Your writing assignment for this
next reading, after you’ve read EII chapter 4, is to write a very short version of a paper you can title a) Cliff
Notes for EII; or b) Environmentally Induced Illness for Dummies; or c) EII:
The Executive Summary; or some title like that. You can adopt whatever tone
and style you would like with this paper – serious, humorous, dramatic,
persuading, as if talking down to someone, as if addressing a legislator,
etc etc – but it is important that your descriptions be accurate.
idea of this assignment is that it be something you could later hand or
email to friends or family people or co-workers when you want to give them
short but accurate description of what this book is about. So that means
your paper will not be about you think of the book -- i.e., it will not
be an opinion piece
or an editorial -- but is instead to be a summary of the main stuff in the
idea is that your paper be clear and accurate, and that it also be readable
by people to whom you would give it.
Your paper could be as short
as 1 page, and definitely no longer than 2 pages.
The paper will be graded
more for content than for writing style, so it is important that your paper
be accurate and clear.
The paper is due before Tuesday at class time.
Please post these papers
into your seminar folder. The earlier you post your paper the more online
responses you are likely to receive.
your paper and bring it to class to help in your seminar discussion.