Environmental Policy Issue
The analytical essay requirement is your opportunity to show your skill in analysis and writing.Please write an essay on an environmental policy issue of your choosing. This component should:Clearly explain the environmental policy issueDescribe the major contending viewsArticulate your positionDefend your position with relevant evidenceYou may use work that you have completed previously, as long as your final document meets the requirements for the analytical essay.We recognize that many applicants may not have written a public policy essay before. This is your chance to demonstrate college level writing and critical thinking skills. The Admissions Committee will evaluate your essay based on:The clarity and coherence of its argumentThe overall quality of its analysis and writingYour essay should be no more than five (5) pages, double-spaced, not including cover page, figures (graphs, tables, etc.), citations, etc. Please include a copy of all graphs or tables as an appendix.The essay may follow any standard style format for a college paper. Include proper citations of all source material. The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a good resource.