The purpose of the final essay is to demonstrate what you have learned about ethics: Methods, princi
The first paragraph must present a thesis or claim: Declare your solution to the situation (method, principle, etc.)
One paragraph that provides background information. (I lived in New Orleans for several years and worked with the National Guard during that time. I know all about New Orleans’ potential for flooding, the flood pumps, the retaining walls, the levees, and the Ninth Ward. That kind of information is irrelevant beyond setting up the situation.) More than one paragraph of background information will reduce points earned.
The largest section of the essay must present the method, principles, imperatives, and/or theory that you would use to resolve the guardsman’s situation. State the method, principle, imperative, theory clearly; call it by name. Explain how/why you think it is the best approach to resolving the dilemma. Stick to the material presented in the course, including textbook and handouts for the most part, but do include appropriate information (ethics related) from external sources.
Finally, there should be a closing paragraph that provides a summary of the essay, including the major points that were most important.