Global Warming Writing Due Thursday, 12/4/14 Essential Questions: Has human activity caused global warming/climate change? Or is climate change just a natural phenomenon? Rubric: Writing should probably be around ½ page – 1 page in length. There should probably be a minimum of 3 paragraphs: an introduction, a body with the 3 pieces of evidence, and a short conclusion. o How much you discuss each one of your points/pieces of evidence will affect how long your essay is. o The introduction should include a topic sentence that either takes one side of the global warming theory, or it may introduce the topic as a whole, and you can discuss the evidence from both sides. Just make sure your points back up your topic sentence. o The conclusion may just wrap up what you’ve already said, or it may offer your ideas or solutions, or thoughts for the future. You must have evidence from at least 3 different sources, and your sources must be cited. o Citations don’t need to be in a particular format, just make sure you include the full website name and address, or author and name of article, etc… o Citations can be at the end of the paragraph where the information was used, or at the end of the essay. o Unless you are using a direct quote and use quotation marks, all information should be paraphrased and not directly copied and pasted from a source. Essays may be hand-written or typed.