The human environment which consists of every factor that makes up earth’s ecosystem, provides a wide range of subject matters that are discussed in educational circles. Therefore, it should come as no surprise if you find yourself given the responsibility of working on an environmental project during your stay in college.
Discussing the earth’s environment in education is an important undertaking that should not be ignored for our impact on the earth’s ecosystem directly affects our present quality of life as well as the quality future generations will inherit. This makes most educative discussions about the environment to be centered on pollution, a greener earth and waste management. So for those saddled with the admirable task of working on an environmental project here are some tips you can use while working on your project.
Selecting a Topic — the first step to kick starting your project is definitely selecting a topic that hits close to home. This means understanding the subject matter you are been assigned and choosing a topic you either feel passionate about or knowledgeable enough to work on with little research. Immersing yourself in a project that truly interests you will definitely bring out the best in your writing and organizational skills.
Do Your Research — a well-written project is one that integrates the use of facts to back points, showmanship to deliver presentations and structure to organize your facts and presentation in a structured manner. To do this, you definitely need to carry out extensive research on your topic in other to fulfill the other parameters of an excellent project.
To better explain research, let’s say you chose ‘Efficient Waste Management and its Environmental Effects’ as your project topic, the next step is learning more about this topic and writing down facts on the production of solid, liquid and electronic waste as well as proven methods of managing this waste. Next, you build your project around these facts to prove your point.
Captivate Your Audience — once the initial research is done, you must consider your audience’s sensibilities in order to develop a material that takes advantage of their way of thinking. For example, if your project is a presentation on waste management, going the extra mile to include visual representation—such as a 3D animated simulation—which shows the entire life cycle involved with recycling will definitely earn you extra marks.
On the other hand, if your project on waste management is basically an essay or research paper which will be marked by your professor, captivating him with interwoven facts and how they tie into your argument will be a better alternative than using a visual representation.
Conclude Perfectly — an excellent conclusion either written or spoken can cover a multitude of sins whether real or imagined. Therefore, write an exquisite conclusion which stirs the reader’s mind into accepting your arguments or convinces your audience to take action concerning the topic been discussed. If talking about waste management, concluding with the need for domestic households to take responsibility by integrating the 3Rs —reduce, reuse and recycle — in their everyday life will capture the imagination of your audience while convincing them on the part they have to play in managing solid waste.
Finally, it is important to note that these tips are not solely for waste management projects, but can be applied when talking about pursuing a greener earth, protecting the ecosystem as well as any other environmental topics you are assigned a project on. So do not hesitate to apply them as you where and when you deem fit.