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INB180 Assessment Help


INB180 Assessment Help

Pointers for the INB180 PoV Essay

  • Clear/Concise Thesis: your thesis statement must be clear and easy to understand. Don’t keep your reader guessing – it should be clear by the end of your introduction precisely which sentence is your thesis statement and consequently which point of view you intend to support (which must clearly relate to an available topic).
  • Relevance to Industry: make sure you remember to include this! A few sentences will be enough. You just need to outline what the impact on industry would be if your thesis statement is broadly accepted or denied (think of the tangible benefits/drawbacks).
  • Cohesive Argument: make sure all of your points add up to convincing your reader that your argument is true. Each point should contribute to the thesis argument in a unique way. Make sure you finish each point by tying it back to the thesis (i.e. essentially say how the point helps prove your thesis is true) before moving on, and restate/summarise in your conclusion.
  • Structure: headings are not required but can help with structure by reminding the reader (and yourself) when you are transitioning from one point to the next.
  • Four to Five Points: You should have four or five points total (including your counterargument/s). The majority of your points should support your argument (so if four points total only one counter, if five points then one or two counters).
  • Counter-Argument(s): Make sure that your counter-argument is relevant to your thesis; it’s a good idea to go back to your thesis statement and consider what the most obvious opposing argument to that statement might be. Also ensure you include a rebuttal to the counter-argument as a demonstration of your understanding of the issue/any flaws in the counter-argument (i.e. end that paragraph the same way as other paragraphs, e.g. this is why my thesis is still true).
  • Minimum 10 references: Make sure your references are validated using the CARS criteria (available in the assessment folder on blackboard). Wikipedia, blog posts/discussion forums, tabloid media and dictionary definitions could get you in trouble and may not count to your reference total. Your references should be well integrated throughout your essay (evenly spread around your points).
  • Citation style: visit citewrite.qut.edu.au and follow the QUT APA style for both in text citation and referencing style. All statements that aren’t commonly accepted knowledge (and even sometimes those too) need to be cited with a credible/relevant source. Be wary of broad/generalised statements as these may harm the balance of your argument.
  • Quotes: don’t overuse them (where possible try to paraphrase into your own words and then cite the source). You should only be quoting directly if the person or the way the quote was said is especially relevant to your point.
  • Minimum Four Game Examples: you must include at least four relevant game examples to support your argument. Citation style for games is (Developer, Year) after the name of the game in the body of your essay. A ‘Games Cited’ reference list at the end of the essay is not required but is recommended.
  • Proof reading: take the time to spell/grammar check your work. Get someone else to read your essay (you will often be blind to your own errors). Use the resources available to you if you need help with language (https://www.student.qut.edu.au/studying/student-life/student-support/language-and-learning-support)
  • Word Count: Your full PoV Essay (not including the cover page, quotes a sentence or larger, and your reference list/s at the end) must be between 2000 and 2500 words. This is 2250 plus and minus 10%, so there is no leeway beyond this.
  • Extensions: late submission without an extension receives a zero (this is university-wide policy). If you think you might be late and have a valid reason then apply well in advance for an extension through https://www.student.qut.edu.au/studying/assessment/late-assignments-and-extensions. Otherwise submit what you have ready by the due date and we’ll award what points the criteria allows for. You can submit multiple times up until the deadline (only your most recent submission received before the deadline will be marked).

 


 

Common INB180 PoV Essay Questions

How do I cite a game?

  • For an in-text citation we prefer (Developer, Year). For a reference list: Developer (Year). Title in italics. Publisher. as a minimum…. There is a guide for electronic software references in APA, so you could work from that.

Does my essay need to be a .doc/.docx?

  • You will lose some marks for not submitting in the correct format.

Can we include graphs or pictures in the body of the essay?

  • Images and graphs can be a great way to illustrate your arguments. You can include them within the body of the essay, but make sure to cite the image source under the picture.

Can we talk about our own experiences playing games in the essay?

  • You certainly can; however, strongly consider phrasing them to fit the tone of an academic essay. While writing in the first person is acceptable for this essay, personal anecdotes can detract from the professionalism of your tone or persuasiveness of your arguments. An example of an anecdote that might work when reframed: “The game inspires and evokes emotion through x and y.” What wouldn’t work is, “This game made me feel x, therefore, games are x.”

QUT APA is weird. Can I get MS Word/Endnote/[other reference software] to do my references for me?

  • As long as you follow a consistent APA format it’s fine. Take care to check your computer-generated references to ensure their accuracy, though.

How much do we have to talk about the games we reference?

  • We definitely need to see more concrete/thorough integration with game examples than just listing titles. I recommend exploring your game examples further to avoid losing marks. From the two relevant criteria:
    • Supporting your Point of View (for a 7): “Sophisticated integration of evidence (games and literature) into the point of view throughout.”
    • Quality of Resources (for a 7): “Excellent use of appropriate game examples that strongly support the argument being made (at least 4 games).”

Can we cite the lecture slides?

  • The lecture slides will often have citations in them that you can use, though.

What counts towards the word limit?

  • Anything from the start of your intro to the end of your conclusion counts towards the word limit (except for quotes a sentence or larger). This includes in-text citations.

Can I talk about all of my game examples at the same time?

  • Yes, but to get a higher mark for ‘supporting your point of view’ (from the criteria) they need to be integrated “into the point of view throughout” and used “throughout the assignment”. So you may run into problems with that.

Who do we cite if we get a resource from a website that isn’t owned by that website (e.g., a game screenshot)?

  • The picture belongs to the copyright owner — the games publisher. You can include the URL as “retrieved from” in the reference.

Can we cite Wikipedia?

  • No, not even for images or any other material. Wikipedia will provide a link to the source of the content, and you should cite that.

Is there any upper limit on the number of references we can use?

