EGEE 439
Alternative Fuels from Biomass Sources

3.5 Assignments

Homework #3

  1. Search for a news or opinion article related to biofuels, energy sustainability, or energy security. Provide a URL link to the article you select.
  2. Write a paragraph summarizing the most important details of the article.
  3. Select at least one item from the article and research it on your own, in order to establish if what was included is factual. Write another 1-2 paragraphs providing details as to whether the information from the article can be backed up with actual data or not. Include your sources. The format should be:
  • Approximate length – 2 pages, double-spaced, 1” margins, 12 point font, name at top
  • Title and URL link for the article you select should be included
  • Use footnotes to indicate which reading you are referring to (i.e., Luque et al., pg #) and include the footnotes in the bottom margin. You can also use references and numbered citations.
  • Use as filename your user ID_HW3 (i.e., ceb7_HW3)
  • Upload it to the Homework #3 Dropbox in the Lesson 3 folder under the Lessons tab in Canvas.

(12 points)

Discussion #3

Go to the Discussion #3 Discussion Forum in the Lesson 3 folder under the Lessons tab in Canvas. Post a response that includes an opening statement on the article you picked for the homework above. Take some time to review others' responses. Then respond to at least one other person’s post. One thing you can comment on is if the article was written from a particular bias. You may need to look up some additional information to determine if there is a bias, such as additional factual information or the background of the person doing the reporting.

(5 points)

Exam #1

This week you will complete Exam #1. It can be accessed through the Lesson 3 Module in Canvas.