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I have selected endangered species as my topic because no matter what we do or where we go, everything around us is affected by any changes that we make in the surrounding environment. One of the articles that I have selected covers multiple attacks that have been made by gray wolves killing huge quantity of valuable cattle and other livestock and whether or not they should be removed for the endangered species list. The other defines and talks about endangered species themselves and the reason that the endangered species list was created in the first place. Endangered Species
Author: Current EventsTitle: Man versus WildDocument type: Article (Informational)Primary audience: Educational
| Author: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.Title: Endangered speciesDocument type: Encyclopedia (Informational)Primary audience: Educational
In a search that I did in the AIU library, I can across an article from an informational magazine called” Current Events”. This is an informational article where the primary audience is teachers and students. They talk about a particular animal that is currently on the endangered species list called the gray wolf. According to the article, “In 2008, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) suggested that the gray wolf population had recovered to the point at which it no longer needed to be listed in some states” (Current Events, 9/27/2010).
But according to the article, some wildlife protection groups took action to put an end to the proposal. The gray wolf was first put on the endangered species list by the USFWS in 1974. But according to estimates given by experts that the magazine collected the research from, “There are 1,700 gray wolves in Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. I came up with the thesis statement of “No matter what we do or where we go, everything around us is affected by any changes that we make...
References: Man versus Wild. (9/27/2010). Current Events, Vol. 110 Issue 4, p7-7, 1p, Master FILE Premier.
Endangered species. (2004). McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Credo Reference.
Thesis brainstorming process of elimination:
Subject possibilities: Global warming, Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), No Child Left Behind, Armageddon, Freemasonry, Endangered species, Ecommerce, Define a music style (Pick one: Jazz, Blues, Classical, Rock, Country), Majority whip, Plagiarism, Pop art.
Subject elimination: Global warming, Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), No Child Left Behind, Armageddon, Freemasonry, Ecommerce, Define a music style (Pick one: Jazz, Blues, Classical, Rock, Country), Majority whip, Plagiarism, Pop art, Endangered species.
Time range: 2000-2010
* Kathleen T. McWhorter, Successful College Writing: Chapter 16, Chapter 20, Chapter 21; Reid’s The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers, Chapter 8, Explaining, Chapter 13, Researching, and Appendix, Back Matter: Student Guide Book to Proper Citation in APA Style, AIU library.
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