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Module 10 Assignment: Bioethics Essay
After completing your module reading on Bioethics, you are required to write a 2-4 page essayon one of the major bioethical issues of contemporary importance.
Possible topics include: abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, cloning, or medical research.
The essay must be written from an Ethical prospective, in other words, do not analyze the topic from a legal, sociological, or alternative perspective. Make use of the Ethical Theories you have learned throughout the course, for example Virtue Ethics, Natural Law Theory, Utilitarianism, or Deontological Ethical Theory, etc.
Note that mature philosophical reflection always includes a deep understanding of all side of an issue, while at the same time it presents a personal perspective that is grounded logically and based in evidence. It is not enough to have an opinion philosophically speaking if you do not understand the opinions of others. Be sure to demonstrate logically the strength or weakness of every claim you make. ______________________________________________________________________
The report must be written in Microsoft Word using MLA formatting (MLA Handbook, 7th Ed., PurdueOWL.com). Proofread thoroughly for college-level spelling, syntax, and grammar. There should be no errors in this document. Before submitting it in the drop box, be sure it is complete and ready for grading. Once submitted, it cannot be resubmitted. Submit by due date. ______________________________________________________________________
Essay Grading Rubric: Your grade will be based on the evaluation of the following factors: Content, Organization, Development, and Use of Language. You are required to write a 2-4 page essay.
(A) 27-30 Points: Answer is Excellent and appropriate to the question. Content is factually correct, with a clear sense of order. It begins with a thesis or topic sentence. Supporting points are presented in a logical progression. It develops each point with many specific details and answers question completely. It uses technical or scientific terminology appropriately and correctly. No major grammatical or spelling errors. Four pages.
(B) 24-26 Points: Answer is Good and appropriate to the question. Content may have one or two factual errors. May lack a thesis sentence, but points are presented in a logical progression. Each point supported with some details and evidence. All important points included. It includes accurate word choice. No more than 2 major errors and a few minor errors. Three pages.
(C) 21-23 Points: Content is Satisfactory and relates peripherally to the question; contains significant factual errors. Logic of argument is minimally perceivable. Points presented in a seemingly random fashion, but all support argument. It uses sparse details or evidence. Question only partially answered. Ordinary word choice; use of scientific terminology avoided. Some serious errors (but they don’t impair communication). Two pages.
(D) 18-20 Points: Content is Unsatisfactory and unrelated to question. Lacks clear organizational plan. Reader is confused. Statements are unsupported by any detail or explanation. It is repetitious, incoherent, or illogically developed. Limited vocabulary; errors impair communication. Two pages.
(F) 0-17 Points: Content unrelated and Fails to meet the requirements of the question. Lacks clear organizational plan. Reader is confused. Statements are unsupported by any detail or explanation. It is repetitious, incoherent, or illogically developed. Limited vocabulary; errors impair communication. Less than two pag
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