Part 1 (read part 2 to make outline for part 1)
The discussion assignment for this week includes a review of the Key Assignment Outline completed by one of your classmates, as well as a substantial response to at least one other student.
Primary Task Response: Your first task is to post your own Key Assignment Outline to the discussion area so that other students are able to review your plan. Attach your document to the main discussion post, and include any notes you feel are appropriate. The purpose of this assignment is to help improve the quality of the Key Assignment Draft you will complete next week.
Key Assignment Draft
For the Key Assignment Draft, you will identify and fully analyze the topic(s) you have selected to address within Weeks 2 and 3. You may exceed the 6 pages if necessary. You will identify the problems associated with the topic as well as a specific method of change implementation. You will defend your recommended changes and outline the anticipated outcome of the promulgated actions.
Note: It cannot be stressed enough the need for defending the actions advocated as well as ensuring that facts stated are well-supported and based on appropriate references and not emotive responses.
The outline of the paper will contain a breakdown of, but is not limited to, the following questions:
How did you select the topic in terms of its importance to the social community?
Did it come from the media? Why or why not?
What are the issues, problems, or policies that need to be addressed?
Is it an issue, problem, or policy? Explain.
Is it a combination of an issue, problem, or policy? Why or why not? Explain.
What implemented changes are proffered to affect the topic(s) selected?
Be specific with recommended changes.
Match recommendations with the specific component that you are intending the implementation to affect.
How are the changes valid for the topic(s)? (This is the defense portion and should be significant.)
The positions and changes recommended must be defended with logic and facts.
Facts must all be supported with adequate research sources from legitimate references (cite the facts in APA style in the outline).
Without defended recommendations, this paper will have no merit.
What is the anticipated outcome of the changes for the research topic(s)?
Use logic and deductive approaches to the anticipated outcome.
If you can show something to be so, and it relates to the next step, then the deduction will be strong.
Remember that if any of the arguments in deductive logic are false, then the outcome cannot be valid.
A minimum of 8–10 appropriate references must follow the outline.
This is the backbone of your decision-making process
It cannot be stressed enough that your references need to be from legitimate academic and scholarly sources and must be sound in their scientific acceptance.
Use academic search engines if you are using the Internet.
Do not use simple Internet searches.
Do not limit yourself to Internet-only resources if possible.
The references must be written in APA style for a reference page. Each reference should be followed by a short paragraph that describes what this reference source is going to contribute to the research.
Citations are appropriate in the outline from the references that you have provided. Citations will be in APA format.
Note: If you are able to do this outline in just 6 pages, then the quality needs to be extremely high. While it is a 4–6 page minimum, it is recommended that you stop when you meet the goal, not just because you got to 6 pages.