1. I attached a sample of an article review called “Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy” to give you a better understanding how it should look like.
2. The article can be anything related to the Environment.3. Please know that I need you to do 2 Article Reviews on 2 different articles. General Comments and Guidelines: • The Article Review should be between 250 to 350 words. Try to use the word limitation as a practice for when are strictly required to limit your essay. • The Article Review Template given below is a suggestion. You do not have to use it or separate each section as shown. Think about writing an essay and how you transition from one section to another and make the transitions smoothly. • Use a correct citation style. If you are not familiar with these styles try looking them up or use resources available at the library. There are also links mentioned in the template below. • The main objective of this assignment is to prepare you for technical and scientific writing. If you have questions use resources that are available to use. Remember, for graduation, sending application for a higher degree, applying for a job and at your job you need to be write technical documents. Having a strong writing communication skill is a very important skill and now, is the time to practice this skill. • For your future use, figure out what is the format for writing a report, thesis or dissertation at Temple University. Each college or department might have a different template but there are documents and guidelines you can use. Look up previous theses and dissertations from your college and department and learn more about the formatting and styling. • Familiarize yourself with a word processing software and learn how to import symbols, equations, list of references, page number, break sections, etc. in your essay. You do not need this for our assignment but it would be a useful technique in future.__________________________________________ Introduction In this section you briefly introduce the news article you are reviewing, where you found the article and how is it related to our topics. This section should not be longer than 2-3 lines. Summary In this section you summarize the article. Explain what the authors are discussing and how they are presenting their report. If the authors used different reference, review those references and mention them in the body of the text using a citation style i.e., numeric system or (Author, YEAR) format. You can get more details on this in the link below. I highly recommend you learn how to cite correctly. It will be very useful once you are getting close to graduation and you need to write scientific reports or trying to publish an article. Temple Library has several resources that you can use and even you can learn about programs you can use for citation. http://guides.temple.edu/citingsources Temple Also has a writing center which I highly recommend using, especially if you are close to graduation and you are working on a final report, thesis or dissertation. You can get more information about the writing center at the link below. There are mentors and reviewers that will review your essay and help you improve it. http://www.temple.edu/writingctr/ Conclusions This part you discuss what is your opinion on the topic. Explain your experience, how you feel about the article or how it can be important to the environment and how it is connected to our class. Use reference here as well following the citation style discussed above. References In this section you list the references you used for this article review. Make sure to follow a correct citation style as mentioned above. Learn how to reference a news article, book, dissertation, published paper, webpage, etc.
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Article Report: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy
I will be discussing an article found on National Geographic’s website titled “Can
Hurricane Sandy Shed Light on Curbing Power Outages?” This article was published November
2, 2012 after Hurricane Sandy left many in the east coast homeless and without power for weeks.
Earlier this month Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast causing millions of americans to be
left with damaged property and no electricity; in fact it was estimated that about 8.5 million
homes were left without power in the peak of the storm. When a catastrophic event like such
occurs it is nearly impossible to prevent power outages. The electric power grids that are
essential for power can easily be destroyed by salt water and fallen trees, something a hurricane
is bound to cause. Although electrical crew workers equipped with bucket trucks were sent out
through out the east coast before Hurricane Sandy landed on the east coast, there was far too
much damage for them to repair in a reasonable amount of time. Since natural disasters like this
are inevitable, the Electric Power Research Institute is trying to find a way to prevent such large
power outages during disastrous times like these. They believe that by the U.S. power industry
teaming up with the government, together they can invest about $30 billion dollars to improve
current power systems. This money can go towards making power systems more durable against
storms, more efficient, and more eco-friendly. This “Smart-Grid Technology” would use
renewable energy sources such as wind and sunlight, saving consumers over $20 billion
annually. It would also be capable of detecting power outages and fix the problem itself.
Being from Central New Jersey, I know first hand how devastating Hurricane Sandy left
the east coast. My parents were without power for two weeks and a lot of damage was done
throughout my town. I think it would be a very smart and wise choice of the power industry and
government to invest in this smart grid technology idea. Not only would it prevent future mass
outages, but it would also use renewable energy sources. I think many people would be satisfied
knowing that they are spending less money on their electric bill while also helping the
Lavelle, Marianne. “Can Hurricane Sandy Shed Light on Curbing Power Outages?”
Nationalgeographic.com. National Geographic, 2 Nov. 2012. Web. 9 Nov. 2012.
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