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In response to Texas businesses and employers, the Texas State Legislature has strongly encouraged the state’s colleges and universities to ensure students learn not only knowledge related to their major/course of study, but also prove they have key marketable skills that will help them become valuable employees. To that end, the TJC Government and Economics Department has developed special assignments to assess student skills in the following areas: Communication Critical Thinking Empirical and Quantitative Social Responsibility For this assignment, you will read an article, analyze it and respond to questions designed to assess you on the four important skills listed above. First read the questions in the assessment below so you will have a general idea of what you will be looking for in the article. After reading the questions, then thoroughly read the article. (You may find it helpful to print the article for highlighting or note-taking purposes, or if your computer has highlighting and note-taking features, you may do so without printing.) Answers to the questions should be written in accurate, detailed and complete sentences, using correct grammar and punctuation, without abbreviations or informal jargon. Do NOT copy and paste information from the article into the answer block as your response; responses should be IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Most questions will require several sentences or a full paragraph to adequately answer. If done correctly, this assignment should take one to two hours to complete and submit. The attached rubric shows how you will be assessed. In addition to the “achieves/doesn’t achieve” status on the rubric, you will also receive a numeric grade for your work on this assignment. Read the article that is linked to this assignment. After you have read the piece, please return to this page to answer the questions listed below. You are encouraged to use and cite other resources in answering the questions.
1. Identify the person and their proposed solution to the issue the article is describing.
2. Describe the issue (the underlying problem) the article is addressing and why it is relevant.
3.Outline the information presented as evidence by the article that demonstrates a need to address the issue.
4. Identify the outcomes that justify the solution proposed in the article.
5. Discuss how you used numerical data or observable facts to determine if the proposed solution(s) in the article are valid and reliable.
6. Outline the steps you used to analyze the information in the article.
7. Identify the reasonable and appropriate conclusions you reached based on the information in the article.
8. Identify and describe costs and/or benefits the issue creates for society (How might society be affected by the issue?).
Develop ideas, interpret ideas, express ideas, position, explanation, evidence, conclusion, manipulate numerical data or observable facts, analyze data or observable facts, draw informed conclusions, ability to effectively engage in regional, national and global communities.
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From my teacher: