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Explain what mitigation is, and how it differs from other emergency management disciplines, describe three mitigation tools, and describe their benefits and shortcomings, and name three impediments to mitigation, and describe each using a real or fictitious scenario within a state or local jurisdiction.

The first essay is due at the end of unit 2. (The following information can be found in the course overview, Park University syllabus website, and Park University CLO website.)

To complete each of the three essays, you should:

  1. The essay is worth 50 points.
  2. Explain what mitigation is, and how it differs from other emergency management disciplines, describe three mitigation tools, and describe their benefits and shortcomings, and name three impediments to mitigation, and describe each using a real or fictitious scenario within a state or local jurisdiction. Military applications should not be used as they operate differently.
  3. Write a short essay, 2-3 typewritten or computer-generated pages, 12 font in Times New Roman.
  4. Every paper must contain both citations and references in APA.

Each of your three essays must include:

  1. A Title Page
  2. Abstract that summarizes the essay
  3. General Introduction of the topic
  4. Research the web and others sources for your responses.
  5. Discuss the topic required.
  6. Analyze what you have learned and evaluate it expressing your thoughts and supported opinions on the topic.
  7. Suggest changes in the topic based on society’s needs today
  8. Reference page, using APA style (www.apa.org (Links to an external site.))

You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used. You must write using APA format for all source citations in both the body of the essay and in the reference page.

READ THE PLAGIARISM LINK ON THE LEFT OF THE COURSE. ALL PAPERS MUST USE APA CITATIONS FOR INFORMATION UTILIZED FROM ANY SOOURCE WHETHER QUOTED OR PARAPHRASED TO AVOID PLAGIARISM AND AN “F” FOR THE PAPER. 

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Homework Rubric

Exceeds Expectations Meets Expectations Does Not Meet Expectations No Evidence of Expectations
Research of Topics/ 3-4 resources other than Text Book 9-10 Points 6-8 Points 1-5 Points 0
Explanation of Emergency Management Phase 18-20 Points 14-17 Points 1-13 Points 0
Evaluation and Examples used 12-14 Points 9-11 Points 1-8 Points 0
Comparison between common law and statute 18-20 Points 14-17 Points 1-13 Points 0
Meets all Criteria Does Not Meet APA Not Used
Citations and Reference Page/ in APA 2 Points 1 Point 0
Paper Format/ in APA 2 Points 1 Point 0
Use of Title page, abstract, body/ in APA 2 Points 1 Point 0

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