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You have all been assigned a bacterial pathogen (cutibacterium acnes/propionibacterium acnes). This is your pathogen to follow the whole course and continually answer questions in each Bacterial Pathogen Assignment. You will be the expert and answer all questions for each Pathogen Assignment related to the chapters we are reviewing.

1. You MUST Upload two pictures of your bacteria from a SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope) and a TEM (Transmission Electron Microscope) from the internet. Clearly label each image including your pathogen’s name: genus and species (correct spelling and italicized). Make sure you upload your images correctly to the discussion so they DO NOT show just as a link.

Copy and paste the questions below into your submission so others can reflect on your answers and compare them to their own pathogen. Make sure all of your responses are in your OWN words, not cut and pasted from the internet.

  1. Shape and arrangement of your pathogen (2 points)
  2. Type of flagella, number and correctly named arrangement of the flagella (example: monotrichous) (1 point)
  3. Capsule or not (If yes, describe what is it made from) (1 point)
  4. Gram staining status OR acid-fast stain cell wall description. Explain why your pathogen has this status by describing your pathogen’s cell wall structure. (2 points)
  5. Can it form endospores? If yes, explain when they form endospores. (1 point)
  6. Where is your pathogen usually found? (Ex. soil, water, zoonosis, airborne or maybe it only has a human host) (1 point)
  7. Finally, you need to go and comment on 5 other students’ posts. In your comments compare how your pathogens may be similar and different, at least one for each. Make sure you put the student’s name, their pathogen’s name, and your pathogen’s name in your comments. (2 points per correct comment) A bonus point will be awarded for a comment that includes a correction for an error (i.e. a student states something like their organism, with a genus name of Streptococcus, is cocci in clusters when you know that name means cocci in chains)


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Overview

The purpose of this assignment is to continue your practice with the rhetorical, academic moves you are learning in your textbook, the “They Say, I Say” format, in order to compose a short response to a text. In They Say, I Say, you are learning how to define what others are saying, as well as craft your own response in order to produce academic writing and response. For this essay, you will work on synthesizing your skills in comprehension, analysis, summary/paraphrase/quotation, response, and anticipating objections.

Furthermore, today’s employers place a lot of value on thinking critically, ethical judgment and integrity, intercultural skills, innovation, and a life-long desire to learn. One way to continue to learn outside of school, get exposure to new ideas, and hone your own position is by regularly reading, viewing, and listening to high quality material, as well as discussing it with others. This assignment will allow you to organize your use of the templates in They Say, I Say, as well as show the progress you are making in the acquisition of academic skills and desirable professional qualities.

Academic Values: Critical Thinking, Critical Analysis, Discourse, Claims Based on Evidence, Close Reading, Basic Web Research

Process

For this assignment, you will locate, analyze, and respond to a review or critical viewpoint related to a television show, podcast, movie, album, video game, social media platform, or other cultural product that you enjoy. You should choose an article that reviews or makes a critical argument about the tv show, movie, podcast, album or cultural product. (Here is an example of the type of article you might analyze about Game of Thrones: “Game of Thrones and the Paradox of Female Beauty (Links to an external site.)“.) After reading this assignment, you should start looking for an article on the internet that might interest you. Good examples of publications with thoughtful reviews and analysis include The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Atlantic.

In order to respond to the text, you must first read it and comprehend the author(s) viewpoint, position, or argument. The first part of your assignment will therefore be an explanation of the author’s position using summary, paraphrase, and perhaps some quotation. The second part of the assignment will be your response, using the concepts you learned in Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of They Say, I Say. Your essay will start to bring together and synthesize your growing understanding of the templates in They Say, I Say, and the practice with them we have been doing in this course, as well as introduce basic internet research.

Therefore, on this assignment you will be assessed on comprehension, summary, analysis, understanding of the rhetorical situation, and the logic of your own response. You will also begin to use MLA format in order to design your document and cite your source(s) and practice generating an original title for your essay. Remember, you are not expected to know everything there is to know about academic reading, writing, and rhetoric, but to show that you are building the skills necessary for success in academic and professional contexts. The more practice you have, the better you will become!

MLA FORMAT

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This should just be a matter of putting together a PowerPoint or Google Slides or Prezi (whatever software you want to use) using information from your previous work and recording a presentation that address the questions posed below. It shouldn’t be seen as another research project, rather it’s a chance to share what you’ve already learned and how you used the knowledge gained about your masterpiece to create your reinterpretation.

