In the United States, transportation accounts for a large amount of fossil fuel use. What would it take to reduce the amount of fossil fuels we burn in our automobiles? Include examples of how public opinion interferes with accomplishing these goals.

This report should be 2000 words long single-spaced in 12-point font (not including diagrams). It should be fully referenced and include a bibliography of the sources used for your material. For this report diagrams graphs maps and appropriate examples should be used.

Grading Rubric for  Writing Assignment

Report 2

All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.

Paper is 2000 words in length.

Paper introduces and gives a comprehensive overview of the topic

Paper explains the topic.

Provides appropriate examples.

Gives an opinion and fully answers the question.

Provides supporting evidence/examples backing up stated opinion relating to the question

Identifies major environmental problems faced.

Includes relevant illustrations , maps or tables to enhance your text.

The content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive.

Major points are stated clearly and are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis.

Paper uses a minimum of two outside references.

Organization / Development

Paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience.

Introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.

Conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

Transitions between sentences, paragraphs, and sections aid in maintaining the flow of thought.

Tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.


Paper follows MLA or APA guidelines for format.

Citations follow MLA or APA guidelines.

Paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.

Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

Sentences are complete, clear, concise, and varied.

Spelling is correct.


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