Academic Writing in a newspapar - Check paragraph
Hey guys. I'm currently writing a response in a newspaper to a question 'Why does an environmental Education Policy for Schools exist?'
I have a somewhat strong opinion on this and I'm trying to form the best articulated response. (If I do it badly, and it does get published, I don't want my lit lecturer looking at it and thinking it's wrong.)
I'd appreciate it if somebody could go over it for me and tell me if it 'flows'. I'm not sure if I should write it in essay style or adopt another method. I've never really written this type of article before.
The Environmental policy exists in order to educate and inform young learners of the consequences of their actions on Earth. The environment is an entire system supporting living things, including humans. What humans do determines the quality of life that we, as people, may have on this earth. Students need to be made aware of this as one day; they will be fighting for the survival of the Earth, and the condition they want it in. Environmental education is an important approach to learning that helps people appreciate their environment and their connection and impact.
I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.