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These questions should be open-ended as the intent is to generate class discussion and/or ask specific questions to the guest speakers.

You will submit 2 discussion questions. One question will focus on assigned readings, and one question will be for the guest speaker based on their careers and/or area(s) of expertise. These questions should be open-ended as the intent is to generate class discussion and/or ask specific questions to the guest speakers. Try to connect the questions to world events or experiences from your own life. You are required to provide the name of the author(s)/article and guest speaker for each question. This assignment requires you to use internet investigative skills to learn about each speaker as I will only provide their names and general areas of expertise.
10/26 provide one discussion question on the ‘Classroom Avenger’ (school shootings) article and one question for guest speaker, Dr. McGee. I also provided examples of discussion questions.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jim Mcgee (Psychology, Threat Assessment).
Here is the link to one of the websites i found him on https://training.gdba.com/instructors#
and here is another link to another document i found on him https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CRECB-2005-pt17/html/CRECB-2005-pt17-Pg23062-2.htm.

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What they thought before they started to talk.”

(Page 1 intro) Purpose: This one page will be the opening of your final research essay and should focus on introducing your essay’s topic – a problem related to Public Discourse in America – and your main idea about that topic to the reader. Your task in these pages is to generate interest in your topic while establishing a clear sense of your thesis and the method by which you will develop and support that thesis.

Learning Objectives:
• Demonstrate fundamental skills of argumentative, research-based writing by…
o composing a brief “prelude” to generate reader interest in your essay;
o establishing a clear and engaging thesis or main point for your essay
o offering a sketch or roadmap of how your essay’s argument will develop;
o linking your intro smoothly to Section I of the essay’s body: “The Problem”
• Demonstrate the effective and responsible use of sources by…
o using summary and paraphrase to restate most ideas found in sources;
o quoting sources accurately, responsibly, and sparingly (only when needed);
o citing all instances of language and ideas borrowed from sources;
o documenting sources in a Works Cited (MLA 8) or References (APA) list.

Sources: Use at least one (1) source to build this portion of your essay. Ideally, your introduction should draw upon source material that helps to build a colorful, lively, and engaging prelude to your discussion. Look for a source that narrates or describes the real-world experiences of people impacted in some way by the problem or controversy your essay examines. Scholarly content is not necessary at this early stage in your discussion, but often, the sort of data supplied by scholars – shocking statistics or new research findings that challenge common misconceptions – can prove useful in a prelude. Otherwise, articles from news outlets and other general-interest periodicals are sufficient to help you build an effective intro.

Developing This Page:

? Generate reader interest. Open your essay with colorful and engaging content that sets the stage for your discussion. Since your essay will focus on a problem or controversy related to today’s public discourse, consider illustrating that problem with a vivid example – one that stresses the harm or human impact and the two-sided nature of the problem. Borrow from sources to narrate or describe the circumstances faced by real people as they grapple with the problem from both sides.

? State your thesis. At some point during your paper’s introduction, deliver a clear sense of your main idea – the position or solution you intend to support. Don’t present all the exquisite details of your main idea this early in your essay, but do provide a sentence or two revealing your purpose and pointing readers toward your conclusion.

? Qualify your thesis. Your thesis should be clear, thought-provoking, and arguable: that is, something a reasonable person might reject and which you must support through sound reasoning and evidence. Voice your position with confidence, but be careful not to sound aggressive, uncompromising, or “cocksure.” Consider ways to qualify your thesis statement with language that signals your openness to objections, your awareness of the topic’s complexity, and the legitimacy of the views on all sides.

? Consider your topic and audience. As you choose suitable material for your prelude and intro, consider your topic and audience carefully. Where do most readers in your audience stand on this issue? What level of knowledge do they possess on your topic, and what kinds of facts or details might they find most surprising? How sensitive or emotionally charged is your topic? Will some readers respond negatively to the use of humor or irony or strong language in your essay’s prelude? Will an assertive and uncompromising thesis statement tilt some readers against your main idea right away?

