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ISB 201L CSU East Bay Should Trophy Hunting Be Banned Position Paper

ISB 201L

California State University East Bay

ISB

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•Position Paper (Full Assignment Directions)

Your topic for the debate is "should trophy hunting be banned". The for side of the argument will be arguing that trophy hunting should be banned while the against side will be arguing that it should not be banned and the benefits of trophy hunting outweigh the costs.

–You will be researching the ‘for’ and ‘against’ arguments of a topic, which will be given separately by your instructor.
–Seek out authors, journals, affiliations, data and statistics to support your statements.
Use the information in this lecture to guide best practices about credibility of sources, citations, and paraphrasing.

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Lab 6: Information Literacy Learning Objectives • Define information literacy and outline its importance. • Locate, evaluate, and communicate scientific information. • Critically compare a scientific study and its popular news coverage to interpret how the media portrays scientific research. • Assess source bias and credibility. • Properly cite published work without plagiarizing. Lab 6: Information Literacy 1 2 Information Literacy Why is information literacy important? We can obtain information across numerous sources now. • Information literacy: the ability to locate, evaluate, and communicate information across platforms and sources. • Information literacy acknowledges bias and recognizes when claims need further investigation. 4 3 Why is information literacy important? If we can’t judge the original source or observations backing a claim, false information can spread rapidly. It can be easy to share sensational news. What are some of your favorite sources of information? 5 So it’s our job to check the facts, even if facts can be complicated or hard to identify. 6 1 Good News! Good News! We’re going to build a fact-checking toolbox today to help. 1 Locate 2 Evaluate 3 Case study: the “insect apocalypse” We’re going to build a fact-checking toolbox today to help. 1 Communicate 7 Locate Information Locate 2 Evaluate 3 Communicate 8 9 Locate Information Locate Information Checking the media headline. Evaluate Information Often, big scientific news stories are describing original research published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. • Peer-reviewed articles report studies or other scientific publications that have been rigorously evaluated by experts in a field. – The peer review process is designed to increase the quality and credibility of the findings presented in a journal. 10 11 12 2 Evaluate Information Evaluate Information Our fact-checking toolbox: 1 Locate 2 Evaluate 3 • Does the media accurately report scientific research? – Critically examine claims. – Decide for yourself if the media accurately communicates findings from scientific research. Communicate 13 14 Evaluate Information Evaluate Information Evaluate Information At this time, please (1) pause the video, (2) read both passages, (3) write down some words used to catch your attention about the scale of insect decline. Side-by-side comparison: Scientific article: 15 Popular media article: Scientific article: Popular media article: • How do credentials (e.g. job title & organization) affect how we perceive the validity of claims? – Remember to check bias, both yours and the authors’! 16 17 18 3 Evaluate Information Communicate information Our fact-checking toolbox: 1 Locate 2 Evaluate 3 • How would you report the information from these two sources? • Is it safe to take the information reported in the popular news article at face-value? Communicate • Is one more appropriate in some contexts than the other? 19 Today’s activity: Science and the media Popular media is full of references to scientific studies. 20 21 Today’s activity: Science and the media Before we get started, let’s set up some things are our computers and outline some tips for communicating science. Here, we will learn how to: 1. Set up Google Scholar proxy on your computer to access scientific journal articles. 2. Navigate around the MSU Libraries website. 3. Properly cite your sources. 4. Avoid plagiarism. • NO COPYING AND PASTING! • Does the research support what the media claims? • How do we critically examine claims in both scientific articles and the media? • Decide for yourself if the media accurately communicates findings from scientific research. 22 23 24 4 (1) Set up Google Scholar proxy on your computer to access scientific journal articles. (1) Set up Google Scholar proxy on your computer to access scientific journal articles. (1) Set up Google Scholar proxy on your computer to access scientific journal articles. 