ENVSCI 120 –Introduction to Environmental Science Extra Credit Paper – Due in

ENVSCI 120 –Introduction to Environmental Science
Extra Credit Paper – Due in class 12/14/21
The purpose of this writing assignment is to allow you to research and clearly present a specific environmental topic of your choice. The in-depth examination of a single topic enriches your experience in Environmental Sciences beyond what is available in lecture, exams, discussion sections or writing assignments. An excellent job of research and presentation will be awarded by in increase in your Final letter grade by as much as 2/3 of a letter grade (B+A). However, simply turning in a paper of low quality will not necessarily have any impact on your grade.
I would like you to write a 5-10 page paper on a topic of your choice. The guiding principles of this paper are that you are up to date with current literature, construct a well-organized synthesis of the topic, and present an original thought to the issue. This could be in the form of a novel solution to a problem, an original viewpoint of the issue, or a new appreciation for some aspect of the topic.
You should find 5-10 references, at least 3 of which primary source (i.e. peer-reviewed literature-see Web of Science Database on Healy Library website).
Please do not use anything from any websites that are not quoted or being cited! If so, please provide a citation sheet at the end of the link.
Topic: Sea level rise in Boston, MA
– Causes on the topic
– How could we address them?
Paper due December 14, 2021