Assignment 04 SO245 Social Impact of Technology Environmental Impacts of Deforestation Your essay should have 5 paragraphs. Paragraph 1 is your lead…

Assignment 04

SO245 Social Impact of Technology

Environmental Impacts of Deforestation

Your essay should have 5 paragraphs. Paragraph 1 is your lead paragraph. It will contain an overview of what you have to say about these three topics – disruption of the carbon cycle, disruption of the hydro (water) cycle, and the reduction of species diversity.

Paragraphs 2, 3, and 4, are your body paragraphs. In your essay, paragraph 2 should describe how deforestation disrupts the carbon cycle.

In paragraph 3, you’ll write about how deforestation disrupts the hydro (water) cycle.

In paragraph 4, you’ll explain how deforestation is related to declining species diversity.

Paragraph 5 is your conclusion paragraph. Here, you can describe how you feel about these three effects of deforestation and what we might do about it.

Mechanics

Your document’s margins should be 1 inch, top, bottom, left, and right. That’s the default option if you use MS Word.

All your copy should be flush left.

For purposes of evaluating your essay, skip a line between each paragraph.

Make sure you use a standard indent for the first sentence of each of your paragraphs. Pressing the tab key one time is a simple way to do that.

It’s permissible to use direct quotes from your reading, but don’t overdo it. One to three such quotes should be your limit. In any case, be sure to bracket a direct quote with quotation marks. For example: According to Smith, “Carbon dioxide is both our friend and our enemy.”

Begin by writing a first draft. Remembering that writing is rewriting, try and try again to make your prose readable. After you think you have a final draft completed, go over the essay again to locate and correct grammar and spelling errors.

Grading Rubric

Please refer to the rubric on the following page for the grading criteria for this assignment.