make arrangements with one of the instructors
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to complete the extra work required
to meet the W-credit criteria. We require that you ask to do
this along with your project proposal. We must approve
your W-credit topic before you start writing. Unapproved topics
will not be reviewed.
environmental topic/issue that interests you, and do a
literature search on it. This research project should involve
some environmental science topic which is important to human
Requirements for W Credit:
us at email@example.com by second week of the quarter
with a topic proposal for your paper.
are required to submit a 10 page rough draft by JULY
22. Drafts that are less than 10 pages of your own writing
will not be reviewed for W credit. No exceptions.
The paper must be double-spaced, 12 point Times New
Roman font. Figures, tables, captions, names,
material within quotes, etc. are not part of the length
requirement. Anything that is not your own prose does not
count. Do not add excess spacing between paragraphs, and do
use excessively short paragraphs (most paragraphs should
have at least 3 sentences in them) to make the paper appear
longer than it is. Even if the paper is 9.9 pages it is not
long enough to meet requirements, so it is best to make it
substantially longer than this minimum. Submission must be
by attached MS Word file by email to
drafts must be complete with an introduction,
body, conclusion and a bibliography so that we
can review your writing and add comments.
report will be reviewed based on content, research effort,
organization and writing (including English, grammar, spelling
must have a minimum of 8 sources, only 4 of which may be from
websites. Make use of the library scientific literature
research databases to find the other 4+ sources.
to reference all your sources and be careful not to plagiarize
a description of plagiarism and how to avoid it).
Directions on how to cite your sources are given on the
Project Information page near the end, see project.html
a paper from another course and rewriting it with an
environmental science slant is fine as long as you meet the
minimum page requirements and make sure the dominant theme is
some aspect of environmental science.
The final draft of the paper is due by the due
date on the syllabus for your project. This is the same day as the
rest of the projects.
NOTE: A W-credit paper counts as a Project Option
#1 for the class. Please be sure to note that it is for W-credit
when you turn it in so we donít forget.