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Read the short article describing a current social issue. When you click to start the quiz, you will find a [9:27 minute] video report with transcriipt and a 5-page article that will present arguments for and against social, technology issue. Make sure you jot down notes to identify the major claim (thesis), author’s bias and purpose, evidence, flaws in reasoning, logical fallacies, and the call to action (think, feel, believe, act) of each each article as you read; you will need your findings for your paper. Then, you will write an essay of at least 650 to 750-words in response by taking a position on the issue, making a claim of your own, and logically demonstrating your sound logic and reasoning. Your essay should demonstrate that you have achieved control of the major aspects of writing we have studied this semester: thesis, bias/purpose, support (evidence), acknowledgment of the other side of an argument, and a strong conclusion calling your audience to think, feel, believe, or act upon your position. You will also strive to avoid any use of logical flaws in reasoning and fallacies in your claims. Use of quotations, grammar (especially avoidance of run-on sentences and fragments), and proper MLA documentation as well as other elements of critical reading, thinking, and writing must be demonstrated.
**This assignment does not require a works cited, but it does require at least 3-4 very short, in-text citations exclusively from the readings here. The total number of words for your quotations should not exceed 100-words in total (they should not be more than 10% of your paper). If you spend more than 100-words on longer quotations, you will not get full points for your essay. You must use your own words to make your argument.
**Stick to 650-750-words, no less, and no more than 750-words.
**Separate each of your paragraphs from each other by adding spaces between them, so I can clearly see your transitions in ideas.
**I will be submitting each student’s essay text through a plagiarism checker, so please do not use any outside sources or Google any information to help you formulate your own ideas. Take all information from this introduction and the readings and videos on the essay question.
**You will have 180 minutes to write your essay, which allows the time to read the two short articles. Do not look to outside sources; rather, use only the first text you read here and the two texts after you start the quiz. Read and analyze each text carefully; then construct a position that you will argue for in response to the readings. You will need to focus on just the facts as they are presented in these works alone. The essay timer will begin once you click “Begin.” You will only have one attempt to complete this final, timed essay exam for English 103. Best wishes!
1. Read about the issue:
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CIVIL LIBERTIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS
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from The Handy American Government Answer Book
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A doctor implants an RFID chip into a patient’s hand in this 2009 photo. Currently, such implants are voluntary (except for some corporate employees), though many Americans worry they will become mandatory.
Does the implantation of ID chips infringe on the right to privacy?
Developers of an identification chip implanted under the skin of Alzheimer’s patients claim their chip will make health professionals’ and patients’ lives easier. However, this groundbreaking act—implanting a microchip that emits an identification number inside the human body, much like a human barcode—has civil libertarians and other concerned citizens objecting on grounds of privacy. By scanning a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip, medical personnel can access a wealth of information: a person’s name, address, and medical profile. The maker of the VeriChip is only just beginning to develop more sophisticated chips, among them one that is able to receive satellite signals that transmit a person’s location. Although the process is voluntary, critics say it creates a precedent for having others implanted, possibly involuntarily, including entire groups of people, such as prisoners, teenagers, or aging parents. Along with national identification cards and citizen-tracking databases, ID chips represent one of the most substantial threats that technology poses to individual liberties.
What is the right to privacy?
The right to privacy is a person’s right to be free of government interference in those areas of personal life that do not affect other citizens. The Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis defined it as “the right to be let alone.” Although the word “privacy” doesn’t appear in either the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, nor is it directly addressed in The Federalist Papers, the Ninth Amendment allows for this right by stating, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” In other words, there are some rights that people may retain even though they are not spelled out in the Constitution, and the Supreme Court has held that the right to privacy is one such right.
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“The Right to Privacy.” The Handy American Government Answer Book, Gina Misiroglu, Visible Ink Press, 1st edition, 2018. Credo Reference, https://hancockcollege.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/vipgab/the_right_to_privacy/0?institutionId=6294.
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2. Begin the quiz to read the two short articles positing a “for” and “against” argument on Microchipping Human and the causes and effects.

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