  • There’s no upper limit except for that governed by your common sense. Keep in mind that in-text references do count towards your word count, though.

INB180 Assessment Items 1 & 2
Point of View Essay Plan and Essay

 

INB180 Assessment Requirements

ITEM: 
Point of View Assessment Items
WEIGHTING: Part A (Plan): 10%

Part B (Essay): 50%

OBJECTIVES: Unit Objectives 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6.
DUE DATES: Part A (Plan): Wednesday 14th September 2016, 11pm (week 8)

Part B (Essay): Wednesday 26th October 2016, 11pm (week 13)

DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this assignment is to argue your opinion, based on evidence, from a selection of topics. This assignment is designed to encourage you to come up with an original opinion and learn how to express it clearly and concisely in a written document. These skills will help you throughout your time at university and further into your career, when you will need to document your opinions or justify a design, art, programming, production or administrative decision. The essay must be between 2000 and 2500 words long, from the start of the introduction to the end of the conclusion (this total does not include the cover page, reference lists or any quotes that are one sentence or longer).

The topics that you can choose from are:

·         Serious Games

·         Games as Art

·         Gender and/or Sexuality in Games

·         Violence in Games

·         Ethics in Games

You should begin with the readings for the lecture topic, listed in the lecture slides. However, it is essential that you do some research of your own to find additional information and references (e.g., journal articles, articles on websites). The focus of this piece of work is to argue a point of view, however, it is important that you support your argument and reference all sources from which you draw information (you should not use the lectures or tutorials as references in your assignment). The references you use in this assignment must be satisfactory according to the CARS criteria, which is provided on blackboard (this does not mean that the resources are high on each individual criteria, but they must be high on some or most and they should be used appropriately).

If you have any concerns about how to search for the information you need, or how to evaluate the quality of the literature you have found, you should contact a librarian or an INB180 staff member.

Before you start working on this assignment you should read the QUT Cite/Write guide to the Written Assignment (http://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au/). You can find a pdf version at http://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au/qutcitewrite2016.pdf. It is important that you read this document, as all assignments will be marked under the assumption that you have read and understood the guidelines in this document. If you are concerned about your ability to complete the written requirements for this assignment, seek support from QUT’s Academic Language and Learning Services (https://www.student.qut.edu.au/studying/student-life/student-support/language-and-learning-support) or ask at the Library Learning and Research Desk http://www.library.qut.edu.au/learn/.

 

CONTENT: Part A (Plan): your plan must detail in point form; a 1 sentence statement of your Point of View, your 4 or 5 main arguments/counterargument(s) and the relevance to industry of your topic. You should also include 2 examples of relevant references you will use in your essay.

Part B (Essay): Your point of view assignment must contain an introduction, a detailed description of your point of view using cited literature and games as evidence, a conclusion and a list of references that you have used in QUT APA format.

FORMAT: Part A (Plan): Your plan should be submitted via the INB180 Blackboard website. Please refer to the submission link on Blackboard (in Assessment / Assessment Items 1 & 2 – Point of View Essay Plan and Essay) for the essay plan example/template and further submission instructions.

Part B (Essay): Your essay must be submitted via the link on the INB180 blackboard website (found in the same folder as the Plan). You must include a title page that has your name and student number on it, as well as the topic that you have chosen. Your assignment must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file.

Please use an appropriate font (e.g. Times New Roman or Arial) and an appropriate size (e.g. 12 point) to make your assignment easier to read. Section headings are recommended to help make your points and overall argument clear.

NOTES: Choosing your topic can be difficult. You need to decide what interests you from the lectures – you do not need to necessarily agree with the points made in the lectures – you may choose to make an argument that runs contrary to what was discussed in class or you may just wish to explore one of the topics in more detail. The important thing is to present a strong argument that is well supported. You should decide on your general area of interest and then research it a little – search the internet, read the course materials, talk to friends and other INB180 students. Once you have a feel for the topic, decide on one specific area that you want to address – this will be the topic of your essay. Make sure it is something that you can articulate clearly when asked about it: you should be able to provide a single sentence summary of your opinion (although you must be able to elaborate a lot more than that!). If you are having trouble deciding on a topic area, use the tutorial questions as a guide. Once you have a topic area, start planning how you want to write your essay. Use the plan and requirements below as a way to guide your planning.

Be careful about using this assignment as a soapbox – a good argumentative essay acknowledges opposing points of view – you need to be able to clearly state any contradicting evidence or other opinions that might not agree with your own. If there are other opinions identify the main one or two counterargument/s and explain why yours is more valid or appropriate, based on the evidence. Your overall essay must have more supporting points than counterpoints, though, and overall must convince the reader that your thesis is true.

REQUIREMENTS:
Introduction

1 paragraph (minimum).

The introduction should include a brief outline of the point you are trying to make and an overview of the material included in the body. It is also important to mention the relevance or importance to industry of the issue that you are discussing. Your introduction should be 200 to 400 words long.
Point of View Body The body of your essay should be between 1500 and 2100 words long. It should be a series of structured, logical statements of your point of view on the issue that you have chosen. You will need to provide evidence that supports your point of view. This evidence should come from the literature that you have chosen and also relevant games (you will need at least 4 games). It is very important that you integrate and synthesise your evidence into your point of view argument. This means you should not just list literature or game examples and then separately make your arguments. The discussion of the literature and games should be combined and woven through your argument (if you are not sure about this, please talk to the teaching staff). You also need to address the major opposing argument/s to your point of view and indicate why your viewpoint is more valid, given the evidence. It is expected that there will be a relevant counterargument(s) for every point of view (if you think there are no counterarguments to your point of view you should check with INB180 staff regarding the requirement to discuss counterarguments). You should expect to make four to five distinct points in your essay. At least one of these should address any opposing viewpoints. You should probably avoid making more than about five distinct points, as the word limit would stop you discussing each point in sufficient depth.
Conclusion

