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Current issues can be described in various ways with varying levels of bias, veracity and quality. Reading various perspectives and styles of reporting will hone your sense of the quality of the resources you will use to investigate an issue later in the class. These articles report on Climate Change. As you read them, consider the differences between news, scientific publications, opinion and interpretation.
Read four of the articles linked below and write short (1-2 paragraph) reviews of each. Consider the following in your mini-reviews:
You'll need to access the EOU and OSU Libraries digital collection to read the first two articles.
When looking for the OSU articles, click the View Online tab to access the articles.
OSU students can access the third article through the OSU Libraries and EOU students can get a copy from Dr. Kennedy.
Let your librarian know if you have a problem getting to the articles.
Who do you want to be as a natural resource professional and what skills will you need to be successful? To get started, think about a scenario that you might face in your career and consider the skill set and information you would need to tackle the situation. Some examples include:
For this essay, you need to use at least three articles from the primary literature to inform your thinking. To look for appropriate peer-reviewed literature, try some of these keywords in your search:
- Professional education
- Professional skills
- Conservation education
- Career preparation
- Career skills
- Career and education
- Undergraduate curriculum
- Job or career opportunities
As part of your journal writing, you need to read about international issues related to natural resources.
Here are some links to global news media. Some of these will let you read entire articles and others may require a subscription.
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