Compose a piece of writing by appropriating and subverting those terms, paying attention to their original meaning and context.

Compose a piece of writing by appropriating and subverting those terms, paying attention to their original meaning and context..

Dictionary or glossary

  1. Find an official dictionary or glossary (see links below for some ideas, but feel free to find your own as well).
  2. Compose a piece of writing by appropriating and subverting those terms, paying attention to their original meaning and context.
  3. Please feel free to interpret “appropriation” and “subversion” broadly.

Dictionaries and Glossaries

Compose a piece of writing by appropriating and subverting those terms, paying attention to their original meaning and context.

National Review Editorial Board, Tubman On The Twenty:What impact does it have on the world or the people in America? 

National Review Editorial Board, Tubman On The Twenty:What impact does it have on the world or the people in America? .

National Review Editorial Board, Tubman On The Twenty

1. One slide is a bulleted summary of the article; they are key points, major ideas presented in the article; these ideas are summarized in your own words

2. One slide addresses the significance of the article; What impact does it have on the world or the people in America?

3. 3 Insights (Multiple slides): What were the key insights you gleaned from the article? Provide a quote per slide and explain the key insight based on that quote. Provide the page number in MLA format to show the specific reference/the quote (i.e., Stephens 42).

4. Glitches (Multiple slides): What were your main disagreements with the author (if any)? Summarize an idea raised by the article and explain the glitch based on that idea. Provide the page number in MLA format to show the specific idea reference (i.e., Stephens 42). Reading is an active exercise, and disagreement is part of what stimulates your own growth and development.

5. Takeaways: What were your key takeaways? This is the key if you want your reading to spark growth and personal change. List two or three things you learned.

National Review Editorial Board, Tubman On The Twenty:What impact does it have on the world or the people in America? 

Discuss Wordsworth’s depiction of nature and how this relates to the Romantic movement in one of the assigned poems from Lyrical Ballads

Discuss Wordsworth’s depiction of nature and how this relates to the Romantic movement in one of the assigned poems from Lyrical Ballads.

Romantic movement in one of the assigned poems from Lyrical Ballads

Develop an essay of 1,000  words. Be sure to argue a particular point of view in your essay (your thesis) and cite varied examples from the readings in MLA format in order to support your perspective. Include a works cited page. Additional MLA information can be found in the week’s readings. Please submit your essay to the assignment section of the course. This assignment is worth 15% of your final grade. Up to this point we have discussed two literary movements, the Romantic period and the Victorian era. You will select one era and in partial fulfillment of Course Objective 4, you will discuss a literary movement in connection with one of our assigned readings.

Select one of the following topics as the focus for your essay:

1.     Discuss Wordsworth’s depiction of nature and how this relates to the Romantic movement in one of the assigned poems from Lyrical Ballads

2.     Identify and discuss elements of nature in one of the assigned poems by Coleridge and explain how they relate to the Romantic movement.

3.     Discuss the problem of love in Wuthering Heightsand how it fits with relevant elements of Victorian literature.

4.     Discuss the symbolic significance of the various settings in Wuthering Heights, particularly Wuthering Heights, Thrushcross Grange and the moors, in connection with relevant elements of Victorian literature.

Discuss Wordsworth’s depiction of nature and how this relates to the Romantic movement in one of the assigned poems from Lyrical Ballads

Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne:What are the      characters’ emotions, attitudes, and behaviors? What do these indicate to the reader about the character?

Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne:What are the      characters’ emotions, attitudes, and behaviors? What do these indicate to the reader about the character?.

Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Fiction Essay Instructions

You must complete the required textbook readings in preparation for the Fiction Essay. This will equip you to objectively respond to the readings by compiling information from a variety of sources in order to compose a persuasive analysis of a literary work. You will also learn to follow standard usage in English grammar and sentence structure; identify the theme and structure of each literary selection as well as the significant characteristics or elements of each genre studied; and evaluate the literary merit of a work (Syllabus MLOs: A, B, C, D, F, G and Module/Week 3 LOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

In Module/Week 3, you will write a 750-word (approximately 3 pages) essay that compares and contrasts 2 stories from the Fiction Unit. Before you begin writing the essay, carefully read the below guidelines for developing your paper topic and review the Fiction Essay Grading Rubric to see how your submission will be graded. Gather all of your information, plan the direction of your essay, and organize your ideas by developing a 1-page thesis statement and outline for your essay. Format the thesis statement and the outline in a single Microsoft Word document using current MLA, APA, or Turabian style (whichever corresponds to your degree program); check your Perrine’s Literature textbook, the Harbrace Essentials Handbook and/or the link contained in the Assignment Instructions Folder to ensure correct citation format is used.

Your Fiction Essay must include a title page, a thesis/outline page, and the essay itself, followed by a works cited/references/bibliography page listing any primary and/or secondary texts cited in your essay.

You must submit your thesis and outline by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 2 for instructor feedback.

Submit your Fiction Essay by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 3

Guidelines for Developing Your Paper Topic

The “Writing about Literature” section of your Perrine’s Literature textbook (pp. 1–54) and the “Writing” section of Harbrace Essentials (pp. 1–12, 15–16, 18–21, 22–28) provide helpful pointers for writing your literary essay and for academic writing in general. Be sure that you have read these sections before doing any further work for this assignment. Take particular notice of the examples of fiction essays on pp. 38–43 of Perrine’s Literature textbook.

Choose 2 of the following short stories to compare and contrast in your essay:

· “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

· “The Destructors” by Graham Greene

· “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D.H. Lawrence

· “Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne

· “The Prodigal Son” by St. Luke

 

Also, at least 1 of these elements of fiction must be the focus of your essay:

· Conflict/Plot/Structure

· Characterization

· Setting

· Theme/Authors’ Purposes

· Point of View, and/

· Tone/Style/Irony/Symbol/Imagery

If you need help focusing your essay, ask yourself questions that correspond to your chosen element(s).

Conflict/Plot/Structure (This is not a summary of the stories)

· What are the basic conflicts? How do these conflicts build tension and lead to major, complicated incidents and climactic moment(s)?

  • What are the      ways in which each major character experiences conflict (either with self,      with other characters, or with the social and/or physical environment)?

· How are the conflicts resolved? Do the protagonists succeed in achieving their goals?

· Which character receives your deepest sympathy and why?

Characterization

  • Who are the      main characters in the stories?
  • What are      their outstanding qualities? Does the author give any indication as to how      or why the character developed these qualities?
  • What are the      characters’ emotions, attitudes, and behaviors? What do these indicate to      the reader about the character?
  • Can the characters’      motivations be determined from the text?

Setting

  • Where and when      do the stories take place (remember to include such details as geographic      location, time of year, time period, if the setting is rural or urban, etc.)?
  • Do the      settings make the stories believable or credible? How does setting impact      the plot of the story, and how would the plot be affected if the story      took place in another setting?
  • Are the      characters influenced by their setting? How might they behave if they were      in a different setting?
  • What      atmosphere or mood does the setting create (for example, darkness may      create a mood of fear or unhappiness while light or bright colors may      create one of happiness)?
  • Is the      setting or any aspect of it a symbol, or does the setting express      particular ideas?
  • Does setting      create expectations that are the opposite of what occurs?

 

Theme/Authors’ Purposes

  • What is the      major theme (or themes) of each story?
  • Are the      themes of the stories similar or different?
  • How does the      author convey the theme (or themes) to the reader?
  • How do the      stories’ themes relate to the authors’ purposes (some examples of author      purposes are to entertain, to satirize, to realistically portray life’s      problems, to analyze emotions and responses, and/or to communicate a moral      message)?
  • What unique      style, techniques, or devices do the writers use to communicate their      themes?

