reflection paper

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the paper should be a minimum of 1,000 words. it should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides. use 12-point font. use times new roman. number the pages. consider the following hypothetical scenario: at its next meeting, ub’s university senate will vote on a proposal to ban students from using electronic devices (for example, cellphones and laptops) during class, except when such devices are needed to carry out an academic exercise. the proposal came before the senate because several professors complained that large numbers of students text during class, or check their email, or use their electronic devices for other non-class-related purposes. these professors claim that such behaviors (a) are disruptive to other students in the class, (b) show disrespect to the instructor of the course, and (c) cause students who engage in the behaviors to perform more poorly on quizzes, exams, and the like. the secretary of the university senate has sent you, and all other ub students, an email inviting you to share your view on the proposal: whether or not you support it, and why. in your reflection paper, you will write a letter addressed to the secretary of the university senate in which you answer the following questions: • how well can students pay attention to classroom activities (such as a lecture) if they are using electronic devices for non-class-related purposes (such as texting or checking their email)? what impact, if any, do such uses of electronic devices have on students’ academic performance? what is the scientific evidence? • should ub ban students from using electronic devices during class, except when such devices are needed to carry out an academic exercise? why or why not? i am interested in your ideas, but you should also discuss these questions in light of chapter 1 of the invisible gorilla. you must also refer to a minimum of three peer-reviewed journal articles. include parenthetical citations and a list of works cited. use apa guidelines. reflection paper should include a title page. the title page should include the title of your paper, your name, the name of the course, the name of the instructor, and the date the paper is submitted. put some thought into the title of your paper. reflection paper should be highly polished. pay close attention to spelling, grammar, punctuation, organization, insightfulness of analysis, and the like. do not plagiarize! students who plagiarize will receive a zero for the paper.
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