Project #154404 - Rogerian Essay

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Subject English
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/19/2016 12:00 am

 

 

Instructions: Please carefully read the following assignment details in its entirety. There are many components to this particular assignment, and each component is graded.
 


This essay should be between 900 and 1000 words, excluding the required annotated bibliography.

First, you will choose a topic of interest that has at least two opposing sides (please do not reuse your Toulmin essay topic). Then, you need to research that topic in order to specify the topic’s scope, so it can be easily discussed in 1000 word essay.
 
Note: Consider your audience as laymen in the field who have only general knowledge of your topic. 

The following overused topics may not be used in your essay:


gun control,
abortion,
capital punishment,
gay marriage,
gays in the military,
mandatory drug testing,
euthanasia,
childhood obesity,
women in the military,
diets (including the Paleo diet),
workout regimens (including CrossFit),
underage drinking,
payment of college athletes,
dangers of smoking (including e-cigarettes and synthetic marijuana)
and the legalization of marijuana. 

This essay must include a minimum of five sources.  Three should be peer-reviewed sources, preferably from the APUS databases. 
From the library welcome page, click on Advanced Search at the bottom of the page and then check the "peer reviewed" sources box filter.
 
The following should clarify the term "peer-reviewed":  http://youtu.be/rOCQZ7QnoN0. You may use eBooks; however, as discussed in your textbook, books generally are not as current as peer-reviewed articles.  You may also use primary sources (interviews, statistics, etc); however, these primary sources should be obtained from experts within that field.  If you cannot find strong sources for your chosen topic, then change your topic. If you have a question about the validity of a source, please contact a librarian: librarian@apus.edu

Make sure to include the following sections in your essay:

an introduction and claim,
background,
body,
and a conclusion.

Within the body of your essay, make sure to include the following in any order:

The background for your chosen topic,
the opposition - use an academic tone, and do not show bias,
the strengths and weaknesses of your opponents' claims,
scholarly research,
your claim -- use an academic tone, and do not show bias,
discuss the warrants for your claim and the opposition in order to find the common ground,
and show the common ground between your opponents' claim and your claim.

After you have written your essay, please make sure to revise the content of your essay. Lastly, be sure to edit your essay by checking grammar, format, and smaller technical details. Please make sure your essay is written in third person.

The Annotated Bibliography

An annotated Bibliography (AB) is due with your Rogerian essay. Using the MLA guide, list each source as it will appear on the Works Cited page of your essay. 
Summarize each source in two or three grammatically-correct  sentences. These short summaries are the "annotations." 
 
The following is a sample of an "annotated bibliography."

Annotated Bibliography (Centered)

Clark, Irene L. The Genre of Argument. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 1998. Print.

Clark's textbook identifies the major steps to developing a well-researched and well-written argumentative essay. Professional essays are included in the text as models.

Ward, Russ. Logical Argument in the Research Paper. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace, 1997. Print.

Augmenting the steps to writing an argumentative research paper is information about proper documentation. The Rogerian System, an important aspect of a well-planned paper, should be studied carefully.

 

 

 

 

After you have written your essay, please make sure to revise the content of your essay. Lastly, be sure to edit your essay by checking grammar, format, and smaller technical details. Please make sure your essay is written in third person.

 

 

The Topic I have chosen is

Global Warming

 

 

 

Thesis- “In reality, carbon dioxide dumped into the atmosphere today will affect Earth hundreds

 

 

 

of thousands of years hence” (Caldeira 78). Are we doing enough to save our Planet?

 

Here is my tentative Outline for my essay:

 

 

Thesis- “In reality, carbon dioxide dumped into the atmosphere today will affect Earth hundreds

 

of thousands of years hence” (Caldeira 78).  Are we doing enough to save our Planet or is the climate change issue not been made a world-wide priority due to that saving the planet has unbearable economic restraint?

 

 

 

Introduction: 

 

 

 

            Global climate change has become the most important environmental issue of our times (Dutta and Radner 412).  Every day we continue to dump more and more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere altering the Earth’s climate affecting most of the species and their habitats.  Stating that we haven’t done anything to save our planet is absurd because treaties like the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement have been signed by numerous nations to reduce CO2 emissions.

 

 

 

Claim:  Are we doing enough to save our Planet or is the climate change issue not been made a world-wide priority due to that saving the planet has unbearable economic restraint?

 

 

 

Background:

 

 

 

Opposing perspective:

 

 

 

  1. Government view: The bureaucrats have a better grasp of what is politically possible due in order to address this climate change issue, however no politician would be prepared to take drastic and costly measures required like renewable energy, nuclear power, fracking, zero-carbon transport, energy efficiency, and housing changes (Page). World-leaders have agreed to take measures to limit global warming to 2 °C, but this is not the first time they agree to do something about this threat.  It seems that most leaders prioritize the economy over the environment and that they only agree to take some actions in order to calm the protesters and the scientists that believe the only change to save the Planet is slipping away.

 

 

 

  1. Scientists view: Many scientists have welcomed the aim of the Paris agreement signed in December of 2015, however some other scientists like climate scientist James Hansen states that as long as fossils fuels appear to be the cheapest fuels out there, they will be continued to be burned (Page).  Hansen said that there are no actions, just promises and that what countries were offering to do as part of the deal was not nearly enough to keep the Planet under 2 °C (Page).  Another scientist who studies global emissions named Le Quere, says that the emissions cuts promised by countries are still wholly insufficient (Page).  Scientists have proven many times that shifting to renewable energy resources can be incredibly cheaper in the long run (Imran).

 

 

 

My perspective:  I believe that we have attempted to take some measures to minimize the big challenge that we currently face called climate change, but we can always due more.  Some political parties and leaders are more inclined to believe in climate change than others, but some of them have trust issues with the scientific knowledge and are in completely disbelieve or denial.  All I know is that regardless of what people believe or not believe, things are changing in this Planet and we have to figure it out together before it is too late.  It doesn’t do anything if the United States is completely reducing their gas emissions but India and China are not.  It doesn’t do much if we Americans are taking action because we believe in our scientists and we believe that what’s happening it’s not normal, but other countries ignore all the signs and the scientific proves and don’t do anything about it.   

 

 

 

Conclusion:  Though the debate over climate change is sure to continue, we should all have the same desire of making this Planet a better place and saving it from destruction.  With that goal in mind, our society should work together to reach the main goal of saving Earth.  We are running out of time and we have seen a lot of drastic changes in temperatures already.  Our world-leaders need to come together with our scientists and experts and establish better pro-environment policies, budgets, and once and for all prioritize the environment over the economy.

 

 

 

 

 

Works cited:

 

 

 

Dutta, Prajit K., and Roy Radner. "Capital Growth in a Global Warming Model: Will

 

 

 

            China and India Sign a Climate Treaty?" Economic Theory, vol. 49, no. 2, 2012,

 

 

 

            pp. 411- 443. ProQuest, doi: 10.1007/S00199-010-0590-6. Accessed 11 Nov

 

 

 

            2016.

 

 

 

Imran, Malyaka. “Are We Doing Enough to Save Our Planet?” Times of Youth International

 

 

 

            Magazine, 7 Feb 2016, http://www.timesofyouth.com/2016/02/are-we-doing-enough-to-

 

           

 

            save-our-planet_7.html. Accessed 11 Nov 2016.

 

 

 

Page, Michael L. “Paris climate deal is agree-but is it really good enough?’ New Scientist, 12

 

 

 

 Dec 2015, https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28663-paris-climate-deal-is-agreed-           

 

 

 

but-is-it-really-good-enough/. Accessed 11 Nov. 2016.         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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