaced, in Times New Roman font. Use APA citation format. Use subheadings to create the format below, and double-space between the sections:
Citation
APA format
Summary
4-5 sentences max
Evaluation
Is this source credible? Why or why not? How can it support your research?
Important quotes or data
Any compelling quotes or important data should be listed, with parenthetical citation (Page or paragraph number). These are “juicy” points that can be referenced with talking points or in debates
For guidance on APA format in in-text citations, Purdue University’s Online Writing LabLinks to an external site. (OWL) is a great source. It is also helpful for Works Cited reference listsLinks to an external site..
One Example
Citation
Krugman, P. (2020, January 2). Apocalypse becomes the new normal. The New York Times.
Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/opinion/climate-change- australia.html
Summary
Paul Krugman’s editorial emphasizes the distinction between “causation” and “relation” with regard to climate change and catastrophic weather events. News media has been reluctant to connect climate change to such catastrophes because of the complex and multiple causes of weather. Krugman explains that climate change does not directly cause individual catastrophes but instead makes them more likely, and more extreme. Krugman acknowledges that the Democratic party platform and an increasing number of voters recognize the role of climate change and favor immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, along with other initiatives. It is important, therefore, for the media to report directly and honestly about climate change, and for political candidates to use current catastrophes to support bold action.
Evaluation
Krugman is a winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. He is politically progressive, and conservatives and climate deniers tend to dismiss his arguments as “socialist” or politically motivated, thus avoiding his use of data and science that support his claims. This editorial is particularly effective because it hinges on the wildfires devastating Australia at the time of its writing, and links to other news stories and studies that deepen his argument.
Important Quotes or Data
“You can’t necessarily say that climate change caused a particular heat wave, but you can ask how much difference global warming made to the probability of that heat wave happening. And the answer, typically, is a lot: Climate change makes the kinds of extreme weather events we’ve been seeing much more likelyLinks to an external site..” (Paragraph 5)
“While it will take generations for the full consequences of climate change to play out, there will be many localized, temporary disasters along the way. Apocalypse will become the new normal — and that’s happening right in front of our eyes.” (Paragraph 8)
“…drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions now look remarkably easy to achieve, at least from an economic point of view.” (Paragraph 18)
Research Tips:
-First and foremost, this is a limited scope research assignment. Confine yourself to newspaper articles, short magazine or journal articles, short documentary or news media stories, and/or perhaps a book chapter.
-Make the Internet work for you. Wikipedia is not a credible source, but it is a great place to get started with its bibliographical links. Newspapers like The New York Times and Washington Post include hyperlinks in their stories that can send you to scientific studies, extended interviews, and other background information. Magazine journalism like The New Yorker, New York Review of Books, The Atlantic, Scientific American, and Mother Jones can offer longer articles and analysis with links to more.
– Vary your search terms. “Climate change” will get you millions of results, many of which will be useful. But start to refine your searches based on your initial hits. Look up people, like Greta Thunberg or Bill McKibben, political proposals like the Green New Deal, and–importantly–dissenting views, “critique of the Green New Deal,” for example.
– Don’t just read and annotate five sources. Spend some time clicking through articles and finding five sources that can really help you compose your Advocacy Essay.
– As you read, work to make your research topic and advocacy position more specific.
– Be ready to research, analyze, develop and revise your point of view. The more you learn, the more you’ll need to carefully consider and reconsider your initial ideas.
– Make sure to note in your annotations the stance of your research. A newspaper editorial, for example, will have a clear position that it’s staking out. A Scientific American article may also be drawing conclusions and taking positions, but will be doing so in the context of the data of a scientific study.
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Environmental Science

Be sure that you have read chapters 14 and 15 of your textbook prior to completing the lab.

Lab 6
Complete the lab assignment below. Be sure that you have read Chapters 14 and 15 of your textbook prior to completing the lab. Submit your answers to the lab questions by following the submission instructions below. Be sure to include the questions with each response as well.
Energy Resources Do Part III only.
Energy Resources (PDF version)

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Be sure that you have read chapters 9 and 10 of your textbook prior to completing the lab.

