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Last Updated: May 4, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Identify the Problem & Ask Questions

Human Impact (Problem): Landslides

(Part A): Background Information

(Part B) Possible Solutions (each student will be assigned one to research and refine):

  • drive rods into the ground for support
  • change the surface
  • increase drainage from the soils


    Assignment Specifics

    Final Product: 4-5 Page Written Report

    (Part A) Introduction (2 pages) must include:

    • history of recorded landslides
    • explanation of how landslides occur
    • indicators, signs, conditions of potential future landslides

    (Part B) Technical Report (2-3 pages)

    • describe your refinement of the selected solution (your changes)
    • explain how your solution will impact earth systems (using the provided template)
    • construct an argument for why your refined solution is the best option

    In addition, the report must include:

    • at least  3 diagrams and/or pictures

    Other requirements

    • typed using Times New Roman,12 point
    • double spaced
    • at least 7 sources must be used
    • bibliography (APA format)

    Search Strategies

    • Locate and search appropriate resources
    • Vary search terms (don't use the same search terms over and over again)
    • Think of synonyms
    • Use Boolean searching (AND, OR, NOT)
    • Use "quotation marks" to search for exact phrases
    • Search for a variety of sources - print text, video, audio, still images, speeches, interviews, charts, graphs, research and case studies, and more!
    • Be creative

    Some search terms to try:

    • "landslide mitigation"
    • landslide OR landslip
    • "warning signs" AND landslide
    • solutions OR preventions AND landslides
    • rods, spikes

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