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.
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:
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 the content. The next two aspects should be completely written out by you in your report, including correct APA citation and a brief description of the content.
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.
Example, Issue: Legalisation of Prostitution
Aspect 1: Safety
Pro: Stern, S. W., (2019). Sex workers of the world unite. The American Scholar, pp. 40-54.
The author presents the case, largely though the words of sex-workers themselves, for de-decriminalisation and for allowing sex workers to control the conditions of their work—that is, to operate brothels themselves, choose their physicians, provide and receive benefits, and work outside brothels if they so choose – which will make them safer and less apt to be exploited.
Con: Der Spiegel Staff. (2013, May). How legalisation prostitution has failed. Der Spiegel Online. https://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/human…
Staff writers report that since de-decriminalisation of prostitution in Germany in 2003, exploitation and human trafficking remain significant problems. According to one German law enforcement officer, Germany is a “center for the sexual exploitation of young women from Eastern Europe, as well as a sphere of activity for organised crime groups from around the world” (Germany’s Human Trafficking Problem section)
Aspect 2: SESTA/FOSTA
Pro: (APA citation to article supporting SESTA legislation; brief description of content)
Con: (APA citation to article against SESTA legislation; brief description of content)
Aspect 3: Economics
Pro: (APA citation to article showing better income/standard of living after de-decriminalisation; brief description of content)
Con: (APA citation to article showing real economic benefit is to pimps, traffickers brief; description of content