Assignment 1: Position Paper One – Media and Society
Due Week 5 and worth 200 points
This is the first of two (2) position papers based on the following scenario to be completed in this course.
Imagine that you are running for a state office (e.g., governor, senator, or Congressional representative) and you have to prepare a position paper for a debate on controversial issues in the news. (Select one (1) of the topics addressed in the first four weeks of this class.) Remember that you are addressing a significant segment of your state’s population and you want to be elected to public office, so your topic will have to have a broad appeal, such as the importance of family values, the fair treatment of women in the workplace (equal pay for equal work), the treatment of minorities, and the media and one’s self-image, among other topics from those chapters.
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You will want your position paper to demonstrate critical thinking, sound logic, valid claims, personal passion, and credible support that is cited correctly because the paper will be provided to the news media before the debate and will be scrutinized by the media and reported on regarding these criteria.
Write a two to three (2-3) page (500 to 750 words) paper in which you:
- Introduce your position using a thesis statement in the first paragraph, including a quote, question, or statistic from your reliable sources and an overview of the main points you will cover. (It’s important to grab the audience’s interest and inform the audience of what the main and support points are.)
- Provide two or three (2-3) major points to support your thesis statement. (Put each major point in a separate paragraph.)
- Provide one (1) paragraph in which you identify and answer an expected argument against your view.
- Organize arguments and support your claims effectively.
- Demonstrate personal passion for your position and critical thinking with persuasive language, sound logic, valid claims, and credible support for the claims.
Use the Strayer University Library at
to locate and provide two to three (2-3) credible and reliable sources (in addition to the textbook) about current events, which have been published in the last five (5) years and are cited correctly in the position paper. (
Wikipedia, dictionaries, and encyclopedias are unacceptable and will not count toward your number of credible sources.)
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow
Strayer Writing Standards
. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
- Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
- Apply critical thinking skills to the analysis of issues involving mass media and society.
- Use technology and information resources to research issues in media and society.
- Write clearly and concisely about media and society using proper writing mechanics.
Assignment 1: Position Paper One – Media and SocietyDue Week 5 and worth 200 points This is the first of two (2) position papers based on the following scenario to be completed in this course. Imagin
Peter 3 Name Course Tutor Date Equality in the Workplace Ladies and gentlemen the world is changing, the world has changed and we all have a role to play in ensuring equality and equity. Many are the times we have been discriminated in our residents, workplace and schools due to our gender. As your governor, I promise to end the inequality that has been experienced in the workplace. Each individual deserve an equal treatment. I believe our women deserve better in their workplace they deserve to receive their wages depending on how they produce. I have a dream of a better state if you elect me as your governor. I can foresee a state where we all walk into our workplace and smile as we receive what we deserve. I believe we can make our state a better place if we all unite to make our state a better place. Ladies equality in the workplace will be attained and I will be in the forefront to ensure it attained. Gender inequality in the workplace is manifested in different ways. Women have been holding junior positions in the organization thus preventing them from exploiting their potential. There are jobs, which have always been perceived to be women jobs while others perceived to be men jobs. The perception of discrimination of job based on gender has led to unequal pay in the workplace (Fuentes 290). My administration will ensure that all people are hired in the organization due to one’s expertise and skills. I will fight to ensure there is a centralized system that organization should submit to in ensuring every employee get their fair share. Equality among women is crucial in our society to ensure progressiveness. Many are times women have headed various institutions and homes and we have experienced tremendous glory on their leadership. As equal gender, they have bills and project to run in the society. By giving them equal opportunities, you give them room to grow their ideas in their field and to bring out the nest from their families. Some of the women are raising up families single heartedly as single parents. By giving them equal chances in payment, you create an enabling environment to raise their families comfortably. I will work with the different stakeholders both in government and outside the government to protect the interest of both men and women on equal measure. Women have always been the majority population in our state and country. Be empowering women and advocating for equal share we are developing our economy. Women are known to be the building power behind most families with their industrious nature and better ways of managing finances. The growth of our economy is directly proportional with the impact we put on empowering women. Women have a significant role in contributing to the economy (Sharma 4). According to a research carried out it estimated that in an average family at least three women are working in the family either in formal or informal sector. In conclusion, my people I need your support to achieve a better state that we can call home. A state which every member is proud to be associated. As your leader, I will lead from the front line to ensure we all achieve our goals. I believe our goals and aspirations are bigger enough to concur our disparities and challenges affecting us. Under my leadership, we will make our state a united place for everyone. Never in my watch will we watch and see our people being discriminated on their workplace together we will make our state great. Works Cited Fuentes, Kristina. “Review of Equality on Trial: Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace, by Katherine Turk.” Labour / Le Travail, vol. 81, 2018, pp. 289-291, Project MUSE. doi:10.1353/llt.2018.0020. Accessed 7 Sept. 2022. Sharma, Angel. “Managing Diversity and Equality in the Workplace.” Cogent Business & Management, vol. 3, no. 1, 31 Dec. 2016, pp. 1-14, doi:10.1080/23311975.2016.1212682. Accessed 7 Sept. 2022.