1 paragraph (minimum)

The assignment must have a conclusion. The conclusion summarises the content or the opinion you have presented throughout the assignment. You should also summarise the relevance or importance of the issue that you have discussed. Your conclusion should be 200 to 300 words. You should not introduce new material (i.e. content or literature) in the conclusion.
Word Count The word count for your essay must be 2000-2500 words. This total is counted from the start of the introduction to the end of the conclusion, and does not include the cover page, the list of references, or any quotes that are one sentence or larger (which should generally be avoided anyway).
References

(10 minimum)

You will need to use at least 10 references (in addition to you example games) in your point of view assignment. You will need to find and evaluate other sources of information using the CARS framework (i.e. decide if the source is appropriate and knowledgeable, and can you trust that they know what they are talking about?). The CARS framework is provided on the relevant Assessment page of the INB180 Blackboard site (with the title “CARS checklist”). It is important that you consult this guide, consider the credibility of any internet sources that you use and use your references appropriately. You will need to refer to the literature at appropriate points in the body of your assignment (i.e. when you make use of information that you gained from the literature) and you should cite the relevant references at these points using QUT APA style citations. At the end of your assignment you will also need to include a reference section that provides details about all the references that you used. Note that you will need to use the QUT APA referencing style. You can find information about this style of referencing in the Cite/Write guide and also at http://www.citewrite.qut.edu.au/cite/qutcite.jsp.

Game examples (at least four) should be used to illustrate your point of view. Game examples must also be integrated into to your discussion and be directly relevant to the point that is being made. A ‘games cited’ list for your game examples is not required, but can be included as a separate list of references.

Extensions and Late Penalties Assessment work submitted after the due date will be marked only with an approved extension (E/6.8.4). Assessment work submitted after the due date without an approved extension or, where an extension has been granted, after the extended due date, will normally not be marked and a grade of 1 or 0% will be awarded against the Assessment Item.

All applications for extension must be made via:

www.student.qut.edu.au/studying/assessment/extension

 

If you don’t have an approved extension, you should submit the work you’ve completed by the due date and it will be marked against the assessment criteria.

 

 

POINT OF VIEW ASSESSMENT MARKING CRITERIA (Part A: Plan)

The assignment is designed to assess certain aspects of the objectives for this subject

Performance standards and criteria for each objective appear below

Criteria Performance Standards
  7 6 5 4 3 2-1
A clear and detailed plan

relates to:

Obj. 1,2, 4, 5 and 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marks are out of 10

The plan is articulate and complete. A clear and concise statement of the argument is made. The 4 – 5 (point form) arguments/ counterargument(s), and relevance to industry are sophisticated and well thought out. The argument being made is compelling and convincing. At least two relevant and credible references are included. The plan is considered and complete. A clear statement of the argument is made. The 4 – 5 (point form) arguments/ counterargument(s) and relevance to industry are well thought out. The argument being made is logically sound. At least two relevant references are included.   The plan is complete. A clear statement of the argument is made The 4 – 5 (point form) arguments/ counterargument(s) and relevance to industry make sense. Two relevant  references are included.   The plan may be incomplete or unclear. The statement of the argument may be missing or incoherent. The arguments/ counterargument(s) or relevance to industry are missing or unclear. Relevant references may not be included.
10 marks 7.5 marks   5 marks   0-2.5 marks

Note: For the Plan, the total marks are worth 10% of the unit. 1 mark may be deducted for incorrect submission (refer to the Blackboard submission link for submission instructions).

 

POINT OF VIEW ASSESSMENT MARKING CRITERIA (Part B: Essay)

The assessment is designed to assess certain aspects of the objectives for this subject.

Performance standards and criteria for each objective appear below.

Criteria Performance Standards
  7 6 5 4 3 2-1
Understanding the Issues

relates to:

Obj. 1: Understand key concepts and vocabulary regarding the impact and potential of computer games and the game development industry in our society

Marks are out of 15

Sophisticated discussion of four or more issues relating to the topic showing excellent understanding of the chosen issue.

 

Deep and thorough discussion of four or more issues relating to the topic showing very good understanding of the chosen issue.

 

Considered discussion of four or more issues relating to the topic showing good understanding of the chosen issue.

 

Satisfactory discussion of four or more issues relating to the topic showing satisfactory understanding of the chosen issue.

 

Discusses 3 or more issues relating to the topic showing understanding of the chosen issue. Some confusion or misunderstandings may be present. May not go beyond what has been discussed in class.

 

Does not adequately establish the issue, or does not sufficiently discuss the issue or does not demonstrate understanding of the chosen issue.

 

15-13 marks 12.5-11.5 marks 11-10 marks 9.5-7.5 marks 7-6 marks 5.5 – 0 marks

 

Assessing the Relevance
Obj. 1: Understand key concepts and vocabulary regarding the impact and potential of computer games and the game development industry in our society

Marks are out of 5

A sophisticated, clear and insightful link regarding the relevance and importance of the issue to the game industry is made. An insightful link regarding the relevance and importance of the issue to the game industry is made. A considered link regarding the relevance and importance of the issue to the game industry is made. A clear link regarding the relevance and importance of the issue to the game industry is made. A link regarding the relevance or importance of the issue to the game industry is made, but may not be completely clear or accurate. Does not adequately establish the relevance/ importance of the issue, or does not demonstrate sufficient understanding of the relevance/ importance of the chosen issue.

 

5-4.5 marks 4 marks 3.5 marks 3-2.5 marks 2 marks 1.5-0 marks

 

Criteria Performance Standards
  7 6 5 4 3 2-1
Supporting your Point of View

relates to:

Obj. 2: Analyse games and game literature in terms of genres and key concepts

Marks are out of 10

Sophisticated integration of evidence (games and literature) into the point of view throughout.

