Environmental science

The article should be relevant to the study of environmental science.

The article needs to have published within the last year

Written Summary

The written summary of the article should be about 3-4 paragraphs long.  It must include at least the following information:

  1. Overview (paragraph 1)
  • Title
  • Author, Source, and Date
  • Main topic
  1. Evaluation (1-2 paragraphs)
    • Summarize the three main ideas included in the article. Write a summary of the article using your own words. Assume you are educating your reader about this topic and include helpful background information.
    • Describe how the article connects to science.
  2. Reflection (1-2 paragraphs). Write a thoughtful and reflective critique to what you read.
    • Some things you might address include:
      • What did you learn that was new and how would you apply this information to a different situation or setting? (How else could this knowledge be used?)
      • What further questions do you have about this topic? (Construct new questions for the author, what else should be explored?)
    • Talk about the relevance of the subject matter to your own life.
  3. Other (end of the assignment)
    • Include a specific citation for your article in APA format
    • Optional: Include any new or unfamiliar vocabulary words you found while reading this article and their definitions.


Do a PowerPoint for the presentation.  The presentation should contain similar information to your summary and include at least the following:

  1. A title slide (title of article, author, source, date, direct link to the article)
  2. A brief description of the article in your own words (1 – 2 slides)
  3. Relevance: Explain why you think others should care about the information in the article (1 – 2 slides)
  4. Some pictures/visuals that complement the presentation
  • Optional:
    • An explanation of how the science community is impacted by the article
    • What do you see in the future for this area/topic?
    • Other information from your written summary.