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:

It is also recommended that you review these tutorials from the Ashford University Library:

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





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

Write: For this discussion, address the following prompts:

  • Identify a      global societal issue from the following list that you would consider      researching further for your Week 5 Final Paper:
    • Aging       population
    • Critical       Thinking Skills for the 21st Century
    • Gender       Inequality
    • Global       Climate Change
    • Global       Water Shortage
    • Marginalization       and Minorities
    • Refugee       Crises
    • Children’s       Rights
    • Social       Media Censorship
  • Describe      effective methods you used in identifying and narrowing down to just one      of the topics to further research for your Final Paper.
  • Explain      three ways you can critically analyze sources to determine if they are      scholarly.
  • Summarize      information from at least two scholarly journal articles from the Ashford      University Library that will support your claims for your chosen topic.
  • Explain      why scholarly sources should be used to support your writing on the      selected topic.
  • Download      and attach a PDF copy of one of the peer-reviewed scholarly articles that      you found from the Ashford University Library to your answer using the      “Attach” function located below your response.

Your post should be at least 350 words

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