Research the responsibility of a critical thinker in a
contemporary society. You may choose any topic that deals with a contemporary
social concern. Examine the principles of critical thought in relation to the
chosen societal concern, and consider the importance of ethics, moral
reasoning, a research-based process to search for truth, and the advantages of
information technology in gathering data.
Potential social concerns include, but are not limited to
health (e.g., obesity, smoking, or underage drinking), poverty (e.g.,
homelessness, basic needs, or transportation issues), family relations and
dynamics (e.g., teen violence, physical abuse, depression, or suicide), social
media (e.g., privacy), immigration (e.g., illegal), and education (e.g.,
plagiarism and/or cheating).
Topic: teen violence
Your Final Research Paper should:
* Include a
literature review of three scholarly sources based on the selected contemporary
issue. Analyze the validity of the author’s arguments and/or biases.
academic knowledge impacts the social elements and institutions of both local
and global communities.
*Assess how the
principles of active citizenship could impact the contemporary issue during the
next five to ten years.
* Include at
least one reference to a multimedia component (i.e., podcast, interactive
website, blog, or video) and evaluate the relevance of this piece in
relationship to academic knowledge and the selected issue.
*The paper must be 12 to 14 pages in length (excluding the
title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use
at least 12 scholarly sources, six of which can be found in the Ashford Online
Library. Cite your sources within the
text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA,
including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center within the
Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
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