Tone/Style/Irony/Symbol

  • How would you      describe the tone of the piece?
  • Does the tone      correspond with the action occurring in the plot?
  • What style does      the author use (for example, one way an author might satirize is by      including a lot of irony, hyperbole, and unrealistic scenarios)?
  • How might the      story be different if the tone or style were to be changed?
  • Does the      writer use irony or symbols to communicate the message?

NOTE: These questions are a means of ordering your thoughts while you collect information for your essay. You do not need to include the answers to all of these questions in your essay; only include those answers that directly support your thesis statement need to be included.

Young Goodman Brown” by Nathaniel Hawthorne:What are the      characters’ emotions, attitudes, and behaviors? What do these indicate to the reader about the character?

The Lamb,” “The Tiger,” and “The Chimney Sweeper” by William Blake:What major      literary devices and figures of speech does the poet use to communicate      the theme(s)?

The Lamb,” “The Tiger,” and “The Chimney Sweeper” by William Blake:What major      literary devices and figures of speech does the poet use to communicate      the theme(s)?.

The Lamb,” “The Tiger,” and “The Chimney Sweeper” by William Blake

You must complete the required textbook readings in preparation for the Poetry Essay. This will equip you to objectively respond to the readings by compiling information from a variety of sources in order to compose a persuasive analysis of a literary work. You will also learn to follow standard usage in English grammar and sentence structure; identify the theme and structure of each literary selection and the significant characteristics or elements of each genre studied; and evaluate the literary merit of a work (Syllabus MLOs: A, B, C, D, F, G and Module/Week 5 LOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).

In Module/Week 5, you will write a 750-word (approximately 3 pages) essay that analyzes 1 poem from the Poetry Unit. Before you begin writing the essay, carefully read the below guidelines for developing your paper topic and review the Poetry Essay Grading Rubric to see how your submission will be graded. Gather all of your information, plan the direction of your essay, and organize your ideas by developing a 1-page thesis statement and outline for your essay as you did for your Fiction Essay. Format the thesis statement and the outline in a single Microsoft Word document using current MLA, APA, or Turabian style, whichever corresponds to your degree program; check your Perrine’s Literature textbook, the Harbrace Essentials Handbook, and/or the link contained in the Assignment Instructions Folder, to ensure the correct citation format is used.

The final essay must include, a title page (see the General Writing Requirements), a thesis/outline page, and the essay itself followed by a works cited/references/bibliography page of any primary and/or secondary texts cited in the essay.

You must submit the thesis and outline by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 4 for instructor feedback.

You must submit the Poetry Essay by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 5.

Guidelines for Developing Your Paper Topic

The “Writing about Literature” section of your Perrine’s Literature textbook (pp. 1–54) and the “Writing” section of Harbrace Essentials (pp. 1–12, 18–21, 22–28) provide pointers which will be helpful for academic writing in general, and more specifically for your literary essay. Be sure that you read this section before doing any further work for this assignment. Take particular notice of the examples of poetry essays on pp. 43–48 of Perrine’s Literature.

Choose 1 of the poems from the list below to address in your essay:

• “The Lamb,” “The Tiger,” and “The Chimney Sweeper” by William Blake

• “Batter my heart, three-personed God” and “Death Be Not Proud” by John Donne

• “Journey of the Magi” by T. S. Eliot

• “God’s Grandeur” and “Spring” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

• “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats

• “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley

• “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning

• “Sailing to Byzantium” by William Butler Yeats

• “The Road Not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

• “It Sifts from Leaden Sieves” and “There’s No Frigate Like a Book” by Emily Dickinson

• “Ulysses” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

• Psalm 1 or 23

• “Virtue” by George Herbert

• “That Time of Year” (Sonnet 73) by William Shakespeare

Consider answering the following questions about the poem that you have chosen:

