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Quantitative Review of an Article part of Examples
Students will read an academic article critically and write a review of the article.

Subject: Political Science

Writing Precise Explanations of Graphic/Tabular Display of Economic Data part of Examples
This assignment asks for short, precise explanations of economic data displayed in graphs and tables.

Subject: Economics

Science of Post 2012 Global Climate Change Treaty part of Examples
This project examines the role of science in political and economic decision of a selected country so as to project what the selected country's position might be in 2012 Global Climate Change Conference.

VOCES: Spanish for Heritage Learners Introductory Exercise part of Examples
This is a just in time activity that uses a Spanish for the bilingual student website to launch a classroom discussion on cultural and linguistic identity. Students listen to three native speakers talk about their lives in their countries and their transition to life in the university in America. They then talk about their own experience, in class and on a discussion board.

Subject: Languages

Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the evidence part of Examples
This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data.

Subject: Environmental Science

Mystery in Alaska: A Study of the 2000 Fishing Ban part of Examples
Solving Mystery in Alaska and investigating the role of science in July 2000 Alaska fishing ban with the intention to protect Steller sea lions.

Carbon Sequestration of Eastside Neighborhood Trees part of Examples
Carbon Sequestration of Eastside Neighborhood Trees in Northfield, MN

Placing a Community: Demographic Contexts part of Examples
This assignment asks students to examine several recent U.S. census tables about Hispanics and educational attainment and write a brief report that details the conclusions they reach.

Subject: American Studies, Sociology

The Role of Audience in Quantitative Writing part of Examples
This workshop entails the reading of a highly quantitative article, summarizing it for a different audience, and reflecting upon what choices and opportunities audience presents for quantitative writers.

Subject: Political Science