Argumentative Essay: Social Problem: Unemployment in the U.S (6 pages)

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Unemployment in the U.S

The assignment must have the following parts:

  • A brief argument on why your topic represents a social problem (15 points).
  • The identification of 5 sources (20 points).
  • A list of rhetorical devices and fallacies that might and have been applied to your social problem (25 points)
  • An argumentative essay regarding a social policy which might help address the social problem (40 points).

Parts 1 - 3 are very similar to Blog Assignments 1 - 3. It is expected that students will build on their work in these assignments. Part 4 is an essay and I strongly suggest that you watch the video on writing an argumentative essay before commencing.

In terms of paper organization, please begin with a title page which includes your name and the social problem you are addressing. Then, separate the paper into sections to address the four parts. I might suggest using the following sub-section titles:

1) Why [INSERT YOUR SOCIAL PROBLEM HERE] is an important social problem?,

2) Credible and Non-Credible Sources of Information on [YOUR SOCIAL PROBLEM],

3) Common Rhetorical Devices and Fallacies Applied to [YOUR SOCIAL PROBLEM], and

4) Addressing [YOUR SOCIAL PROBLEM] through [A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE POLICY YOU ARE ADVOCATING FOR].

Here are additional details on the four parts of this assignment:

  • This should be a brief (about 1-2 pages) argument that explains why your topic is a social problem. It is likely that you can utilize much of the same language from Blog 1. Be sure that you present an actual argument - that is, there needs to be identified issue, a set of premises, and a conclusion. Although this is in essay format-not list format! For this part of the paper, the conclusion should be something like "therefore, this [whatever you are writing about] is a social problem" or "therefore, society should be concerned about [your topic] because it is a social problem." This is not, however, the place to discuss potential solutions (that comes in part 4).
  • Here, you should provide a list of sources that readers might reference if they want to gain more information about your topic. Specifically, you must present 5 sources. Be sure to provide formal citations (any style is fine). 2 of these sources must be peer-reviewed articles, 2 of these sources must be credible websites, and 1 of these sources must be non-credible sources of information. You should include a brief (4-6 sentences) summary of each source and 2-3 sentence explanation for why it is or is not credible. You must USE and CITE the credible sources you list here should when writing part 4. This part of the paper should be written as a list of sources with citations and summaries/explanations written below each citation.
  • For part 3, you want to list at least three rhetorical devices or fallacies that you can envision people applying to your social problem. Briefly explain why you think EACH of these rhetorical devices or fallacies might be applied to this problem. For one, provide actual example (hyperlink REQUIRED) of how this has occurred for one of the fallacies or rhetorical devices you have selected. You do not need an example for each rhetorical device or fallacy (only one of them - the discussion of the other 2 can more hypothetical-how it MIGHT be used/applied to your social problem). This should be no more than 1 page.
  • In part 4, you are writing a brief argumentative essay on how we, as a society, might start to address your social problem. Please view the online materials for this topic in this module. This essay should clearly identify your claim and provide a well-structured argument as to why your proposed social policy would help address the social problem. This essay should be built on credible sources (those you identified in part 2) and should include in-text citations. In order to succeed in this part of the assignment, you must propose a reasonable social policy solution (meaning, your solution cannot be about personal and family changes) - meaning, what can we, as a society do to address this problem and how might we make that happen? This should be 800-1000 words.

The assignment will be checked for plagiarism using the Safe-Assign tool. The paper will be graded both on content and writing, so be sure to proofread your assignment carefully. All papers should be written in a standard font and should be double-spaced.