? Avoid argument. At this early stage in your essay, avoid presenting arguments or evidence on either side of the problem you are examining. For now, you are merely opening your discussion, generating interest in your topic, and providing a brief statement of your main idea. Arguments will come later, in the body of the essay; in fact, you have already published a section of the essay called “Conflicting Voices” which examines and evaluates the arguments on all sides of the issue in detail.

? Transition to the essay’s body. Once you have achieved all the goals outlined above for your essay’s prelude and intro, consider ways to make a smooth connection between the intro and the first section of your essay’s body – “The Problem” – where you have detailed the nature, scope, and seriousness of the issue you are examining.
WHAT I HAVE SO FAR FOR PAGE ONE, please revise / improve-
“ Young people are starting out their lives with high interest student loan debt trying to get
an education to land an excellent job. People are disagreeing left and right about whether it is fair
to pay off someone else’s student loan. According to Cass R. Sunstein, “It is well known that
when like-minded people get together, they tend to end up thinking a more extreme version of
what they thought before they started to talk.” There is a misunderstanding of the student debt
forgiveness program, and no one has the time to research or educate themselves about it. I want
to simplify the goals of this program to lessen the gap between those who think extreme opposite
ends of the loan forgiveness program.
To increase one’s standards of living our minds jump to education, getting a college
degree. Students hope to get a decent job after college, have a better life. The cost of education to
get to that better life is expensive. When you graduate college in the United States of America,
you “may not have access to the middle-class life that the college degree once provided” (Biden
2022). No one plans to have debt that prevents mortgage loans, starting a family or business.
Setbacks cannot be planned for, no one plans to get sick, lose their job, not be able to pay down
their debt. People have priorities, and sometimes paying back debt is not one of them, due to
unforeseen circumstances like illness or loss of income. People are not born knowing about
principal, interest or how loans work financial knowledge is not second nature.”

(The problem, pages 2-5) Purpose: These four pages will form the second half of the body of your final research essay and should focus on presenting, analyzing, and evaluating the arguments surrounding your topic – a specific problem related to Public Discourse in America. Your task in these pages is to help readers understand and weigh the arguments – the claims, supporting reasons, evidence, and appeals – offered on all sides of the issue.

Learning Objectives:
• Demonstrate fundamental skills of argumentative, research-based writing by…
o identifying responsible voices on all sides of an issue;
o presenting conflicting views with balance, fairness, and clarity;
o building strong body paragraphs in the comparison-contrast mode;
o evaluating arguments and evidence on all sides of an issue;
o linking and organizing ideas and paragraphs into a coherent, useful discussion;
• Demonstrate the effective and responsible use of sources by…
o using summary and paraphrase to restate most ideas found in sources;
o quoting controversial voices accurately and responsibly;
o citing all instances of language and ideas borrowed from sources;
o documenting sources in a Works Cited (MLA 8) or References (APA) list.

Sources: Use at least eight (8) sources to build this portion of your essay. Aim for sources that take sides by offering strong, partisan claims and supporting arguments. Try to draw upon scholarly materials as well as content from general interest periodicals, books, news outlets, government documents and/or the World Wide Web.

Developing These Pages

? Be fair and balanced. Cover all key voices on your topic, giving equal time to the views and arguments all sides. Present all views with fairness, accuracy, and respect. Don’t recast the views of any party in ways that deliberately undercut or blur their meanings. Focus on the strongest ideas and arguments from all sides, and don’t omit or gloss over ideas and evidence that may counter or complicate your own position on the issue.

? Analyze and evaluate the arguments. Include your evaluative claims about the arguments you examine. This section of your essay is argumentative; it should relate to your thesis, helping readers to see why you take that position on the issue at hand. Though you haven’t written your introduction yet, you must be conscious of your working thesis (from your Topic Proposal Worksheet) as you present, analyze, and evaluate the views of others. Their views should take center stage, but your views should not be completely absent from section II of your essay.

