1  Organization/ Approach to the assignment

Is the spirit (which is to say the directions) of the assignment followed?

Is the bibliography coherently structured, formatted, and organized?

Is it in alphabetical order?

2 Analysis

Is there a geographic approach/idea central to each abstract?

Are geographical concepts and ideas effectively drawn upon in the analysis?

Do the analyzes reflect critical thinking?

3 Writing


Citations made


Is the writing style clear and easy to follow?

Is the writing style appropriate to the assignment (i.e. not too familiar)

(14 references )


students must write a two-paragraph abstract. Each abstract must include the main points of the reading (first paragraph) and a brief analytical commentary on how the reading relates to world population and food supply (second paragraph). The lengths of each abstract will vary depending on the source being annotated


1-Migration and Migrants: A Global Overview. World Migration Report 2020 (Chapter 2). 2019. Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, International Organization for Migration, pp. 19-51.

2-Moss, Michael. (2013). Prologue: the company jewels. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. New York: Random House, pp. xi-xxx


4- Clapp, Jennifer. 2016. The Rise of a Global Industrial Food Market. In Food. Malden, MA: Polity Press, p. 33-56

5- https://www.clingendael.org/sites/default/files/2018-04/The-geography-of-future-water-challenges_pdf.pdf

6- https://www.prb.org/milestones-global-census-history/

7- https://www.un.org/en/development/desa/population/publications/pdf/popfacts/PopFacts_2019-6.pdf

8- https://www.prb.org/economic-and-digital-divide/

9-  Peters, Gary, and Robert Larkin. 2005. Excerpt from ‘Theories of Population Change’.

Population Geography, 8this Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing, pp. 80-85

10-  Nestle, Marion. 2015. Selling to the Developing World (Chapter 15).  Soda Politics:

Taking on Big Soda (and winning). Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 200-210

11- https://population.un.org/wpp/Publications/Files/WPP2019_10KeyFindings.pdf

12-  Widener, Michael J. 2018. Spatial access to food: Retiring the food desert metaphor.

Physiology & Behavior, Vol. 193(B), p. 257-260.

13-  Shiva, Vandana. 2014. Nurturing Nature is No Crime, Resurgence and Ecologist pp. 18-19

14- http://uconnruddcenter.org/files/Pdfs/Sugary_Drink_FACTS_Full%20Report.pdf