Week 4 Assignment – Website Recommendation Blog
Click the “Week 4 Assignment” link in the top left corner to enter the Website Recommendation Blog.
Part 1: After completing this week’s reading assignment (particularly chapter 32), select a human-caused environmental issue (for example, climate change, species extinction, etc.) and research it further. Find a reliable, useful website that discusses the human impacts to the environment caused by this issue. No duplicate websites are permitted. [NOTE: Neither open resources nor open blogs can be used as sources of information; see ‘Researching Information’ within the class for more information on appropriate credible/reliable sources of information].
Share the website with the class by writing a full paragraph summary (150 words minimum) of what you have learned or have found particularly helpful when reviewing the website. Do not copy and paste directly from the website. This blog should be written in your own words. Also, include a link to the website (type the title, highlight it, then, click on the link icon to add the URL) so that your peers may also view it and benefit from the website you have discovered.
Part 2: Peruse some of the Blog entries made by your fellow classmates. Choose at least one that you found useful and comment on how the website helped you with your understanding. The comment should be 100 words minimum.
For Part 2 – posting the Blog Response Post to a fellow classmate, click the “Week 4 Assignment – Website Recommendation Blog” when you are in the Week 4 Assignment folder. The screen will refresh and on the right side will be a black bar with “Blog details” on it and below that will be your name and an down arrow. Click the arrow and all the people who have posted blog posts will be listed. Read through the post by selecting the fellow student’s name and the screen will refresh – scroll to bottom and on the bottom left will be the student’s blog post. When ready to respond, click “Comment” at the end of the blog post and then a space will open below the blog post you are responding to. When done with the response blog post, click “Add”. Then the response blog post is posted.
Blog from peer
Posted by Elmida Velasquez at Thursday, June 23, 2016 10:27:55 PM
Deforestation, is a human-caused environmental issue that has caused a huge impact to the environment by increased greenhouse gas emissions, Disruption of water cycle, increased soil erosion, disrupted livelihoods, impacted loss of species and places and it is the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses. I chose the website: Worldwildlife.org(http://www.worldwildlife.org/threats/deforestation) because it illustrates in detail the cause and effect that Deforestation is causing worldwide in general. What I have found particularly helpful when reviewing the website is how they broken down Deforestation in 6 sections which consist of: overview, causes, impacts, what WWF is doing, how you can help, and how to even adopt an Orangutan! Since these apes are disappearing quickly due to logging and deliberate burning to make way for agriculture and palm oil plantations in Asia. It explains how WWF has been working to protect forests for more than 50 years. With a focus on protected areas management and sustainable forestry, with governments, companies, communities and other stakeholders to promote certification for responsible forest management practices, combat illegal logging, reform trade policies and protect forested areas.
Both parts (I & II) are due and must be completed by 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday of Week 4.
The Week 4 Assignment – Website Recommendation Blog is worth a potential total maximum of 100 points and there are two components: (1) Part 1: your initial blog post, 150 words minimum, discussing a credible and reliable, scientific website that augments what you have already learned about that particular organ system (80 points maximum) and (2) Part 2: response blog post to a fellow classmate, 100 words minimum (20 points maximum).
Every week, I ask that you provide a summary post in this area about specific items that you have learned in the past week. So for the Week 4 Weekly Summary, topics will be from information learned from Week 4. I will list some items, and you can pick one and comment on it. The post will count as extra credit. The Weekly Summary is not mandatory to complete and will not impact your course final grade if not completed. This is the only Extra Credit offered in Advanced Biology; and all students are highly encouraged to complete it every other week
The Weekly Summary is to be directly typed into the Week 4 Weekly Summary Submission Area. In order, to be eligible for the full amount of extra credit points, it should be a well thought out full paragraph in your own words, at least 150 words. Any information used from an outside resource,REFERENCES, is required to be properly cited per APA requirements, with both in-text citations and a full reference citation. [Note: Directly quoted materials or the references are not included in the word count.]
In order to be eligible for the full amount of the extra credit, the code word(s) discussed during the Keiser Live Class for Week 4 are also required to be posted with your Weekly Summary Assignment.
Per Keiser University Policy, Extra Credit cannot be more than 2% of the course total; therefore the maximum that can be earned for each Weekly Summary is 0.5 points (for a maximum of 2 points for completion of all 4 Weekly Summaries). The allotment of Weekly Summary Extra Credit is as follows: 20% – grammar/spelling and meeting the minimum word count, 20% – posting Code Words from Keiser Live Class and 60% content for a maximum total Extra Credit, 100% = 0.5 points.
The Weekly Summary is due by 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday of Week 4.
Pick one of the following topics (or choose one of your own) and tell us what you learned about it in Week 4. This should be in your own words. Please be very specific and see the directions above as well to ensure your Weekly Summary submission meets all requirements.
1. Human Population
2. Population Growth & Environmental Impact
4. Ecology & Communities
5. Ecology of Ecosystems
6. Energy Flow
7. Chemical Cycling
8. Renewable Energy Sources
9. Biodiversity (direct and indirect values)
10. Sustainable Society
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