? Use the comparison-contrast mode. Present conflicting claims and arguments in back-to-back fashion, so readers can easily see the connections and contrasts between them and can follow your analysis and evaluation of the arguments. Use clear transitions within and between sentences to highlight those connections, contrasts, and evaluative points.

? Cite reliable, respected voices. Present the most responsible voices – those of scholars, experts, and other educated people who adopt a serious and fair-minded tone. Avoid those who voices are overly emotion, combative, sarcastic, or tainted by obvious racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. Check carefully for bias when presenting voices published in popular or general interest sources (Time, Newsweek, CNN, Fox News, etc.) or on personal or commercial websites. Acknowledge and explain any bias in such sources.

? Quote multiple sources for each voice. Wherever possible, cite two or more voices for each claim or argument you examine. It is dangerous to trust a single voice as the only representative for a given argument.

? Use quotations to present controversial views. Even in this section of your essay, you should avoid overusing quotations; nevertheless, be sure to quote directly when presenting strong partisan opinions. The more controversial someone’s views are, the most important it is to quote that voice directly in order to:

o demonstrate your fair, accurate presentation of that voice
o establish distance between that voice and your own.

? Include a Works Cited page when you submit your first publish of these pages.

? Submit these pages with no heading, title, or introduction. Use every bit of your two pages for content, rather than wasting space by providing a formal heading and title or a standard essay introduction. You will compose the intro to your research essay separately.
WHAT I HAVE SO FAR FOR PAGES 2-4, please revise & improve-
“ Our country is arguing back and forth over student debt loan forgiveness. We see this on
the news, social media, while running errands. Rarely do we hear anyone use facts or resources
for their statements. Comments are full of curse words and strong emotions. Rants about trade
schools allowing immediate repayment of student debt and empathy for people who have lost
their ability to work and cannot get ahead of their growing debt. “What is $10k going to do for
someone that owes $150k? said one of my friends. “People need to take responsibility for their
own debt.” another commented. “The current student loan system is predatory and unless
somebody gets a 6-figure job with their degree, they’re very likely to experience poverty until
their 40’s.” another wrote. “Be responsible for your own shit and don’t expect others to pay for
your expenses” another added. All these examples are responses received on Facebook after
asking for people’s opinions on student loan debt forgiveness. Without any skin in the game,
people are not emotionally invested. This topic needs to be dissected and simplified so anyone
can educate themselves on what is really happening. Letting assumptions and rumors run
rampant in our public discourse about student loan debt is not productive. Quality education
should be more accessible, college tuition is so expensive that it is almost impossible to manage
paying back the cost without financial aid. Dropping interest on remaining debt would allow
people to pay down their debt without it growing larger.
Is student loan debt forgiveness hurting or helping our economy? Forgiving $10k of
student loan debt benefits people who’ve lost their job from Covid effects and possibly pulls
thousands of borrowers out of debt helping their net worth. Loan debt forgiveness would be
gradual not money readily available to stimulate our economy upon receipt of $10,000.
People not struggling because of their student loan debt do not understand the people who
are. Borrowers are quick to point fingers about prioritizing loan payments over unnecessary spending. One third of all student debt is held by the top twenty percent of earners. Talia Diaz
writes, “without the intentional sacrifice I’d made I could not say I’m a 28-year-old with my
student loans paid in full”
Student loan debt forgiveness is life changing for low-income people who are struggling
to make ends meet. My cousin Brittney started off her college experience at Portland State
University when she was eighteen. She took out a $70,000 dollar government student loan at an
interest rate of 4.5% and moved into her dorm room. Four months later she was told there was a
problem with her loan, and she would have to pay more money or move out of her dorm.
Brittney then took out a private student loan of $12,000 dollars at an interest rate of 9% so she
could continue living in the dorm and going to school. This has affected every aspect of her life
because at the age of 18 to 22 she didn’t understand or think about the consequences of taking
out $82,000 in student loans. Her credit score has never been above 660 because her income to
debt ratio is so high and she cannot get a loan without a cosigner, not even twelve years later.
This debt has affected buying a home, having children and being able to afford childcare. One
fifth of her monthly income goes towards the loan payments of a degree that she did not
complete. This has caused a strain on her life, and the debt is so large that it will take decades to
pay it all off. My friend Rebecca was able to attend college fully paid for by her parents that
saved up for her to be able to go. Her husband Nick wasn’t so lucky and acquired $30,000 in
student loan debt that took them 20 years to pay it off. They cut costs by living in a small one-
bedroom apartment and bargain shopped for groceries. Fifty percent of their income went
towards paying down the student loan debt and they postp

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I will include the reading and question sets.