Evidence used to support the point of view, is consistently accurately analysed and evaluated for usefulness/bias and used appropriately.

Uses relevant information from the chosen literature and games throughout the assignment.

Deep and thorough integration of evidence (games and literature) into the point of view throughout.

Evidence used to support the point of view, is consistently accurately analysed and evaluated for usefulness/bias and used appropriately.

Uses relevant information from the chosen literature and games throughout the assignment.

Considered integration of evidence (games and literature) into the point of view throughout.

Evidence used to support the point of view, is consistently accurately analysed and evaluated for usefulness/bias and used appropriately.

Uses relevant information from the chosen literature and games throughout the assignment.

Sound integration of evidence (games and literature) into the point of view throughout.

Evidence used to support the point of view, is consistently accurately analysed and evaluated for usefulness/bias and used appropriately (any errors are minor).

Uses relevant information from the chosen literature and games throughout the assignment.

Evidence (literature and games) is generally integrated into the point of view.

Evidence is used to support the point of view. Some points may be presented without evidence. Some evidence may not be adequately analysed.

 

Uses insufficient evidence (literature and games) or evidence is inadequately integrated into the point of view or is not adequately analysed.

 

May use little (or no) relevant information from the chosen literature and games.

10-8.5 marks 8-7.5 marks 7-6.5 marks 6-5 marks 4.5-4 marks 3.5 – 0 marks

 

Criteria Performance Standards
  7 6 5 4 3 2-1
Balanced Point of View

relates to:
Obj. 4: Engage in the cultural dialogue of computer games, develop and argue an opinion about game-related issues

Marks are out of 6

Sophisticated development of a coherent, logical opinion about an issue including acknowledging and addressing opposing viewpoints and the case for and against those views. Thorough development of a coherent, logical opinion about an issue including acknowledging and addressing opposing viewpoints and the case for and against those views. Considered development of a coherent, logical opinion about an issue including acknowledging opposing viewpoints and the case for and against those views.

 

Sound development of a coherent, logical opinion about an issue including acknowledging opposing viewpoints and the case for and against those views.

 

May make minor errors in development of opinion about the issue or may only partly acknowledge (or fail to acknowledge) opposing viewpoints and the case for and against those views.

 

Fails to demonstrate adequate development of an opinion about an issue, may just list information.
6-5.5 marks 5-4.5 marks 4 marks 3.5 – 3 marks 2.5 marks 2-0 marks
Quality of Resources

relates to:

Obj. 5: Keep up-to-date with the latest research and industry trends related to the culture of games

Marks are out of 6

Excellent and thorough use of appropriate, credible and relevant literature (at least 10 valid references).
Excellent use of appropriate game examples that strongly support the argument being made (at least 4 games).
Very good use of appropriate, credible and relevant literature (at least 10 valid references).
Very good use of game examples that strongly support the argument being made (at least 4 games).
Good use of appropriate, credible and relevant literature (any errors are minor, at least 10 valid references).
Good use of game examples that support the argument being made (at least 4 games).
Satisfactory use of recent, credible and appropriate literature (any errors are minor, at least 10 valid references).
Good use of game examples that support the argument being made (at least 4 games).
Inadequate use of recent and relevant literature. Some literature may not be fully relevant or credible or may not include sufficient valid references. Game examples are used but may not always clearly support the argument being made. May not include sufficient game examples. Poor use of literature and game examples (references to literature or game examples may be absent)
6-5.5 marks 5-4.5 marks 4 marks 3.5 – 3 marks 2.5 marks 2-0 marks

 

 

 

Criteria Performance Standards
  7 6 5 4 3 2-1
Communication

relates to:

Obj. 4: Professionally communicate your ideas and use appropriate communication, structure and references

Marks are out of 8

Contains a very well-crafted introduction, body and conclusion.

Meets word count restrictions and other submission requirements.

Uses correct referencing in text and in reference section.

Assignment is extremely easy to read and makes extensive use of clear, professional language.

Contains no spelling or grammatical errors.

Contains a well-crafted introduction, body and conclusion.

Meets word count restrictions and other submission requirements

Uses correct referencing in text and in reference section.

Assignment is very easy to read and makes good use of clear, professional language.

Contains very few spelling or grammatical errors (errors are minor).

Contains an introduction, body and conclusion.

Meets word count restrictions and other submission requirements

Uses correct referencing in text and in reference section.

Assignment is easy to read.

May contain minor spelling or grammatical errors.

Contains an introduction, body and conclusion.

Meets word count restrictions and other submission requirements

Uses correct referencing in text and in reference section (any mistakes are minor).

Readability of the assignment is satisfactory.

May contain minor spelling or grammatical errors.

Contains an introduction, body and conclusion.

Meets word count restrictions and other submission requirements (any problems are minor)

May contain errors in referencing in text or the reference section.

May have some issues with readability.

May contain spelling or grammatical errors.

Essay may be missing a part.

May not meet word count restrictions or other submission requirements

Contains many errors in referencing in text or the reference section, or referencing is largely absent. Assignment is sometimes hard to read or understand.

May contain many spelling or grammatical errors.

7-8 marks 6.5-6 marks 5.5 marks 5-4 marks 3.5 marks 3-0 marks
Note: For the Point of View essay, the total marks are worth 50% of the unit.

Comments:

Total Mark Awarded  /50

 

Ethical Considerations


Ethical Considerations

In this assignment, you will discuss some of the ethical underpinnings of policy issues, including the potential for unintended or unequal outcomes for various constituencies impacted by the policy.