1. Paper: Follow my directions EXACTLY. Too many of you have lost points because either purposefully or unintentionally, you have ignored requests for specific formatting, clickable hyperlinks, number of sources, word count, etc. You turning in "something" if that "something" ignores my requirements isn't much better than just failing to turn in anything. You will NOT pass this paper assignment if you don't make sure that your work in every way reflects the requirements of that section 2. Accuracy: For the assignments, a few of you have received feedback from me as I noted that your arguments were factually inaccurate. But I took off minimal points for that in the low stakes assignments. I will be looking for accuracy in your arguments in your final paper. Don't make statements you can't support with peer reviewed sources/credible sources. If you do, your grade will be dramatically diminished due to this. Only about 5 of you are writing about topics I don't normally teach/didn't really study in graduate school (climate change, food production, international graft); the overwhelming majority of you are writing about topics I teach on an annual basis (poverty, education, families, health) which means I know theories, government policies, and the most up-to-date research-if you make an off-hand claim that you don't support (and particularly, if you make a multitude of those) and in fact CAN'T support with credible sources, I will heavily deduct from your paper score, especially in part 4 which is where you offer a solutionsbased essay. At this point in the course, don't turn in a lazy paper you have only half-resarched and poorly sourced. 3. Final Thoughts-DON'T change your social problem; I won't even grade a paper on a different topic. For those of you who have written on 2 (or 3) topics this summer-choose at least 1 of those and write your final paper on that 1 topic. You can use your earlier assignments as a building block for your final paper (parts 1-3)-provided you received positive feedback on those assignments-if you turn in something I failed you for before, I will fail you even harder for that section on the final paper. Don't turn in "bad" work for the second time just to avoid doing additional work. Plagiarism-you might have a higher than usual safeassign score (28%+) because you are reusing some of your own work-that is ok. But if I pull up your safeassign report and I see that you have a high score because you have plagiarized work from another student or from an Internet source-I will fail you automatically. Make sure you submit a document I can open (and for some of you, make sure you are uploading an actual document and not a blank sheet of paper)-I usually grade these right before grades are due, which means if I can't open it, I won't be able to grade it and will have limited time to track you down to address the issue (same goes for the EC assignments)
The assignment must have the following parts: 1. A brief argument on why your topic represents a social problem (15 points). 2. The identification of 5 sources (20 points). 3. A list of rhetorical devices and fallacies that might and have been applied to your social problem (25 points) 4. An argumentative essay regarding a social policy which might help address the social problem (40 points). Parts 1 - 3 are very similar to Blog Assignments 1 - 3. It is expected that students will build on their work in these assignments. Part 4 is an essay and I strongly suggest that you watch the video on writing an argumentative essay before commencing. In terms of paper organization, please begin with a title page which includes your name and the social problem you are addressing. Then, separate the paper into sections to address the four parts. I might suggest using the following sub-section titles: 1) Why [INSERT YOUR SOCIAL PROBLEM HERE] is an important social problem?, 2) Credible and Non-Credible Sources of Information on [YOUR SOCIAL PROBLEM], 3) Common Rhetorical Devices and Fallacies Applied to [YOUR SOCIAL PROBLEM], and 4) Addressing [YOUR SOCIAL PROBLEM] through [A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE POLICY YOU ARE ADVOCATING FOR]. Here are additional details on the four parts of this assignment: 1. This should be a brief (about 1-2 pages) argument that explains why your topic is a social problem. It is likely that you can utilize much of the same language from Blog 1. Be sure that you present an actual argument - that is, there needs to be identified issue, a set of premises, and a conclusion. Although this is in essay format-not list format! For this part of the paper, the conclusion should be something like "therefore, this [whatever you are writing about] is a social problem" or "therefore, society should be concerned about [your topic] because it is a social problem." This is not, however, the place to discuss potential solutions (that comes in part 4). 2. Here, you should provide a list of sources that readers might reference if they want to gain more information about your topic. Specifically, you must present 5 sources. Be sure to provide formal citations (any style is fine). 2 of these sources must be peer- reviewed articles, 2 of these sources must be credible websites, and 1 of these sources must be non-credible sources of information. You should include a brief (4-6 sentences) summary of each source and 2-3 sentence explanation for why it is or is not credible. You must USE and CITE the credible sources you list here should when writing part 4. This part of the paper should be written as a list of sources with citations and summaries/explanations written below each citation. 3. For part 3, you want to list at least three rhetorical devices or fallacies that you can envision people applying to your social problem. Briefly explain why you think EACH of these rhetorical devices or fallacies might be applied to this problem. For one, provide actual example (hyperlink REQUIRED) of how this has occurred for one of the fallacies or rhetorical devices you have selected. You do not need an example for each rhetorical device or fallacy (only one of them - the discussion of the other 2 can more hypotheticalhow it MIGHT be used/applied to your social problem). This should be no more than 1 page. 4. In part 4, you are writing a brief argumentative essay on how we, as a society, might start to address your social problem. Please view the online materials for this topic in this module. This essay should clearly identify your claim and provide a well-structured argument as to why your proposed social policy would help address the social problem. This essay should be built on credible sources (those you identified in part 2) and should include in-text citations. In order to succeed in this part of the assignment, you must propose a reasonable social policy solution (meaning, your solution cannot be about personal and family changes) - meaning, what can we, as a society do to address this problem and how might we make that happen? This should be 800-1000 words. The assignment will be checked for plagiarism using the Safe-Assign tool. The paper will be graded both on content and writing, so be sure to proofread your assignment carefully. All papers should be written in a standard font and should be double-spaced.
