Summer Environmental Reading Responses. For each article you read, write a paragraph summarizing the content, and a paragraph discussing your reaction. Consider the following:
- What key points were made in the article?
- What are the points of view presented about this issue?
- Does the article teach you something new?
- Does it support or refute other information you have heard or read? If so why / in what way?
The sources may be scientific publications, popular magazines, newspapers or the like. Try the NY Times (especially Tuesdays), National Geographic, Discover Magazine, Natural History Magazine, as well as the more scholarly Scientific American, Science, Nature, etc. You may find it convenient to search the web for some magazine’s interactive websites. The ten (10) articles MUST be drawn from the topic list, making sure that you only have one article from each topic area.
Title each summary according to its topic and make sure to include your name. For example, if your first article and summary is about topic one. Your title will be “1. Human Population Growth – your name”. Make sure you post it to the correct BLOG chain on the website. Good Luck and have fun learning about the different aspects of environmental science / environmental studies!!!