Do a reverse outline.
Write a one-paragraph summary.
IF YOU'RE USING AN ARGUMENT:
Strengths: In what ways is the argument logical, fair, and reasonable? Even if you happen to think it's weak, why might some reasonable people agree with the author?
Flaws: What are the problems, flaws, or gaps in the argument? Even if you think it's basically strong, why might some reasonable people disagree with the author? What objections can you raise about the argument? Try hard to be rigorous, but if you really can't find "flaws," what new questions and areas for development does the argument raise?
ANSWER EVERYTHING IN THE TEMPLATE PROVIDED BELOW
Globalization: The good, bad and ugly
According to Wikipedia "Globalization ... is the process of interaction and integration among people, companies, and governments worldwide ... This increase in global interactions has caused a growth in international trade and the exchange of ideas, beliefs, and culture." To say globalization is complex is an understatement.
Economic globalization seems like a good idea from some perspectives, a greater variety and volume of goods and services, the exchange of information, and global co-operation, but a disastrous one from others, particularly when it comes to the environment and climate change. So who does globalization really benefit?
Free trade agreements and the elimination of tariff ba
iers have allowed a largely inte
upted flow of goods, services and labour. Economically, this interdependence has meant the creation of a supply chain which, in theory, works well, until it's fragile nature is exposed by political/ideological conflicts, pandemics or climate change disasters. One
oken link disrupts the entire chain as we discovered when COVID-19 threw a wrench into the machinery of globalization, disrupting travel, employment and the food chain, and creating shortages of every kind, some critical such as health-care equipment and supplies. The supply of vital parts, such as computer chips for car manufacturers for instance, was inte
To stay competitive and maximize their profits, multinational corporations chase the cheapest labour, which has meant China and Asia, shifting production of goods from developed countries to less developed ones. This has lifted millions of people out of extreme poverty but who are, nonetheless, still impoverished. The downside has meant that these workers were often left unprotected by weak or non-existent labour and health and safety laws and at the mercy of co
upt and negligent business owners and politicians. The use of child and forced labour, a form of slavery, is an even uglier aspect of this shift. In many developing countries multinationals have a competitive advantage over local markets, forcing them out of business. As the standard of living in these countries rises so do wages, and the multinationals then chase cheaper labour elsewhere.
Globalization has allowed millions of middle-class people with access to cheap airfares and package holidays to travel the world, adding to greenhouse gas levels. Tourism
ings billions of dollars into these economies but European cities and other popular destinations, overwhelmed by tourism, have begun to push back.
Although economic globalization may make good business sense, from an environmental standpoint it is disastrous, as the cost to the environment is not factored into the cost of these goods and services. Shipping raw materials from one side of the world to the other to produce semi-finished goods which are then shipped back to produce finished goods is madness. The fast fashion industry once had a turnaround of four times a year in keeping with the seasons. Now it is two weeks as feckless consumers demand ultra-fast fashion. The energy required to do this and the pollution created is enormous.
There seems to be a pattern here. As the demand for even more goods and services grows, the world's economy becomes more integrated and interdependent, and with corporations seeking even greater profits, globalization has created a vicious cycle of increasing production to meet increasing demand resulting in more pollution, more waste, more greenhouse gases and more intense climate events. This is not a sustainable model. It appears that the winners in this global game, in the short term, are multinationals and consumers. In the end it's our environment and all of us who lose.
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Research-based Critique Process Assignment Template
Title of the source for the Research-Driven Critique Essay
Deconstruct the Source
Write a one-paragraph summary. Answer questions based on your source.
Write a paragraph that answers the following questions
If you're using an Argument:
In what ways is the argument logical, fair, and reasonable? Even if you happen to think it's weak, why might some reasonable people agree with the author?
What are the problems, flaws, or gaps in the argument? Even if you think it's basically strong, why might some reasonable people disagree with the author? What objections can you raise about the argument? Try hard to be rigorous, but if you really can't find "flaws," what new questions and areas for development does the argument raise?
For each of the three scenarios below, identify whether the action is acceptable or unacceptable, and give the reason why.
You copy a paragraph or an image from an Internet source and paste it into your COMM 171 essay.
Is this action acceptable or unacceptable? Why?
You and your friend complete an essay that your instructor said must be done independently, and each of you submits it as your own work in different sections of COMM 171. Is this action acceptable or unacceptable? Why?
You conduct research on a topic and paraphrase it in your COMM 171 essay by using your own words and a unique sentence structure. You use synonyms where possible. You include an in-text citation and a reference list entry. Is this action acceptable or unacceptable? Why?
Keep a record of your research
List 2 sources of each type.
The purpose is to show a record of your research. For each type of source, you will do the following:
1. Brainstorm a list of keyword search terms (5-10 phrases or strings)
2. List sources that appear relevant (list 2 of each type; for each,
iefly indicate the relevance of the source)
How does this source relate to my main source?
What does this source say about the topic that my main source doesn’t?
What is interesting or significant about this source?
Newspaper and Magazine Sources
· Source 1:
· Source 2:
· Source 1:
· Source 2:
ary and/or Database Sources
· Source 1:
· Source 2:
Complete the following in your Research-based Process Assignment Template:
Determine THREE sources that relate to your main source.
Write the annotated bibliography with the three research sources.
Each source will include an APA reference list entry plus an annotation in full sentences that is approximately 150 words in length. Your annotation should
summarize the source in 2-3 sentences, then
explain its relevance in 2-3 sentences.