Easy assignment, 4 questions each requiring a 2 sentance answer for 8-10 sentances in total. I will include the reading and question sets. I will tip 30$ if this project can be done by this evening at 11. Like i said, very simple, I am just working on another assignment at the moment. See attached for reading and questions, please ONLY refer to readings in responce.

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How sensitive or emotionally charged is your topic?

(Page 1 intro) Purpose: This one page will be the opening of your final research essay and should focus on introducing your essay’s topic – a problem related to Public Discourse in America – and your main idea about that topic to the reader. Your task in these pages is to generate interest in your topic while establishing a clear sense of your thesis and the method by which you will develop and support that thesis.

Learning Objectives:
• Demonstrate fundamental skills of argumentative, research-based writing by…
o composing a brief “prelude” to generate reader interest in your essay;
o establishing a clear and engaging thesis or main point for your essay
o offering a sketch or roadmap of how your essay’s argument will develop;
o linking your intro smoothly to Section I of the essay’s body: “The Problem”
• Demonstrate the effective and responsible use of sources by…
o using summary and paraphrase to restate most ideas found in sources;
o quoting sources accurately, responsibly, and sparingly (only when needed);
o citing all instances of language and ideas borrowed from sources;
o documenting sources in a Works Cited (MLA 8) or References (APA) list.

Sources: Use at least one (1) source to build this portion of your essay. Ideally, your introduction should draw upon source material that helps to build a colorful, lively, and engaging prelude to your discussion. Look for a source that narrates or describes the real-world experiences of people impacted in some way by the problem or controversy your essay examines. Scholarly content is not necessary at this early stage in your discussion, but often, the sort of data supplied by scholars – shocking statistics or new research findings that challenge common misconceptions – can prove useful in a prelude. Otherwise, articles from news outlets and other general-interest periodicals are sufficient to help you build an effective intro.

Developing This Page:

? Generate reader interest. Open your essay with colorful and engaging content that sets the stage for your discussion. Since your essay will focus on a problem or controversy related to today’s public discourse, consider illustrating that problem with a vivid example – one that stresses the harm or human impact and the two-sided nature of the problem. Borrow from sources to narrate or describe the circumstances faced by real people as they grapple with the problem from both sides.

? State your thesis. At some point during your paper’s introduction, deliver a clear sense of your main idea – the position or solution you intend to support. Don’t present all the exquisite details of your main idea this early in your essay, but do provide a sentence or two revealing your purpose and pointing readers toward your conclusion.

? Qualify your thesis. Your thesis should be clear, thought-provoking, and arguable: that is, something a reasonable person might reject and which you must support through sound reasoning and evidence. Voice your position with confidence, but be careful not to sound aggressive, uncompromising, or “cocksure.” Consider ways to qualify your thesis statement with language that signals your openness to objections, your awareness of the topic’s complexity, and the legitimacy of the views on all sides.

? Consider your topic and audience. As you choose suitable material for your prelude and intro, consider your topic and audience carefully. Where do most readers in your audience stand on this issue? What level of knowledge do they possess on your topic, and what kinds of facts or details might they find most surprising? How sensitive or emotionally charged is your topic? Will some readers respond negatively to the use of humor or irony or strong language in your essay’s prelude? Will an assertive and uncompromising thesis statement tilt some readers against your main idea right away?

