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This assignment asks you to think and respond critically to an issue by taking a position on it. In the real world, you are often called upon to express your opinion or make an evaluation of a position. To do so effectively, you must use reasoning and evidence to convince others. A successful outcome will depend on how well you design your train of thought, present evidence, and use language. Employers value critical thinking and the ability to write persuasively about issues that matter. Discover a way to influence others by the way you present your ideas.
In the real world, good decisions depend on the use of solid evidence and valid reasoning, which generally lead to intelligent perspectives and sound judgments. In any career path, you will need to prove yourself by demonstrating skills of persuasion and effective presentation. Whether in person, across the conference room, by phone, or across continents, working professionals must present their ideas and proposals convincingly. This assignment will help you develop important skills of persuasion and critical thinking in a variety of situations.
Part 1: Persuasive Research Paper
Review your instructor feedback from your previous weeks' assignments.
Revise any portions of your paper based on instructor feedback.
Prepare the final draft of your 1,400- to 1,750-word persuasive research paper that argues your personal position on a controversial topic that you think is worthy of public debate. Ensure thatyou have a strong thesis statement and be organized so that your arguments are clearly presented. Avoid giving background on your topic. Instead focus on proving your thesis statement.
Format your paper consistent with appropriate course-level APA guidelines.
Submit your paper to the Plagiarism Checker and make any necessary revisions before submitting your final paper.
Submit your final paper to the Assignment Files tab.
Part 2: Persuasive Presentation
Create a 5- to 7-slide presentation using Microsoft® PowerPoint® to accompany your paper that highlights only the main points of your paper.
Format your references consistent with appropriate course-level APA guidelines. Include citations in the speaker notes or in a separate reference list.
Deliver your presentation and submit your presentation file or link.
Submit your presentation to the Assignment Files tab.