  • What is/are      the theme(s) of the poem?
  • Is there a      literal setting or situation in the poem? What lines from the poem tell      the reader this information? What details does the author include?
  • Is the      setting symbolic?
  • How would you      describe the mood of the poem? What elements contribute to this mood?
  • Is the title      significant to the poem’s content or meaning? How?
  • What major      literary devices and figures of speech does the poet use to communicate      the theme(s)?
  • How are rhyme      and other metrical devices used in the poem? Do they support the poem’s      overall meaning? Why or why not?
  • Is the      identity of the poem’s narrator clear? How would you describe this person?      What information, if any, does the author provide about him or her?
  • Does the      narrator seem to have a certain opinion of or attitude about the poem’s      subject matter? How can you tell?

NOTE: These questions are a means of ordering your thoughts while you collect information for your essay. You do not need to include the answers to all of these questions in your essay; only include those answers that directly support your thesis statement.

The Lamb,” “The Tiger,” and “The Chimney Sweeper” by William Blake:What major      literary devices and figures of speech does the poet use to communicate      the theme(s)?

Take the Skills Check for Using Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling

Take the Skills Check for Using Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling.

Take the Skills Check for Using Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling

Think about the last story that engrossed you. Was it a book? A movie? A television show? Your friend’s account of her weekend?

Write a one-paragraph summary of the plot using all four types of sentences – declarative, exclamatory, interrogative, and imperative.

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2.Take the Skills Check for Using Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling

What works of art have you found most meaningful?  Write a paragraph or short essay that discusses a minimum of five examples of works of art that have had an effect on you.

You can consider books you have read, plays and movies you have seen, songs you have heard, paintings and sculptures you have viewed, or any other work of art that has affected you.

Be sure to discuss five examples, and to use italics and quotation marks correctly.

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One way to build vocabulary is to read and study literary works. To complete this exercise, visit the site www.bartleby.com and select a short poem or a short paragraph from a fictional work. Copy and paste the selection in the space provided. Try to come up with synonyms and antonyms for 3 nouns and 3 verbs in the piece. Use the thesaurus or dictionary to help you come up with new words and phrases. Don’t worry if the new words change a rhyming scheme in a poem. The purpose is simply to think about new ways to convey the same ideas.

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Are people becoming more polite today or more thoughtless and rude? Write a paragraph supporting your point of view. Vary sentence structure.

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3. Using nonstandard English, write a short essay explaining how to be a successful student at your college. Then revise to produce an essay written completely in standard English.

Take the Skills Check for Using Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling

Create a concept map/flow chart of each section of the article that outlines the ideas presented and in the order in which they are presented

Create a concept map/flow chart of each section of the article that outlines the ideas presented and in the order in which they are presented.

A concept map/flow chart

Print the abstract of the article and attach it to the analysis.

  1. Create a concept map/flow chart of each section of the article that outlines the ideas presented and in the order in which they are presented. This is meant to be a summary of the structure to show how each section is organized to provide a clear line of thought and “story” throughout the article.
  2. A brief paragraphexplaining the structure of each section of the article, immediately following each concept map/flow chart. For example, how did they progress through the material in the Introduction so that you were provided with enough background information but also lead to the specific objective of the study?

 

  1. An overall summary paragraphproviding reflection on how the article is structured and how different aspects of that structure help or hinder in your ability to follow the story or understand the study. For example, if the study incorporated multiple experimental components, did the authors always present the information about these components in the same order throughout each section of the article?

 

Create a concept map/flow chart of each section of the article that outlines the ideas presented and in the order in which they are presented

Qualities of the Hero: Comparing Gilgamesh and Odysseus.

Qualities of the Hero: Comparing Gilgamesh and Odysseus..

Qualities of the Hero: Comparing Gilgamesh and Odysseus.

This “Assignment 2” writing assignment is a comparative essay focused on topics encountered in our HUM 111 class. The project will be based on research but will reflect your views and interpretation of the topic. This project is designed to help you stretch your mind and your abilities as an organized, innovative, and critical thinker. If approached properly, it should also be fun!