Tasks:

On the basis of readings and research, write a 3- to 4-page paper responding to the following:

  • Explain why you think ethics matter in policy development. Identify the ethical considerations that must be taken into account when drafting or designing a policy.
  • Explain how leaders go about making decisions when the principles and norms surrounding an issue conflict with each other.
  • Research a social policy that is of interest to you. Use resources from professional literature in your research. Professional literature may include the Argosy University online library resources; relevant textbooks; peer-reviewed journal articles; and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, or .gov). The policy can be one that has resulted in legislative action (such as the creation of new laws or regulations as a result of advocacy work), or it can be in the development cycle.
  • Discuss the ethical considerations associated with the policy, including differences between the intended and actual impacts of the policy. Discuss who is or might be impacted by the policy and what the impacts might be on each group.

Need Help-Assignment 3: Philosophical and Practical Approach for Balancing Issues


Need Help-Assignment 3: Philosophical and Practical Approach for Balancing Issues

Before writing your position statement on Philosophical and Practical Approach for Balancing Issues, you should read Chapters 1 through 11 in your textbook. Then, research at least three (3) peer-reviewed articles about individual rights, morality, ethics, individual rights, duty, or codes of conduct for criminal justice professionals.

 

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Create a philosophy and approach for balancing the issues of individual rights and the public’s protection. Provide one to two (1 to 2) examples illustrating how you will balance the two issues in your own career in law enforcement.
  2. Determine a philosophy and approach for balancing the use of reward and punishment in criminal justice. Provide one to two (1-2) examples illustrating how you will use this philosophy in your own career.
  3. Select a philosophy and approach that addresses the use of immoral means (e.g., torture or lying in interrogation) to accomplish desirable ends. Provide one to two (1-2) examples illustrating how you will use this philosophy in your own career.
  4. Explain what you believe the Ethics of Care and Peacemaking Criminology presented in your textbook should mean for law enforcement professionals.
  5. Support your position statement with three (3) relevant and credible references, documented according to latest edition of APA. (Note: Do not use open source sites such as Ask.com, eHow.com, Answers.com, and Wikipedia.)

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format (latest edition). Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page developed in accordance with the latest edition of APA, including a running head, page number, the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page, revision of the previous assignment, and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Need Help-Assignment 3: Philosophical and Practical Approach for Balancing Issues

AHIMA Code of Ethics


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AHIMA Code of Ethics

 

Consider this scenario:

You work at a hospital and your mom is meeting you in your office for lunch. She arrives with the food and in an excited voice she says:

“I need to shut your door…I just saw Judy and she told me Paul is in the oncology suite. They haven’t been at the summer block gatherings this year. I had no idea that he was a patient here. What’s wrong with him? I’d like to send him a card and drop off some cookies. Maybe I can visit him after lunch. What room is he in?”

 

Your door is shut and you are only there with your mom.

 

Consider the AHIMA Code of Ethics and specifically refer to at least one line from it when posting to this discussion.

  • What information can you provide to your mom about Judy’s husband?
  • With the Code of Ethics applying to all HIM professionals, why might HIM professionals apply ethical behavior differently from one another?

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Ethical Position Paper


Ethical Position Paper

Task
You are required to give consideration to an ethical issue that can be explored in depth with TWO people from different discipline backgrounds (from yourself and from each other). To do this, the ethical issue needs to be framed up as a question that can be posed to others, and then analyses with reference to ethical theory. The steps in this process are as follows:
(1) Define the ethical issue, re frame it as an ethical question, and explore practice or research literature relevant to the topic.
(2)  Identify TWO people who have backgrounds in a professional discipline (eg medicine, law, nursing, education, psychology, social work, criminology, policing, public health, environmental practice), and invite them to participate in a discussion with you about their responses to this question.
(3) Engage these people (who must be over the age of 18) in discussion about their personal AND professional responses to the question, including their understanding of how their own discipline’s relevant ethical codes would inform their response.
(4)  Conduct an analysis of each person’s position on the question by identifying relevant ethical theory that explains their position, and relevant ethical principles highlighted in the responses.
(5) The final step is to reflect on and articulate your own personal AND professional position (with reference to relevant ethical codes), including an analysis of challenges that the question presents for your professional practice.

Ethical Position Paper


Ethical Position Paper
Task
You are required to give consideration to an ethical issue that can be explored in depth with TWO people from different discipline backgrounds (from yourself and from each other). To do this, the ethical issue needs to be framed up as a question that can be posed to others, and then analyses with reference to ethical theory. The steps in this process are as follows:
(1) Define the ethical issue, re frame it as an ethical question, and explore practice or research literature relevant to the topic.
(2)  Identify TWO people who have backgrounds in a professional discipline (eg medicine, law, nursing, education, psychology, social work, criminology, policing, public health, environmental practice), and invite them to participate in a discussion with you about their responses to this question.
(3) Engage these people (who must be over the age of 18) in discussion about their personal AND professional responses to the question, including their understanding of how their own discipline’s relevant ethical codes would inform their response.
(4)  Conduct an analysis of each person’s position on the question by identifying relevant ethical theory that explains their position, and relevant ethical principles highlighted in the responses.
(5) The final step is to reflect on and articulate your own personal AND professional position (with reference to relevant ethical codes), including an analysis of challenges that the question presents for your professional practice.

