Assignment: This essay represents 25% of your final grade. Your task for this assignment is to
compose a 2100-2400 word original academic essay in which you write about a current
social, ethical, or environmental issue that concerns or interests you—discuss what the
roots of the problem are and how education or your field of study can also help rectify the
issue and provide solutions for it. If you like, you can use part of the information you
worked on in Essay 3, re-work it, and incorporate it into your Essay 4, if your topic is
similar in nature. However, you can NOT just copy and paste pages or paragraphs from
your Essay 3—a substantial revision between Essay 3 and Essay 4 has to take place. In
other words, although you may work on a similar topic as you did in Essay 3, the purpose
and the nature of the assignment are different: Essay 3 focused on critique and analysis,
while Essay 4 focuses on proposed solutions. You cannot write about broad topics such as
global warming, or alternative fuel solutions, unless you have something insightful and
realistic of your own to propose. Choose a topic that is more specific. In the beginning of
the essay, describe what the problem is and establish the scope of the problem and the
sources of the problem; you will then propose solutions to the problem. You can choose
any social, ethical, or environmental topic that interests you. In this essay, you are also
required to use at least three outside academic sources, plus two readings from the class
reading list, and at least one film or podcast lecture. In other words, you need to have at
least six (6) sources. Finally, you should include a graphic image, such as a spreadsheet
chart that illustrates data, in this assignment.
Objectives: Identify a social, ethical, or environmental problem and propose a soultion to it.
Compose writing in a style and tone appropriate for an academic audience.
Employ the APA style.
Due Dates: See Moodle.
Formatting: APA Style (See A Writer’s Reference, pages 441-497)
Please use a standard font, such as Times New Roman 12 Point Black
Please Note: A full length draft is required for peer review.
In addition to your 2400-2700 word original essay, an APA Cover Page, Abstract page,
and References page are also required.
An electronic version of your essay revision must be submitted to turnitin.com before the
published deadline; failure to submit a copy to turnitin.com will result in a failing grade
for the assignment.
Published deadlines are final. No extension beyond the published deadline will be
granted, except in the case of an emergency, for which official documentation can be