Choose one (1) of the topics from the list of topic choices below. Read the topic carefully. Write a three to four (3-4) page paper (750-1,000 words) that follows instructions and covers each part of the topic. (The title page and References list do not get included in this word count).

Note: Your instructor may require you to submit your topic choice for approval before the end of Week 5.

For the topic you choose:

  1. Establish a clear thesis about your topic as part of the introductory paragraph (often the thesis is the last thing one determines after doing the basic research and outline; however it will be placed in the first paragraph of your paper).
  2. This is a comparative essay. Comparison approached properly will require some critical thinking on your part. Use a point-by-point approach for the essay. That means, if comparing subject A with subject B, don’t do the first half of the essay on subject A and then the second half on subject B–that will seem like two (2) separate essays and comparisons will tend to get lost. Instead, you should be mentioning both subjects in most of your paragraphs as you compare them throughout the essay. Comparisons will identify similarities as well as contrasts.
  3. Do not try to do everything on your two (2) subjects. You should end up narrowing your focus to a few insights and issues about the subjects being compared. And, from those fairly specific points of comparison, you will develop a thesis and glean some lessons.
  4. Follow closely the instructions below for your specific topic.
  5. Include a concluding paragraph at the end. This paragraph will, in some way, refer back to the thesis established in your first paragraph, since now you have demonstrated and supported it. It may be here that you also include your observations relating your study to the modern workplace or society (see your topic). Try to finish with flair!
  6. Use at least three (3) good quality academic sources, with one (1) source being the class text. Note: Wikipedia and other similar Websites do not qualify as academic resources. You are highly encouraged to use the Resource Center tab at the top of your Blackboard page.

 

Topic Choices – Choose just one (1) of the topics below:

  • Qualities of the Hero: Comparing Gilgamesh and Odysseus. Write an essay comparing these two (2) heroic figures from ancient epics of different cultures, especially focusing your analysis on the sources about their encounters with monsters: Gilgamesh encounters the monster guarding the forest, Humbaba, in Tablets 3-5 of the Epic of Gilgamesh (see http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/mesopotamian/gilgamesh/; scroll down to the Tablet links; think of “Tablet” numbers like chapter numbers).” Odysseus encounters Polyphemus the Cyclops in Book 9 of The Odyssey (see http://www.theoi.com/Text/HomerOdyssey9.html; from line 105 to the end). Your paper should:

a) Compare Gilgamesh and Odysseus as to their heroic qualities, noting similarities and differences, using specific examples from the epics.

b) Summarize what this indicates about differences between ancient Mesopotamian and Greek cultures in their ideals and expectations.

c) From this comparison, suggest ways that current cultural ideals and expectations shape modern notions about role models and heroes.

 

  • Confucius and Aristotle on Virtue. Write an essay comparing these two (2) ancient thinkers on the concept of virtue or good ethical character and conduct. Stay focused on the issue; keep any biographical or other information short or limited. As much as possible, analyze their writings (in translation, of course), using Confucius’ Analects (at http://classics.mit.edu/Confucius/analects.html ) and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (at http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.html ). Your paper should:

a) Compare the teachings of Confucius and Aristotle on what constitutes virtue or good ethical character and conduct, noting similarities and differences in specific ideas or emphasis.

b) Consider what your findings suggest about differences between ancient Chinese and ancient Greek culture.

c) From this comparison, suggest ideas of virtue that can apply to ethics in a modern setting, such as a diverse workplace.

 

  • Comparing Sculptures of Ancient India and Greece. Write an essay comparing the way gods and humans were depicted in sculpture in ancient India and Greece, and identify the cultural values and ideals that these art works reflect in each case. Your paper should:

a) Using specific examples, compare the way gods and people were depicted in the sculptures of ancient India and Greece, noting similarities and differences.

b) Identify the cultural values and ideals that these art works reflect for each society.

c) From this comparison, suggest a modern situation of artistic expression and the ways it reflects or counters prevailing cultural values.

