2-3 pages APA format
Build your problem solving skill by locating credible and valid sources of evidence and analyzing how those sources can be used to support a persuasive argument in an ethical manner. This assignment will help you define the topic and initial sources of evidence that you will use in Assignments 2 and 3.
Scenario: You are trying to convince a community group or municipal committee to provide funding for ways to eliminating the people who are speeding in our neighborhood (you may also take the stance of asking for a particular policy to be changed). How will you persuade the committee to change their minds?
Criteria for Success: In this assignment, you will:
Define a topic for a persuasive proposal, and explain the importance of the topic to you within the context of the scenario and your own life/career.
Describe the potential audience for a persuasive proposal and the importance of the topic to the audience within the context of the scenario.
Identify five credible sources, including one opposing source, relevant to your chosen topic.
Summarize each source, including the who, what, when, where, and why. Summaries are clear and concise (1–2 complete sentences each).
Describe how each source would be used to support the persuasive argument, including an analysis of the credibility and relevance of the source.
Discuss how the selection of effective, purposeful sources represents a variety of perspectives and an ethical approach to research.
Produce writing that is clear and well organized and applies appropriate SWS style. Writing contains accurate grammar, mechanics, and spelling.
Skill(s) Being Assessed: Problem Solving (Information Literacy)