Lab 4 Assignments
Lab 4
Complete the lab assignment below. Be sure that you have read Chapters 9 and 10 of your textbook prior to completing the lab. Submit your answers to the lab questions by following the submission instructions below. Be sure to include the questions with each response as well.

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Be sure to include the questions with each response as well.

Complete the lab assignment below. Be sure that you have read Chapters 6, 7 and 8 of your textbook prior to completing the lab. Submit your answers to the lab questions by following the submission instructions below.
Be sure to include the questions with each response as well.
Streams and Flooding: Do Part II only.
Streams and Flooding: (PDF version)
Coastal Processes and Hazards: Do Part I only.
Coastal Processes and Hazards: (PDF version)

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2 websites neded at the end, include one of the sub-topics: deforestation, forest carbon, timber and forest product markets, tree biotechnology

2 websites neded at the end, Include one of the Sub-Topics: Deforestation, Forest Carbon, Timber and Forest Product Markets, Tree Biotechnology

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Do not just list the web address.

Research on this topic will “Wildlife Preserves in Rwanda”
with at least 6 references from the www, books, magazines,
journals, flyers, etc. For a reference to be scientifically valid it HAS to have a date when it was written
(not just retrieved by you), an author, title, and a name of the source from which you located it. If a
reference does not have even ONE of these, it CANNOT be used as a source for your paper. DO NOT
just list the web address.
PART I
-80 points: A paper on your topic will be due by midnight on Wednesday, November 30th to
include a graph AND a table about how the Problem or Solution has changed over the years (write
about the past, present and future predictions of the topic you chose, if possible). The paper should
include six references in bibliography form, be between 2 to 5 pages written and double spaced. No
font larger than 12. Also, please use standard margins and heading sizes- if they are too big, I reformat
your paper to make sure you are within the 2 page minimum. Photos and/or video clips also help the
paper presentation!!

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For the pre-publish, this section should be about a half to one page in length and do the following:

