Rgue for or against the proposition: a?what is education good for?a

CUL 399
Final Essay Question

This assessment is a research based, analytic, evaluative and critically self-reflective assessment that requires you to communicate, by scholarly means, your ideas via well reasoned arguments, while taking into consideration various scholarly viewpoints.

Essay Topic: Education

Argue for or against the proposition: a?what is education good for?a (generally for graduates and university student)
You must do both A) and B) below: (refer closely!)

A a analyse and research both sides of the proposition. Identify and argue (in formal academic style) what you think are the main positions and counter-positions and arguments of both sides (for and against) of the proposition you have chosen.
a? The topic is Education. For example, what are the a?for and againsta positions on the proposition

B a take a position as to which side of the issue or debate you find most convincing, which means you must compare and evaluate the persuasiveness of the arguments as you are presenting them in your essay, while at the same time, arguing why you find a particular position the most ethically convincing. You may find both sides of the proposition convincing, and if this is the case, explain why. If you find neither side of the debate convincing, come up with your own solution to the dilemma.

Ideas and key words which may be implemented to essay:
a? Education provide guidance
a? Difference between knowledge and education
a? Advantage of networking
a? Quality of graduates: personal fulfilment, skills and independent thought, leadership and global development
a? Quantity of graduates: higher productivity for the country, providing competitive edge in comparison to rest of the world
a? Correlation between the economic and the increase of university graduates
You must refer to at least TWO of the unit essential scholarly readings (uploaded in attached documents, please refer), and to at least TWO other scholarly readings.

Marking Criteria: (refer closely!)
Your essay will be graded on a series of criteria including conceptual understanding, and analytical and evaluate skills (all of which will have been learnt when preparing for the debates). You should pay attention to the following:

1. STRUCTURE: does your essay have a clear statement of its aims (in the introduction)? Is your essay clearly organised? (in a logical order and with a clearly flowing discussion?) Does it have a distinctive and clear argument or position on an argument, and a well-stated conclusion?

2. Does your essay demonstrate quality of ANALYSIS, ARGUMENTATION and fluency in the topics and concepts of contemporary political, social and ethical debates?

3. Have you identified appropriate themes and concepts from the set READINGS and demonstrated their usefulness in the analysis of your cultural issue or topic?

4. Does your essay demonstrate EVALUATIVE AND ANALYTICAL skills?

5. Do you use appropriate EVIDENCE and THEORY to support your claims and arguments?

6. Have you CITED or REFERENCED your sources adequately and appropriately?

7. Is your essayas PRESENTATION satisfactory in terms of format, spelling, syntax, grammar and expression?

8. Have you used an appropriate method to reference all sources you have used, including a properly formatted BIBLIOGRAPHY?