Ethics


Ethics

3 Peer Responses to someone else in our class being sure to discuss one particular idea from his/her presentation. (50 Words Each)

  1. Kingdom of Benin: Hunting Scene, Kingdom of Mali: Wall Hanging or Blanket

 

  1. In the Hunting Scene, one specific quality that drew me to the piece was the symbolism behind the piece itself. This piece depicts a hunter and his dog finding their prey and going to shoot them. This symbolizes the struggles that people back then had to go through in order to put food on the table. Although it may not be the happiest scene, it illustrates real life and shows us that death happens. Another quality that this piece contains is in the details. The details put into this piece is very exquisite. For example, in the face of the man, you can see that he is determined to kill the animals and you can see this through his facial expression, which has been carefully carved. The next piece I chose was the wall hanging. In this piece, the blanket is black and white with zig zag-like patterns. One quality that drew me to this was the pattern on the blanket. The pattern makes it look like the blanket had an optical illusion type feel to it. The stitching makes the blanket look wavy and it interests me because of this. The second quality that caught my eye was the details again. This is because given this blanket and how long it must have took to construct it, the pattern looks very difficult to do. It switches between black and white and changes throughout the whole piece.
  2. The two pieces that I chose demonstrate beauty in many ways. For example, in the hunting scene, the details is what mainly attracted my attention. The exquisite details the sculptor put into the piece makes the piece what it is. They made the human almost come to life with how they sculpted his face and his clothes. This impressed me greatly because it must have taken a lot of work in order for this piece to come out the way it is. I was also very impressed by the positioning of the sculptures. The dog appears as if he is ready to pounce on the animals after his owner shoots and the animals look like they are trying to escape from the wrath of the human and his companion. On the other hand, the blanket demonstrated beauty through its pattern. The black and white wavy pattern made the piece look fluid. It also made me calm and at peace because of its simplicity. There was not a lot going on and this allowed me to really enjoy what was presented in front of me instead of trying to find out what the true meaning of the piece is. I also tried to imagine the physical labor the person had to go through with changing the string color and going from row to row. This must have been so tiring because the details on that blanket are so pristine and clean. Overall, both pieces had their own beauty and aesthetic appeal that made me chose them.

 

2.

  1. The two pieces I chose were the “Ceremonial Procession” from Kingdom of Benin and the “Seated Female Figure” from Kingdom of Mali. The “Ceremonial Procession” caught my attention because it was really different from the other sculptures I have seen. Many sculptures focus on solely one person, however, this piece of art was a whole scene of people. The second element in this item that really interested me was the scene itself. I was very curious as to what the scene was representing, and why only one person is sitting down in the middle. This scene undoubtedly portrays a happy vibe in which a celebration is about to occur. I chose a “Seated Female Figure” because this piece also stood out to me. It is made of a different material other than brass, which is unlike majority of the other sculptures. In addition, I really liked how the artist showed emotion on this woman’s face. The woman is frowning, depicting that she is in a unhappy mood. This also comes across due to the placement of her arms, which are criss-crossed around each other. I wonder why she is so unhappy, but I really appreciated that the artist took the time to covey the certain emotion in the character.
  2. 2) Even though the first piece I chose is crowded with lots of figures, the scene gives a sense of aesthetic. The beauty is in the scene since they are going for a celebration. This piece is titled “Ceremonial Procession” which translates into ceremonial parade, meaning these figures are going to celebrate a special occasion. Seeing the amount of people and the different actions of these various figures gives a sense of beauty as they are celebrating life. The second piece of the “Seated Female Figure” shows beauty out of simplicity. The pure emotion shown on this figure’s face is another element of pure beauty. I love how just by looking at the sculpture, you can feel the emotion the woman is going through. That to me is the beauty of this piece of artwork.

 

3.

Yoruba: Black Figure with Rifle and Machete, Benin: Figure of a Man Holding World

 

  1. One quality that drew me to the figure with the rifle and machete was the person’s facial expression. I thought he looked very calm and peaceful in the picture. His entire design was very unique and made it stand out because it was unlike a lot of other pieces of art I have looked at. Another thing that drew me to the sculpture was the material used in the piece. The material gave the sculpture a glossy sheen that made it stand out to me even more. One quality that drew me to the figure of the man holding the world was the title. The title was very intriguing and is the thing that initially made me click on the image. The other quality that drew me in was the material that was used to make the piece. I think it was made using scrap metal and it looks like the man is sitting on a metal bracket.

 

  1. Both of these pieces are aesthetically pleasing to me in varying ways. One way in which the first figure was beautiful was the glossy material that was used to create it. It gave the whole piece a clean and smooth appearance.The design of the machete was also something else that caught my eye. I thought it was aesthetically pleasing because like the rest of the piece it was fairly simple with just a few gold designs on the blade that made it stand out. The second figure was aesthetically pleasing to me because of the use of scrap metal. The fact that the artist was able to create art with scraps was incredible to me and made me appreciate the beauty of it more. Another thing that appealed to the beauty was the simplicity of it. The man’s face just has three bumps for the nose and ears and the Earth is just an oval shaped piece of metal, but I think that the simplicity matches the use of scraps and makes the piece even more aesthetically pleasing.

 

 

 

Example:

 

 

Shefali Mathrani wrote:

1) The two pieces I chose were the “Ceremonial Procession” from Kingdom of Benin and the “Seated Female Figure” from Kingdom of Mali. The “Ceremonial Procession” caught my attention because it was really different from the other sculptures I have seen. Many sculptures focus on solely one person, however, this piece of art was a whole scene of people. The second element in this item that really interested me was the scene itself. I was very curious as to what the scene was representing, and why only one person is sitting down in the middle. This scene undoubtedly portrays a happy vibe in which a celebration is about to occur. I chose a “Seated Female Figure” because this piece also stood out to me. It is made of a different material other than brass, which is unlike majority of the other sculptures. In addition, I really liked how the artist showed emotion on this woman’s face. The woman is frowning, depicting that she is in a unhappy mood. This also comes across due to the placement of her arms, which are criss-crossed around each other. I wonder why she is so unhappy, but I really appreciated that the artist took the time to covey the certain emotion in the character.

