Information literacy is a crucial skill needed to navigate society, particularly in the ever- expanding world of social media. Informed people need to be able to
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Information literacy is a crucial skill needed to navigate society, particularly in the ever- expanding world of
social media. Informed people need to be able to evaluate sources, weigh evidence, draw conclusions, and
write effectively. This assignment will attempt to measure all aspects.
Consider the topic you have chosen or been assigned as a debate or a discussion. You must consider the
arguments of both of the assigned sources. Your final project will be an 600-800 word paper.
I. Report: Write a 600-800 word paper using your selected sources. The report should do the following:
a. Describe/Discuss the issue that is being debated. (what happened, why was it important, why does it matter
b. Identify the argument of each perspective. It is probably best to write about one perspective first before
moving on to the opposing view.
c. Reflect on the evidence provided in each source and consider how well it supported the author’s thesis or
the point of view you have identified in the source.
i. Discuss which perspective you found more convincing and why.
ii. How did these readings change the way in which you understood the subject?
iii. How are the issues presented in the readings still relevant to you today? Please explain how your personal
background and life experience might influence your perspective on this topic.
iv. Imagine that you have been asked to tackle a CURRENT national or global issue. How would you use the
readings to help you do so?