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Essay Research Workbook for Climate Change

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This essay research workbook focuses on the topic of climate change and explores the impact of human activities. It includes a detailed essay plan, arguments for and against the thesis statement, and a conclusion.

Essay Research Workbook for Climate Change

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Project Research Workbook
Course Code and Title: FIBS3002 English for Academic Purposes,
Research and Study Skills
Student name:
Student ID:
Project : Essay Research Workbook
OUTLINE:
As part of the English for Academic Purposes, Research and Study Skills course you are required to
write an essay on the Topic of Climate Change; you are also expected to evidence the stages of your
essay research and writing progress in the Essay Research Workbook.
AIMS:
To assess your ability to structure your essay in order to develop an argument with clarity and
your ability to capture your thinking in effective sentences
To show that you have conducted research to develop your thinking
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To write in an academic tone and clearly reference the material you have used to develop and
support your ideas
As part of the project , you are required to submit the Canvas. Your workbook will be reviewed by
your lecturer and you will receive feedback. There will be an opportunity for you to have a tutorial to
discuss your draft research workbook development.
It is then your responsibility to work on your draft research workbook and address any suggestions
and comments given before handing in the final version –
RESEARCH WORKBOOK FORMAT:
Your workbook must be word processed, in Ariel font 12pt minimum with double line spacing. This
format is important as it makes it much easier for us to read. Word count: There is no minimum or
maximum word count for this part of the project .
Final hand in:
a digital copy of your essay emailed to: magdalena.witko@lcca.org.uk
a digital copy of your essay submitted to Turnitin via Canvas
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Unit: EAP, Research and Study Skills
LO1 to demonstrate skill and confidence in understanding, analysing and utilising information from a
variety of written texts likely to occur in academic contexts.
LO2 to demonstrate skill and confidence in writing in academic contexts with emphasis on the essay
to at least the standard required at their course level.
LO3 to use varied and accurate grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation of English as used in an
academic setting to at least the standard required by their degree programme.
LO4 to demonstrate independent research skills to access, use and cite knowledge.
Task one:
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Indicate the title of your essay. Conduct a search for relevant sources and list them below using the
Harvard Referencing System. You should aim to use approximately ten sources in your final essay.
Document your intended essay reading materials below:
Essay Title: Is Climate Change a result of human activities?
Source 1 Huang, J., and et. al., 2020. Global desertification vulnerability to climate
change and human activities. Land Degradation & Development, 31(11),
pp.1380-1391
Source 2 Jiang, L., and et. al., 2017. Vegetation dynamics and responses to climate change
and human activities in Central Asia. Science of the Total Environment, 599,
pp.967-980.
Source 3 Mahmoud, S.H. and Gan, T.Y., 2018. Impact of anthropogenic climate change
and human activities on environment and ecosystem services in arid
regions. Science of the Total Environment, 633, pp.1329-1344.
Source 4 BBC. What is climate change? A really simple guide. 2020. [online]. Available
through: < https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-24021772>.
Source 5 Causes of climate change. 2021. [online]. Available through:
<https://ec.europa.eu/clima/change/causes_en>.
Task 2:
Submit an Essay Plan Timeline outlining the tasks involved and the estimated time range for the
completion of each stage. Mark the actual completion date for each task as you it is finished.
Task Timeline
Time Task Completed
Preliminary groundwork; things you need to know; word/page count
division; Do task timeline; analyse question
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Preliminary research – locate sources, read and make notes
Essay Plan - outlining main points and evidence from reading materials
including an introduction, main body and conclusion
Revise Essay plan/edit
Research and Revise main points – including for and against arguments
Write draft 1
04.07.202
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Formative Submission - submit draft 1 for marking and feedback
Revise draft 1/edit
Further research and write draft 2
Edit
Proofread
Checking
08.08.202
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Summative Submission - submit final essay for marking and final grade
Task 3:
Make notes on at least three sources and record them below. Try to use varied note taking
techniques and ensure that notes are summaries in your own words and not direct copies from
original sources.
i. Cornell Notes:
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