Water Quality Essay

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Water Quality Essay

 

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Assessment Description

Write a 750-1,000-word essay about water quality in your community that addresses the following points:

Obtain a water quality report from your local municipality within the last two years and discuss what you found in the report?
Identify a water quality issue happening in your community and where the pollution comes from? This includes point sources (for example, water discharge from a factory; contamination from a Superfund site), Non-point sources (for example, agricultural runoff), and Natural sources.
Describe how the pollution source is impacting the environment and human health in your community, and provide two examples of each.
Identify three management practices to minimize water pollution.
Remember to support your data and information with appropriate citations. A minimum of five peer-reviewed references must be included.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

 

Rubric Criteria

Water Quality Report
16.5 points
Criteria Description
Obtain a water quality report from your local municipality within the last two years and discuss what you found in the report.

5. Target
16.5 points
Essay discusses items found in the water quality report; content is accurate, detailed, utilizes two or more references, and reflects critical thinking or a global view.

4. Acceptable
14.03 points
Essay discusses items found in the water quality report; content is accurate, detailed, and utilizes at least one references.

3. Approaching
12.38 points
Essay discusses items found in the water quality report; content is accurate and meets the basic criteria of the assignment.

2. Insufficient
10.73 points
Essay discusses items found in the water quality report, but is incomplete or missing relevant information.

1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
Essay does not obtain water quality report and does not discuss what was found.

Water Quality Issue
16.5 points
Criteria Description
Identify a water quality issue happening in your community and where the pollution comes from.

5. Target
16.5 points
Essay identifies a water quality issue in regards to pollution source; content is accurate, detailed, utilizes two or more references, and reflects critical thinking or a global view.

4. Acceptable
14.03 points
Essay identifies water quality issue in regards to pollution source; content is accurate, detailed, and utilizes at least one references.

3. Approaching
12.38 points
Essay identifies water quality issue in regards to pollution source; content is accurate and meets the basic criteria of the assignment.

2. Insufficient
10.73 points
Essay identifies water quality issue in regards to pollution source, but is incomplete or missing relevant information.

1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
Essay does not identify water quality issue and pollution source.

Pollution Source
16.5 points
Criteria Description
Describe how pollution source is impacting the environment and human health.

5. Target
16.5 points
Essay describes how pollution source is impacting the environment and human health; content is accurate, provides two examples of each, utilizes two or more references, and reflects critical thinking or a global view.

4. Acceptable
14.03 points
Essay describes how pollution source is impacting the environment and human health; content is accurate, provides two examples of each, and utilizes at least one references.

3. Approaching
12.38 points
Essay describes how pollution source is impacting the environment and human health; content is accurate, provides one example of each, and meets the basic criteria of the assignment.

2. Insufficient
10.73 points
Essay describes how pollution source is impacting the environment and human health, but is incomplete or missing relevant information.

1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
Essay does not describes how pollution source is impacting the environment and human health.

Management Practices
16.5 points
Criteria Description
Identify three management practices to minimize water pollution.

5. Target
16.5 points
Essay identifies three management practices to minimize water pollution; content is accurate, detailed, utilizes two or more references, and reflects critical thinking or a global view.

4. Acceptable
14.03 points
Essay identifies three management practices to minimize water pollution; content is accurate, detailed, and utilizes at least two references.

3. Approaching
12.38 points
Essay identifies two management practices to minimize water pollution; content is accurate and meets the basic criteria of the assignment.

2. Insufficient
10.73 points
Essay identifies one management practices to minimize water pollution, but does not provide three examples.

1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
Essay does not identify three management practices to minimize water pollution.

Evidence
11 points
Criteria Description
Selects and integrates evidence to support and advance position/purpose; considers other perspectives.

5. Target
11 points
Specific and appropriate evidence is included. Relevant perspectives of others are clearly considered.

4. Acceptable
9.35 points
Relevant evidence that includes other perspectives is used.

3. Approaching
8.25 points
Evidence is used but is insufficient or of limited relevance. Simplistic explanation or integration of other perspectives is present.

2. Insufficient
7.15 points
Evidence is limited or irrelevant. The interpretation of other perspectives is superficial or incorrect.

1. Unsatisfactory
0 points
Evidence to support the thesis, position, or purpose is absent. The writing relies entirely on the perspective of the writer.

Thesis, Position, or Purpose
7.7 points
Criteria Description
Communicates reason for writing and demonstrates awareness of audience.

5. Target
7.7 points
The thesis, position, or purpose is clearly communicated throughout and clearly directed to a specific audience.

4. Acceptable
6.55 points
The thesis, position, or purpose i