Assignment #1 Feedback to Learner Writing =4 List of Issue, Premises, and Conclusion = 0 (missing) Content (Is this a social problem, does the argument make sense, etc.) = 6 Unemployment in the U.S High unemployment rates in America are among the leading social problem faced by many American societies. As of May 2018, the unemployment rate was at 3.8%, and this is lower than the previous month of April which recorded unemployment rate at 3.9% (Stibel, 2014). This was the lowest unemployment rate recorded since 2000. In comparison to the United Kingdom and Canada which has an employment rate of 4.2% and 5.8% respectively. Despite the slight decrease in unemployment rates, affected people are unable to feed their families and pay rent. Unemployment leads to substantial social impacts because it renders people homeless and they are faced with the plight of anger. Unemployment in the US is a social problem because it contributes to high crime rates. Crime rates in the U.S are on the rise because of unemployment most especially in the African American and other minorities groups in the society. Organized criminal gangs terrorize people and take away lives of innocent people. Out of anger and frustration of lacking employment, people contribute to high levels of insecurity. Both the federal and the state governments are doing their best to eradicate the high levels of unemployment to create security and improve the living standards. Therefore, it is correct to say that unemployment not only hurt an individual but the society as a whole since the almost the entire community feels the effects of unemployment. Unemployment denies people the right to basic human necessities. For instance, an unemployed person is most likely to be unable to afford money to pay the mortgage, but food and even send their loved ones to school or the health facilities (Stibel, 2014). Most of the middle-class Americans have more than two little informal paying jobs in a day. Unemployment is directly associated with poverty in the society. It is not uncommon to find a whole community living in poverty because of lack of employment. The most affected people in the U.S are the African American. This is attributed to the fact that, they have a low educational level or cannot act in a given job capacity. Unemployment denies society the chance to have a decent meal and a decent life. To sum up, unemployment is indeed a social problem because millions of people are jobless and unable to provide necessities for their families. The job and labor market in the U.S is a tougher place, but the federal and state government needs to find ways to stop high unemployment rates (Stibel, 2014). High crime rates and poverty levels increase as a result of unemployment. A few social agencies in the U.S help people without employment through the provision of relief, and this is a clear indication that unemployment is a social problem in the U.S. References Jeff Stibel (2014). Why the Falling U.S. Unemployment Rate Matters. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2014/11/why-the-falling-u-s-unemployment-rate-matters accessed on June 5, 2018
Assignment #2 Feedback to Learner Writing = 4 Locating 3 appropriate sources with hyperlinks =1.5 (there is no journal article, and you don't indicate which source is meant to be your credible/non-credible sources) Summarizing sources = 3 Critique sources = 2 (it does not appear you made use of the credibility criteria from this module-I suggest familiarizing yourself with those so you can offer better assessments in your final paper or you will fail that section of the paper if this is what you turn in) Unemployment in the U.S Guilford G (2018). The dazzling US unemployment rate is hiding a gloomier reality. https://qz.com/1270561/theres-something-the-dazzling-us-unemployment-rate-isnttelling-us/ The article indicates that US unemployment has gone up to 3.9% in April after being constant at 4.1% for the last period of six months. Thus, it makes the lowest rate of joblessness hence this is a scenario that shows US employees have improved. The unemployment has dropped because Americans are falling out of the working place, instead of an expansion in the number of laborers with occupations, as stressed by Dean Baker. As opposed to including specialists, the American work constrains shed 236,000 individuals amongst March and April. The unemployment rate ticked down however not on account of enlisting Labor to compel support, which indicates the offer of the working-age populace that is either working or searching for work, really gone down for the 2nd month in succession. This flags there's a slacker in this nation work showcase compared to unemployment levels demonstrates. There's likewise little proof that paycheck development is quickening; the standard time-based compensation climbed an unimportant $0.04 in April. Also, the offer of individuals' unemployed since they willfully quit their occupations is still extensively short of what it was in 2000 when the unemployment levels went up to 3.9%. Individuals tend to will to leave their occupations when they're confident they can without much of a stretch discover another. In April, it is estimated that12.7% of jobless individuals in Americans had intentionally stopped, rather than at least 14% of every 2000. This article has not given justifiable reasons behind the fall of unemployment. It is not possible to shed workers instead of employing people to reduce employment. The issue regarding labor market tightening has made the Federal Reserve make increment in their funds due to inflation. Although this makes stocks in the market to be sold at a higher rate, people will look for jobs to sustain their living due to higher inflation which as a result lowers unemployment. Unemployment offices. (n.d). common causes of employment in the United States. http://www.unemploymentoffices.us/common-causes-of-unemployment-in-the-unitedstates/ Unemployment is associated with the poor growth of the economy a scenario that has led many nations into recession and also the decrease of national economic resources. This article aims at causes of unemployment in the United States. The following are the causes: Technology: Many US organizations today, because of the innovative insurgency, have supplanted human work with apparatus, gear, and PCs. A vast organization that used to utilize thousands of workers to enhance large scale manufacturing might be chopped down into hundreds because of the speed and exactness that these cutting-edge offices can make. Human Population: As the number of individuals requiring occupations increment there is no assurance that managers will give a similar amount as new employment. It is additionally considered that with retreats happening for instance, and with a few workers losing their job because of cutbacks in addition to the number of new graduates each year, the unemployment rate will typically go up. Outsourcing: Many US firms have now enlisted