Analysis on the Threats Defense Argument
Due in Week 10 and worth 100 points The information you provided in your PowerPoint presentation on Threats to the Global Environment has led to productive debates at the United Nations General Assembly! Hence, they are now asking you to create an additional analysis report to respond to the issues raised in these debates. Your fourth project as a consultant for the United Nations is to develop a report that addresses the issues raised by some of the member states of the United Nations. Step I. Consider the Issues In Assignment 3a, you were asked to create a PowerPoint identifying the four most critical threats out of eight threats provided in the table below. Energy sources Civil war Globalization Poor health of entire populations Lack of educational opportunities Cultural taboos Inappropriate uses of technology Climate change There are four remaining threats that you did not discuss in your PowerPoint. This assignment will focus on two of those four. Here are the specific tasks you will complete: Review the remaining four threats that you did not use in Assignment 3a. Pick two of the four to focus on in Assignment 3b. Identify the reasons why you think these two threats are less critical than the four threats you chose for your PowerPoint presentation. Step II. Prepare Your Report The UN has given you the following guidelines. Introduction Briefly introduce the topic of the analysis (about 100-150 words). State the topic and intent of the paper. Identify the two threats you will discuss in the paper in the order in which they appear in the paper. Section I. Threat 1 Write an opening statement describing the perception of the threat. Write one page giving three reasons that explain why you saw this threat as less critical than the four you chose for your presentation in Assignment 3a. Support these reasons with at least three credible sources. Section II. Threat 2 Write an opening statement describing the perception of the threat. Write one page giving three reasons to explain why you saw this threat as less critical than the four you chose for your presentation in Assignment 3a. Support these reasons with at least three credible sources. Conclusion Offer a summary (one page or less) of your defense of your choices that the United Nations can use to address their prioritization concerns. Formatting Requirements Your paper may consist of up to four pages (not including the cover or reference pages). Create headings for each section of your paper as follows: Introduction Threat 1 (include the name of your chosen threat) Threat 2 (include the name of your chosen threat) Conclusion Use and cite four to six credible sources in your analysis. You may use the same source for more than one threat as long as you use a minimum of four different sources. A list of potential resources is available at the end of this course guide. Make sure your paper contains both in-text citations and a source list, per SWS guidelines; refer to the Strayer Writing Standards (SWS)document for reference. Include a cover page with your name, the date you submitted the paper, and your instructor’s name. The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows: Examine the factors that account for why the growth in the world’s population can negatively affect the global society. Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric: Points: 100 Assignment 3b: Analysis on the Threats Defense Argument Criteria Exemplary 90-100% A Proficient 80-89% B Fair 70-79% C Meets Minimum Expectations 60-69% D Unacceptable Below 60% F Included a counterargument paragraph for each of the two threats. Weight: 20% Provided a well-written counterargument paragraph for each of the two threats. Provided a sufficient counterargument paragraph for each of the two threats. Provided counterarguments of less than a paragraph for two threats. Provided a counterargument against only one threat. Did not provide any full paragraphs or counterarguments. Included three points supporting the counterargument to each threat. Weight: 20% Included three or more well-thought-out points supporting the counterargument to each threat. Included three points adequately supporting the counterargument to each threat. Included two points supporting the counterargument to each threat. Included one point supporting the counterargument to each threat. Did not provide any counterarguments or only completed the assignment for one threat or none. Included an opening statement and a conclusion for each threat. Weight: 20% Included a well-thought-out opening statement and a conclusion. Included a sufficient opening and conclusion for each threat. Did not fully include an opening statement or a conclusion for one of the threat paragraphs. Missed an opening statement and a conclusion for one of the threat paragraphs. Did not provide an opening statement or a conclusion for either paragraph. Cited at least three credible sources. Weight: 20% Met the minimum credible source and proper citation requirements. Used 3 credible sources, with a few citation errors. Used at least 2 credible sources and properly cited sources. Used at least 2 sources but did not properly cite sources. Used 1 or fewer sources. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting. Weight: 20% 0–2 errors present. 3–4 errors present. 5–6 errors present. 7–8 errors present. More than 8 errors present.
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