**Make sure you have a CLEAR argument and thesis, and argue for your thesis!!**
Essays in this class require students to demonstrate familiarity with therelevant class reading(s) and to argue for a clear thesis based on originalanalysis. Original analysis refers to ideas and arguments that are introducedand developed by the student, as opposed to ideas and arguments alreadydiscussed in the readings or lectures. Of these requirements, the need todemonstrate original analysis is the most important.
Note that the quality of writing also matters and that essays should losemarks for poor grammar, spelling etc. particularly when they occur insustained fashion.
Is carbon trading an appropriate response to climate change? Why or why not?
VERY IMPORTANT: In addition to making your case, show familiarity with best arguments for opposing view. Why are they wrong?
Essays should be double-spaced, with the first sentence of each paragraphindented and the right margin left ragged.
Essays are expected to have some kind of introduction and to contain a thesissentence somewhere near the beginning.
All essays should include a word count for the main text (i.e. not includingfootnotes, bibliography or the prompt text). Quotations are included in theword count.
Any of the referencing styles used in the humanities is acceptable. Theseinclude Harvard, Chicago and MLA.
EXACTLY 1980-2020 words. There is no penalty for going 10% over or under the word limit. Essays lose 2marks out of 100 for every additional 10 percent they go under or over thelimit.
Gender Neutral Language
Essays should avoid using “he” or “man” or “mankind” in the generic sense.Acceptable substitutes include alternating between “he” and “she” or using“they” generically. For more ways to avoid sexist language see thesuggestions at http://www.apaonline.org/?page=nonsexist Essays that consistently use sexist language will lose at least two marks.
Occasionally assignments have a requirement that the essay make use ofacademic source that is not an assigned reading. For essays that have thisrequirement, not having such a source results in a deduction of three marks.
Essays require a bibliography. Those without one lose two marks.