- be sure you are completing all the project requirements (3-5 pages, minimum of 5 sources, appropriate formatting and citations).
- Think about the report as an organized, academic piece of writing. You will include sources you have found through your initial research, which should be referenced in the citation style you’ll use (with instructor approval if not APA or MLA) — this includes both the bibliographic page and any in-text notations or citations.
Consider the questions below and respond as a first step to developing your Research Planning Report. Responding to these prompts will help you think about which information you’ll include in the Report. Write a response of 300-400 words, using the prompts below to guide you.
- What is the specific topic you will explore ? Be as detailed as possible and include any subtopics you might explore. Provide a summary and brief review of your topic, complete with information about the significance of this topic and the purpose of communicating about it.
- What question are you following to guide and organize your research? What have you discovered so far and what else do you want to discover about your topic?
- Who is your anticipated audience? Why would the research you’re going to write about matter to your anticipated audience? Are there any secondary audiences that might also be interested in parts of or all of this information? What about this topic might appeal to these audiences and why?
- What information have you found (so far) from your sources, and how effectively do those sources support your topic? Do you have one or more key ideas you think you might want to feature in your essay, and what are they if so? Explain in detail. What other sources do you think you might need going forward? What evidence can you use to support ideas, and what ideas are you still developing based on your ongoing research?
- What kinds of research will you look at in addition to what you have already found? Where will you search for additional sources — in other words, which types of sources will you continue to find and what means will you use to find them? Which ideas need more scholarly research support? Which popular sources might you search for? Where are the gaps in your research that you want to fill in? Provide as much detail as possible to explain.
- Put simply, explain what you have done so far and what else do you need to consider doing in order to move toward finalizing your research planning and transitioning into your research essay.
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How Pollution Affects the Health of the Human Population The specific topic I will explore for P1 is “How pollution affects the health of the human population.” This topic is of significant importance as pollution is a major environmental problem that impacts people’s health in numerous ways. Air pollution, water pollution, and soil pollution are some of the subtopics I will explore to get a comprehensive understanding of the impact of pollution on human health (Kelly & Fussell, 2015). The guiding question I am following is, “What are the effects of pollution on the health of the human population, and how can it be prevented?”. So far, I have discovered that pollution can lead to respiratory problems, heart diseases, cancers, and other serious health issues. I also want to explore the ways in which people can reduce their exposure to pollution and prevent its negative impact on their health. My anticipated audience is the general public. This research would matter to them as it will provide them with information about the harmful effects of pollution on their health and ways to reduce their exposure to it (Manisalidis et al., 2020). Students, researchers, and environmental organizations may also be interested in this information. The significance of the topic and the purpose of communicating about it is to raise awareness about the negative impact of pollution on human health and motivate people to take action to prevent it. The information I have found so far from my sources supports the topic effectively. I have found numerous studies that demonstrate the link between pollution and various health problems. Some key ideas I might want to feature in my essay include the different types of pollution and their effect on human health, the sources of pollution, and ways to reduce exposure to it. I will continue to search for more sources, including peer-reviewed articles, government reports, and environmental organizations. In addition to the sources I have found so far, I will also look at case studies and real-life examples to support my ideas. I will search for additional sources through academic databases, such as PubMed and JSTOR, as well as environmental organizations and government websites. I will also consider conducting interviews with experts in the field to gather more information and fill any gaps in my research. In conclusion, I have researched the pollution and its effect on human health so far, and I need to consider finding more sources to support my ideas and fill any gaps in my research. I will also continue to search for case studies and real-life examples to add more depth to my research. References Kelly, F. J., & Fussell, J. C. (2015). Air pollution and public health: emerging hazards and improved understanding of risk. Environmental geochemistry and health, 37, 631-649. Manisalidis, I., Stavropoulou, E., Stavropoulos, A., & Bezirtzoglou, E. (2020). Environmental and health impacts of air pollution: a review. Frontiers in public health, 14.