? Avoid argument. At this early stage in your essay, avoid presenting arguments or evidence on either side of the problem you are examining. For now, you are merely opening your discussion, generating interest in your topic, and providing a brief statement of your main idea. Arguments will come later, in the body of the essay; in fact, you have already drafted a section of the essay called “Conflicting Voices” which examines and evaluates the arguments on all sides of the issue in detail.

? Transition to the essay’s body. Once you have achieved all the goals outlined above for your essay’s prelude and intro, consider ways to make a smooth connection between the intro and the first section of your essay’s body – “The Problem” – where you have detailed the nature, scope, and seriousness of the issue you are examining.
WHAT I HAVE SO FAR FOR PAGE ONE, please revise / improve-
“ Young people are starting out their lives with high interest student loan debt trying to get
an education to land an excellent job. People are disagreeing left and right about whether it is fair
to pay off someone else’s student loan. According to Cass R. Sunstein, “It is well known that
when like-minded people get together, they tend to end up thinking a more extreme version of
what they thought before they started to talk.” There is a misunderstanding of the student debt
forgiveness program, and no one has the time to research or educate themselves about it. I want
to simplify the goals of this program to lessen the gap between those who think extreme opposite
ends of the loan forgiveness program.
To increase one’s standards of living our minds jump to education, getting a college
degree. Students hope to get a decent job after college, have a better life. The cost of education to
get to that better life is expensive. When you graduate college in the United States of America,
you “may not have access to the middle-class life that the college degree once provided” (Biden
2022). No one plans to have debt that prevents mortgage loans, starting a family or business.
Setbacks cannot be planned for, no one plans to get sick, lose their job, not be able to pay down
their debt. People have priorities, and sometimes paying back debt is not one of them, due to
unforeseen circumstances like illness or loss of income. People are not born knowing about
principal, interest or how loans work financial knowledge is not second nature.”

(The problem, pages 2-5) Purpose: These four pages will form the second half of the body of your final research essay and should focus on presenting, analyzing, and evaluating the arguments surrounding your topic – a specific problem related to Public Discourse in America. Your task in these pages is to help readers understand and weigh the arguments – the claims, supporting reasons, evidence, and appeals – offered on all sides of the issue.

Learning Objectives:
• Demonstrate fundamental skills of argumentative, research-based writing by…
o identifying responsible voices on all sides of an issue;
o presenting conflicting views with balance, fairness, and clarity;
o building strong body paragraphs in the comparison-contrast mode;
o evaluating arguments and evidence on all sides of an issue;
o linking and organizing ideas and paragraphs into a coherent, useful discussion;
• Demonstrate the effective and responsible use of sources by…
o using summary and paraphrase to restate most ideas found in sources;
o quoting controversial voices accurately and responsibly;
o citing all instances of language and ideas borrowed from sources;
o documenting sources in a Works Cited (MLA 8) or References (APA) list.

Sources: Use at least eight (8) sources to build this portion of your essay. Aim for sources that take sides by offering strong, partisan claims and supporting arguments. Try to draw upon scholarly materials as well as content from general interest periodicals, books, news outlets, government documents and/or the World Wide Web.

Developing These Pages

? Be fair and balanced. Cover all key voices on your topic, giving equal time to the views and arguments all sides. Present all views with fairness, accuracy, and respect. Don’t recast the views of any party in ways that deliberately undercut or blur their meanings. Focus on the strongest ideas and arguments from all sides, and don’t omit or gloss over ideas and evidence that may counter or complicate your own position on the issue.

? Analyze and evaluate the arguments. Include your evaluative claims about the arguments you examine. This section of your essay is argumentative; it should relate to your thesis, helping readers to see why you take that position on the issue at hand. Though you haven’t written your introduction yet, you must be conscious of your working thesis (from your Topic Proposal Worksheet) as you present, analyze, and evaluate the views of others. Their views should take center stage, but your views should not be completely absent from section II of your essay.

? Use the comparison-contrast mode. Present conflicting claims and arguments in back-to-back fashion, so readers can easily see the connections and contrasts between them and can follow your analysis and evaluation of the arguments. Use clear transitions within and between sentences to highlight those connections, contrasts, and evaluative points.

