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Please study and then test your understanding using these problems.
Please do not hand in any answers for marking.
Energy Practice Problems
Years ago, I ask students to think creatively and then write an essay
on a topic related to energy. This is still an excellent practice.
However, time is ripe for a change.
Ignore the rest for the moment. I am going to give some practice problems.
of your choice. Please first establish
a title that is somewhat related to energy or on some special aspects of
energy, but avoid giving textbook-type definitions and explanations of energy.
Make your (two-page & double-space typed) essay of literature quality.
You can use any style: scientific, story, fiction, report, essay, history,
investigative, a poem, an art work, or mystery. You may include any
illustration, diagram, subtitle, and work art to enhance your essay.
Energy is the driving force of all changes, and many courses deal with
energy related subjects. Whether you have taken one or many courses related
to energy, you can write an equally interesting essay. So, get into the
thinking process and have fun. Write, rewrite, and rewrite to polish it
till it shines.
Your essay will be read according to scientific contents, creativity,
clarity, literature quality, and arguments.
Things to consider when you rewrite and polish
- There are many clouded perspectives that exist (redundant)
- He found that radiation affected cell division. Delayed effects may lead (led) to cancer.
(Avoid mixing present and past tenses).
- This food that you are eating is a polymer, called cellulose,
that gives you energy. One of the components in food that provide you
energy is a polymer called cellulose. (repetitive)
- Make sure that all sentences in a paragraph are related to a theme or
central idea. Avoid "filler". Organize your sentences to present a theme
clearly and concisely.
A reference serves the purposes of showing the credibility and source of
information. It properly credits the originator of the concept, viewpoint,
and data. Author(s), title of article, title of book, magazine or journal,
publisher, year of publication, and page number should be clearly indicated
so that a reader (marker) can find the reference to see if you have used it
properly. Give the web-site if you get the information from the internet.
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