Assignment #3: Formal Researched Project

Compose and revise in a variety of genres that

showcase appropriate form and content according to audience and purpose

demonstrate effective incorporation of primary and secondary research into projects

feature innovative use of creativity and / or critical thinking

Write an individual researched project on a topic you are interested in related to the environment. You could write an informative or persuasive project, or a combination of the two. You could expand on your 2-page paper from earlier this term or something you wrote in one of your Discussion posts. Target page range: 5-10 pages, double spaced, 12 point font (MLA format preferred).

Grading Rubric

CriteriaPoints

creative and clear title, opening sentence (hook) and main idea or thesis

(10 points)

paper develops idea fully and is within target page range: 5-10 pages(20 points)

paper uses examples, graphs, charts, images, quotations from sources, or other evidence to back up main ideas(10 points)paper cites sources appropriately(10 points)

organization is logical(10 points)

if an argument, paper presents and responds to opposing views effectively – if informative, paper is logical and credible(10 points)

project uses language, mechanics, grammar, and spelling effectively(10 points)

paper overall does a good job of reaching a target audience (this class, academia at large, or other audience if author has chosen another specific demographic)(20 points)

Total100 points

Topic: Agricultural Science

With regards to the agricultural science fair, since the project base is Florida, it should cover some of the pros and cons of genetically modified foods, which are found in plenty within every household. It would also need to cover aspects that surround the agricultural world, and the questions that should serve the people should include if the world can benefit more from the organically produced foods. It should also look to explain why some people go for the genetically modified foods, and this will in term help the participating teams not only learn but also change the different ways individuals view the organically produced foods about the genetically produced ones. Most importantly look at the environmental benefits of growing foods and the different ways climate change affect the crop yields within Florida

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