Your assignment should be written in an essay format, with an
introduction and conclusion. The paper will require you to include
details from research including the course materials and sources you
locate on your own. Use APA format to cite your sources of information,
both within parenthetical citations and also within a reference page at
the end of the project.
Your paper should include all of the following parts.
your own energy use: What forms of energy do you currently rely on and
where do they originate from? Be sure to consider the energy that you
use at home, during travel, and at work or in school. You can also
consider how your energy needs change over the course of a year (for
example, heating during the winter and cooling during the summer,
seasonal travel, etc.). Consider the origins of the energy sources, and
whether they are renewable or nonrenewable.
- Using the provided
materials, determine which renewable sources of energy would be most and
least appropriate for use in your chosen location. Be sure to explain
your decisions, and also ponder the reasons behind the available data.
For example, you may find that solar energy is not a potential resource
due to seasonal changes making sunlight inconsistently available
throughout the year. Be sure to discuss 3 forms of renewable energy. One
of these should be the energy form identified by your instructor.
the advantages and disadvantages of the energy sources you currently
rely on as well as the renewable ones you identified previously.
Consider both the economic (costs/benefits) and ecological impacts.
addition to using alternative forms of energy, energy conservation is
also a significant way in which we can reduce our ecological impacts on
the environment. Determine areas where you may already practice energy
conservation and also identify at least 3 ways in which you can reduce
your energy use both at home, at work, and in other actions you take on a
Basic Writing Expectations:
- At least 750-1000 words not counting the title or reference pages
- Include a title page, double space, font size 10 or 12
- Include a highly developed viewpoint/thesis, purpose and exceptional content
- Demonstrate superior organization: use logic
- Free of grammar and spelling errors
- No evidence of plagiarism
- Use the APA style for all citations