Global societal issue

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Prepare: As you prepare to write your response to this discussion assignment, you may want to review the following resources as these will help you in developing a topic:

• Developing a Topic (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

• Integrating Research (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. It is also recommended that you review these tutorials from the Ashford University Library:

• Database Search Tips (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

• Evaluating Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. You may also want to review the Sample Final Paper GEN 499_Final (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., so that you can start preparing your rough draft that is due in Week 4.

Reflect: When considering a research topic, consider an interesting topic that is worth further research. For instance, having a strong opinion on a specific topic may deter you from thinking more critically, and therefore the research might end up being one-sided. It is a good idea to pick a topic in which you can provide a good argument for both sides of the societal issue.

Write: For this discussion, address the following prompts:

• Identify a global societal issue from the following list that you would consider researching further for your Week 5 Final Paper:

o Aging population

o Critical Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

o Gender Inequality

o Global Climate Change

o Global Water Shortage

o Marginalization and Minorities

o Refugee Crises

o Children’s Rights

o Social Media Censorship

• Describe effective methods you used in identifying and narrowing down to just one of the topics to further research for your Final Paper.

• Explain three ways you can critically analyze sources to determine if they are scholarly.

• Summarize information from at least two scholarly journal articles from the Ashford University Library that will support your claims for your chosen topic.

• Explain why scholarly sources should be used to support your writing on the selected topic.

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