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This assignment has three parts: 1) Research and summarize an article, 2) state the main ethical issue, and 3) share your reaction. Write three paragraphs, as follows:

Section 1 – Paragraph – Summary (150 words minimum)

Research a reliable article regarding an incident that occurred within the last six months and contains an ethical issue. Be sure to review the Research Help materials. Look for good ethical conduct as well as bad. Bad ethical conduct is always easier to find since it is not the norm.

Summarize the article. Use your own words. Do not use quotations. Paraphrase the information, and provide in-text citation(s) with page number(s), where appropriate. In the Works Cited, be sure to include your article, properly formatted including its title, date of publication, and link.

Section 2 – Main Ethical Issue (one sentence in bold print)

State the main ethical/moral issue in question format:

  • Should ______? or What should ______?  For example, Should Jack report Jill for stealing the computer?
  • Be impartial. Avoid any bias; do not express your own personal opinion; do not use the words, “I think” or “I feel.” For example, proper format – Should Jack report Jill for stealing the computer? Improper format – Should Jack be an good person and report Jill for stealing the computer?
  • Write just one issue, not two; so, do not use the word “or.” For example. proper format – Should Jack report Jill for stealing the computer?  Improper format – Should Jack report Jill for stealing the computer or should Jack keep quiet so he does not get on Jill’s bad side?

Section 3 – Paragraph Reaction (150 words minimum)

Share your reaction to the article. What was something that surprised you, or that you found interesting? How do you feel about the situation? Is there something you agree with, or something that should have been handled differently?

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