research paper assignment, due April 28th
Comm 459 Comm Law
The Assignment and due date: As noted in your syllabus, we have a research paper due this semester. As stated: Paper is due start of final week prior to study week. Given the restraints we are now under, I think it is only fair to give you some extra time. So you can turn your paper in either on the date scheduled originally (April 21st) or you can now have an additional week, until Tuesday, April 28th if you choose. This way you are given a more flexible option and I do not believe it therefore violates any study week restrictions.
Legal issue research paper: The research paper can explore a topic broadly or focus more specifically on a legal case or cases. Use information from these chapters as a jumping off point to explore the topic. The paper should include as much recent research as possible, as well as referencing social media policies. NOTE: Topics are open but you may wish to review the list of many sample topics offered below. Your paper should be around 7-12 pages plus a full reference list in APA style. Paper must be typed and a hard copy must be handed in to the office our final exam meeting. They are due on or before the first day of exam week (Monday).
Write a paper containing the following sections:
A.Introduction: State the topic of the paper, explain the importance of the topic and summarize your conclusion.
B.The Issue: Provide an overview of the various positions taken on the topic. For example, the tobacco industry takes one position on tobacco advertising and proponents of regulation take an opposite position. In this section you should briefly explain both positions.
C.Discussion: THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE PAPER. You must sort out the various claims made and decide which claims are important and valid. Or, you may decide that the existing debate is missing the real issue. After you have sorted out the issue, YOU MUST REACH A CONCLUSION AS TO HOW THE ISSUE SHOULD BE RESOLVED. Should a law be passed? Should the law be changed? PROPOSE A LEGAL SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM.
D.Conclusion: Summarize your discussion and state your conclusion.