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Appendix B

Final Exam

• Access the Electronic Reserve Readings link on your student Web site for Week Nine.

• Select one of the topics below and read both articles that present opposing sides of the argument surrounding that topic.

o Animal experimentation

o Outsourcing

o Media violence

• Answer the following questions in paragraphs of approximately 100 words demonstrating your critical and creative thinking skills.

1. Identify if the topic you chose, as presented by both articles, is a problem or an issue and explain what makes it a problem or an issue. If you believe the articles present both problems and issues, identify and explain what the problems are and what the issues are.

The article I chose to discus was the Media violence topic.   I believe that this topic is an issue.   I believe it’s an issue because there are arguments that can defend both sides.   One article believes that media violence is proven to have a direct impact on viewers.   The other article believes that the research produces no clear answers on the subject.   Many people react to things they see in the media differently.   Some may be easily influenced by the violence, but other may not be affected by the violence at all.   So by not being able to prove the argument either way, this makes it an issue and not a problem.

2. Were the problems or issues expressed effectively? Describe how the problems or issues were or were not best expressed.

I feel that the article that was talking about the exaggeration of media violence was more accurate and effectively expressed the issue. I am aware that I may have a bias because this is the side that I agree with personally. Both of the articles identified the challenge. One of course, was talking about how we need to change how much violence is shown in the media and the other saying that violence in the media is not the issue. Both of the...