understanding ethical choices – students thoroughly discuss H u m a n i t i e s

understanding ethical choices – students thoroughly discuss H u m a n i t i e s

The
paper should be in MLA format, including the headers, page numbers, and
in-text citations and Works Cited page. It needs to have at least four
sources.

You
should pick a topic that has a direct impact on your life. Think of an
issue that you are deeply interested in and that affects your daily
living. The best research papers are about something that interests you.
Do not forget that this is a persuasive paper, your primary purpose is
to convince your readers that your proposed solution to the problem is
the best one for the given situation.

Avoid
the words “you” and “your” and if you use the word “I” make sure that
it is in connection with a personal example. Avoid phrases like “I
think,” “I feel,” or “I believe.”

The following parts need to be addressed in the essay:

1. The identification of a problem

2. A proposal for action that will help alleviate the problem

3. A justification of your solution

In order to receive full points your writing must demonstrate the following:

  • Explanation of issues:
    Issue/problem to be considered critically is stated clearly and
    described comprehensively, delivering all relevant information necessary
    for full understanding
  • Evidence:
    Information is taken from source(s) with enough
    interpretation/evaluation to develop a comprehensive analysis or
    synthesis. Viewpoints of experts are questioned thoroughly.
  • Influence of context and assumptions: Thoroughly analyzes own and others’ assumptions and carefully evaluates the relevance of contexts when presenting a position.
  • Your position:
    Specific position is imaginative, taking into account the complexities
    of an issue. Limits of position are acknowledged. Others’ points of view
    are synthesized within position.
  • Conclusions and related outcomes:
    Conclusions and related outcomes are logical and reflect your informed
    evaluation and ability to place evidence and perspectives discussed in
    priority order.

As well, your paper needs to illustrate the following:

      • Understanding Ethical Choices – Students thoroughly discuss at least two sides of an ethical choice to be made;
      • Decision-Making – Student
        states a position on the issue with more detailed explanation and/or
        reasons for the position and addresses objections to their position
      • Consequences
        Student identifies consequences and demonstrates a sophisticated
        understanding of the scope, complexity and/or magnitude of the
        consequences