? Cite reliable, respected voices. Present the most responsible voices – those of scholars, experts, and other educated people who adopt a serious and fair-minded tone. Avoid those who voices are overly emotion, combative, sarcastic, or tainted by obvious racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. Check carefully for bias when presenting voices published in popular or general interest sources (Time, Newsweek, CNN, Fox News, etc.) or on personal or commercial websites. Acknowledge and explain any bias in such sources.

? Quote multiple sources for each voice. Wherever possible, cite two or more voices for each claim or argument you examine. It is dangerous to trust a single voice as the only representative for a given argument.

? Use quotations to present controversial views. Even in this section of your essay, you should avoid overusing quotations; nevertheless, be sure to quote directly when presenting strong partisan opinions. The more controversial someone’s views are, the most important it is to quote that voice directly in order to:

o demonstrate your fair, accurate presentation of that voice
o establish distance between that voice and your own.

? Include a Works Cited page when you submit your first draft of these pages.

? Submit these pages with no heading, title, or introduction. Use every bit of your two pages for content, rather than wasting space by providing a formal heading and title or a standard essay introduction. You will compose the intro to your research essay separately.
WHAT I HAVE SO FAR FOR PAGES 2-4, please revise & improve-
“ Our country is arguing back and forth over student debt loan forgiveness. We see this on
the news, social media, while running errands. Rarely do we hear anyone use facts or resources
for their statements. Comments are full of curse words and strong emotions. Rants about trade
schools allowing immediate repayment of student debt and empathy for people who have lost
their ability to work and cannot get ahead of their growing debt. “What is $10k going to do for
someone that owes $150k? said one of my friends. “People need to take responsibility for their
own debt.” another commented. “The current student loan system is predatory and unless
somebody gets a 6-figure job with their degree, they’re very likely to experience poverty until
their 40’s.” another wrote. “Be responsible for your own shit and don’t expect others to pay for
your expenses” another added. All these examples are responses received on Facebook after
asking for people’s opinions on student loan debt forgiveness. Without any skin in the game,
people are not emotionally invested. This topic needs to be dissected and simplified so anyone
can educate themselves on what is really happening. Letting assumptions and rumors run
rampant in our public discourse about student loan debt is not productive. Quality education
should be more accessible, college tuition is so expensive that it is almost impossible to manage
paying back the cost without financial aid. Dropping interest on remaining debt would allow
people to pay down their debt without it growing larger.
Is student loan debt forgiveness hurting or helping our economy? Forgiving $10k of
student loan debt benefits people who’ve lost their job from Covid effects and possibly pulls
thousands of borrowers out of debt helping their net worth. Loan debt forgiveness would be
gradual not money readily available to stimulate our economy upon receipt of $10,000.
People not struggling because of their student loan debt do not understand the people who
are. Borrowers are quick to point fingers about prioritizing loan payments over unnecessary spending. One third of all student debt is held by the top twenty percent of earners. Talia Diaz
writes, “without the intentional sacrifice I’d made I could not say I’m a 28-year-old with my
student loans paid in full”
Student loan debt forgiveness is life changing for low-income people who are struggling
to make ends meet. My cousin Brittney started off her college experience at Portland State
University when she was eighteen. She took out a $70,000 dollar government student loan at an
interest rate of 4.5% and moved into her dorm room. Four months later she was told there was a
problem with her loan, and she would have to pay more money or move out of her dorm.
Brittney then took out a private student loan of $12,000 dollars at an interest rate of 9% so she
could continue living in the dorm and going to school. This has affected every aspect of her life
because at the age of 18 to 22 she didn’t understand or think about the consequences of taking
out $82,000 in student loans. Her credit score has never been above 660 because her income to
debt ratio is so high and she cannot get a loan without a cosigner, not even twelve years later.
This debt has affected buying a home, having children and being able to afford childcare. One
fifth of her monthly income goes towards the loan payments of a degree that she did not
complete. This has caused a strain on her life, and the debt is so large that it will take decades to
pay it all off. My friend Rebecca was able to attend college fully paid for by her parents that
saved up for her to be able to go. Her husband Nick wasn’t so lucky and acquired $30,000 in
student loan debt that took them 20 years to pay it off. They cut costs by living in a small one-
bedroom apartment and bargain shopped for groceries. Fifty percent of their income went
towards paying down the student loan debt and they postp

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What algorithm is criticised?

