Topic: Choose one current event from the news, and write a personal opinion/response to this event from an ethical perspective. Be sure to have a specific news article(s) to refer to in your paper! Include a citation (web site URL, etc.) to let me know where you found the article.
●Describe the issue you have chosen to write about.
○Who? What? When? Where? Why?
●Then write about three possible ethical responses to the issue; each response should get an entire paragraph, so this part of your paper should be three paragraphs long. What are some questions, concerns, problems, challenges, etc. you see in your chosen issue?
○These do not have to be responses that YOU personally agree with; rather, these are three possible responses that anyone could have (you will have a chance to give your own opinion later in the paper).
○Please refer to a specific theory we have learned about in class in at least one of your three responses.
●What do you personally consider to be the most ethical response? Why? This should take up another paragraph.
○This is your chance to share your own opinion about this issue! You can agree with one of the possible responses you presented earlier, or you can write about a totally new reaction here.
○Be sure to write about not only what you think but also why you believe what you do. The more detail, the better!
●Don’t forget to write a conclusion!
Structure: The structure of your paper should follow this pattern:
●Paragraph 1 ~ Introduction: describe the issue you have selected
●Paragraph 2 ~ Possible ethical response #1
●Paragraph 3 ~ Possible ethical response #2
●Paragraph 4 ~ Possible ethical response #3
●Paragraph 5 ~ Your own personal ethical response
●Paragraph 6 ~ Conclusion: final thoughts about the issue
Length: Your paper should end up being between 3 and 5 pages.
Format: Please type your paper using 11 or 12 point font, and double-space the lines.
Rubric for Final Paper
Category Criteria Point Value Points Awarded
|Structure||Minimum length 3 pages (approx. 900 words)||10|
|Uses complete sentences, proper grammar, punctuation, etc.||10|
|Deadlines||Submitted on time (5% point deduction per day|
|Content||Student chose an article or other current event as the focus of his/her discussion||50|
|Includes three different possible ethical responses to the chosen issue||60 (20 points per response)|
|Uses theories learned during class in ethical|
|Student also presents his/her own opinion||50|
|after the theoretical discussions|