25 26 27 (1) Set up Google Scholar proxy on your computer to access scientific journal articles. (1) Set up Google Scholar proxy on your computer to access scientific journal articles. (1) Set up Google Scholar proxy on your computer to access scientific journal articles. 28 29 30 5 ***NOTE: Look carefully for the name of the scientific journal. ***NOTE: Look carefully for the name of the scientific journal. ***NOTE: Look carefully for the name of the scientific journal. 31 32 33 (3) Now, how do we cite these articles in a paper or for your activity? (2) However, if you are having trouble accessing articles via Google Scholar, you can always search directly on MSU Libraries’ website. 34 35 The quick and easy way: 36 6 (3) Citing academic journal articles (3) Citing news articles found online or other sources the ”longer” way. (3) Citing news articles found online or other sources the ”longer” way. • Resources about the information to include in an APA citation: • There are many different styles to cite sources. • Purdue Website for citing in APA style. • Here, we will present resources about how to do that in APA (American Psychological Association) style. 37 38 39 (3) Citing news articles found online or other sources the ”longer” way. (3) Citing news articles found online or other sources the ”longer” way. • On the Purdue website, there are examples about how to cite various types of sources. (4) Avoiding plagiarism: in-line citations. General format of a periodical citation: • Include in-line citations after… – Using an idea that is not your original idea – Making a claim • E.g. “pesticides kill beneficial insects” • Evidence Example: – Presenting data • Statistics • Numbers • Evidence from your sources Yong, E. (2019, February 19). Is the Insect Apocalypse Really Upon Us? The Atlantic. 40 41 In-line citation examples: According to Vance (2013), African honey bees are invasive in Mexico. African honey bees are invasive in Mexico (Vance, 2013). Author’s Last Name Year of Publication 42 7 (4) Avoiding plagiarism: paraphrase. • Paraphrasing – Legitimate way to use material from another source – Re-phrase an idea in your own words – Attribute the source using in-line citations and bibliography 43 (4) Avoiding plagiarism: paraphrase. Passage from insect decline paper: ”Bad” paraphrasing: • The authors found a “dramatic decline in average airborne insect biomass.” This week’s in-class assignment: ‘Science in the Media’ Worksheet • Lab worksheet posted to D2L. • You will type your answers directly into the worksheet. • To be submitted in your class section’s Dropbox before next Monday at noon. ”Good” paraphrasing: • In a German study documenting flying insect biomass over 27 years, the authors found a 76% decrease in average biomass, indicating many more insect species are in decline than previous believed (Hallman et al., 2017). 44 45 Homework: (due next Monday by noon) •Position Paper (Full Assignment Directions and Grading Rubric are located on D2L) • – You will be researching the ‘for’ and ‘against’ arguments of a topic, which will be given separately by your instructor. – Seek out authors, journals, affiliations, data and statistics to support your statements. – Use the information in this lecture to guide best practices about credibility of sources, citations, and paraphrasing. – You will upload your paper to a normal assignment Dropbox AND a TurnItIn Dropbox, which will give you a score indicating the similarity of your writing to others’. Discussion board (Full Assignment Directions and Grading Rubric are located on D2L) – Two posts: (1) Your preferred position on your paper topic, and (2) A rebuttal (reply) to another post, where you argue the other side, even if you disagree with it. 46 8 ...
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Running Head: SHOULD TROPHY HUNTING BE BANNED?

Trophy Hunting
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SHOULD TROPHY HUNTING BE BANNED?

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Should Trophy Hunting Be Banned?
I firmly believe and support that hunting should be banned. Trophy hunting is known as a
sport hunting of wild animals that is done for human recreation and enjoyment. Most of the
hunters usually display the trophy to show the success of their hunt. People usually pay a large
amount of money to the government for engaging in such activities. However, whatever amount
is paid cannot be compared to the damage caused to ecotourism through trophy hunting. The
ecosystem is made complete with the existence of such a trophy, and threatening their life affects
the whole ecosystem (MacDonald, et al. 2017). Despite the argument made by the trophy
hunters, it remains that trophy hunting is harmful to the ecosystem. Most ...

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