SRES1001 Resources Environment and Society Essay Writing Paul Preston. First, read and understand the instructions. 2,500 words worth 40% and due 5pm May 1st Penalty of 10% off per day late and 10% per 10% over this word limit.
Resources Environment and Society
First, read and understand the instructions
2,500 words worth 40% and due 5pm May 1st
Penalty of 10% off per day late and 10% per 10% over this word limit
750-1,000 word draft - with at least a written introduction and a detailed outline of your structure and dot points of your main conclusions must be brought to the the tuts in week 7.
Second, understand the essay writing PROCESS - example
Allocate specific times for these hours in your time management plan
“My God, do you realize the year’s half over?”
Thirdly, understand what is expected in your essay
With reference to one of the following issues analyse the statement that: “Managing resources is about managing people not resources”.
Graphic from Land and Water Annual Report http://www.lwa.gov.au/downloads/publications_pdf/PR040784_c-h.pdf
- Global warming and climate change due to the increase in "greenhouse gases" in the atmosphere
- Land degradation
- Freshwater pollution and scarcities
- Marine threats, including overfishing, habitat destruction, acidification, and pollution
- Declines in biodiversity and ecosystems services through loss of species and ecosystems
See essay marking criteria: http://sres-people.anu.edu.au/richard_baker/2007-1001/SRES1001/assessment/essayassessment.html
Some possible central concerns.
See article: http://anulib.anu.edu.au/anuonly/ereserve/sci/2007/sem1/22890038.pdf
Writing a Case Study
Scope: Freshwater in the Murray-Darling basin
Issues:Drivers of resource management (from the literature)
Of all the factors/issues involved in the management of water in the Murray-Darling Basin all now involve the management of people to a large extent. This is particularly evident in firstly …..
Secondly, it is expected that your essay will be the result of wide and critical reading.
Note: Use 10 relevant peer reviewed journals
Credible and valid sources
Not everything you read is authoritative:
No one view, solution, approach…
Thirdly, it is expected that your essay will present a reasoned argument
What is an argument?
Making a case?
Source: Google Images http://www.statvoks.no/konsept/norsk2/litthist/bilder/argument.jpg
Procedures are ALWAYS involved in developing an argument
ANALYSE: break your material into units which suit your argument
CRITIQUE: consider both strengths and weaknesses of the evidence
EVALUATE: reach a (tentative) conclusion indicating your position on the issues discussed
Once the process of analysis, critique and evaluation have led you to your conclusion (argument) the amount of detail or evidence or case study material you include should only be enough to ensure your argument is strong.
Finally, It is expected that your essay will be competently presented