Essay Cove

Essay Cove

First, now that you have watched the hydration culture video, reviewed the The Spiritual Bankruptcy of Bottled Water, and read the Slate and Atlantic pieces, what are the three main ideas that you find most interesting/captivating/thought-provoking etc.? These ideas should reflect a thorough reading/viewing of all of the assigned course material. I like to think of this as the three things that make me go hmmmmm or make me look like the little mind-blown emoji. Second, now that you have taken your photo illustrating hydration culture, consider your rationale for it. In other words, how does the photo you took illustrate hydration culture, as described in this weeks material? 
 
Third, write a 2-3 page, double-spaced response paper that ties this all together by following this outline:
 
  • an introductory paragraph (or more), with a thesis statement at the end*
  • a paragraph (or more) explaining main idea #1, with supporting evidence such as specific points from the video or quotations from the article (cite page numbers)
  • a paragraph (or more) explaining main idea #2, with supporting evidence such as specific points from the video or quotations from the article (cite page numbers)
  • a paragraph (or more) explaining main idea #3, with supporting evidence such as specific points from the video or quotations from the article (cite page numbers)
  • a paragraph explaining the rationale for your picture (please simply copy and paste the image into your file)
  • a concluding paragraph (or more)
*Your thesis statement is essentially your guide. Throughout the course, I will encourage you to identify three main ideas as it helps you to really engage with the material. Here is a sample thesis statement for another project, but is nevertheless a helpful example: Based on environmental studies research by Goode (2021), New York City must upgrade the subway infrastructure, increase the number of green roofs throughout the city, and begin a city-wide food composting program.
 
Here is the outline for this paper based on this sample thesis statement:
 
  • an introductory paragraph (or more), with thesis statement at end
  • a paragraph (or more) explaining the importance of upgrading the subway infrastructure, with supporting evidence such as specific points from the video or quotations from the article (cite page numbers)
  • a paragraph (or more) explaining the importance of increasing the number of green roofs throughout the city, with supporting evidence such as specific points from the video or quotations from the article (cite page numbers)
  • a paragraph (or more) explaining the importance of beginning a city-write food composting program, with supporting evidence such as specific points from the video or quotations from the article (cite page numbers) 
  • [if this assignment also prompted for a photo, the rationale would go here]
  • a concluding paragraph (or more)
Now, its your turn to write your paper, based on this week’s materials and using the provided outline! Remember, you need 2-3 complete pages of text. Your photo is *not* text.
 
I look forward to reading your assignment as an MS Word doc or PDF only. Please dont forget to include your original photo in the document.

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