In this third assignment, you will analyse an episode of criticism on the use of algorithms by a media or
communication platform of choice. By episode, we mean that it should be clearly situated in time. It can be a
historical case, perhaps even years ago. This comes with the advantage that it is most likely better documented
in literature/sources. It is not allowed to analyse anything Spotify-related in your report.
You will be required to respond to a set of five questions in a 750 to 1,250-word report.
The five questions to respond to:
1. What algorithm is criticised? > Describe the service and what the algorithm does.
2. Why is it criticised? > Describe the (potential) bias and its consequences (for whom)
3. What is the cause of the problem? > How could it happen, what is the root (i.e., where in the process?)
4. How did the platform respond? > Describe the public response and countermeasures/fixes
5. How do you evaluate the response? > Consider the efficacy of the response

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What is the cause of the problem?

In this third assignment, you will analyse an episode of criticism on the use of algorithms by a media or
communication platform of choice. By episode, we mean that it should be clearly situated in time. It can be a
historical case, perhaps even years ago. This comes with the advantage that it is most likely better documented
in literature/sources. It is not allowed to analyse anything Spotify-related in your report.
You will be required to respond to a set of five questions in a 750 to 1,250-word report.
The five questions to respond to:
1. What algorithm is criticised? > Describe the service and what the algorithm does.
2. Why is it criticised? > Describe the (potential) bias and its consequences (for whom)
3. What is the cause of the problem? > How could it happen, what is the root (i.e., where in the process?)
4. How did the platform respond? > Describe the public response and countermeasures/fixes
5. How do you evaluate the response? > Consider the efficacy of the response

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Your essay should include at least three direct quotations, properly formatted according to mla guidelines.

Your task is to compose an essay that makes a researched argument about our course theme, “On Camera.” Your argument should be original, timely, and persuasive, and it should be directed toward a specific audience who is invested in the topic. Your research should be relevant and of high quality. The sources you incorporate should help you to explain and support your argument, and they should indicate what has already been said about the topic by others.
Additional Information
You must draw in thoughtful ways from five sources, synthesizing the information from each in ways that support your argument about an issue related to our course theme.
1) Thus, your essay must include information from at least one of the essays we have read so far in the course:
Kerry Mallan’s “Everything You Do: Young Adult Fiction and Surveillance in an Age of Security”
Garrett Stewart’s “Surveillance Cinema”
Jennifer Tucker’s “Eye on the Street”
2) Additionally, your essay must also include analysis of one of the video trailers assigned as reading in the course:
The Truman Show
Logan’s Run
The Hunger Games
The Net
Minority Report
Rear Window
Closed Circuit
Bourne Identity
Final Cut
3) Yes, you may also include sources you located through the library databases during your module work.
Certainly, you may use paragraphs you have written elsewhere in the course. In fact, I highly encourage you to return to the module work on the essay(s) and trailer(s) you plan to use in your paper and use your previous work as a starting place, shaping some of the writing you have already done into a well-written and carefully edited argument of your own about some aspect of being on camera/surveillance in the modern world.
Special Requirements
In addition to the requirements outlined above:
Your essay should be at least 1,250 words long, though well-developed essays may be longer.
Your essay must use topic sentences in each paragraph that extend your thesis and keep your paragraphs focused
Your essay should follow the procedures for argument and research that we have practiced in class.
Your essay should include at least three direct quotations, properly formatted according to MLA guidelines.
Your essay should incorporate at least five relevant, high quality sources.
Your essay should include a works cited entry for each source used, formatted according to MLA guidelines.
Submission
You will submit this assignment directly on Canvas.
The first version of Essay 2 is due by Saturday at 11:59 pm in Module 9
You will also complete a publish Review Exercise on your own paper before submitting it for grading. This exercise is designed to help you get a better grade on your paper.
Grading Criteria
The first version of Essay 2 is worth 100 points and will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
An original, timely argument about the topic at hand (15 points)
Deft use of rhetorical appeals to persuade the target audience (15 points)
Skillful synthesis of multiple sources to contextualize and support the main argument (20 points)
Clear, thoughtful organization of ideas and paragraphs (20 points)
Correct format and citation in the body of the paper and on the Works Cited page (15 points)
Appropriate, effective style and mechanics (15 points)
Essays submitted without a Works Cited page or containing plagiarized material will receive a grade of “0.” Your Works Cited page must be in the file with your paper, not attached as a separate document.

