Human Responsibility for the Environment


Assignment   In Module/Week 5, you must write a 1,000–1,200-word ethical argument essay. Your assignment is to develop an ethical essay following the Rogerian Model of argument. You must include at least 4 quotations, 1 summary, and 1 paraphrase (6 total) into your essay from at least 3 credible sources to support your thesis statement and provide opposing arguments acknowledging common ground as emphasized in Rogerian argument. Be sure to document your sources correctly according to your documentation style (Current APA, MLA, or Turabian).   Ethical Essay Prompt   Topic: Human Responsibility for the Environment   Prompt: Write an ethical essay using the Rogerian Model of argument in which you address the question, “How far should humans go to protect the environment?”     Reading & Study Application Successful Needs Revision 1.  Introduction: Establishes the ethical principle and states the essay’s thesis     2.  Background: Gives an overview of the situation and provides necessary information about the topic     3.  Ethical analysis: Explains the ethical principle and analyzes the particular situation on the basis of this principle     4.  Evidence in support of the thesis: integrates a total of at least 6 quotes, summaries, and/or paraphrases from at least 3 credible sources     5. Finds common ground as required by Rogerian model of argument     6. Refutation of opposing arguments: Addresses objections and refutes them in a clear and respectful way     7.  Conclusion: Restates the ethical principle as well as the thesis (not in the exact words); includes a strong concluding statement     8.  Contains pathos (emotional) appeals, (values/belief) appeals, and/or logos (factual) appeals- as appropriate     9.  Title reflects issue and ethics     10.  Uses only third person pronouns (all first and second person pronouns have been removed)     11.  If using current APA format, contains properly formatted, title, abstract, and references page If using current MLA format, contains a properly formatted Works Cited page If using current Turabian format, contains a properly formatted title page and bibliography page     12.  Double spaced; 12-point Times New Roman font     13.  Uses signal phrases and appropriate transitions     14.  References/Works Cited/ Bibliography page includes all sources cited within the body of the essay     15. Checked spelling, grammar/mechanics

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