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ASSIGNMENT 2
Write an Op-Ed (opinion-editorial) that allows you to demonstrate an understanding of how issues relating to the dignity of the human person and the realization of the common good may be addressed by you in your professional practice now and in the future.
You will need to select one issue from the list below that relates to the degree program you are studying and write a concise but persuasive opinion piece on this issue relating to the dignity of the human person and the realisation of the common good that relates to your professional practice now and in the future
List of issues:
-not improving access to health centres or hospitals
-the challenge of radicalization
-climate change and the threat to coastal communities (the role of science or education or the arts or
law or business, etc.)
-social inequality (and the role of education or the arts or science or the humanities, and so on)
-violence in schools
-victimization online
-the proliferation of nuclear weapons
-fake news
-internet addiction and its negative impact on communities
-the failure to recognize Australia's First Peoples in the Constitution
-Australians living in poverty
-the -crisis- in youth justice
General Instructions:
• Create an evocative and engaging Op-Ed that applies insights from Assessment 1 (knowledge
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base) to an issue or problem relating to the dignity of the human person and the realization of the
common good that relates to your professional practice now and in the
future (i.e., the degree program you are studying).
• The Op-Ed should clearly explain to readers what the issue or problem is (in order to achieve a pass grade or better, you must choose an issue from the list above) and how your understanding of the knowledge you have acquired in the unit addresses the issue or problem and relates to the discipline area you are studying in. Please note that you do not have to come up with the 'definitive solution' bu• provide a well-argued view in order to move forward on the issue.
The Op-Ed is to be no more than 700 words long; penalties will apply for assessmentsthat exceed the word limit or which are submitted late: please see the assessment overview and instructions on LEO.
• The idea is to express your thoughts clearly and concisely and make your argument as directly as you can — just like a journalist or writer. Do not assume that this assignment is
easy given the word length. The challenge is to present a persuasive argum, nr
and concise manner.
Although Op-Eds do not usually require referencing, for this academic work
and full referencing is required.
References do not count in the word limit.

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