Assessment task: Ethical issue

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Assessment task

You are to write an essay where you provide support for a particular position on an ethical issue. The essay is to be 1,500 words in length (=/- 10%).

  1. Choose an issue from the topic list: (see the Word Document Posted in Week 6 section of Moodle)
  2. Write an essay with the following structure (do not include headings in your essay):
    1. Introduction
      1. A hypothesis statement.
      2. A clear explanation or definition of the problem.
    2. The body
      1. Reasons and evidence to support your position stated in your hypothesis statement.
      2. Address at least one objection to your position.
    3. Conclusion
      1. Restate your hypothesis statement (not a direct copy and paste).
      2. Summarise the main points.
      3. A call to action – what is the reader to do or believe in relation to this ethical issue?
    4. Reference list (start this on a new page following the essay).
  3. As part of your argument, include what guidance the code of ethics from the Australian Computer Society provides.
  4. Within your essay include references that help you support your argument. Follow Harvard Referencing for the reference list and for in-text citations.

 

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