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Hi, I need help with this assignment as I don’t understand this assignment. I know it seems long in length what I will enclose but are you able to help me with in a few days? All I can afford at this time is $20.00 please find below the assignment directions that I don’t understand….
For this assignment, attached is a download of the Milestone One worksheet and instructions. Responses should be typed directly into the table provided. Once complete, upload the completed document here to submit your work. Please submit .doc files or a Microsoft Word-compatible format only. (No PDFs, please.)
Here are some sources that may be helpful for you in your research:
- Royal Geographical Society (https://www.rgs.org/)Links to an external site.- This is a British association of geographers. Current geographical events of today, as well as news and articles, can be found on this website.
- American Association of Geographers (http://www.aag.org/)Links to an external site.– This site introduces the American Association of Geographers (AAG), the flagship organization of North American geographers. Here, you will be able to gain insight into what geographers do and what they are concerned about. Recent newsletters and bulletins may aid you in your final project.
- National Geographic (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/)Links to an external site.– The National Geographic website contains a good search engine that you can use to find current geographical information, archived stories (http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/serial…)Links to an external site. from the past, and information regarding the environment, news, and travels.
- World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world…)Links to an external site.– On this website you can find information regarding world regions, individual countries, and much more. A search engine allows you to access the huge database of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). It also provides maps that have been collected by the CIA.
- United Nations (https://www.un.org/en/)Links to an external site.– This official homepage of the United Nations website has a vast amount of ever-changing information. You can search for information regarding a particular topic, region, or country. Also, if you scroll down to the bottom of the homepage you’ll find plenty of information and resources (regarding what is in the news, key issues, etc.). The map resources (https://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/htmain.htm)Links to an external site. available here may be of special interest.
- U.S. Department of State (https://www.state.gov/)Links to an external site.– This site has a wealth of knowledge and a large database. Use the website’s search functionality to find information on countries and regions.
- European Union (https://europa.eu/european-union/index_en)Links to an external site.– This is the English-language version of the official website of the European Union (EU). Information about the EU, topics affecting the EU, and various publications and documents are found here.
Additional instructions from professor are as follows also……
Milestone 1 Tips/Clarifications
I just wanted to send you a friendly reminder that Milestone 1 is due by 11:59 this Saturday (3/7). Here are some tips/best practices for this assignment based on past semesters–
1) Your “current region” should be the North American Core or some similarly defined region (i.e. you may see Maryland included as part of the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast region, depending on the source you use). When you’re completing the worksheet, you should be discussing the entire region (however defined), not just Maryland or the town where you grew up.
2) For your “new region,” be sure to choose a region, not a realm. For example, in the North American realm, there are several smaller regions (e.g. the North American Core). DO NOT pick a country. Remember that political boundaries do factor in to how we delineate regions, though they’re not the only criteria (refer back to the Introduction chapter for a refresher on delineating regions). There are some exceptions to this (e.g. China and Australia). I recommend following the regions described in the textbook.
3) For the “new region,” I strongly suggest picking somewhere outside of North America. When it comes time to make your comparisons, it’s going to be a lot easier to find differences with a more distant region. For example, comparing the North American Core with the Southeast region of North America is certainly doable, but since they’re in the same country (for the most part) and have a shared culture/common history, differences are going to be much more subtle than if you compared it with something like the Caucuses of Central Asia. Basically, don’t make this harder on yourself than it needs to be.
4) I cannot stress this enough — BE SPECIFIC AND DETAILED in your responses. You will lose a lot of points for saying something like “there are many mountains and rivers in this region.” Statements like that can be made about pretty much anywhere in the world. Remember that sociocultural and physical characteristics are part of the Place Theme, and ‘place’ is in many ways all about uniqueness. If it doesn’t look like there’s anything special about the region, explain to me why. Include “hard data” wherever you can, e.g. demographic breakdowns, specific economic activities, seasonal temperature ranges, a specific example of impacts from one or more natural hazards, and so on. Here again, simply saying “we get all four seasons and it can get pretty hot in the summer” will not suffice, nor will “earthquakes kill thousands of people.” Write this as if your audience (me) has no prior knowledge of the region. Use data to contextualize and bolster your arguments. I’m not asking you to write a novel here, but I am asking you to demonstrate that you understand key aspects of places and regions. I’m also not asking you to give me a laundry list of facts. Just find some information that is particularly interesting to you that fits in each section of the worksheet and provide a solid paragraph that ties it all together in a cohesive narrative.
5) Avoid excessively long quotations. It’s fine if you want to directly quote (AND CITE) a source, but the majority of your writing should be in your own voice. Anyone can just copy and paste other people’s words and ideas. That does nothing to show me you actually understand how all the pieces fit together (see #4 above). Here again, you’re going to lose a lot of points if you do this.
6) It’s never too early to check out the requirements for the final project to see how all this will fit together. You can find the final project guidelines and rubric in the “Final Project Submission” assignment. It is imperative that you maintain consistency between the two milestones since these are meant to spread out the work for the final project. For example, if in Milestone 1 you choose Western Europe as your new region, but then in Milestone 2 you talk about Tokyo, you’re just setting yourself up to do a lot more work for the final project.
PS: Attached document is the downloaded worksheet that my professor was talking about.