Critical Thinking about Social and Cultural Issues
In this assignment, you will write a 5-6 page, typed,
double-spaced argumentative essay, in which you take a position on a social
issue. The issue can be one we discussed in class or another issue, but make
sure you choose a topic that debatable, not too broad, not too narrow, not too
unconventional, and important. If you have any questions about the topic shoot
me an email.
In this paper you should:
information about the debate on the issue.
State your thesis
explicitly. This thesis will be a claim of policy.
Provide support for
your thesis. These will include claims of fact and will probably include claims
of value. You should have at least two sources per claim.
Make sure you connect
the support back to the claim. Why is this important? Why should I, or anyone
Keep in mind your
audience. Your audience is students in this class (don’t worry, they won’t be
reading it). This is a group of people who have strong critical thinking skills
but might not know a lot about the issue you are addressing.
Not have any logical
Pay attention to how
you use language. You should frame the issue so your audience will engage with
it without being evasive or dishonest.
Go out with a strong
Use proper citations
in MLA, APA, Chicago, or ASA (Go to
Essay- More effective
policies should be developed to improve social inequality for persons with
disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act(1990) has not done enough.
Here are some sources I found.
If these don’t fit I understand. You
can use others. Thought they were a good
Autism in the Workplace: How to Accommodate Adults with Autism