SL Project Research Paper Instructions
Instructions: Please turn in a5-7page paper addressing the following four sections: Section One: Introduction • In reference to your scholarly research article on the history of your social issue, what is the history of this issue? When did this issue emerge? Why? What was the social context? • In reference to your scholarly research article on the history of your social issue and news research, what is the current state of this social issue locally, nationally, and globally? •Why did you select this social issue for this service learning project?•What service paradigm(s) is/are typically used to combat this social issue (e.g., charity, project, social change)? Why? Please explain using information from The Irony of Service by Keith Morton.
Section Two: Scholarly Research • In reference to two of your scholarly research activity articles on your social issue, answer the following questions: (If you conducted the service equivalent assignment, locate two scholarly research articles on your social issue through the UNLV Library)or What did researchers want to find out and why?(Research Problem)or How did they go about finding this information?(Methods)or What did they learn?(Findings)or What are the implications of the findings for your social problem? Why does it matter? (Discussion)or What did you did you learn from reading this article in relation to your social issue? Please explain.
Section Three: News Research • Track your social issue in the news by locating recent local, national, and global news articles on your social issue each month for three consecutive months (i.e., 9 total news articles) and reference your news articles. Use the Media Bias Chart (https://www.adfontesmedia.com/)to examine the bias and reliability of each news outlet and answer the following questions : or What were three common themes in relation to your social issue between the local, national, and global news articles ? or Compare and contrast how these themes looked different from local, national, and global perspectives. or Using the Media Bias Chart, what conclusions would you draw about the bias and reliability of the local, national, and global news perspectives? Or Remark on your observations of how logical fallacies were made across the local, national, and global perspectives.
Section Four: Service Learning Reflection • If you completed the “SL Scholarly Activity” assignment, reflect on reading about your social issue in the news and in a scholarly research article each month. How has this reading and this culminating service learning project affected your (1) understanding of this social issue and (2) your intentions to engage more broadly with social issues.
Your paper will include these headings (corresponding with the grading rubric):