Week 3 Course Project: Issue Review

Week 3 Course Project: Issue Review

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  • Due Sunday by 11:59pm
  • Points 75
  • Submitting a file upload

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

Introduction
This week you continue to work on your paper that addresses a current controversial issue. This paper is to be in the form of an argument. You have selected a topic and chosen issues related to that topic; this week, you will thoroughly research both sides of the issues you have chosen. Keep in mind that your paper must define the issue, present evidence on both sides of the issue, and then argue that one side is stronger and more persuasive than the other. Your paper must address at least three relevant aspects of the issue. More specific directions for each part of the paper will be found within the specific assignment in the weekly modules; the assignment this week is to research both the pro and con sides of the issues you have chosen to address.

Here is a brief breakdown of the project so that you can plan your time in the course:

Week

Task

Week 1

Topic Selection

Week 3

Issue Review (both sides)

Week 5

Thesis & Annotated Bibliography (both sides)

Week 7

Argumentative Paper

Instructions
This week, you will conduct an issue review for your selected topic for your project. Present a brief report of your research on both sides of the issue. This should include the following:

  • Citation of your sources
  • Links to the sources where available
  • Brief description of the content of each of the sources (50 to 80 words for each source)

Your research review should address at least three (3) aspects of the issue that is the subject of your paper and must present at least one pro and one con article review on each aspect. Sources should be scholarly or of very high substantive quality.

Click on the following link to view an example. The first aspect is written out completely, with APA citation and brief description of content. The next two aspects should be completely written out by you in your report, including correct APA citation and brief description of content.

Link: Example Issue Review

Because the topics vary widely, the nature of your research will also vary. If you are writing about gene therapy, for example, you will have to support your points with scholarly medical opinion. You may need to review researching techniques. Visit the research links provided in the Required Resources section in this activity for more information.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 1-2 pages (not including title page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page

Grading
This activity will be graded using the W3 Course Project Grading Rubric.

Course Outcomes (CO): 6, 7

Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday

Rubric

W3 Course Project Grading Rubric – 75 ptsW3 Course Project Grading Rubric – 75 ptsCriteriaRatingsPtsThis criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeLength5.0 ptsMeets length requirement0.0 ptsDoes not meet length requirement5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTimeliness & Authority10.0 ptsAll sources reflect current state of the issue OR, if historical, significance is explained; all sources are authoritative, credible, and reliable and are scholarly.8.5 ptsMost sources reflect current state of the issue OR if historical, significance is explained; all sources are authoritative, credible and reliable; are either scholarly or are highly substantive.7.5 ptsMost sources reflect current state of the issue, but few are scholarly or highly substantive.6.0 ptsSources reflect the current state of the issue but are primarily from popular sources.0.0 ptsSources do not reflect the current state of the issue.10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAspect 1 Pro10.0 ptsSignificant and substantial support to targeted aspect of issue8.5 ptsSubstantial support to targeted aspect of issue7.5 ptsSome support to targeted aspect of issue6.0 ptsOn topic, but minimal support to targeted aspect of issue0.0 ptsNo support to targeted aspect of issue10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAspect 1 Con10.0 ptsOpposition view is strongly stated and specifically related to targeted aspect of issue.8.5 ptsOpposition view clearly stated and related to targeted aspect of issue.7.5 ptsOpposition view mixed but some opposition to targeted aspect of issue.6.0 ptsOn topic, but minimal opposition targeted aspect of issue.0.0 ptsNo opposition to targeted aspect of issue.10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAspect 2 Pro10.0 ptsSignificant and substantial support to targeted aspect of issue8.5 ptsSubstantial support to targeted aspect of issue7.5 ptsSome support to targeted aspect of issue6.0 ptsOn topic, but minimal support to targeted aspect of issue0.0 ptsNo support to targeted aspect of issue10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAspect 2 Con10.0 ptsOpposition view is strongly stated and specifically related to targeted aspect of issue.8.5 ptsOpposition view clearly stated and related to targeted aspect of issue.7.5 ptsOpposition view mixed but some opposition to targeted aspect of issue.6.0 ptsOn topic, but minimal opposition targeted aspect of issue.0.0 ptsNo opposition to targeted aspect of issue.10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAspect 3 Pro10.0 ptsSignificant and substantial support to targeted aspect of issue8.5 ptsSubstantial support to targeted aspect of issue7.5 ptsSome support to targeted aspect of issue6.0 ptsOn topic, but minimal support to targeted aspect of issue0.0 ptsNo support to targeted aspect of issue10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAspect 3 Con10.0 ptsOpposition view is strongly stated and specifically related to targeted aspect of issue.8.5 ptsOpposition view clearly stated and related to targeted aspect of issue.7.5 ptsOpposition view mixed but some opposition to targeted aspect of issue.6.0 ptsOn topic, but minimal opposition targeted aspect of issue.0.0 ptsNo opposition to targeted aspect of issue.10.0 pts
Total Points: 75.0