Pollution

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Overview

Learning the fundamental principles of essay writing is becoming an ever more important skill for students. In 2005 the SAT gave its stamp to this initiative by adding an essay requirement to the popular college entrance exam. Each book in Greenhaven Press's Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide includes everything necessary to help students research, outline, draft, edit, and ultimately write successful essays across the curriculum.

Using the patented Opposing Viewpoints format, this book focuses on writing the descriptive essay. The descriptive essay is a frequently used model in expository writing. Readers will find useful information to write a successful descriptive essay, including thesis statements, introductions, and conclusions. In addition, readers will find information to compile a "source cited" list using MLA style.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     5
Introduction: Disposing Our Disposable Culture     7
Opposing Viewpoints on Pollution
Air Pollution Is a Serious Problem   Supryia Ray     13
The Problem of Air Pollution Has Been Exaggerated   Joel Schwartz     21
Water Pollution Is a Serious Problem   Alex Markels   Randy Dotinga     30
The Problem of Water Pollution Has Been Exaggerated   G. Tracy Mehan III     38
Mercury Pollution Is a Serious Problem   David Fink     45
Mercury Pollution Is Not a Serious Problem   Robert Rio     52
Model Essays and Writing Exercises
The Five-Paragraph Essay     60
The Descriptive Essay     62
Pollution: It's Making Us Sick     65
Create an Outline from an Existing Essay     68
Using Quotations to Enliven Your Essay     70
Examining Introductions and Conclusions     71
A Day at the Beach Cleanup     73
Conduct an Interview     76
Report on an Event     79
You Can Never Go Back     80
Practice Writing a Scene with Dialogue     84
Final Writing Challenge: Write Your Own Descriptive Five-Paragraph Essay     86
Supporting ResearchMaterial
Facts About Pollution     90
Finding and Using Sources of Information     97
Using MLA to Create a Works Cited List     101
Sample Essay Topics     104
Organizations to Contact     106
Bibliography     115
Index     122
Picture Credits     129
About the Editor     130
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