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Soils Assignment Guide

Research and Writing Tips for Water-Quality Research Assignment

Water-Quality Research Assignment At-A-Glance


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TOPIC:  Water quality issue in our area. Report on the cause of the incident and how it effected not only humans but plants and animals as well



  • Write a 2 - 3 page research paper on the incident
    • Font size 11 or 12; double-spaced
    • APA format and citations
      • References list should be included at the end of the document
      • Link below to the Western Library LibGuide: Citing Sources in APA


  •  Please use proper research paper format by have an introduction, body and conclusion.
  •  It will be graded and returned to you so you can make corrections.
  •  If you need help or would like someone to look over your paper, connect with Writing Center in the Learning Common.

This draft is worth 20 points. 


Write at least 3 additional paragraphs for your water quality research paper . You may need to find additional sources research may be required so make sure you update your references.  The library database, Credo Reference is an excellent source to find basic information about plants. Connect to Credo from the link below. NOTE: you may be asked to login with your Western ID.

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  • Include how your issue may/will cause long term impacts to the soil in the area.
  • Consider the following
    • how plants absorb nutrients
    • the cation exchange capacity of soil to determine if the crops/grasses growing in the area will be harmed.

cation exchange capacity

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Check out the list of documents and links below for more information on how to successfully complete your research paper!

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