Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics
LSGI1B02 Climate Change and Society
Assignment - Semester 3 2014-15
In considering solutions to the problem of global warming, state whether you agree with the statement by Tickell ((1996), in Houghton, Chapter 8 p.210) “Mostly we know what to do but we lack the will to do it”. Give reasoned arguments in support of your opinion. Weighting: 40% of subject assessment (10% by ELC, 30% by Subject Leader) Schedule
1. Submit the first draft (1000 words) to ELC via Learn@PolyU by 11:59 pm, 12 Friday, June 2015. 2. The first draft should already have the basic structure with major section headings and sub-headings, as well as an indication of what you intend to put in each section. 3. Submit the second draft (1800 words) with a reflection to ELC via Learn@PolyU by 11:59 pm, Friday, 26 June 2015. 4. You should revise both drafts according to the feedback given by ELC. You are strongly encouraged to book a writing consultation session with your ELC teacher to give you further guidance face-to-face on your essay. Refer to the teaching plan for details. 5. Submit your final essay (2500 words) in hard copy with a TurnItIn report and a signed Honour Declaration by 12:00 pm, Monday, 13 July 2015 to Dr Bruce King (Hardcopy to LSGI General Office ZS621). Suggested reading sources: Lecture notes, Houghton Chapter 8, Maslin especially Chapters 7 and 8. Guidelines for essay writing
Basic structure of essay should include these sections: introduction, body, conclusion, and references. Headings and subheadings should be used to define structure within each major section if necessary. The introduction should:
a. Provide background information of your topic,
b. State your stance on the statement by Tickell, and
c. Give the reader an overview of your essay.
The topic should address the three keywords in the essay title – ‘know’, ‘will’, ‘do’: our knowledge of climate change, our attitudes and values about climate...
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