CRITICAL THINKING Marketing Policy

Academic Year
2021/2022
Semester
202103
Module (Element) Title
CRITICAL THINKING
Module (Element) Code
MOD008104 / ELCOR03
Module (Element) Leader
Belle Grenville-Mathers
Assessment
Assessment C: Research Project on Fake News
Grading
All tasks for this assessment will be fine graded out of 100.
Word Limit
850-word research report
Parts
Three (3) tasks
Assessment Weighting
50%
Element Learning Goals
1-4
Submission Deadline and format
Part 1 Describe the Fake News and the people involved. Week 12 – Friday 10 December 2021 by 2pm via Moodle > Turnitin Submissions > Turnitin for Assessment CWeighting 33%   Part 2 Explain and provide evidence for how it spread.Week 12 – Friday 10 December 2021 by 2pm via Moodle > Turnitin Submissions > Turnitin for Assessment CWeighting 33%   Part 3 Explain and provide evidence of how and why it was – or was not – proved false. Week 12 – Friday 10 December 2021 by 2pm via Moodle > Turnitin Submissions > Turnitin for Assessment C   Weighting 33%  
WRITING YOUR ASSESSMENT:
This assessment must be completed individually.
You must use Harvard referencing system (Law students may use OSCOLA)
Your work must indicate the number of words you have used.  Written assignments must not exceed more than 10% over the specified maximum number of words (850 words).  It also must not be less than 10% under the word count. This means it needs to be a minimum of 765 words and a maximum of 935 words.  When a written assignment is marked, the excessive use of words beyond the word limit is reflected in the academic judgement of the piece of work which results in a lower mark being awarded for the piece of work.
Assignment submissions are to be made anonymously. Do not write your name anywhere on your work.
Write your student ID number at the top of every page.
You must number all pages.
Use Arial or New Times Roman Font at Size 12.
Use double spacing in your work.
SUBMITTING YOUR ASSESSMENTTo achieve full marks, you must submit your work before the deadline. Any late work must adhere to ARU late policy.

See rules 6.54-6.62: http://web.anglia.ac.uk/anet/academic/public/academic_regs.pdf
Short Term Extensions
Requests for short-term extensions will only be considered in the case of illness or other cause considered valid by ARU College. An application for an extension does not guarantee an extension will be granted. 
Please use the extension request form found here:
https://forms.office.com/r/chpA4PgAc6  (This is the link for 202103, please check ATS hub at the start of each semester for new link – if it has not been updated, please contact Kathryn Jones)
Your request will be processed within five (5) working days.
For additional support contact [email protected]  
A request must normally be received and agreed in writing before the deadline. 
See rules 6.54-6.62: http://web.anglia.ac.uk/anet/academic/public/academic_regs.pdf
 
Exceptional Circumstances
Exceptional Circumstances  must adhere to ARU regulations and will be processed by ARU.  For further information please follow the guidance and process found here: https://web.anglia.ac.uk/anet/academic/assess/mitigation.phtml
In the first instance, when considering whether to apply for exceptional circumstances, please email [email protected]

This assessment has three parts: 
            PART ONE: Describe the Fake News
            PART TWO: Explain and Provide Evidence for How it Spread
            PART THREE: Explain and Provide Evidence of How and Why it was – or                                     was not – Proved False.
You MUST complete all parts and submit them in accordance with the dates published on Moodle.
Some are true or “true-ish.” Some are related to legends. Others are connected to wrongful convictions.  Some of them concern people or groups who are combating fake news.  In all these topics there is an element of fake news or fraud present which needs to be identified and discussed. We will discuss how to adjust your identification accordingly.
– Who started it?– Why did they start it?– What happened?

