essay chocolate and the environment

2 worksheets and A 4 pages essay

You will research provided sources for your essay to explain your thesis. You will explore how the readings connect to your thesis. Quotes from at least three sources are expected to be integrated throughout your essay.

How is chocolate effecting and affecting the environment?

Argue 3 points in support of your answer

(Your answer is your thesis!)

Minimum Requirements:

  • The essay contains a clear introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  • The essay supports your thesis with appropriate quotes and paraphrases the author’s ideas.
  • Proofread, making sure that grammar errors don’t interfere with readability and comprehension and attempt to use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
  • Write a final draft answering the essay prompt (3.5-4 pages), include your drafts and a cover memo describing the revisions that you have made between drafts.

An “A” paper will meet all the minimum requirements AND…

The essay contains a thesis statement that gives the readers a clear idea of what you are critiquing.

Included are three quotes from texts and writing that shows you carefully unpacked and critiqued those quotes.

Develop ideas completely and wrap it up to conclude strongly.

Students should pay close attention to style and mechanics in all of your work by implementing the organization and writing skills introduced in this class.

Careful proofreading together with correct grammar and punctuation usage is crucial in this class. Although the spellchecker is a valuable tool, one that students absolutely should use, students cannot simply run a spell-check without also proofreading a paper. As we know, spellcheckers do not flag everything, and may incorrectly flag some items. Only careful proofreading can find all the errors. In conjunction with the spellchecker, also enable the Microsoft Word grammar checker to run concurrently with the spellchecker. Lack of proofreading — formatting, punctuation, spelling and grammar mistakes — will result in an NP grade.

Questions always arise regarding what constitutes a “page,” so to ensure we all use the same guidelines for essay length, a “page” for essays is a full 8 ½ x 11 inch page.

Follow the standard MLA formatting guidelines.

-Essay is double-spaced.

-Use 12 pt. Times New Roman text running from the top margin to the bottom margin

-All margins are one inch wide, no greater. The exception is the first page with the author block and essay title, in which the text runs from one line space below the title to the one-inch margin at the bottom.

-Single space after period (or punctuation) at end of sentence.

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