Each student will research a topic of their choice relating to contemporary science. The student will write a paper of 6-10 pages. The written report should be written using the MLA (Modern Language Association) style, as taught in ENG 1250. The emphasis of report should be on objective scientific facts. If a topic is chosen which entails some degree of controversy, scrupulous care must be taken to stick to the facts. To the extent possible, an objective presentation of both sides of the topic would be appropriate. The topic I chose was “The effects of climate change on the great barrier reef”, or How Climate Change Impacts Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.