For this activity, you will consider influences on constructive engagement with your topic. You will also suggest ways that critical analysis can be used to meet personal and professional goals. This activity contributes to your draft of the Critical Analysis section of your project. It also provides an opportunity to obtain valuable feedback from your instructor that you can incorporate into your project submission.
In this activity, you will work on the second part of the critical analysis of your topic in globalization. You should consider the feedback from your instructor on the previous activities to inform this assignment. Throughout the writing process, you will support your analysis with reliable evidence from varied sources. You should continue to gather the sources you will integrate into your project. These sources will include two resources from the module resource sections of this course and two resources that you find through your own research using the Shapiro Library. It may be beneficial to identify more than the number of sources required for the project so that you can eventually choose the most useful and credible ones. For this activity, you will assess factors that may influence constructive engagement with your topic and then explain one potential obstacle that could interfere with that engagement. Finally, you will recommend strategies for using critical analysis skills for meeting personal and professional goals.
You are not required to answer each question below the rubric criteria but may use them to better understand the criteria and guide your thinking.
Specifically, you must address the following rubric criteria:
- Integrate reliable evidence from varied sources throughout your paper to support your analysis.
- It is important to draw from a more diverse pool of perspectives from varied sources to support the analysis. This is different from the Citations and Attributions rubric criterion.
- Reliable evidence from varied sources should be interwoven throughout the paper itself, while citing and attributing sources will be represented as APA in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your work.
- You will be evaluated on both criteria.
- Assess at least two significant factors that could impact your topic, such as biases, beliefs, assumptions, and/or values.
- Determine factors that might influence society’s engagement with your topic. What might impact their perceptions of the topic or how they talk about it?
- Explain how at least one potential obstacle could interfere with the population’s engagement with your topic.
- In the previous activity, you identified elements of your topic that present opportunities for change. Now, determine a possible obstacle that could interfere with this constructive engagement.
- Recommend strategies for using this kind of critical analysis for meeting your personal and professional goals.
- Consider the skills you have developed in the process of doing critical analysis as strategies for understanding your goals. How might those skills be used to address issues in globalization? How could they be used to address the day-to-day responsibilities or questions faced by yourself as well as practitioners in your field or discipline?
What to Submit
Submit your short paper as a 1- to 2-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Sources should be cited according to APA style. Consult the Shapiro Library APA Style Guide for more information on citations.