THE MASTERPIECE SECTION: 

Include the following information: 

  • image of your original masterpiece
  • a short biography of your artist
  • Information about the original work of art:
    • When was it made?
    • Who was it made for?
      • What was the reaction to the work?
    • What’s the message behind the work?
    • Where is the work located now?
    • Information about the style or movement associated with the original work of art (ex Monet’s Waterlilies is an example of Impressionism, the characteristics of Impressionism are X,Y, and Z, Impressionism was developed in the 19th century in France…etc..)   
  • What are some of the interesting visual features of your masterpiece?

THE RE-INTERPRETATION SECTION:

Include the following information: 

  • image(s) of your re-interpretation
  • Your issue or event and its importance
  • Side by side comparison of your reinterpretation with the original masterpiece
  • An explanation of your re-interpretation answering the following questions:
    • Why did you re-interpret the work this way?
    • How does your re-interpretation change the meaning of the original work?
    • What message does your work convey in relation to the issue or event you discussed?
    • Why did you chose the medium you worked in?

Requirements: 

Format:           

  • Must be a PowerPoint presentation (click link to resources for PowerPoint) or Google Slides or something else that presents the information needed in a similar fashion
  • Must record your presentation, I want you to tell me about this in your own voice (click link to resources for PowerPoint) Loom is an easy way to do a screen capture recording as well and it’s free (click link to Loom)

Length:  This should all be about 3- 5 minutes long. 

No set number of slides required but you must have at least 4 slides: 

  1. original masterpiece
  2. reinterpretation
  3. comparison of masterpiece and reinterpretation side by side
  4. Works Cited slide

YOUR SOURCES FOR WORKS CITED

  • You must use at least 4 different scholarly sources for this section of your portfolio.  At least 2 of those sources must come from the FSW library.

You must have in text citations and a works cited list formatted in MLA.   *Remember you already have these sources and  information from completing earlier assignments

EXAMPLE:

Masterpiece 2.0 Example final presentation.pptx

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Introduction

As you have read in this chapter, The Stanford Prison Experiment suggests that individuals will adopt social roles relatively quickly.  Remember that a social role is a socially defined pattern of behavior that is expected of a person in a given setting or group.  These social roles may become even more pronounced when one person has a greater amount of perceived power over another person as was shown by this famous study.  Based on your understanding of social roles, social norms, and scripts, how can this experiment be applied to everyday life? Describe a situation where you believed yourself to be carrying out a social role?  Did the social role feel authentic to your own core beliefs and values?  Why or why not?

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Ariana Lubin Mrs. MaetzkePsychology 2012November 14, 2021This experiment can be applied to everyday life because while this experiment was meant to teach along with test the daily lives, the social norms and roles of prisoners and guards. They also taught the way that prisons worked. The results of this experiment came with the change of psychological behavior from those who participated. Which is to be understood because of how prisons really work, it’s hard to not be affected. To feel what prisoners seem to feel on a daily basis, especially when certain prisoners disobey the social norms of prisons. Costing grave danger from guards to other prisoners. I feel as though in a way this experiment could be applied to everyday life because even while it had to be shut down. This experiment did teach does 24 healthy college men the way  it works inside a prison. This could very much teach other individuals who are willing to participate, other ways that certain social norms seem to work. So this experiment being applied to every life could very much be enlightening. The only social role I’ve seen to be constantly is that of a student. In high school, it was to study, write notes, pay attention to the teachers, do homework that teachers gave and with those studies, try to perform my absolute best on tests, quizzes, or exams. The social norms of my school were the rules set for students to abide by. Dress code rules, so that even when not having to wear uniforms. Students maintain a sort of professional look. Other rules were for students to know to act a certain way. No fighting, cheating, stealing, etc. Each social norm set in school was for those playing a social role, such as students, staff members, teachers, to abide in this particular society being school grounds. I’m in-between feeling as though my social part was authentic to my own core beliefs and values. To elaborate, I do believe that having an education is very important. It allows for individuals to go forth with specific careers they see themselves in. But, even while education does allow for all these possibilities of success and going big. Many lucky individuals are wealthy and successful with secondary education in their past. This explains my partial belief in the authenticity of my social role as something of value because as much as education, being a student is needed and does grasp into a more extraordinary succession. At the same time, it’s not required. 

