Adequate academic skills enable the undergraduate natural science students to write proper science reports on their experiments, and research; for example, when writing a research report on the negative impacts of deforestation on the economy of the USA (Jordan, 2009). This chapter also enables the undergraduate science students to develop critical thinking skills (Kathy & David, 2004). This is because it gives insights on current environmental challenges worldwide. Students are supposed to understand the environmental challenges, and thereafter discuss the most appropriate possible solutions in their discussion groups.
The language level used in this book is simple. This enables the undergraduate students to effectively understand the academic writing concepts that are illustrated. The simple language is represented through the simple sentences which are clearly and logically arranged in understandable chapters. The simple language has been achieved through using minimal scientific terminologies and jargons (Jordan, 2009). This ensures that all students understand the contents; regardless of the undergraduate level or academic intelligence. Visual presentations are also used in order tyro simplify points of discussions and paragraphs. The presentations also summarize the main ideas discussed through highlighting the main message in simple, short and clear statements (Jordan, 2009).
The most appropriate level of study for this chapter is the undergraduate academic level. This is because the environment concept at the global level are studied in most science courses studied at undergraduate level (Kathy & David, 2004). The science undergraduate students are required to write research proposals in the environment field of study. For the research proposal to be approved by the university professors, it must be presented in a clear, logical and scientific manner. An example of a research proposal is: “A research proposal on