MANA 3300.060 & .061 Project
This project is an exercise designed to allow you to strengthen skills in areas such as
problem solving, research, creating a valid argument, and critical thinking. After you
choose your topic, you will write an argumentative style paper regarding your topic. This
style of paper clearly defends one side of the issue, but addresses both sides.
Throughout the semester, you will submit specific portions of your work and I will give
you instructions and feedback to help you create a good finished product. The general
paper details are below.
An argumentative paper means you will firmly prove one side of the argument but
present both sides in your paper. The paper you are to submit must include BOTH sides
of the issue. Your writing will make it very clear which side you are defending. The
paper is NOT just an informational paper.
Paper Requirements and Format:
Minimum length of three written pages. This does not include the
cover page and resource page
A cover page (includes name, date, and class title including section)
Six or more resources: At least one of your resources need to be
from a peer-reviewed journal. These resources should be cited
throughout your paper and the resource page MUST be in APA format.
A dictionary reference or any resources I give you can be used, but do
not count toward your six resources.
12-point font (Arial, Calbri, or Times New Roman)
Cover page with name, date, and title of the paper
APA citation page/ reference list at the end of the paper (This is not
included in your page count)
Due Dates (Specific information in each module)
January 21 – Submit your topic choice via Canvas.
February 4 – Paper part #1
February 18 – Paper part #2
March 4 – Paper part # 3
March 11 – Paper part #4
April 1 – Final Paper
February 24, 2019
Paper – Part # 1
Ban on Big Retail in Small Towns?
After reading the credible and non-credible resources I determined to use the following
four sources to use for my argumentative paper.
Horgan, C. (2017). Retail revolution: should cities ban chain stores? The Guardian.
Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/apr/20/fight-independentsshould-cities-ban-chain-stores-toronto
This article is credible because the source is a newspaper article and it provide me the
facts and details about how local businesses are being affected by the big retail chain
stores in small community-based towns.
Cox, J. (2011). A look at the communities that booted the big box- Keizertimes
Retrieved from https://archive.keizertimes.com/2011/02/22/a-look-at-the-communitiesthat-booted-the-big-box/
This article is from a weekly community newspaper and dated in 2011 which is a good
credible source and under good date. This article provides me clear information how
small town named Turlock could rules against the big box stores and plan to keep its
community-based grocers alive.
Semuels, A. (2018). A Small Town Kept Walmart Out. Now it Faces Amazon. The Atlantic.
Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/03/amazon-localretail/554681/ . This article is also a newspaper based from the business section and its
credible source published in 2018. I chose this article because it is providing me depth
details and fresher looks on the ban of such big retail in small towns. Since this article
was recently published, I will be able to gather details of how a small town kept pushing
big retails out of its community for almost 25 years.
Howland, D. (2015). Banning ‘sameness’: How retailers can work with cities’ chain-store
restrictions. Retail Dive. Retrieved from https://www.retaildive.com/news/banningsameness-how-retailers-can-work-with-cities-chain-store-restric/388183/.
This article is from a credible source known as Retail Drive published in 2015. This
article further describes the depth scenario of retail market that could successfully survive
along with Mom-and-pop types of retails stores in small towns. I will be taking details of
how town council approve and limit the setting up retails in small towns.
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