Extra credit 1- geo g180


Write a 550-600 word (about 2 pages), double-spaced paper reviewing a news article from a current event and how it relates to a concept discussed in class.


  1. Briefly introduce the event
  2. Explicitly identify the geographic concept the event pertains to.
  3. Define and discuss the geographic concept, using your textbook.  Put it into your own words as well.
  4. Connect more information about the concept back into the event.
  5. Briefly tell me why you chose this event.


You may use multiple sources.  The main news article should be of substantial length (it should take you at least 5 minutes to read it). You must use a reputable news source such as one of the following:

  • The Economist
  • BBC
  • NPR
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • New York Times
  • The Washington Post

You must cite all of your sources, including the news article, and your textbook.  DO NOT use wikipedia.


  • Paper should be no less than 550-600 words (about 2 full pages of content). Use MLA formatting for the purpose of consistency. 
  • You must include a works-cited page.
  • Include parenthetical documentation.


  • Copy and paste your paper into the textbox provided for this assignment online
  • You may complete up to TWO extra credit papers (submit under Extra Credit 1 and Extra Credit 2). 
  • Submit both papers in the same textbox, indicating each with different titles.
  • These must be submitted on Canvas under “Extra Credit” by the end of the day (11:59pm) of the final exam.
  • I will not accept hard/paper copies.
  • Each paper counts as a percentage point added to your final grade.  For example, if you have a 78% in the class, and complete two extra-credit papers, your final grade will be an 80%

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