Social Issues & Ethics (1-2 pages)

  • General
    • A concrete study or realm of research is brought into question
  • Content
    • Gives relevant background during the introduction
      • Terminology, acronyms, definitions, other research done
        • Precise but descriptive diction (keeping in mind audience)
      • Clearly explains the study or field of research
    • Identifies and analyzes problems with field of research, provides an argument/opinion
      • Explains reasons for existing issue
      • Has logical flow and makes reasonable conclusions
    • Discusses possible solutions or remedies, proposes alternatives and changes
      • Cites specific experiments or conclusions from people in other fields of research as support
  • Format
    • Uniform font and text size across article
    • Uses factual, objective language (no subjective/emotional terminology unless a part of a quote or cited statement)
    • Proper grammar and syntax
    • Figures and graphs (if any) should be high resolution and labeled clearly
    • References are cited properly, following a conventional format