the aptitudes of workers outside the nation particularly South Asia in which pay rates are lower than the prerequisite on the off chance that they engage the administrations of American jobseekers. A portion of these organizations will even place their principle workplaces or base camp in Asian locales. Global Competition: It is presently a reality that numerous US firms have started confronting savage competitions with firms from everywhere throughout the world. Nations like China, Australia, Canada and the UK have made their imprints in various businesses. A few organizations from outside the US have even safeguarded losing organizations in the nation by contributing on them. However, the article has not stressed on solutions that should put in place to ensure the unemployment rates have gone down. The government in the United States should look in ways to have technological advancement through a standard that will provide people have gained a modern education that can be used in companies to operate machines. Krulick A. (2018). U.S. Unemployment. Debt.org https://www.debt.org/jobs/unemployment/united-states/ Unemployment has enormous effects on the economy and people who do not have jobs. Indeed, when a person stays for an extended period without a job, it affects them negatively that is financial, emotionally and psychologically. The article outlines the measurement of unemployment that is accomplished by the Establishment Report that involves payroll. Similarly, it also uses Current Population Survey where people in the society are asked whether there work or not. The article has also explained the leading causes of unemployment in the US. They include: Structural unemployment is made when there is a jumble in the statistic or modern organization of a neighborhood economy. Advances in innovations can cause a decrease in more seasoned businesses, which at that point must shed laborers to remain aggressive. One case is the U.S. daily paper industry. Numerous regular paper journalists, editors, and generation laborers have lost their employment over the previous decade as online publicizing overshadowed daily papers' common wellsprings of income and course wound down as more buyers got their news from TV and the Internet. Frictional unemployment is continuously available in the economy. It originates from brief advances that laborers make while moving from employment to work searching for better pay or occupation that all the more precisely coordinates their abilities, or due to an adjustment in district or family circumstance. It is likewise an impression of new or returning specialists into the work drive. This article is detailed, and it also shows the methods and tools the government uses to control the rate of unemployment. There can use monetary policy by reducing interest rates that will foster people to invest thus providing indirect jobs. There can also cut taxes, increase government spending and also give some incentives to unemployed workers.
Running Head: Unemployment Fallacy 1 Assignment #3 Feedback to Learner Writing = 4 Locating appropriate example of fallacy and providing hyperlink = 1 (hyperlink was provided-however you didn't locate an appropriate example of fallacy) Correctly identifying the type of fallacy/device employed=1 (you don't identify any specific fallacies in this piece) Content-3 (credit for writing about something-but this was not the assignment you were assigned to dowhich involved identifying specific fallacies/devices-and you had numerous ones to choose from-you will fail this section of final paper if you turn in something similar to this) Unemployment Fallacy Many people have taken the issue of unemployment as a rhetorical tool to enrich themselves in political contexts. Most politicians are not ashamed to state false statements about the unemployment to gain some political status. According to Greens MPs (Jul 10, 2014), Senator Rachel Siewert explained to the Senate that the government was actively involved in creating more barriers to the young people of its nation. She states some rhetorical fallacies that she believes are efforts of the government to deprive the young job seekers of getting jobs. This paper aims to explain why Siewert statements are rhetorical fallacies in unemployment as a contemporary social problem. The senator claims that there are people whom the system is favoring and simply walk into jobs while others with even higher qualifications have searched for the same jobs for decades without success. She further says the disadvantaged job seekers face workforce exclusion. According to her, this is a significant challenge to the society and should be addressed with immediate effect. Unemployment Fallacy 2 These statements as simply rhetorical fallacies, because the contents are based on nothing but hypothetical or hear-say information that has no supporting facts the truth is that, in Australia, there are many unemployed young people, but the government is not encouraging it, but instead it is fighting those who deny this young person the opportunities to employment. The senator insists that the government should stop viewing these unemployed young citizens as statistics but should consider them as an individual. She explains that these are people who have right like any other citizens and should be treated right. These claims by Siewert are baseless because the government cannot account for every individual in Australia or any other country. The ways that the government deals with these economic issues is through the analysis of data and statistics. Therefore, there is no way the government can avoid using statistical methods in addressing this issue. She also says that people are not being treated well by their employers and service providers; therefore, they end up losing their jobs. Even though the government has a mandate of providing security to the workplaces of its citizens, most issues cannot be resolved by the government especially where the employer is a nongovernment organization. Unless these people report such cases, then the government has no way of knowing what happens at the workplace. On the subject of government subsidies, the senator claims that the government is not doing enough to support the unemployed young people. This further punishes this person who has lacked employment opportunities according to her. According to the Update, D. A. R. U. (2011) when the issue of government subsidies is viewed more soberly, the government cannot support all the unemployed people in its country. Also, if the young people where to be given Unemployment Fallacy 3 enough subsidies, they would not see the need to look for employment opportunities and thus creating a lazy generation of people who are unwilling to earn by working. Siewert’s arguments are an example of fallacies where she implies that the government is intentionally creating unemployment. References Greens MPs (Jul 10, 2014) Government ignores the evidence on tackling youth unemployment Retrieved from; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwrkJc7p_ss Update, D. A. R. U. (2011). 4 April 2011. DARU.