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
Your will be awarded marks for the following:
Please also see the assessment marking criteria at the end of this document.
Research Project Topics
Choose one of these items.  You MUST chose one of these topics, failure to do so will result in a mark of 0%. If you wish to do a topic not listed here, you MUST gain approval from your tutor FIRST.
Football running back Celestial Comet   Rana Ayyub. “Child rapists”   Dearborn, MI, “Hammoud family enterprise” (2016)   Joice Heth   President Trump is trying save coverage for pre-existing conditions (Jan. 2020)   Trump “exonerated” by OIG report   Gary Dotson   Nayirah, 1990 Congressional Human Rights Caucus   George Soros arrested in Switzerland at 13:23 GMT on Feb. 3, 2019   “cya laker oops that was a typo I meant cya LAter”   Killings of Nilotpal Das & Abhijeet Nath   Beatrice di Maio   Rosemary Woods “18 minutes”   Helen Wilson, “Human Reactions to Rape Culture and Queer Performativity at Urban Dog Parks in Portland, Ore.”   2 Korean women travelling who were infected with MERS went shopping   Resignation letter by Lebanese Minister of Interior Raya Hassan (Oct. 2019)   Laurence Rossignol and abortion websites   “Tom Foley: Out of the Liberal Closet”    “The Food Babe Army”   “Hezbollah kidnaps top-ranking Mossad intelligence officers in Israel’s elite class.”   BJP Cyber Army 400+   @AliciaHernan3   Marwadi woman murdered because she would not wear a burkha.   “What the Fake News Media Will Not Show You in Puerto Rico”   Lisa F. abducted and raped in Berlin Dawood Ibrahim’s assets confiscated in the UAE   Migrants Storm the Morocco-Spain Border (2017)   Eric Tucker, anti-Trump protestors   President Obama deleted endorsements of Hillary Clinton from his Twitter account   Trump’s Wall on Trackdown   Indian Army destroyed Kirpan and Pimpal   Radio Marja and antisemitism   Conviction of Troy Anthony Davis   Margo Gontar, “StopFake”   Edwin Encarnacion to Astros, 5 years, $115M (Nov. 2016)   Second Roy Moore accuser works for Michelle Obama right now   Futuristic Russian bridge recognized as international masterpiece   Trump Retweets Image of Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer in Traditional Islamic Clothing Before Iranian Flag   Robert Paul Prager, 1918   Ayibo Food, plastic seaweed   David Irving v. Penguin Books   M’nakta N’tadaku Johnson v.  Michelle Obama   Eleanor Clubs (1943)   Trump MAGA hats made in China   Richie Horowitz, “Why We Need to Take Away White People’s Guns Now More Than Ever”   Bush Voter IQs (2004)   Houston Flyers from Black Democratic Trust of Texas (“Republicans are trying to trick us!”)   Lavender Scare   Ukrainian MP Claims $7.4 Billion Obama-Linked Laundering   Stonewall Jackson commanded two battalions of Black Confederates   Emulex (Aug 2000)   Maria Hertogh riots   Child kidnapping rumors in Tripura   Austell, GA Space Alien   Rep. Ilhan Omar celebrated the anniversary of 9/11   Mass mugging at Carcavelos Beach   “Three Cups of Tea”   Trump knowingly did business with a Soleimani as recently as December 2016   Project MavenUS Congressional salaries have increased 231% in the past 30 years    Sonia Gandhi is the fourth-richest woman in the world   Russian bots attack “The Last Jedi”   LeBron James’ T shirt (9 Oct. 2017)   Texas teen pregnant from the flu shotMalia Obama Busted Selling Priceless White House Trinkets She Stole While Living There  
