Assignment 1: Discussion—Marketing to Children
This module’s readings discuss organizing the content of an essay: thesis statements, key points, and supporting points. Remember these elements while composing your writing essays. A strong, clear thesis and a logically structured argument will enhance your credibility.
Using the critical thinking and argumentation skills, respond to the following:
- Should companies market to children? If so, what are your reasons for supporting this point of view? If not, then what is the basis for your opinion? Provide outside support for your opinion.
Write your initial response in about 150–200 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Make sure to quote or paraphrase at least two outside sources in your answer.
By Saturday, June 21, 2014, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, June 25, 2014, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses.
Grading Criteria and Rubric
|Assignment 1 Grading Criteria||
|Demonstrated critical thinking and argumentation skills while explaining if companies should market to children. Justified the answer with outside support.||
|Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.||