Assignment Overview   Type: Individual Project  Unit:  Energy   Due Date:  Tue, 10/24/17  Grading Type: Numeric  Points Possible:   120   Points Earned:  0   Deliverable Length:  3-page, APA-style research paper  View objectives for this assignment       Go To:     Assignment Details Learning Materials Reading Assignment My Work:

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You will prepare an APA-style research paper to discuss energy topics, as follows:

In your own words, describe the laws of thermodynamics.   Explain how these scientific laws apply to energy use, energy conversions, and the need for energy efficiency.   Describe the pros and cons of the following energy types, writing 1 paragraph for each:    Fossil fuel: Oil, natural gas, and coal   Nuclear energy   Solar energy   Wind power   Water (hydro) power   Bioconversion (biofuel)  Research and describe 2 provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.    Describe each provision, and provide your opinion about how each provision helps the United States meet energy use goals. 

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The following rubric will be used for grading:


Grading Rubric



Content Development/Critical Thinking: Student uses  relevant content to fully and accurately answer all questions. Student  demonstrates critical thinking by synthesizing original answers in  student’s own words based on reading and research, and includes relevant  examples. 



Organization, Grammar, and Presentation:  Organization is clear. Writing clearly and effectively communicates  relevant content. Few if any errors in grammar, spelling, and sentence  structure. 



5% Information Literacy and Research: Student selects and uses high-quality, credible references relevant to the assignment questions. 

5% Sources are correctly cited using APA style: The paper follows APA format and includes a title page, abstract, body of paper, and reference list.

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