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CE 321W: Environmental Engineering Writing Assignment #1

Your Assignment: Research Essay

Research scholarly (peer-reviewed) technical articles, books, and other media sources to generate a well-developed assessment of a particular contaminant (not a category) found in either a drinking water source (surface water or groundwater contamination) or in a wastewater influent or effluent. You are not allowed to choose microplastics, nanoplastics, PFAS, or Fluoride as your contaminant for this Research Essay.

Meet with a Research Librarian prior to February 12th, 2024 for 5 bonus points!

Additional Details

  • Aim for 750-1000 words (4 pages, double spaced).
  • Two photos, tables, or graphics that take up no more than 1/4 of a page each is allowed and encouraged.
  • Use at least 8 peer-reviewed journal references in your paper and properly cite them.
  • Cite references using the ASCE citation format.
  • Seek assistance from the Writing Center
    • Meet with the Writing Center prior to March 8, 2024 for 5 bonus points!

Due Dates

  • Topic & Sources: LSN 13 (February 12)
  • Outline: LSN 16 (February 19)
  • Best Draft: LSN 23 (March 8)
  • Paper Revisions: LSN 29 (March 22)

CE 321W: Environmental Engineering Writing Assignment #2

Your Assignment: Knowledge Gap Research Essay

Research scholarly (peer-reviewed) technical articles, books, and other media sources to generate a well-developed idea for continued future research in an area related to environmental engineering.

Meet with a Research Librarian prior to April 3, 2024 for 5 bonus points!

Additional Details

  • Aim for 750-1000 words (4 pages, double spaced).
  • Two photos, tables, or graphics that take up no more than 1/4 of a page each is allowed and encouraged.
  • Use at least 8 peer-reviewed journal references in your paper and properly cite them.
  • Cite references using the ASCE citation format.
  • Seek assistance from the Writing Center
    • Meet with the Writing Center prior to April 22, 2024 for 5 bonus points!

Due Dates

  • Topic & Sources: LSN 30 (April 3)
  • Outline: LSN 34 (April 15)
  • Presentation: LSN 36 (April 19)
  • Best Draft: LSN 37 (April 22)
  • Paper Revisions: LSN 42 (May 3)