 

  • Comparing Ancient Skeptics. Write an essay comparing Lucretius and Wang Chong (=Wang Ch’ung), skeptical philosophers of ancient Rome and China. They were skeptical about popular religious and spiritual beliefs and widely-held superstitions. Lucretius was an Epicurean philosopher of Roman culture (Chapter 6). Wang Ch’ung was a thinker in ancient Chinese culture (Chapter 7). Focus your comparison on their writings as found at http://www.humanistictexts.org/lucretius.htm and http://www.humanistictexts.org/wangchung.htm#On Not Flying to Heaven. Your paper should:

a) Using examples from their writings, compare these two (2) thinkers on their views about specific subjects and on their approach in explaining and expressing their skepticism.

b) From this comparison, identify popular beliefs in each culture that seem similar and those that seem different.

c) From this comparison, suggest any modern situation in which materialist skeptics confront spiritual and religious beliefs, and comment on the considerations of free expression and cultural respect.

 

  • Comparing Ancient Male Rulers. Take any two (2) of these rulers and write an essay comparing them: Ramses II, Shihuangdi, Constantine, Ashoka, Pericles, or Charlemagne. Select rulers from different cultures. You may also propose (for approval or not) a ruler not listed. Avoid lengthy quoting or lengthy close paraphrasing from biographical sources. Make it YOUR comparative analysis. Your paper should:

a) Compare the two (2) rulers in terms of their situation and methods of rule and their apparent ideals and practices, noting similarities and differences. Use specific examples.

b) Consider what your study suggests about the cultures over which they ruled, identifying any similarities and differences between the cultures.

c) From this comparison, suggest lessons about different types of effective leadership in the world of modern business and / or modern politics.

 

  • Comparing Ancient Female Rulers. Compare the Tang Empress Wu Zetian (also known as Empress Wu or as Wu Zhao; ruled China around 690-705 AD) with either the Pharaoh Cleopatra (ruled Egypt around 51-31 BC) or the Pharaoh Hatshepsut (ruled Egypt around 1478-1458 BC). You may also propose (for approval or not) a female ruler not listed. Avoid lengthy quoting or lengthy close paraphrasing from biographical sources. Make it YOUR comparative analysis. Your paper should:

a) Compare the two (2) rulers in terms of their situation and ascent to power, their methods of rule, and their achievements and resourcefulness, noting similarities and differences. Use specific examples.

b) Consider what your study suggests about the cultures over which they ruled, identifying any similarities and differences between the cultures.

c) From this comparison, suggest lessons about different types of effective leadership by a female in the world of modern business and / or modern politics.

 

  • Other topic choice using a comparative approach (proposed by student or instructor) and approved by the professor and supported by the grading rubric.

The Project Paper will be graded on:

  1. The level to which the instructions were followed for the paper generally and for the specific topic.
  2. The establishment of a clear thesis about your topic.
  3. The adequacy and relevance of information, examples, and details which support the general thesis.
  4. Covering each part of the topic as instructed, including the comparisons, the consideration of ancient cultural differences, and the reflection on lessons for modern society or the modern workplace.
  5. The quality of your research and your persuasiveness using critical reasoning.
  6. The use and acknowledgement of a minimum of three (3) required references (the class textbook plus at least two (2) other quality academic sources) documented using the APA style –including both the use of a proper References list and the use of proper in-text citations.
  7. Adherence to standard rules of grammar, punctuation, paragraphing, and mechanics, and general clarity of presentation.

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. Both in-text citations and a References list are required. Citations and references must follow APA style format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions specific to the selected topic. (Note: Students can find APA style materials located in the course shell for guidance).
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length. For our purposes, you may omit any abstract page.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.
  • Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context.
  • Examine the influences of intellectual, religious, political, and socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic expressions.
  • Identify major historical developments in world cultures during the eras of antiquity to the Renaissance.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in the study of world cultures.
  • Write clearly and concisely about world cultures using proper writing mechanics.