 

2) Even though the first piece I chose is crowded with lots of figures, the scene gives a sense of aesthetic. The beauty is in the scene since they are going for a celebration. This piece is titled “Ceremonial Procession” which translates into ceremonial parade, meaning these figures are going to celebrate a special occasion. Seeing the amount of people and the different actions of these various figures gives a sense of beauty as they are celebrating life. The second piece of the “Seated Female Figure” shows beauty out of simplicity. The pure emotion shown on this figure’s face is another element of pure beauty. I love how just by looking at the sculpture, you can feel the emotion the woman is going through. That to me is the beauty of this piece of artwork.

 

 Peer Response:

 

I also chose the ceremonial procession! I didn’t pick up on the fact that it was set apart from many of the other pieces like you did, however, now I see what you are saying and that makes me like it even more! That’s a really cool point. It’s true, most of the other pieces focus on one single figure whereas this one is focused on three which gives the eye more to look at and more of a story to discover, which is probably why I found it so intriguing.

ENG 295 Dr. Mark A. Tabone 1 Memo: Ethics in Technical Writing:


ENG 295 Dr. Mark A. Tabone 1 Memo: Ethics in Technical Writing: SummaryRecommendations Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

Recommendations Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

Recommendations Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

Recommendations Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

Recommendations Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

Memo: Ethics in Technical Writing: SummaryRecommendations Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

Recommendations Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

Memo: Ethics in Technical Writing: SummaryRecommendations Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

Recommendations Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

Ethics in Technical Writing: SummaryRecommendations Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

Recommendations Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

 

 

Ethics in Technical Writing:

Summary

Recommendations Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph

 

Recommendations Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph about a given article should state and emphasize that article’s key topics, themes, and points. The summary should delve more deeply into important details, and should relate directly to the overall main point(s) of each article. The summary section should comprise approximately 2/3 to 3/4 of the document. ENG 295 Dr. Mark A. Tabone 2 3. An analysis/response section analogous to the conclusions/recommendations section of a memo, executive summary, or short, “informal” report, this section should synthesize and analyze the “factual” information reported in the summary section in order to draw a small set of discrete conclusions about the claims the articles’ authors are making. The conclusion(s) should reflect what you consider the most important or interesting information in the summary. The section should then offer an argumentative response to these conclusions. What, for instance, is the role or importance, if any, of ethics in workplace communication? What approach to ethics do you recommend for individual communicators, or for workplaces as a whole? Your response may be to agree or disagree with one or more of the authors’ claims and expand on this opinion; you may agree with them for the most part but assert a different particular claim; or you can adopt a contrarian point of view and reject the need for ethical considerations in your technical communication entirely as long as you are able to support your claim that the authors’ arguments are unconvincing. Whatever your position, make sure you situate it within the discussion the authors, and we, are having, and support it with reasoning and evidence. There are many tenable positions. There are no “wrong” positions in argumentative writing; there are numerous positions with weak, ill-informed, unsubstantiated, or fallacious support. If you need a formatting guide, consult the textbook’s sections on “informal reports” and “recommendation reports.” For formatting, consult the sample memo on page 126. During the composition process, be sure to think about the following: Purpose and Audience  What are the primary and secondary purposes of your document?  Who is the primary (intended) audience?  Who else will, or might, read it?  Who, besides the readers, might be affected by this document even if they do not read it?  What does the audience need to understand and act? Make a list before writing.  Where/When/Why will they read this document?  How might you best present your information for your primary and secondary audiences? Respect their time and needs.  What information and rhetorical tactics might your audience find most persuasive, and what do they need to make a good decision? Tone  What tone is required for this audience, context, and rhetorical situation?  What tone is demanded by this subject matter? ENG 295 Dr. Mark A. Tabone 3  Does your use of technical terminology need to be explained (i.e., is your language appropriate for your readers? Would more detail help the reader to understand your document? If not, can you revise or cut any extraneous explanation?). You might list the technical terms you think will need to be explained so that you define all terms or provide all necessary background. Format  What elements belong in each section?  What are all of the formatting elements specifically necessary for memos?  What is the best strategy for “chunking” and organizing this text for readability and emphasis? Keep in mind that it will be read on screen rather than in print. EXAMPLE ELEMENTS FOR EVALUATION Format  Is genre-appropriate both textually and visually  Uses visual rhetoric for clarity and readability  Follows pertinent instructions  Follows A-B-C, C-C-C, or other appropriate structure; each section contains appropriate information  Is “chunked” effectively and as appropriate Organization  Sequences content according to a self-evident logical pattern  Segments discrete topics into discrete textual units (paragraphs, sections, etc.)  Reflects needs and conventions of the rhetorical situation (“good news,” “bad news,” “sales,” etc.)  Locates important information in “places of emphasis”  Uses visual cues, if appropriate, to call attention to organization Content  Meets demands of rhetorical situation  Uses effective, appropriate persuasive strategies  Is audience-centered; anticipates and answers questions  Backs claims with credible evidence, cited appropriately  Provides all information needed to understand and act Style  Is clear, concise, and correct Uses and varies diction successfully for effect  Favor active sentences and avoids nominalizations  Employs appropriate discourse conventions and levels of formality Tone  Assumes a tone appropriate to its audience, purpose, and context  Is emotionally intelligent and strategic  Demonstrates goodwill Cohesion & Coherence  Creates coherence through sound, valid reasoning, organization and sequencing, and the signaling of these elements for the reader with “signpost” language ENG 295 Dr. Mark A. Tabone 4  Is unified and focused throughout  Is direct and unambiguous in its statements (if culturally appropriate)  Has unified paragraphs with clear topic sentences  Creates clear connections among ideas with transitions and internal self-references Professionalism  Creates a positive image of the author and his/her organization  Is clean, polished, and visually appealing  Is on time or ahead of time  Represents a clear attempt to exceed expectations  Is 100% free of mechanical errors

