How climate change would change your life in 50 years from your (bachelors) graduation from MSU

Writing Assignment Instructions and Rubric

This writing assignment asks you(each individual student) to write (typed) one page (front only), single spaced, 1 inch margins, Times New Roman, 11 point font that answers the following prompt. (So the entire assignment is one page based on the previous specifications; it is not one page per question). Your name, section number and PID number should be in header on that page (that is, they do not take up space in the main body of the text; they are inside the 1 inch top margin).

To begin with, take a scan of the following websites:

(A) Michigan%20Economic%20Impacts%20of%20Climate%20Change.pdf

(C) edu/new/releases/21105-climate-change-to-profoundly-affect-the-midwest-new-report-says

(E) or benefits associated with it.

6 Points for clear and concise expression of what your life is like now in the six areas. Note that you do not have to truthfully portray yourself given some of these areas are ones that you may wish to keep private. You can simply create a profile of what you are like now that you think will reveal interesting implications of climate change 50 years from now in Chicago or somewhere in Michigan.

12 Points for clear expressions of the different climate change trends in each area (2 points each). These expressions should be consistent with how the instructor presented the different areas in Week 2. They should also be described stylistically in a way that is similar to how Fagan describes these changes in The Great Warming. That is, you should see this assignment as, in some respects, requiring you to do what Fagan does in his book. However, in this assignment, you are projecting into the future and talking about your own life.

12 Points for clear expressions of the changes (or staying the same) in oneas individual life. It is important that you do not just say something like, a?My culture will change.a? Rather, write one or two concise sentences that take some important aspect of your culture and show how it will change (or not). Avoid generalizations and be specific. But you need not be comprehensive.

12 Points for the cleverness of your scenarios. Clever scenarios involve ones that account for as many shifts as possible in society as responses to climate change. Clever scenarios are also ones that work in in interesting ways within the actual predicated impacts of climate change. That is, use your imagination as much as possible given the realistic predictions for climate change impacts in Chicago or somewhere in Michigan. You should aim to reveal how climate change may shape your life (even if nothing changes) in ways that are not obviously apparent and that we tend not to think of every day. So aim to be insightful as possible into how climate affects you.

6 Points for keeping within the formatting instructions. Each instructor may specify further formatting instructions but will not change the ones stated at the beginning of this document.

How climate change would change your life in 50 years from your (bachelors) graduation from MSU.

Writing Assignment Instructions and Rubric

This writing assignment asks you(each individual student) to write (typed) one page (front only), single spaced, 1 inch margins, Times New Roman, 11 point font that answers the following prompt. (So the entire assignment is one page based on the previous specifications; it is not one page per question). Your name, section number and PID number should be in header on that page (that is, they do not take up space in the main body of the text; they are inside the 1 inch top margin).

To begin with, take a scan of the following websites:

(A) Michigan%20Economic%20Impacts%20of%20Climate%20Change.pdf

(C) edu/new/releases/21105-climate-change-to-profoundly-affect-the-midwest-new-report-says

(E) or benefits associated with it.

6 Points for clear and concise expression of what your life is like now in the six areas. Note that you do not have to truthfully portray yourself given some of these areas are ones that you may wish to keep private. You can simply create a profile of what you are like now that you think will reveal interesting implications of climate change 50 years from now in Chicago or somewhere in Michigan.

12 Points for clear expressions of the different climate change trends in each area (2 points each). These expressions should be consistent with how the instructor presented the different areas in Week 2. They should also be described stylistically in a way that is similar to how Fagan describes these changes in The Great Warming. That is, you should see this assignment as, in some respects, requiring you to do what Fagan does in his book. However, in this assignment, you are projecting into the future and talking about your own life.

12 Points for clear expressions of the changes (or staying the same) in oneas individual life. It is important that you do not just say something like, a?My culture will change.a? Rather, write one or two concise sentences that take some important aspect of your culture and show how it will change (or not). Avoid generalizations and be specific. But you need not be comprehensive.

12 Points for the cleverness of your scenarios. Clever scenarios involve ones that account for as many shifts as possible in society as responses to climate change. Clever scenarios are also ones that work in in interesting ways within the actual predicated impacts of climate change. That is, use your imagination as much as possible given the realistic predictions for climate change impacts in Chicago or somewhere in Michigan. You should aim to reveal how climate change may shape your life (even if nothing changes) in ways that are not obviously apparent and that we tend not to think of every day. So aim to be insightful as possible into how climate affects you.

6 Points for keeping within the formatting instructions. Each instructor may specify further formatting instructions but will not change the ones stated at the beginning of this document.