College of Arts & Sciences: Cybersecurity
· Use the Computers & Applied Science database
· Locate the articles: “The Case for Banning Killer Robots: Point” by Stephen Goose and “The Case for Banning Killer Robots: Counterpoint” by Ronald Arkin
Carefully review the details below, along with the Synthesis Paper assessment details and preparation checklist
The general instructions for your synthesis paper are as follows:
· Write a 500-600-word critical review of the above articles · The first portion of your review should consist of a summary of the authors’ arguments and the way they support their arguments. In other words, what are the authors’ main points, or theses? What are the means by which the authors support these theses? Look at the author’s points of evidence, organization, and overall method for presenting this information
The first portion of your review should consist of a summary of the authors’ argument and a discussion of their methodology (i.e., how they approach and organize their argument). In other words, what is the author’s main point, or thesis? What are the means by which the author supports this thesis? Look at the author’s points of evidence, organization, and overall method for presenting this information.
The second portion of the review should consist of your analysis and evaluation of their argument (*Do not begin to analyze and evaluate until you have first summarized their argument and noted their methodology*). Did the author effectively communicate his/her thesis? Why or why not? You will not be required to include outside sources for this portion of the paper, but you can if you wish.
It is essential that you apply each facet of what you have learned so far in this course: proper grammar, avoiding plagiarism, clarity and concision, and proper formatting and citation (according to your school’s style guide). This assignment will be graded on the basis of how well you’ve synthesized each facet of learning from this course.
The review must, therefore, demonstrate the same mastery of (a) grammar/punctuation acquired in Weeks 1-2, of (b) avoiding plagiarism acquired in Week 3, of (c) concision and clarity acquired in Weeks 4-5, and of (d) proper discipline-specific citation and formatting acquired in Week 6.
Take note of the rubric provided for this critical review assessment.
NOTE: Turabian papers do NOT require a Table of Contents, and APA papers do NOT require an abstract.