Global Societal Problem, Argument and Solution

Prepare: The topic of your essay needs to be a global societal problem from the following list: adult illiteracy, funding for General Education vs STEM in primary and secondary schools, minimum wage, oceans desertification, overcoming the digital divide, refugee (escaping persecution, war, or death) crises, species extinctions (modern), tax havens, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), universal statement of human rights (pick one), airport security, or wealth disparity. Review this GEN499 Sample Final Paper Guide for additional guidance on the expectations of this assignment.

Reflect: Based on the topic that you have chosen, you will need to use critical thinking skills to thoroughly understand how this topic can be a global societal problem and determine some logical solution(s) to the problem.

Write: This Final Argumentative Essay will present research relating the critical thinker to the modern, globalized world. In this assignment, you need to address the following items in separate sections with new headings for each:

  • Identify the global societal problem within the introductory paragraph and conclude with a thesis statement that states your proposed solution(s) to the problem. For guidance on how to construct a good introduction paragraph, please review the Introduction Paragraph Guideline from the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Describe background information on how that problem developed or came into existence. Show why this is a societal problem, and provide perspectives from multiple disciplines or populations so that you fully represent what different parts of society have to say about this issue.
  • Construct an argument supporting your proposed solution(s). Be sure to consider multiple disciplines or populations so that your solution shows that multiple parts of society will benefit from this solution. Provide evidence from multiple scholarly sources as evidence that your proposed solution is viable.
  • Interpret statistical data from at least three, peer-reviewed scholarly sources. Do this by discussing the validity, reliability, and any biases; identifying the strengths and weaknesses of these sources; and pointing out limitations of current research and attempting to indicate areas for future research. You may even use visual representations such as graphs or charts to explain statistics from sources. Evaluate the ethical outcomes that result from your solution. Be sure to provide at least one positive ethical outcome as well as at least one negative ethical outcome that could result from your solution, and explain at least two ethical issues related to each of those outcomes. It’s important to consider all of society.
  • Develop a conclusion as the last paragraph(s) of the essay, starting with rephrasing your thesis statement and then presenting the major points of the topic and how they support your argument. For guidance on how to write a good conclusion paragraph, please review the Conclusion Paragraph Guideline from the Ashford Writing Center.

The Final Argumentative Essay

  • Must be 3,300 – 3,900 words in length (approximately between 10 – 12 pages; excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Assignment 1: Resistance

You have probably heard the saying “Change is hard.” This statement is true for organizations as well as for individuals. When faced with change, many employees demonstrate resistance—they do whatever they can to not give in to that change. While some opposition may be natural, it is important to understand that employees need to work past such resistance to be successful at work. It is also important to note that organizational leaders need to understand that the communication methods they choose to announce change can greatly impact employees’ initial reactions.

Respond to the following:

  • Sarah, a long-time employee, is given an Android and told to keep it with her at all times should the company need to contact her. Why might Sarah resist this change? What impact might the direct style of communication, if used by Sarah’s boss, have on Sarah? How could this message be communicated in another, better way? What does this example tell you about the role of communication in businesses when resistance is involved?
  • Describe a time you demonstrated resistance at work. Why did you resist? What was the outcome?
  • How did you shape your argument to the needs of your audience?

Write your response to each question in two to three paragraphs. Be sure to refer to appropriate terms, concepts, and research from your readings this week to help support your response.

Week 5 Assignment Benchmark- Philosophy of Special Education Essay

Week 5 Assignment

Benchmark- Philosophy of Special Education Essay

In a 750-1,000-word paper, research, develop, and write your philosophy of special education that addresses your beliefs on the following topics:

  • Purpose of schooling
  • Nature of learners
  • Curriculum
  • Instructional methods
  • Classroom management
  • Assessment practices
  • Professional relationships with family and community

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.


Submit the assignment to your instructor in LoudCloud.


You will also submit this assignment to Taskstream along with your completed Clinical Field Experience Verification Form and other documents in week 6. Refer to the syllabus for further instructions regarding any additional documents to be included in your Taskstream submission. Directions for submitting to Taskstream can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.

Standards/Competencies Assessed:

InTASC: 1(j), 2(l), 4(r), 9(l)

CEC 6.1, 6.3

COE Program Competencies: D6 C6.1

Classroom Behavior Management Strategies

Develop a 500-750 word classroom behavior management plan.

In your plan, include the following:

  1. Steps to maintain personal self-control, both for the teacher and student.
  2. Strategies for avoiding power struggles with students.
  3. Strategies to diffuse classroom behavior incidents.
  4. Strategies to keep focus on teaching and students focused on learning when distracting behaviors occur in the classroom.
  5. Key phrases to redirect behaviors in the classroom.
  6. Rationale for classroom behavior management plan choices.

Support your classroom behavior management plan with a minimum of two scholarly resources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide


Write a 270- to 350-word (1-page) essay in a Microsoft® Word document on the topic of academic integrity.

Discuss academic integrity by responding to the following:

  • What are three examples of infractions that violate the Student Code of Academic Integrity?
  • How might a SMART goal help you avoid infractions against the code? Write a SMART goal to demonstrate.
  • Why is integrity important in both academic and professional life? How do you put integrity into practice in both your academic and professional life?
  • Discuss the resources on plagiarism available to you as student. Which is the most useful? Why?

Television Media

The project Televsion Media needs to address


the following elements in the order listed:





Corporate stakeholders and response to their issues

The role of the industry in its social, economic, and political setting

Domestic and international ethics

Ecological and natural resources

Social issues

Your rating of the industry’s overall social responsiveness and its accomplishments in this



Your rating of the industry in relation to the core


values of Excellence, Community, Respect, Personal Development, Responsible Stewardship and Integrity, as well as the changes that should be made to be more in line with the core


values The research paper should be double


spaced and 3000-5000 words in length. It should include a


cover page, table of contents (including page numbers to match pages in the body of the report), reference page, and in text citations. All formatting and references should conform to APA sixth edition standards.


Formulating Leadership

Your company’s Vice President of Human Resources has approached your team for assistance in recruiting and developing your organization’s future leaders.  60% of your company consists of millennials, and your team has been charged with how to successfully increase the number of millennials as leaders in your organization.  At this time, senior management is reluctant and uninformed as to how they should promote the millennials as leaders.  This first step is to create a plan.

Write a 525- to 700-word summary in which you:

  • Examine the best practices that your team can cultivate to enhance the number of millennial leaders.
  • Explain how you would present this information to senior managers in your organization.

Cite a minimum of two references other than the text.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines

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