GEOG115 Fresno State University Drought in California Paper

Question Description
Drought in California

Guidelines

The paper should be at least 1000 words. The word count does not include the title page, table of content and the bibliography. Any paper not meeting this requirement won’t begraded. To avoid any doubt, use the Microsoft Word count feature to check the number of words in your document and indicate it in the space provided at the lower right corner of your cover page (see below).
You are allowed to use figures for illustrations, but they only have to be referenced in the body of the document. All supporting figures and tables should be adequately labeled and must be attached to the document as appendix
The discussion should address, at minimum, the following issues
Drought and how it occurs
Causes of California drought?
Socio economic impacts of drought in California, including impacts on watersupply, agriculture and the environment
Link between drought and climate change
Measures adopted by local and state governments to mitigate drought impacts
The discussion should be substantive, coherent and based on accurate presentation of facts and logic supported by appropriate and adequate references. This requires reading widely and analyzing the work of others, using as many sources as you can, synthesizing
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information from all the source materials and presenting it in your own words. This means

quotes are not allowed.

Your sources should, at minimum, include three journal articles. This means you canhave as many references as you could get and from various sources but at least three of them have to be journal articles. You will incur ten points deduction for each journal source less than the minimum required number. This will be strictly enforced. Watch the video clip at this link http://guides.library.cornell.edu/c.php?g=31233&p=… if you don’tknow what a scholarly journal article is, and should you have problem finding relevant journals, use appropriate keywords in the Fresno State Library Database Search, Google or Google Scholar search
Remember this is a science term paper so a scientific paper style is expected. Use APA format for in-text citations, reference section (“Works Cited” at the end of the paper) andheadings/subheadings. You do NOT need to include an abstract.
An electronic copy of the paper in a Microsoft Word format is to be submitted by October 21. A submission link will be accessible from the Term Paper Module on Canvas
Please note that only papers turned in as instructed and before the due date will be graded. There will be no exceptions.
The paper will be assessed on organization, coverage of the materials, clarity and accuracy of content, consistency of style and format, ability to synthesize information from various sources and present it in a logical manner.
Grading: Maximum 50 points
Content – 30 points
Organization, Format – 10 points
Grammar, Style – 10 points
A template for the cover page is provided on the next page
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DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO

Drought in California

BY
STUDENT NAME (Your Name Here)

A TERM PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR SEGUN OGUNJEMIYO

IN FULFILLMENT OF THE WRITING REQUIREMENT FOR AREA IB GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE (GEOG 115)

Fall 2019

Word Count:

Tags: climate change GEOG115 agricultural practices weather patterns Fresno State University meteorological drought hydrological drought
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1 Department of Geography and City and Regional Planning GEOG 115 Term Paper PART I Topic and Guideline You will satisfy the writing requirement for this course by submitting a term paper that is at least 2,000 words in length. The paper length is a requirement for GE Area IB courses that students have to meet, there is no way around this. You will meet the paper length requirement by writing two essays, each 1,000 words long. The topic for the first essay is: Drought in California Guidelines 1. The paper should be at least 1000 words. The word count does not include the title page, table of content and the bibliography. Any paper not meeting this requirement won’t be graded. To avoid any doubt, use the Microsoft Word count feature to check the number of words in your document and indicate it in the space provided at the lower right corner of your cover page (see below). 2. You are allowed to use figures for illustrations, but they only have to be referenced in the body of the document. All supporting figures and tables should be adequately labeled and must be attached to the document as appendix 3. The discussion should address, at minimum, the following issues a. Drought and how it occurs b. Causes of California drought? c. Socio economic impacts of drought in California, including impacts on water supply, agriculture and the environment d. Link between drought and climate change e. Measures adopted by local and state governments to mitigate drought impacts 4. The discussion should be substantive, coherent and based on accurate presentation of facts and logic supported by appropriate and adequate references. This requires reading widely and analyzing the work of others, using as many sources as you can, synthesizing 2 information from all the source materials and presenting it in your own words. This means quotes are not allowed. 5. Your sources should, at minimum, include three journal articles. This means you can have as many references as you could get and from various sources but at least three of them have to be journal articles. You will incur ten points deduction for each journal source less than the minimum required number. This will be strictly enforced. Watch the video clip at this link http://guides.library.cornell.edu/c.php?g=31233&p=199353 if you don’t know what a scholarly journal article is, and should you have problem finding relevant journals, use appropriate keywords in the Fresno State Library Database Search, Google or Google Scholar search 6. Remember this is a science term paper so a scientific paper style is expected. Use APA format for in-text citations, reference section (“Works Cited” at the end of the paper) and headings/subheadings. You do NOT need to include an abstract. 7. An electronic copy of the paper in a Microsoft Word format is to be submitted by October 21. A submission link will be accessible from the Term Paper Module on Canvas 8. Please note that only papers turned in as instructed and before the due date will be graded. There will be no exceptions. 9. The paper will be assessed on organization, coverage of the materials, clarity and accuracy of content, consistency of style and format, ability to synthesize information from various sources and present it in a logical manner. 10. Grading: Maximum 50 points a. Content – 30 points b. Organization, Format – 10 points c. Grammar, Style – 10 points 11. A template for the cover page is provided on the next page 3 DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO Drought in California BY STUDENT NAME (Your Name Here) A TERM PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR SEGUN OGUNJEMIYO IN FULFILLMENT OF THE WRITING REQUIREMENT FOR AREA IB GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE (GEOG 115) Fall 2019 Word Count: …