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Communications and Media

I need a research paper on japanese government and the fukushima nuclear disaster.

I need a research paper on Japanese government and the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It is the final paper for a communications course in my undergrad so it needs to be great!

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Communications and Media

It is the final paper for a communications course in my undergrad so it needs to be great!

I need a research paper on Japanese government and the Fukushima nuclear disaster. It is the final paper for a communications course in my undergrad so it needs to be great!

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Communications and Media

You will submit this assignment directly on canvas.

Your task is to compose an essay that makes a researched argument about our course theme, “On Camera.” Your argument should be original, timely, and persuasive, and it should be directed toward a specific audience who is invested in the topic. Your research should be relevant and of high quality. The sources you incorporate should help you to explain and support your argument, and they should indicate what has already been said about the topic by others.
Additional Information
You must draw in thoughtful ways from five sources, synthesizing the information from each in ways that support your argument about an issue related to our course theme.
1) Thus, your essay must include information from at least one of the essays we have read so far in the course:
Kerry Mallan’s “Everything You Do: Young Adult Fiction and Surveillance in an Age of Security”
Garrett Stewart’s “Surveillance Cinema”
Jennifer Tucker’s “Eye on the Street”
2) Additionally, your essay must also include analysis of one of the video trailers assigned as reading in the course:
The Truman Show
Logan’s Run
The Hunger Games
The Net
Minority Report
Rear Window
Closed Circuit
Bourne Identity
Final Cut
3) Yes, you may also include sources you located through the library databases during your module work.
Certainly, you may use paragraphs you have written elsewhere in the course. In fact, I highly encourage you to return to the module work on the essay(s) and trailer(s) you plan to use in your paper and use your previous work as a starting place, shaping some of the writing you have already done into a well-written and carefully edited argument of your own about some aspect of being on camera/surveillance in the modern world.
Special Requirements
In addition to the requirements outlined above:
Your essay should be at least 1,250 words long, though well-developed essays may be longer.
Your essay must use topic sentences in each paragraph that extend your thesis and keep your paragraphs focused
Your essay should follow the procedures for argument and research that we have practiced in class.
Your essay should include at least three direct quotations, properly formatted according to MLA guidelines.
Your essay should incorporate at least five relevant, high quality sources.
Your essay should include a works cited entry for each source used, formatted according to MLA guidelines.
Submission
You will submit this assignment directly on Canvas.
The first version of Essay 2 is due by Saturday at 11:59 pm in Module 9
You will also complete a Draft Review Exercise on your own paper before submitting it for grading. This exercise is designed to help you get a better grade on your paper.
Grading Criteria
The first version of Essay 2 is worth 100 points and will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
An original, timely argument about the topic at hand (15 points)
Deft use of rhetorical appeals to persuade the target audience (15 points)
Skillful synthesis of multiple sources to contextualize and support the main argument (20 points)
Clear, thoughtful organization of ideas and paragraphs (20 points)
Correct format and citation in the body of the paper and on the Works Cited page (15 points)
Appropriate, effective style and mechanics (15 points)
Essays submitted without a Works Cited page or containing plagiarized material will receive a grade of “0.” Your Works Cited page must be in the file with your paper, not attached as a separate document.