 

Click here to view the grading rubric.

Qualities of the Hero: Comparing Gilgamesh and Odysseus.

Read the article, ‘Duck Dynasty’ and Quackery by Charles M. Blow, and write a six-paragraph essay to address each of the points outlined below (a bulleted or outline response to the points will automatically lose 20% for mechanics).

Read the article, ‘Duck Dynasty’ and Quackery by Charles M. Blow, and write a six-paragraph essay to address each of the points outlined below (a bulleted or outline response to the points will automatically lose 20% for mechanics)..

Duck Dynasty’ and Quackery by Charles M. Blow

  1. Draw three main conclusions from the article.
    • Do not just summarize the article. What are three conclusions you take away from the article? Enumerate them (e.g. First, Second and Third).
  • 2.Explore how the social phenomena discussed in the article may or may not contribute to human suffering and or social disorganization
    • In other words, does Blow believe that Robertson’s denial of racism and discrimination leads to pain and suffering and/or social disorganization?
  •  3    Identify which social perspective best fits the author’s approach in this article  (The Functional-Structural, Social Conflict, or Symbolic Interaction).
    • Choose just one. Is Charles Blow’s approach micro or macro? Does he discuss how reality is constructed through interaction? Does his approach instead highlight how the phenomenon contributes to social integration and stability, or rather how racial or gender inquality, for example, benefit some while hurting others, leading to conflict and instability?
  1. 4.    Describe the ways in which the topic can be defined as a “personal trouble” or “social issue” (consider the Sociological Imagination – this site may be helpful) Be sure to cite specific evidence from the article to support your position.
    • Go to the site I reference, and then address whether what Robertson’s denial of racism and discrimination is a quirk unique to Robertson and his personal life story (i.e., a personal trouble) or if it represents a larger social issue which is the result of historical/social forces
    • 5     Describe two important elements of data presented on the chart in the article and briefly interpret each data element.
    • Refer to the data provided in “The Southern Divide” chart.  Focus on two of the poll items, and discuss the differences between what southern whites and blacks say.
  • 6   Based on your exploration on points 1 to 5, make three recommendations including, but not limited to, a need for future research on this social phenomenon, (b) the development of new laws or public policies to address this issue or (c) relevant programs to assist individuals and groups regarding the issue.

Read the article, ‘Duck Dynasty’ and Quackery by Charles M. Blow, and write a six-paragraph essay to address each of the points outlined below (a bulleted or outline response to the points will automatically lose 20% for mechanics).

The best technology solution that could be implemented to solve the learning needs of the Lampo International (LI) which is a non-profit organization

The best technology solution that could be implemented to solve the learning needs of the Lampo International (LI) which is a non-profit organization.

The best technology solution that could be implemented to solve the learning needs of the Lampo International (LI)

 

LI  seeking to provide training, support, and resources to individuals who serve the deaf and blind population. LI has been offering quarterly, week-long face-to-face training seminars at its New York office for years, but with the increasing cost of travel and the company facing significant funding cuts, LI is looking for another way to provide the much needed professional development training for the counselors and therapists it serves. Those who have historically participated in LI professional development seminars are adult learners, average age 48 years old and not very proficient with technology. in your response answers to the following questions:

Outline and define the problem to be addressed in the given scenario.

What other demographic information would you want to know about the individuals in your selected scenario?

What additional questions might you want answered?

Given the information provided, what specific factors would you need to consider in order to make your recommendation?

Why is the technology solution you selected the best choice for this scenario?

Include in your answer the known demographic information of the selected scenario.

Length: 12-15 pages

References: Include a minimum of 8-10 scholarly resources.

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The best technology solution that could be implemented to solve the learning needs of the Lampo International (LI) which is a non-profit organization