How will you prepare these sections to help strengthen your position on your topic? We are down to the last two elements required for the Critical Analysis Template. The next element we will be exploring is “Performance”. PERFORMANCE: Highlight any cause-and-effect relationships that are evident. Explain how a specific application of this information can be made. Describe how knowledge of this subject will be beneficial. Determine if this information will offer an enhancement of perspective or effectiveness of work. Explain what conclusions can be drawn or recommendations that should be made. Here you can conclude your argument and even refer back to opponents and the challenges and argue back to your position. Really take a look at this element and think about your argument. This is "not" merely paraphrasing from materials, this is about your own critical analysis. So using the topic of “The Impact of Antitrust on Business” we would approach this first element (using Template 1) like this: PERFORMANCE: Very effective in deregulation and as an anti-union tool Used as a tool to induce cooperation through harassment and harm Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft sued 120 companies under provisions of the Sherman Antitrust Act (Werden, 1992) U.S. Supreme Court (1911) agreed that Standard Oil violated the Sherman Antitrust Act In 1982 Reagan administration used Sherman Antitrust Act to dismantle AT&T In 1999 Department of Justice sued Microsoft under Antitrust Act provisions Protects competitive process of U.S. economy Hailed as a “consumer welfare prescription” by U.S. Supreme Court (DeMasi, 2007, p.36) Information and knowledge will offer enhanced perspective on provisions Information and knowledge will offer an effective market work climate Evolves to meet the challenges of an ever-changing social world Using the topic of “The Clean Air Act and its Effect on Business Practices and the Environment” we would approach this first element (using Template 2) like this: PERFORMANCE: As stated earlier, the most recent EPA data states that four of the six most serious pollutants, as stated in the CAA of 1970, are no longer being emitted at unhealthy levels. The other two pollutants, ozone and particulates, have newer, tougher standards, but the results are more difficult to measure.
Many liberal political figures are pushing for greater reductions in pollutants due to the concern of the Greenhouse Effect. In 2003, the Senate approved a New Source Review legislation “rollback” to allow nearly all existing pollution sources to go unregulated after periodic checks. The effects of this change are still unknown. So how will you present these elements to the reader to sway them to your thinking on the topic?
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