Research Paper Requirements: 1. Include 1500 minimum to 3000 maximum words without title and references. 2. Double-spaced. 3. MLA or APA formatting Instructions: 1. Choose a natural disaster (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, etc.) discussed in any section of your textbook, write an essay that describes the disaster. Explain how humans predicted the disaster 100 years ago, today, and what are the expectations of future predictions. Discuss precursors, the use of technology, and the ability to determine exact locations or the expected scale of the event. 3. Next find two different countries that have been affected by the disaster you chose. Then describe the points a-d separately for the event in each country. 4. Summarize a specific event of each natural disaster for each of these countries. a. Be sure to discuss the recovery of event by detailing how these cities/countries rebounded. b. Be sure to include if the country never fully recovered, recovered somewhat, or completely recovered. c. Be sure to include details on how long recovery took. d. Include recovery costs in terms of life, physical possessions, money, etc. 5. For each the 2 countries answer the following: a. What is their current population? b. What other Natural Disasters have commonly impacted these countries (you can include disease). c. Identify the most likely type of natural disaster to occur in the present. d. What was the approximate population of the country when those disasters hit the country? e. What are the projected population levels for these countries for the future, such as 2050? 5. Compare and contrast how each country was affected/handled the event. Why do you thing those similarities and differences came about? 6. You must have citations within the paragraphs as well as figures (Include caption with all figures). 7. Use examples, real data, etc. to support your answers along with a reference list and citations. 8. Assignments that are cut and paste (more than 20% even with citations and quotation marks) will not be accepted. 9. Wikipedia is not a scholarly resource and cannot be used as a source on this assignment. 10. Once completed, submit your paper to the Drop box Homework 2. Make sure (You may NOT type your paper into the submission comments; it must be in .doc, .rtf, .docx. Any other formats, please contact your instructor) Writing Resources: OWL (Online Writing Lab) found in your list of special courses plagiarism.org offers great information on plagiarism and how to avoid it Remember to properly cite your sources of information* Every source used (including the textbook) must be properly cited using MLA formatting. You must include a Works Cites section and in- text citations of the sources used. Assignments with more that 20% direct quotations from other sources will not receive any credit.
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