VP Pence (Jan 20, 2020) tweet re Soleimani: “Assisted in clandestine travel to Afghanistan of 10 of the 12 terrorists who carried out the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.”   Photo: Europeans trying to get to North Africa during World War II   “Sixty-Four Miscegenation” (1863)   Bana al-Abed (Syria)   “Soros Ran US Foreign Policy on Post-Coup Ukraine”   Trump will send Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to Guantanamo Bay.   Archimedes Group on Martin Fayulu   “Bronze Age Mindset”   Mollen Commission (1994)   Eva Glawischnig-Piesczek v. Facebook   Angela Merkel was in the Stasi   Mildred Lewis, A Measuring Rod to Test Text Books, and Reference Books in Schools, Colleges and Libraries   Thousands of fraudulent Clinton votes found in Ohio warehouse   Alain Juppé and the Muslim Brotherhood   Sinking of the SS Athenia   February 26, 2019: “Video has surfaced!! Look at how the Indian jets dropped their payloads and ran away from PAF JETS!”   Foreigners jumped out of a building after it was set on fire by South Africans.   “Ending the Fed” and Megyn Kelly   “Rappler reporters” (Philippines)   “Hun or Home” campaign   “Muslim Water” (Australia)   “Why did you put a saffron shawl on Khader?”   Jebwadne denials   The Malmedy Massacre controversy“Private Snafu”   Pocahontas (1838) by Robert Dale Owen   Crusades images on firearms of Donald Trump, Jr.   Young woman in pregnant after being raped in line for concert ticket (Shanghai)   “Oliver Stone slams ‘dumb’ US sanctions against Russia”   Peoples Democratic Party photo of dead Nigerian soldiers in the Metele village, 2018   “The Prince of Qatar a supporter of terrorism, should not be in the White House but be at Guantanamo”   Herman Rosenblat love story   “Swiftboat” (John Kerry)   Kinderhook plates   Randall Prince and pre-marked ballots (30 Sept. 2016)   Accusations against Eugène Frot (1934)   Richard Ascot Spires (1742)   Pope Francis’ endorsement of Donald Trump   Food Stamp Fraud at All-Time High (December 27th, 2016)   Lovenstein Institute Presidential IQ Report   Jukt Micronics (1998)   Post-2010 World Cup Baby Boom   New Hampshire that voter fraud 2016   Democratic National Party colluded with Ukraine to smear Paul Manafort   Lenin’s Body, 1991   Fox News, “…the New Black Panther Party decided the election for Barack Obama”   Alex Jones: Glowing orb was a Palantir devise   Henry Hyde: “They are willing to help if we/you would like a price.”   John F. Kennedy Jr. is behind QAnon   “The Democrats and President Obama gave Iran 150 Billion Dollars…”   “Illegal immigrants” killed 10,150 Americans in 2018   Wrongful conviction, Timothy Evans (UK)   Trump Deutsche Bank Loans Underwritten by Russian BankTeenage boys in Veles   The suicide of Taiwanese diplomat Su Chii-CherngDonald Trump Handshake Rejected by Polish First Lady“Fat Santa Claus to Blame for Childhood Obesity”Bust of Martin Luther King Jr. removed from the Oval Office   Neil Gorsuch and the “Fascism Forever Club”  