Tools used: Lab Coat. Gloves, Curvette, Microscope, Pipette, Hazard Box, Scalpel
the Laboratory Report Pre-publish assignment,
Use Lab Activities 1 and 2 as the basis for the Laboratory Report Pre-publish.
Complete and submit the Laboratory Report Pre-publish Template Download Laboratory Report Pre-publish Template (download the Laboratory Report Pre-publish Template and utilize this document to ensure proper formatting and inclusion of all required material).
Cite at least two government sources (webpages or reports), two credible sources (news articles), and one scholarly source (academic journal article) for a minimum of five outside sources. In addition, you are encouraged to cite the textbook and any other assigned materials from this class.
The pre-publish must be at least six pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA Style. Note: You will receive feedback from your instructor on this pre-publish that you will use to write the Final Laboratory Report, which is due in Week 5. The Final Laboratory Report has a page requirement of seven to nine pages. Your ideas for each section of this pre-publish do not need to be fully fleshed out but do your best to set yourself up well for the Final Laboratory Report.
For an Introduction to APALinks to an external site., visit the Writing Center and UAGC Library tab, located on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.
In your paper, include the following sections:
Introduction
For the pre-publish, this section should be about a half to one page in length and do the following:
Describe the background information on the environmental and sustainability topics presented in the labs and an overview of why the labs were conducted.
Include your topic sentence for this paragraph.
List the main points and sources you will use to support those points.
Identify information from other experiments previously conducted that looks at resource challenges similar to the two labs.
List the cited sources you will use from governmental and credible non-governmental sources that conduct similar scientific studies and experiments.
Identify the hypothesis from each lab simulation and the reasoning for those predictions.
The hypothesis should not be adjusted to reflect the “right” answer. You do not lose points for an inaccurate hypothesis. Scientists often revise their hypotheses based on scientific evidence following the experiments.
Materials and Methods
This is a summary of all of the materials, including scientific equipment used in the two lab activities, and the methods used to conduct the experiments. For the pre-publish, this section should be about one page in length and do the following:
Describe the experiments in outline format with enough detail so that another scientist reading the report could replicate the experiment.
You can assume that a scientist would know how to use the lab equipment from the experiments and conduct basic lab procedures. See the Writing Center’s resource on OutliningLinks to an external site. for assistance with this step.
Summarize the methods in your own words.
Do not simply copy and paste from the lab instructions.
Results
This section should include any data and observations from the experiments. See the Tables, Images, & AppendicesLinks to an external site. resource in the Writing Center for help with this step. This section should not include personal opinions or discussion, only a description of the results. For the pre-publish, this section should be about a half to one page in length and do the following:
Include all data and pertinent figures for the experiments in the labs.
Describe all data and figures in a written paragraph.
List and summarize the key points in outline format.
Include any data that reveals a pattern that relates to the Again, see the Writing Center’s resource on OutliningLinks to an external site. for assistance with this step.
Discussion
This section should interpret your data and arrive at the key findings or conclusions. It should be one page in length. You can outline each of the bullet points below:
Explain your initial hypothesis (for each lab) and whether it is accepted or rejected based on specific results from the experiments conducted in the labs.
Analyze how the results of the experiments and topics of each lab relate to the environmental challenges of resource sustainability.
Identify the natural resources that are present and how they are threatened.
Discuss the real-world implications and applications of the results from multiple perspectives including environmental, business/economic, political, and
If you outline this section, provide a list of at least one point for each of these topics and which cited sources support the points.
Develop at least one policy or technology solution for the specific situation presented in each lab, taking into account the environmental, business/economic, political, and social impacts.
For the outline, describe the nature of the solution for each lab and mention how it will benefit at least one of the factors listed above.
Evaluate at least two examples of businesses, organizations, cities, states, or countries implementing innovative technology solutions and policies to promote sustainability related to the lab topics.
List the supporting examples and the sources.
Conclusion
For the pre-publish, this section should be about a half to one page in length and do the following:
Summarize the purpose, methods, results, and key findings of the Laboratory
You may create a full conclusion or just create an outline of the topic sentence and list a few key points you will cover in the conclusion section for the Final Laboratory Report assignment.
The Laboratory Report Pre-publish assignment
Must be four to six double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA StyleLinks to an external site. as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft Word resource.Links to an external site.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper in bold font
Space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
Student’s name
Name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)
Course name and number
Instructor’s name
Due date
Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic VoiceLinks to an external site. resource for additional guidance.
Must use at least two government sources, two credible sources, and one scholarly journal article.

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Write a four page critique paper on the two articles, every one article has two page of critique paper.

Write a four page critique paper on the two articles, every one article has two page of critique paper. overall four pages.
“Format”
Theme font: Times New Roman ; Font: 11
Paragraph: Justify

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Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words.

Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words.
Who will your character be? Is it an element? A molecule? An animal? Or something else? What is your character’s name and characteristics?
Write a birth announcement for your character to introduce the character to the world. Include the character’s origin, make up, and facts about it on Earth.
Describe a short story about your character living and existing in the biosphere.
Part two
200 word reflection over part one

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5 pages long (not including a reference or title page).

Using https://frtr.gov/matrix2/section3/table3_2.pdf, I selected to write about bioventing (an in situ bioremediation technology) and biopiles (an ex situ bioremediation technology). For both of the remediation technologies, the following needs to be written:
1) a brief overview of the foundation of each environmental technology (what does it do and how does it do it and what media it is used for)
2) The types of waste that each of the technologies is most applicable for
3) The limits of each technology, including interferences by other pollutants or conditions under which it would be difficult to use.4) Actual application of that technology for two remediation projects. This section should be less than 500 words with the use of a table to inform how it was applied and to how much of the polluted media, and the details of the length of time use, and the end results, including pollutant levels and costs.
5) Clear citations and references
Note: There should be four total remediation examples (two for each technology). This should be at be approx. 5 pages long (not including a reference or title page).