Howell- Pollution Research Essay

Topic- Informative Essay on Pollution

Pick 5 of the 10 types of pollution and write an essay informing your audience about these types and each type's effect on the environment. 

Format- 7 paragraph essay

  1. Introduction

  2. First type of pollution explained in a paragraph

  3. Second type of pollution explained in a paragraph

  4. Third type of pollution explained in a paragraph

  5. Fourth type of pollution explained in a paragraph

  6. Fifth type of pollution explained in a paragraph

  7. Conclusion

Body Paragraphs- Suggested Format

       Topic sentence that basically explains the type of pollution the paragraph is about. The next sentence can explain what causes this type of pollution. You might need an additional sentence explaining what causes it. The next sentence can explain how this type of pollution effects people. This sentence could explain how (or if) this type of pollution affects plants and/or animals. The next sentence can explain what needs to be done or is being done to fix or slow down this type of pollution. 

 

Resources- You must have three outside sources.

  • Books pulled from the library shelves. Use the index in the back of the book to find the topics directly related to your essay.

  • Articles from the internet or databases. Make sure the sources are reliable and accurate.

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Tennessee Electronic Library Databases

 

Citations- Giving Credit to the Sources You Use

If you use words from some other source, you need to use it as a quote and cite it with the author’s name or the article title in parenthesis at the end of the sentence.

 

Example:

Cars and other types of transportation “are the leading source of air pollution in most industrial nations” (Henderson).

 

  • My writing: Cars and other types of transportation

  • Copied from source: “are the leading source of air pollution in most industrial nations”

  • Author of source: (Henderson)

 

Then, you make a list of all those sources at the end of your paper. Each source citation has a format you need to follow for the type of source it is. If you use a database like the ones I listed above, source citations are provided for you, but you’ll need to look for it (usually at the end of the article). 

Henderson, David E. "Air pollution." World Book Advanced, World Book, 2019,
www.worldbookonline.com/advanced/article?id=ar009160. Accessed 4 Nov. 2019.