Last week, you completed the first step in your assignment by selecting a controversial contemporary issue. This week, you will complete the next step by using scholarly research tools to locate and write about three academic articles or books that are relevant to the topic you chose.
Carefully read each source. If one of your sources is a book, just read the relevant chapter or chapters. Take notes. What are the article's main points? What key terms, concepts, or arguments does the article's author use to make those points? How can you use the article's main points to develop your own thoughts and opinions on the issue you have chosen?
Here is how your response should be structured.
- Open with a paragraph that contains a brief overview of the issue and why it is important to you. In a broad way, indicate why you feel the sources you have chosen are relevant to your topic choice.
- In the second, third, and fourth paragraphs, provide a summary of each source in your own words. In other words, each source summary should be one paragraph long. If appropriate, include brief quotations of no longer than a sentence, but no more than one quotation per source.
- In the fifth and final paragraph, conclude by noting similarities and differences, as well as strengths and weaknesses of each source. Which source do you think will be most helpful to you?
- Include a references page in APA format. Be sure to include all of the required publication information and to list the sources alphabetically.
The total length of this response should be approximately 600–800 words