This is the first of two (2) position papers based on the following scenario to be completed in this course.
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Imagine that you are running for a state office (e.g., governor,
senator, or representative) and you have to prepare a position paper for
a debate on controversial issues in the news. (Select one (1) of the
topics addressed in the first four weeks of this class.) You will want
your position paper to demonstrate critical thinking, sound logic, valid
claims, personal passion, and credible support that is cited correctly
because the paper will be provided to the news media before the debate
and will be scrutinized by the media and reported on regarding these
criteria. Your professor will serve as your close advisor whose job is
to review the paper and provide feedback to you on the paper’s strengths
Note: If your score is below 90%, you will have
the opportunity to revise the paper. This is an option and is not
required. Your score could possibly be improved by up to 10%, not to
exceed a final score of 90%; but, your score cannot be reduced.
Revisions are due by Week 8.
Write a two to three (2-3) page (700 to 1,200 words) paper in which you:
- Introduce your position using a thesis statement in the first
paragraph, including a quote, question, or statistic from your reliable
sources and an overview of the main points you will cover. (It’s
important to grab the audience’s interest and inform the audience of
what the main and support points are.)
- Provide two or three (2-3) major points to support your thesis statement. (Put each major point in a separate paragraph.)
- Provide one (1) paragraph in which you identify and answer an expected argument against your view.
- Organize arguments and support your claims effectively.
- Demonstrate personal passion for your position and critical thinking
with persuasive language, sound logic, valid claims, and credible
support for the claims.
- Provide two to three (2-3) credible and reliable references (in
addition to the textbook) about current events, which have been
published in the last five (5) years and are cited correctly in the
position paper. (Wikipedia is not an acceptable source.)
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
- Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA.
Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
- Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.
The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required
assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
- Apply critical thinking skills to the analysis of issues involving mass media and society.
- Use technology and information resources to research issues in media and society.
- Write clearly and concisely about media and society using proper writing mechanics.
- Note: Depending on the student’s topic selection, the outcome measured might include one of the following:
- Evaluate the appropriateness of various media forms for different audiences.
- Analyze diverse issues surrounding the politics of news investigation, content, and delivery.
- Evaluate the effects of political analysis by news media.