Assignment 1: LASA 2—Critiquing an Article
In Module 4 Assignment 2, you were asked to provide your impressions of Peter Singer’s article “America’s Shame.” Now, you will compose a researched response to this article. This assignment allows you to assess and defend the reasonableness of your personal beliefs through critical assessment of Singer’s arguments and the presentation of your own, original arguments about the subject using the tools of evaluation you have learned throughout the course.
For this assignment, assume that you have been asked to present a PowerPoint presentation at your local community center about the topics of world poverty and education. You have decided to use Peter Singer’s article as the starting point of your presentation. As you craft your presentation you will need to:
Here is the link to the article by Singer: “America’s Shame” from The Chronicle of Higher Education. 55(27), B6–B10. (EBSCO AN 37137370).
Be sure to include the following:
Name your file LastnameFirstInitial_M5_A1.ppt.and submit it to the M5: Assignment 1 Dropbox by Week 5, Day 5.
You may use this Presentation Design Checklist to help you create an effective and visually appealing presentation.
Use this APA Citation Helper as a guide for citing your sources.
Assignment 1 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsSummarize portions of Singer’s article that you wish to engage/critique.40Utilize tools of evaluation to create an original argument that engages Singer’s text in a way that is productive and advances your own thesis.80Apply research to engage Singer through the effective use of supportive evidence.120Presentation Components:
Usage and Mechanics (16)
APA Elements (20)60Total:300
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