In this module, you will use several selected databases to research "statistics" about your country. You will also use the writing process techniques to prewrite, draft, review, edit and finalize your work which will become a 5 paragraph research essay.
Complete a prewriting activity by gathering facts about your country and the United States. You will need to develop a plan for organizing your essay. Use this Prewriting Organizer
Draft your own essay in Google Docs and Submit for Review.
Use recommendations from the Review/Feedback to Edit and Finalize.
Post your final draft to your PAC Portfolio.
Note" the CultureGrams username and password are both: leban - then click on "My Products Page" choose Culture Grams and then World Edition.
While writing your essay follow these helpful hints. You should begin with an introduction to your country citing a few notable facts. Then, include supporting paragraphs that convey the statistical information with explanation of what the statistic means and how it relates (or not) to the United States. "For example, the population density of the United Kingdom(659 people per square mile) is much greater than that of the United States (81 people per square mile). One contributing factor is that the United Kingdom is a much older country with a much smaller geographical mass. The United States is over 3 billion square miles and the UK is only about 137 thousand!" - In this case you have represented two statistics in one paragraph.