News Article Commentaries – Guidance
Select a current environmental science news story from a news source. Read the article and
consider the facts and impacts.
To provide a critical review of an environmental issue by summarizing the article and
assessing its validity
One-page Commentary – Must be typed using 1” page margins, single spaced, and 12-point font.
The commentaries (Hard Copy) are due at the beginning of class on the following dates, but may
be submitted any time before the due date in my Mailbox: (5
Floor, Engineering Building). Due
Article 1 – January 31,2019, Article 2 – March 14, 2019
Commentaries should have two sections and included the required elements as follows:
Summarize the article
Clearly identify what is the environmental issue involved
Include the Who, What, Where, When, and Why
Include the date the article was published and the author (a hard copy of the article be
submitted with the assignment)
Discuss the environmental impact on the community and/or society
What are the possible outcomes and/or solutions?
What are the data or scientific facts that supports the article, was it peered reviewed?
What is the Author’s background? Does he show a bias?
How does the article effect your opinion?
Would you recommend this article to others and why?
The two News Articles will make up 10% of the final grade
Article Review Grading Rubric summarized below: