. 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:
· Develop a Research Topic (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
· Incorporate Sources into Your Research Paper (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
2. 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.
3. Write: For this discussion you will address the following prompts:
· Identify two global societal issues from the following list that you would consider researching further for your Week Five Final Argumentative Essay: MUST PICK TWO FROM THE LIST BELOW!!!!!!!!
a. adult illiteracy,
b. funding for General Education vs STEM in primary and secondary schools,
c. minimum wage,
d. oceans desertification,
e. overcoming the digital divide,
f. refugee (escaping persecution, war, or death) crises,
g. species extinctions (modern),
h. tax havens,
i. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP),
j. universal statement of human rights (pick one),
k. airport security,
l. or wealth disparity.
· Describe effective methods you used in identifying and narrowing down to just one of the two topics to further research for your final essay.
· Explain three ways you can critically analyze sources to determine if they are scholarly and credible.
· For one of the topics chosen, summarize information from at least two peer-reviewed journal articles that will support your claims.
· Explain why scholarly sources should be used to support your writing on the selected topic.
4. Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response to each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to support your claims. Provide full reference information of all sources cited at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing in-text citations and references
From the topic list, I picked ocean desertification and refugee crisis as two topics of interest. I narrowed down to refugee crisis as my main topic. I managed to narrow down the topic of interest by free writing in the two topics…