two page minimum essay on environmental health history class details in requirements

For this assignment I want you to imagine yourself as a reporter of a fictional small town newspaper here in Nevada.

One of the following has happened nearby: Only use one of the following.

-some houses have fallen into sinkholes

– a local mining cave collapsed

– mercury has been found in the local water supply

– many of the local mine workers, the community, or local wildlife have been showing health problems (it is up to you what the problems exactly are)

The goal of this assignment will be to explain to your readers what has happened, why it has happened, and what do these events say about mining communities in general.

Your sources will be the readings below, and at least two technical videos from YouTube and 2 other news articles that you will use as a model and to help you express the technical language of mining to your readers.

Mining Technology (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Safe Water (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

EWG Tap Water Database (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

National Mining Association (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Disaster Fast Facts (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Black Lung (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Must be a minimum two full pages in length, not including the work cited page. Must use chicago style citations, 1 inch margins, and 12 font.

Be creative.

Rubric

Papers Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOrganization

25.0 pts

Exceptional

Writing shows high degree of attention to logic and reasoning of points. Unity clearly leads the reader to the conclusion and stirs thought regarding the topic

20.0 pts

Above Average

Writing is coherent and logically organized with transitions used between ideas and paragraphs to create coherence. Overall unity of ideas is present.

18.0 pts

Average

Writing is coherent and logically organized. Some points remain misplaced and stray from the topic. Transitions evident but not used throughout essay.

15.0 pts

Below Average

Writing lacks logical organization. It shows some coherence but ideas lack unity. Serious errors.

10.0 pts

No Marks

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContent Content

25.0 pts

Exceptional

Content indicates synthesis of ideas, in- depth analysis and evidences original thought and support for the topic.

20.0 pts

Above Average

Content indicates original thinking and develops ideas with sufficient and firm evidence

18.0 pts

Average

Content indicates thinking and reasoning applied with original thought on a few ideas

15.0 pts

Below Average

Shows some connections and reasoning but most ideas are underdeveloped and unoriginal.

10.0 pts

No Marks

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar and Syntax

25.0 pts

Exceptional

Essay is free of distracting spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors; absent of fragments, comma splices, and run-ons.

20.0 pts

Above Average

Essay has few spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors allowing reader to follow ideas clearly. Very few fragments or run-ons.

18.0 pts

Average

Most spelling, punctuation, and grammar correct allowing reader to progress though essay. Some errors remain.

15.0 pts

Below Average

pelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors create distraction, making reading difficult; fragments, comma splices, run-ons evident. Errors are frequent.

10.0 pts

No Marks

25.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDevelopment of Ideas

25.0 pts

Exceptional

Main points well developed with high quality and quantity support. Reveals high degree of critical thinking

20.0 pts

Above Average

Main points well developed with quality supporting details and quantity. Critical thinking is weaved into points

18.0 pts

Average

Main points are present with limited detail and development. Some critical thinking is present.

15.0 pts

Below Average

Main points lack detailed development. Ideas are vague with little evidence of critical thinking

10.0 pts

No Marks

25.0 pts

Total Points: 100.0

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