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UNEMPLOYMENT RATES IN THE UNITED STATES

Unemployment in the United States
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Part One: Why Unemployment in the United States Is an Important Social Problem
Indeed unemployment is a huge social problem in the United States that compromise
ability of young people to achieve their dreams. Despite the fact of the federal government
stepping up efforts to enhance the process of creating employment opportunities, lack of jobs is
still a major obstacle in the United States. Unemployment rates in the United States keeps on
fuelled by political, social, environmental and economic factors. For example, in 2000,
unemployment rate was the lowest as number of employed people reduced by over two hundred
thousand individuals. Currently, there is 3.5% unemployment rate among adults, 5.9% among
the blacks and 2.1 percent among people of Asian origin. This is clear indicator that indeed
unemployment rates affect not only a section of American citizens but all people living in the
United States.
There has been a trend that unemployment rates do fall during periods of economic
property and increase when inflation, recession and political turmoil hit the United States. Indeed
there are higher chances of economic tradeoff between inflation and unemployment. As a social
problem, unemployment rates have compelled major political parties in the United States to
come up with different economic, financial and fiscal policies with intention of creating jobs. For
example, a section of conservatives do argue that lower taxes and less government intervention
does reduce unemployment rates. On the other hand, liberals are of the idea that increased
government spending translates to reduced unemployment rates in the country. Polls conducted
by media houses and economic research centers have shown that creating jobs for American
people especially the youths should be first priority of the government. Therefore, society
should be concerned about unemployment rates in the country.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES IN THE UNITED STATES

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Part Two: Credible and Non-Credible Sources of Information on Unemployment in the United
States.
Cuthbert, J. P., Harrison-Felix, C., Corrigan, J. D., Bell, J. M., Haarbauer-Krupa, J. K., & Miller,
A. C. (2015). Unemployment in the United States after Traumatic Brain Injury for Working-Age
Individuals: Prevalence and Associated Factors 2 Years Post injury. The Journal of Head
Trauma Rehabilitation, 30 (3), 160–174. http://doi.org/10.1097
According to this article, traumatic brain injury is a national issue that is linked to
unemployment rates and part time jobs. Key findings indicate that prevalence of unemployment
and part time employment opportunities in United States affect both the unemployed and the
working class. The authors justify that indeed un...

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