†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Introduction to Communication Ethics

In-Class Assignment

Peer Review of Position Paper

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(REVIEWERíS) NAME__________________________________________

 

RESPOND TO ALL OF THE PROMPTS BELOW:(Feel free to use the reverse side of this form)

 

Position Paper Authorís Name: __________________________________

Authorís Selected Case: _______________________________________________________

 

 

  1. Assess the authorís representation of the facts in the selected case. Is the narrative trustworthy, representative, fair, concise, clear, and comprehensive? What suggestions, if any, do you have for this feature of the position paper?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Assess the credibility of the authorís sources (as needed and appropriate) and the reliability of the information presented in the narrative. What suggestions, if any, do you have for this feature of the Position Paper?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How effectively has the author identified and framed the central communication ethics challenge in the selected case?What suggestions, if any, do you have for this feature of the Position Paper?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How effectively has the author identified and framed the communicative choices available to the decision maker(s) in the case? Are the proposed alternatives viable, reasonable, and responsive?Are all available alternatives identified?What suggestions, if any, do you have for this feature of the Position Paper?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How effectively has the author identified and framed the most significant common places shared by members of the deliberative community? Are any of the beliefs, values, and assumptions listed in this section of the Position Paper contested?Are there any missing common places? What suggestions, if any, do you have for this element of the Position Paper?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Provide a brief assessment of the authorís proposed ďsolutionĒ to the decision makerís dilemma. Is the proposal reasonable and responsive?What are its strengths? Its limitations? How effectively has the author supported the proposal?What suggestions, if any, do you have for this feature of the Position Paper?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Has the author identified all potentially contested claims appearing in the authorís response to Step Five of the assignment? Which claims (if any) are missing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. How effectively has the author represented the most reasonable and compelling grounds upon which deliberative partners might disagree with his or her proposal in Step Seven? What suggestions, if any, do you have for this feature of the Position Paper?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. In general, what are the Position Paperís strengths in terms of moral imagination, balanced partiality, critical thinking, reasonableness, and responsiveness? What suggestions, if any, do you have for strengthening these features of the Position Paper?