Research: You have done much of the research for this assignment already! Consult the sources you compiled during your literature review and the information you reported in your PowerPoint presentation. Look over your notes from your expert interview. Decide whether you have enough information (and the best information) to create a comprehensive analysis of this topic. Decide if you have found information to answer all of your questions. If not, remember that research is recursive, and continue searching for, evaluating, and annotating sources until you feel you have a thorough understanding of the topic.
Pre-Write: Who are your stakeholders? Identify at least four specific stakeholders or stakeholder groups. What are their values? Why do they think this issue is important? What do they have to gain or lose? What is their goal regarding your topic? How are their positions similar or different from one another? Look at this topic from their various perspectives and examine what these voices have to say.
Write: Write an essay where you carefully and thoughtfully analyze this topic through the viewpoints of the stakeholders involved.
Introduction: In your introduction you should give a thorough overview of the topic. Give background information, history, and context to the issue. Identify the main points of conflict or debate. Finally, identify the stakeholders you will discuss in the body paragraphs.
Body: Explain the stakeholders and their positions. Devote at least one paragraph to each stakeholder’s position. Explain who they are, what they have at stake, and why the topic is significant to them.
Body: Analyze the stakeholders. How are the stakeholders’ positions similar and different? What are the connections between the stakeholders? Why are they similar and different? What makes this topic so complex?
Conclusion: Add your voice to the conversation. Synthesize the information you present in your body paragraphs. In your assessment, what is the future of this topic?
You should use 5-7 sources for this essay. Your essay should contain 4-5 quotations from your sources, and should paraphrase other main ideas. Be sure to use quotation marks and in-text citations appropriately and responsibly.