Laborde Center hosts 2nd Annual Environmentors Writing Workshop

The John P. Laborde Energy Law Center, in conjunction with the Journal of Energy Law and Resources, held a writing workshop on March 11, 2017 for LSU Environmentors students. EnvironMentors* is a science and environmental science-based mentoring program, which works to support and strengthen high school student success in science and environmental fields. A select group of students from Scotlandville Magnet High School work one-on-one with a mentor to develop and conduct an environmental research project over the course of the academic year. Mentors guide their student through all stages of the scientific method including posing a question, completing background research, designing and conducting an experiment, and presenting the findings at the EnvironMentors Science Fair.

The writing workshop educated Environmentors students on the role of legal journals like JELR and on the importance of writing as a life skill. Students played a “grammar game” utilizing clicker polling technology to explore common grammatical mistakes in writing and how to avoid them. Students were also presented with their own copy of The Elements of Style and taken on a guided tour of the law center.

Thanks to all the mentors and JELR students who attended the program and helped make it a success.

*Interested in becoming a mentor? Contact the coordinators at lsu.environmentors@gmail.com

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