GEN 499 Week 4 DQ 2


Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.


Final   Argumentative Essay Progress


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Prepare: At this point in the course, you should have completed a   rough draft of your Final Argumentative Essay. In preparation for this   discussion, make a list of what you learned most throughout this process, as   well as difficulties you may have encountered along the way.


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Reflect: Think about what you have learned in the development of   your research findings on the global societal issue you chose in the Week Two   Discussion, your proposed solution. and its ethical outcomes, and share with   your classmates why this specific issues requires further research.


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Write: For this discussion, you will address the following   prompts:

  • Identify the global societal issue you have chosen to        research for your Final Argumentative Essay and explain why further        research on this topic is important.
  • Provide a clear and concise thesis statement that includes a solution to the global societal        issue.
  • Explain how this global societal issue impacts a        specific population.
  • Locate a peer-reviewed scholarly source and provide        statistical data that you found surprising on the topic.

Your initial post should be at   least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response to   each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable   required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to   support your claims. Provide full reference information of all sources cited   at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing in-text citations and references.


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Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts, and respond to at least   two peers by Day 7. In response to your classmates, offer some other   solutions to the global societal issue that weren’t already addressed.   Participation responses to peers must be a minimum of 75 words.


Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this   Discussion Thread.

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