PSY 470 Week 8 Collaborative Learning Community: Controversy Debate

Aging, Law and Ethics


This is a CLC assignment.


Topic/Issue Selection: Each CLC team may select one topic to discuss. If the group
experiences difficulty in the selection process, the instructor may assign the
specific topic.


To complete this assignment, each
CLC team will write a combined 1,500-word persuasive paper debating a
controversial topic picked by your CLC group in topic 6 and approved by your
instructor. Please only have the team lead submit the topic of choice to their
individual forums for instructor approval.


  1. Each group will submit a filled-in copy of the CLC Agreement


  1. The selected issue must adhere to the broad category of
    "controversial." The argument must be able to present two sides
    (for and against).


  1. Belief in the issue is not a prerequisite; groups will
    be graded on the quality of the argument. First person and opinion should
    not be used.


Division of Teams: Each CLC team will be divided in half, representing the two
sides of the chosen issue. There must be a relatively equal number of students
on each CLC team representing each side of the team's issue. For example, a CLC
team of four would have two members on one side of the issue; they will argue
"for" the issue, while two members on the other side of the issue
argue "against". For uneven numbered groups, the odd numbered team
mate as an example, could be assigned to write the introduction, conclusion,
submit to turnitin and revise, as well as edit.


  • Each side must construct propositions for specific
    viewpoints on the issue and counterarguments against the other side's


Final Product: Each side is responsible for
approximately 500-600-word paper that will be combined into a single group
submission culminating in a minimum of 1,500 words, including your introduction
and conclusion.


Prepare this assignment according to
the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success
Center. An abstract is not required.


Include a minimum of two to four
scholarly sources per viewpoint. This can include past classroom
materials as well as your textbook. You will compile all references used on
both sides to complete an APA formatted reference page of four to eight
references. The reference section and title page are not included in the word


This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning
the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful


You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the
directions in the Student Success Center.

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