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Name: tyler lizama |Date: 3/2/10 | |Graded Assignment

Planning a Research Paper

To organize your research, gather your note cards into groups by subtopic. Use your notes to create a thesis statement and to put your ideas in the form of a formal outline. Both a thesis statement and a formal outline are necessary planning tools for writing a research paper.

Remember: You need to complete the assignment by the due date to receive full credit.

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1. Write the thesis statement you have chosen for your research paper. Be sure to write it in one or two complete sentences.

Answer: Thesis: In spite of the causes of the global warming, people can implement the solutions to deal with the effects of it on the international, state and personal levels.

(60 points)

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2. Write a formal outline for your research paper. Use your organized note cards as the basis for your outline. Remember to begin with a title and to follow all the formatting procedures. You may refer to the Model Formal Outline page to help with the format.


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1. Defining the key terms
1.1. Global warming
1.2. Greenhouse gases
1.3. Greenhouse effect

2. Causes of global warming
2.1. Ice ages theory
2.2. Ocean activity theory
2.3. Sunspot activity theory
2.4. Human activity theory
3. Effects of global warming
3.1. Rising of the sea level
3.2. Changing climate and weather patterns
3.3. Changing ecosystems

4. Solutions
4.1. Common people's actions
4.2. What states can do
4.3. International solutions