I had another Scholar bid on all of my classwork for my current class and has backed out at the last minute. I have 2 discussions and responses that are due tomorrow, and then my final paper that is due monday. I am sorry for the last minute post of this but i am quite upset myself that i was left in the air like this. I am posting the discussions and final paper here.
Week Five Learning Outcomes
This week students will:
Assignment Due Date Format Grading Percent Discussion 1: Technology and Globalization Day 3
Discussion 4 Discussion 2: Reflecting on General Education Day 3
Discussion 3 Assignment: Final Research Paper Day 7 Final Research Paper 25
To participate in the following discussions, go to this week's Discussion link in the left navigation.
Final Research Paper
To complete the following assignment, go to this week's Final Research Paper link in the left navigation.
Final Research Paper
Research the responsibility of a critical thinker in a contemporary society. You may choose any topic that deals with a contemporary social concern. Examine the principles of critical thought in relation to the chosen societal concern, and consider the importance of ethics, moral reasoning, a research-based process to search for truth, and the advantages of information technology in gathering data.
Potential social concerns include, but are not limited to health (e.g., obesity, smoking, or underage drinking), poverty (e.g., homelessness, basic needs, or transportation issues), family relations and dynamics (e.g., teen violence, physical abuse, depression, or suicide), social media (e.g., privacy), immigration (e.g., illegal), and education (e.g., plagiarism and/or cheating).
Your Final Research Paper should:
The paper must be 12 to 14 pages in length (excluding the title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least 12 scholarly sources, six of which can be found in the Ashford Online Library. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
- Include a literature review of three scholarly sources based on the selected contemporary issue. Analyze the validity of the author’s arguments and/or biases.
- Explain how academic knowledge impacts the social elements and institutions of both local and global communities.
- Assess how the principles of active citizenship could impact the contemporary issue during the next five to ten years.
- Include at least one reference to a multimedia component (i.e., podcast, interactive website, blog, or video) and evaluate the relevance of this piece in relationship to academic knowledge and the selected issue.
Writing the Final Research Paper
The Final Research Paper:
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
- Must be 12 to 14 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
- Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
- Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
- Must use at least 12 scholarly sources, including a minimum of six from the Ashford Online Library.
- Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
|Due By (Pacific Time)||07/17/2014 12:00 am|
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