Analytical Essay on Algae biofuel
The essay should be analytical in nature. Don’t simply give an overview of an approach or application but make sure
you include an analysis and put in your own thoughts. The Essay text can be no more than 5
pages using a 1.5 line spacing. Use a 1 inch margin on all sides and a 12 point Times Roman
font. Number references must be included with the numbers in superscript in the text body and
listed under the reference section. Figures may be added at the end of the essay and do not
count toward the total page count.
Typically the essay should include:
Introduction: Define the problem or technology discussed and place it in a current context. Define the idea or thesis of the essay.
Background: review materials relevant to your application.
Current results and Critique
Conclusion and perspective of future trends
The mark breakdown should be:
1/3 grammar (spelling, sentence and paragraph structure, flow)
1/3 technical content (details, references, figures)
1/3 thesis arguments
10 peer reviewed references minimum
Here, how to start off:
Intro: talk about why biofuel is the future, and algae derived biofuel is the most practical in term of cultivation, extraction, and economically feasible
paragraph1. explain what an algae is, how long it have existed, what are the common strains of algae use in production, what are the requires for growth, and what is the products
paragraph 2: explain the cultivation and extraction process of algea biofuel
paragraph 3: explain the economics of algae production in term of profit and cost
paragraph 4: explain the drawback of paragraph 1-3, eg. picking the right algae strains, risk of contamination, cost of productions, purification process, cost of production , limitation on where production can be carry out
paragraph 5: Critically explain your perspective on the pro and cons (be specifics) on the future aspect of algae biofuel
Last paragraph: summarize the overall topics and readdress your thesis. provide a strong take home message
A final note, the audience of the paper are scientist with experience in the field. There need to be a TOPIC SENTENCE for each paragraph, and a concluding sentence. It must be CONCISE and specific.