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How to get an A+ on your Biotechnology Ethics Slideshow

How to get an A+ on your Biotechnology Ethics Slideshow

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  • 1. Ethics Slideshows You will be graded based on two aspects.1. How well you follow and represent the strategy for values clarification as outlined in the text and lecture. (20 points)2. The formatting of your slide show. (10 points)
  • 2. Strategy for Values Clarification1.Identify and understand the problem or issue. Learn as much as possible about the issue.2.List all possible solutions to the issue.3.Identify the pros and cons of adopting each solution. Examine the consequences of adopting one solution (or position) as opposed to another. Consider legal, financial, medical, personal, social, and environmental aspects.4.Based on the pros and cons for each solution, rank all solutions from best to worst.5.Decide if the problem is important enough to take a position. If it is, decide what your position is and be prepared to describe and defend it.
  • 3. Strategy for Values Clarification1.Identify and understand the problem or issue. Learn as much as possible about the issue.This requires research!We will use our text and the internet.
  • 4. RESEARCHAs you research online, record FACTSand OPINIONS. Facts are needed to understand the problem. Opinions can include possible solutions and shed light on the social and political aspects.BE SURE TO NOTE THE DIFFERENCE!
  • 5. RESEARCH FACTSWeb domain- .edu, .gov, & .ca.us are better for facts.How old is the information?
  • 6. RESEARCH FACTSUltimately, the only reputable sources ofinformation are peer-reviewed professionaljournals or properly audited data bases.Does the source refer to these? This is not needed for basic concepts, which university websites are great for.
  • 7. RESEARCH OPINIONSDoes the site have a specific point of view? Is it biased? If so, seek alternate points of view.These sites may lead you to verifiable facts,but any information they contain may be one-sided and can not be trusted until verified.
  • 8. RESEARCH OPINIONSThese sites may help uncover public concernsabout the legal, financial, medical, personal,social, and environmental aspects of theproblem.
  • 9. RESEARCH GATHERFacts, opinions, and images.Possible solutions (all views)- include legal, financial, medical, personal, social, and environmental aspects for each solution.Include citations for everything you take.
  • 10. RESEARCH Citations are needed for your internet sources.Websites-• Author and/or editor names (if available)• Article name in quotation marks (if applicable)• Title of the Website, project, or book in italics.• Any version numbers available, including revisions, posting dates, volumes, or issue numbers.• Publisher information, including the publisher name and publishing date.• Take note of any page numbers (if available).• Medium of publication (web, blog, tweet).• Date you accessed the material.• URL (if required, or for your own personal reference; MLA does not require a URL).
  • 11. RESEARCH Citations are needed for your internet sources.Images-• name of the artist• the title of the work• the medium of the work• then follow the citation format for a website If the work is posted via a username, use that username for the author.
  • 12. RESEARCH SAVE TIMECut and paste text into a document or apresentation.Copy images to your personal desktop, a flashdrive, or your presentation.Gather all citation information.
  • 13. CREATE A PRESENTATION You will be graded based on two aspects.1. How well you follow and represent the strategy for values clarification as outlined in the text and lecture. (20 points)2. The formatting of your slide show. (10 points)
  • 14. Apply the Strategy for Values ClarificationIdentify and understand the problem orissue. Learn as much as possible aboutthe issue. (6 points) What are the facts? Provide a brief overview of the biotechnology involved that a student in our class could easily understand.
  • 15. Apply the Strategy for Values ClarificationList all possible solutions to the issue.(2 points)• There should be at least four possible solutions.• The more possible solutions the better!
  • 16. Apply the Strategy for Values ClarificationIdentify the pros and cons of adopting eachsolution. Examine the consequences ofadopting one solution (or position) asopposed to another. Consider legal, financial, medical, personal, social, and environmental aspects. (8 points)Make one or two slides per solution. Identify aspects that require further validation.
  • 17. Apply the Strategy for Values ClarificationBased on the pros and cons for eachsolution, rank all solutions from bestto worst.(2 points)One or two slides should rank the solutions.Explain why you chose this order, usingspecific pros & cons.If working with a partner, do this for eachindividual.
  • 18. Apply the Strategy for Values ClarificationDecide if the problem is importantenough to take a position.If it is, decide what your position is and beprepared to describe and defend it.(2 points)How important is it that your top solution isimplemented? That your least favorite is not?Do you care enough to• educate yourself and others?• attempt to sway the opinion of others?• make changes in your life?
  • 19. Slideshow Formatting• Grammar [2] • Edit for typos and spelling • Use complete sentences• Citations (images & research) [4] • Number all information sources and images in the order they appear in your presentation. • Create a numerical list of works cited (in MLA format) at the end of your presentation.
  • 20. Slideshow Formatting• Consistency in writing perspective and formatting[2] • Consistent use of font, text size, titles, subtitles, and bullets. • Facts should be presented objectively with a third- person point of view. • Personal opinions may be presented in the first person, but provide appropriate transitions.
  • 21. Slideshow Formatting• Organization and General Formatting [2]• The information should be presented in an order that makes sense.• Not too many words per slide • 24pt font should be the minimum. • Should be easy to read (visually)
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