Recommendations

Turn in a hard copy, and upload another copy to Blackboard. First, read the following articles. For this assignment to be successful, it will be necessary to read these texts closely, and to understand them thoroughly:  Markel’s “Toward a Sense of Ethics for Technical Communication”  Katz’s “The Ethic of Expediency” Then, write an “informal report” based on these articles. Format this report as a memo. Introduce and summarize each article. In response to the articles, make and support a concise but thoughtful argument about the role of ethics in workplace communication. Assume that your audience is comprised of people who know nothing about the articles and very little about the issues they address. This will require you to swiftly provide background information and context or the reader before providing a concise, accurate, accessible summary of some fairly technical content. The memo should be at least one full, single-spaced page in length (with standard 1” margins, 12 pt. Times New Roman font, etc.), and it must contain three parts: 1. An abstract: this should provide a brief summary of the entire memo’s contents, much like the abstracts that are written for academic articles. Like the abstract portion of a business document, it should also clearly and quickly state the document’s purpose, as well as its ultimate point. This includes indicating up front any conclusions about the memo draws. 2. A body that thoroughly and accurately summarizes each article, capturing each text’s main ideas and arguments. The summaries should not quote the articles; they should instead condense and paraphrase their ideas in your own words with as much precision as possible. The first sentence of the first paragraph about a given article should state and emphasize that article’s key topics, themes, and points. The summary should delve more deeply into important details, and should relate directly to the overall main point(s) of each article. The summary section should comprise approximately 2/3 to 3/4 of the document. ENG 295 Dr. Mark A. Tabone 2 3. An analysis/response section analogous to the conclusions/recommendations section of a memo, executive summary, or short, “informal” report, this section should synthesize and analyze the “factual” information reported in the summary section in order to draw a small set of discrete conclusions about the claims the articles’ authors are making. The conclusion(s) should reflect what you consider the most important or interesting information in the summary. The section should then offer an argumentative response to these conclusions. What, for instance, is the role or importance, if any, of ethics in workplace communication? What approach to ethics do you recommend for individual communicators, or for workplaces as a whole? Your response may be to agree or disagree with one or more of the authors’ claims and expand on this opinion; you may agree with them for the most part but assert a different particular claim; or you can adopt a contrarian point of view and reject the need for ethical considerations in your technical communication entirely as long as you are able to support your claim that the authors’ arguments are unconvincing. Whatever your position, make sure you situate it within the discussion the authors, and we, are having, and support it with reasoning and evidence. There are many tenable positions. There are no “wrong” positions in argumentative writing; there are numerous positions with weak, ill-informed, unsubstantiated, or fallacious support. If you need a formatting guide, consult the textbook’s sections on “informal reports” and “recommendation reports.” For formatting, consult the sample memo on page 126. During the composition process, be sure to think about the following: Purpose and Audience  What are the primary and secondary purposes of your document?  Who is the primary (intended) audience?  Who else will, or might, read it?  Who, besides the readers, might be affected by this document even if they do not read it?  What does the audience need to understand and act? Make a list before writing.  Where/When/Why will they read this document?  How might you best present your information for your primary and secondary audiences? Respect their time and needs.  What information and rhetorical tactics might your audience find most persuasive, and what do they need to make a good decision? Tone  What tone is required for this audience, context, and rhetorical situation?  What tone is demanded by this subject matter? ENG 295 Dr. Mark A. Tabone 3  Does your use of technical terminology need to be explained (i.e., is your language appropriate for your readers? Would more detail help the reader to understand your document? If not, can you revise or cut any extraneous explanation?). You might list the technical terms you think will need to be explained so that you define all terms or provide all necessary background. Format  What elements belong in each section?  What are all of the formatting elements specifically necessary for memos?  What is the best strategy for “chunking” and organizing this text for readability and emphasis? Keep in mind that it will be read on screen rather than in print. EXAMPLE ELEMENTS FOR EVALUATION Format  Is genre-appropriate both textually and visually  Uses visual rhetoric for clarity and readability  Follows pertinent instructions  Follows A-B-C, C-C-C, or other appropriate structure; each section contains appropriate information  Is “chunked” effectively and as appropriate Organization  Sequences content according to a self-evident logical pattern  Segments discrete topics into discrete textual units (paragraphs, sections, etc.)  Reflects needs and conventions of the rhetorical situation (“good news,” “bad news,” “sales,” etc.)  Locates important information in “places of emphasis”  Uses visual cues, if appropriate, to call attention to organization Content  Meets demands of rhetorical situation  Uses effective, appropriate persuasive strategies  Is audience-centered; anticipates and answers questions  Backs claims with credible evidence, cited appropriately  Provides all information needed to understand and act Style  Is clear, concise, and correct Uses and varies diction successfully for effect  Favor active sentences and avoids nominalizations  Employs appropriate discourse conventions and levels of formality Tone  Assumes a tone appropriate to its audience, purpose, and context  Is emotionally intelligent and strategic  Demonstrates goodwill Cohesion & Coherence  Creates coherence through sound, valid reasoning, organization and sequencing, and the signaling of these elements for the reader with “signpost” language ENG 295 Dr. Mark A. Tabone 4  Is unified and focused throughout  Is direct and unambiguous in its statements (if culturally appropriate)  Has unified paragraphs with clear topic sentences  Creates clear connections among ideas with transitions and internal self-references Professionalism  Creates a positive image of the author and his/her organization  Is clean, polished, and visually appealing  Is on time or ahead of time  Represents a clear attempt to exceed expectations  Is 100% free of mechanical errors

Ethics: Edward Snowden


Ethics: Edward Snowden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yB3n9fu-rM (Links to an external site.)

The Edward Snowden affair with the National Security Agency (NSA) has and is producing a flood of emotions around the world. To some, Snowden is a tyrant while to others he is a whistleblower and potentially a patriot. Based on this interview and what we have discussed in class, do you think the Snowden case may result into future unethical and criminal charges or may the case turn into a positive for the greater good of society?

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