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Grade
Requirements
90-100%
Part One: Describe the Hoax and the people involved.   Part Two: Explain and Provide Evidence for how it spread   Part Three: Explain and Provide Evidence of how and why it was – or was not – proved false   Logical flow of report – the research report should be easy to understand and follow. The structure should be logical and rational.   All parts of the assessment have been completed.References In-text citations are present and correctly written. All in-text citations have a corresponding entry on the reference list. Quotes are included appropriately. Reference list consists of at least 5 sources – at least 1 is academic   English is clear throughout and there are very few grammatical errors. The standard of writing at this level should be very high.   Student could not have done any more to improve the quality of their assessment.
80-89%
Part One: Describe the Hoax and the people involved.   Part Two: Explain and Provide Evidence for how it spread   Part Three: Explain and Provide Evidence of how and why it was – or was not – proved false   Logical flow of report – the research report should be easy to understand and follow. The structure should be logical and rational.   All parts of the assessment have been completed.References In-text citations are present and correctly written. All in-text citations have a corresponding entry on the reference list. Quotes are included appropriately. Reference list consists of at least 5 sources – at least 1 is academic   English is clear throughout and there are very few grammatical errors. The standard of writing at this level should be very high.   The work is excellent but the student is lacking in one area which prevents them from gaining a higher mark.
70-79%
Part One: Describe the Hoax and the people involved.   Part Two: Explain and Provide Evidence for how it spread   Part Three: Explain and Provide Evidence of how and why it was – or was not – proved false   Logical flow of report – the research report can be followed with relative ease.   All parts of the assessment have been completed.References In-text citations are included although there may be errors. But the referencing must be consistent. Reference list is present but there may be errors. It may not be in alphabetical order. Format is consistent throughout. Reference list consists of at least 5 sources – at least 1 is academic   English is clear and understandable, although there may be errors in both language and grammar.
60-69%
All parts of the assessment have been completed to a good standard, although there may be parts which are less researched than others.   Part One: Describe the Hoax and the people involved.   Part Two: Explain and Provide Evidence for how it spread   Part Three: Explain and Provide Evidence of how and why it was – or was not – proved false   Logical flow of report – the research report can be followed with relative ease. References Reference list consists of at least 5 sources – at least 1 is academic In-text citations are present, but some may be missing. There are errors in the citations and/or reference list but the list is consistent.English is clear and understandable, although there are errors in both language and grammar.
50-59%
Reports with little to no research conducted (shown through use of primary sources) will not be awarded higher than this grade bracket.   All parts of the assessment have been completed to a satisfactory standard, although there may be parts which are less researched than others.   Part One: Describe the Hoax and the people involved.   Part Two: Explain and Provide Evidence for how it spread   Part Three: Explain and Provide Evidence of how and why it was – or was not – proved false   References There are in-text citations present, but they may contain errors. There is a reference list, but it may contain errors.There are 5 references but there are no academic sources used.   The English is of a satisfactory standard and understandable, although there may be errors in both the syntax and the grammar.
40-49%
All parts of the assessment have been completed to a satisfactory standard, although there may be parts which are less researched than others.   Part One: Describe the Hoax and the people involved.   Part Two: Explain and Provide Evidence for how it spread   Part Three: Explain and Provide Evidence of how and why it was – or was not – proved false   References In text citations are sparse. One or two. Reference List is incorrectly written – not in alphabetical order. Inaccuracies. There are 5 sources on the reference list but there are no academic sources used.   The English is of a satisfactory standard and understandable, although there are errors in both the syntax and the grammar.
30-39%
All parts of the assessment have been completed but some are significantly lacking in information about the hoax. There may be an over-reliance on a single source, such as a factchecking website.   Part One: Describe the Hoax and the people involved.   Part Two: Explain and Provide Evidence for how it spread   Part Three: Explain and Provide Evidence of how and why it was – or was not – proved false   References In text citations are present but are sparse. Or there are no in-text citations but a good reference list is present. There is a reference list, but it is not correctly written. There may just be a list of website URLs. There are in-text citations that are not present on the reference list. There are not 5 sources on the reference list.
20-29%
Some parts of the assessment are missing or are significantly lacking in information about the hoax. There may be an over-reliance on a single source, such as a factchecking website.   Part One: Describe the Hoax and the people involved.   Part Two: Explain and Provide Evidence for how it spread Some or all of this section is missing.   Part Three: Explain and Provide Evidence of how and why it was – or was not – proved false   References In text citations are present but are sparse (1 or 2). There is a reference list, but it is not correctly written. It may just be a list of websites. Fewer than 5 sources.
10-19%
Very little explanation of analysis of the hoax. There may be parts missing or insufficiently explained or analysed. An overreliance on one source to explain what happened. This source is not necessarily credible. No or very little analysis of the credibility of sources in which the hoax spread or were used to debunk it.   There are multiple errors in the English writing that make reading the assessment difficult.   No reference list or in-text citations.
0-9%
Nothing or very little is submitted.
Learning Outcomes:
ARU College are taught on the basis of intended learning outcomes and, on successful completion of this module, you will be expected to be able to demonstrate you have met these outcomes.
Describe the advantages associated with using the techniques known as critical thinking in ways that relate to the topics being considered.
Describe how knowledge, evidence, and errors in thinking influence problem solving.
Analyse sources of information, regardless of format, and evaluate their relevance and reliability and use these appropriately in the development of an argument including reliability, argument mapping, and identifying fallibility.
Formulate effective arguments using the skills of critical thinking.
Resources: 
Please see Moodle for additional resources and technical assistance. You will have class time to complete this assessment in Weeks 11 and 12.

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