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Arctic Ice Cap Instructions

  1. There is a file and an image you will need to complete this test. They can be found on the website: cil.spaces.usu.edu/dp under the Arctic Ice Cap information.
  2. As part of the curriculum for your Environment and Society class, you wrote a report about the melting Arctic ice cap. You have turned in the first draft to your professor and have received the following corrections. In order to receive full credit for the report, you will need to make the changes listed below.
  3. Set all four margins (top, bottom, right, and left) to .5" (.5 inches).
  4. The report is part of a group project. One of your classmates wrote a paragraph to add to the document. Your classmate saved it on the wiki site. The text can be found under the title Arctic Ice Cap. Insert the text file as a new paragraph after the paragraph beginning with "The loss of the arctic ice cap...". The report should look professional, so be sure to format/edit the new paragraph to match the rest of the document.
  5. Set the line spacing of the entire document below the title and author (not including the title and author) to be single spaced.
  6. At the very top of the document, set the following tab stops: a center tab stop at 1.8" and a right tab stop at 5.75". At the first tab enter your name and at the second tab enter your A-number. (i.e. [tab] Your Name [tab] A-number). Note: If you cannot set the tabs please type your name, and A-number at the top of the document.
  7. Fully justify the document below the title and author so that the text is aligned flush on the left and right sides. Be sure the title stays centered.
  8. Download the "Last Polar Bear" graphic from the CIL Wiki and insert the picture at the beginning of the paragraph that starts with "First the ice raises the sea..."
    • Size the picture to be 40% of the original height and width.
    • Format the picture so the text wraps on the right side of the picture.
    • The left side of the picture should line up with the left margin and the top of the picture with the top of the paragraph.
  9. In the paragraph beginning with "The melting Arctic ice cap brings many different..." insert the Trademark sign immediately after the word "NASA".
  10. Set all the paragraphs to have a .3" first line indent. Don't indent the lines with the article title and author.
  11. One of your group members thought it would be informative to include a table showing how the Arctic sea ice thickness has changed over the last few years. Insert a table with two columns and six rows at the beginning of the paragraph that starts with "The loss of the arctic ice cap...". The data to be placed in the table is shown below.

    Winter Sea Ice Thickness
    Year     Thickness (m)
    2005     3.25
    2006     2.85
    2007     2.80
    2008     2.50

    Make the following changes to the table:
    • Merge the cells in the first row to accommodate the title "Winter Sea Ice Thickness."
    • Bold the text that is contained in the first two rows.
    • Make sure the text font and size matches the rest of the document.
    • Center align the text in the entire table.
    • Change the overall width of the table to be 3" (3 inches).
    • Format the table so the text wraps on the left side. The right side of the table should line up with the right margin and the top of the table with the top of the paragraph.
  12. You always want to remember to cite your sources. When you copied the story to adapt for your paper, you saved its URL so you wouldn't forget where you got it from. Copy "Adapted from: http://www.bionomicfuel.com/what-does-melting-arctic-ice-cap-bring-to-mankind/" and insert it as a footnote at the end of the title of the article. Make sure the font of the footnote matches the rest of the document.
  13. Look over your document and make sure everything is still lined up and looks professional. If something looks wrong, it probably is.