Short List of Objectives

  1. Learn about US energy needs and long-term ways of meeting them.
  2. Use growing knowledge of energy to improve writing/speaking skills.
    • Develop ability to construct single (?really?) take-home message (THM) of essays and talks.
    • Use sentence outlines to organize essays and talks to effectively deliver take-home message.
    • Revise papers to perfect THM and argumentation; for talks repeated practice provides feedback to perfect point and compelling argumentation of talk.

secret lifetime Objectives

As I have taught the course over last n years energy has only gotten more interesting.

THM. Use growing knowledge of energy to improve writing/speaking skills.
or
For rest of your life, use growing knowledge to improve writing/speaking skills.

Effect of Current Political Scene