Assignment: Course PowerPoint Presentation

Assignment: Course PowerPoint Presentation

Develop a PowerPoint presentation answering the “Thinking Critically” questions listed at the end of the reading from McDonaldization: The Reader that you chose in Module 1.

Instructions to create an effective and attractive PowerPoint presentation are available the Course Presentation handout.

Your presentation is worth 10% of your final grade.


Your presentation should include the following elements:

  • Title slide (including title of your article, your name, and the course number)
  • Summary of the content of the article (1 slide)
    • PLEASE NOTE: The summary should NOT be a condensed version of Ritzer’s introduction to the text. Using his text will be considered plagiarism, and result in afor the assignment and be reported to the Academic Standards Committee.
  • At least one slide and no more than 3 slides for each discussion question at the end of the reading.
    • PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that you use your textbook and other valid outside sources, properly cited in ASA, APA, or MLA format, to support your answers. The McDonaldization LibGuide contains an extensive list of books, websites, journal articles, and other articles from newspapers and magazines that you can use. Please do NOT include videos.
  • References slide: list all the outside sources you used in your presentation, including the reference for your article, in proper ASA, APA, or MLA format.

Chapter 10 in the reader. The title of the chapter is the McDonaldization of America’s Police Courts and Corrections The Questions are


  1. What are the advantages of McDonaldizing the police, courts, and corrections


  1. What are the Disadvantages of McDonaldizing the police, courts, and corrections
  2. If you had to could choose of one these to McDonaldize, which one would it be and why
  3. If you had to could choose of one these that it would be a bad idea to McDonaldize, which one would it be and why
  4. Is the US Criminal Justice better or worst off because of McDonaldization





Journal Entry: Impact of McDonaldization

This is the final journal entry that you are required to complete as part of this course.

You have now reviewed the five principles of McDonaldization:

  1. Efficiency
  2. Calculability
  3. Predictability
  4. Control; and
  5. Irrationality of rationality.

You have also examined how they affect your life.


In this fourth and final journal entry, take a synthetic look at the issue, to assess the impact of McDonaldization in your life.

  • First, think about how much McDonaldization you think is present in your life, providing some examples.
  • Then, consider whether you would like this to change, by reflecting on the positive and negative consequences of McDonaldization for you, including a consideration of our core value of community. You may want to focus on only one or two changes.
  • Finally, think about how you might go about implementing such change(s), also thinking how that might relate to the core value of community.

Important Reminders:

  • Your journal entry is worth 10% of your final grade.
  • It should be 3 pages long using a 12-point size font, double- spaced.
  • You should use a header with your name, the date, the course number, and “Journal Entry 4” on the first page (NO title page).
  • You should cite and reference your textbook properly in a standard formatting style, such as ASA, APA, or MLA.
  • The first two pages should be your essay, and the third page should be your reference list.

Please consult the library resources to make sure you are formatting your source correctly.



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