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Overview & Guidelines

Remember, when writing your sexual philosophy step into the mindset of a philosopher, and engage in the pursuit of wisdom, search for an understanding of your values, and analyze your beliefs, reasoning, and attitudes. The goal of establishing your sexual philosophy is to be inquisitive and explore how your thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of your personal life, relationships, society and the world at large.

Part 1:

At the very end of the chapter (past the Summary section) locate the section titled: Questions for Discussion. Select and respond to ONE of the Questions for Discussion (Note: If you would prefer to write your sexual philosophy on something else discussed in the chapter instead of one of the Questions for Discussion, feel free to do so). Your response should be a minimum of 100 words, and your word count should be indicated at the end of your statement.

“Questions for Discussion

-The text describes some of the challenges faced by people who choose to live together without marrying. Should society support cohabitation regardless of sexual orientation by providing tax benefits or acknowledging domestic partnerships? If so, how? If not, why not?

-Given the three models of sexual orientation (see Figure 2), which model do you think is most accurate? Can you find a place for yourself within each model?

-Many changes have taken place in marriage policies, and there has been liberalization of divorce laws. Has it become too easy to get divorced? What factors do you feel contribute to long-term partnerships?”

Part 2:

At the very end of the chapter (past the Questions for Discussion section) locate the section /box titled: Sex and the Internet. Follow the instructions in this box making sure to clearly respond to all of the prompts.

“Sex and the Internet

Sexuality in Early Adulthood

Go Ask Alice! is the health question-and-answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University’s Health Promotion Program, a division of its Health Services. This site has three primary features: It provides recently published inquiries and responses, lets you find health information by subject via a search of the ever-growing Go Ask Alice! Archives, and gives you the chance to ask and submit a question to Alice!

To access the site, go to http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu and select two topics located under the “Health Answers” menu. In each one of these, investigate several categories related to sexuality and prepare a summary of what you have learned. Would you recommend this site to others? Why or why not? Would you feel comfortable entering your own response? What position did you take on the issue that you investigated?”

Part 3:

Select ONE of the “Think About It” sections in this chapter and provide a thorough response to the corresponding Think Critically questions.

“Think Critically

-What characteristics are important for you in maintaining a committed relationship?-

-Why does society perpetuate concerns about same-sex parents?

-How might the presence or absence of children influence the longevity of a same-sex relationship?”


Important

  • Be sure to meet or exceed the word requirement and include the word count at the end of your philosophy. The word count should be based solely on your response. If you are using Microsoft Word, you can find the number of words at the bottom of the document and you can also highlight the area in which you want to determine the number of words.
  • Also, please read the grading criteria below so you will know exactly what is expected for this assignment.
Upload a file, or choose a file you’ve already uploaded.

Rubric

Sexual Philosophy

Sexual Philosophy

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 1

10 pts

High Quality

Provided a comprehensive and detailed response that addressed how thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of one’s personal life, relationships, society and the world at large

8 pts

Moderate Quality

Provided a general/basic response about how thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of one’s personal life, relationships, society and the world at large

6 pts

Low Quality

Provided a vague response about how thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of one’s personal life, relationships, society and the world at large

0 pts

Incomplete

Response was incomplete; no submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 2

10 pts

High Quality

Provided a comprehensive and detailed response to all prompts

8 pts

Moderate Quality

Provided a general/basic response to all prompts

6 pts

Low Quality

Provided a vague response to all prompts

0 pts

Incomplete

Response was incomplete; no submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 3

10 pts

High Quality

Provided a comprehensive and detailed response to all prompts

8 pts

Moderate Quality

Provided a general/basic response to all prompts

6 pts

Low Quality

Provided a vague response to all prompts

0 pts

Incomplete

Response was incomplete; no submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWord Requirement

5 pts

Full Marks

Met or exceeded word requirement

3 pts

Low Quality

Under word requirement by five or less words, and/or didn’t include word count

0 pts

Incomplete

Didn’t meet word requirement by more than five words

5 pts

Total Points: 35

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In Part One this Week you will submit an excel spreadsheet with your Gross Sales Revenue. Profit and Loss Projections-1.xlsx Download Profit and Loss Projections-1.xlsx

After having discussions regarding hot dogs with your fellow students, you have decided that operating your own small business might be a good way to satisfy a market niche. Since you have limited capital available, you have come up with an approach that uses your new found knowledge. Using this knowledge, along with your academic, and personal skills. you have decided on a Hot Dog Truck that will service exclusively the Lee Campus of FSW. You have approached the college leadership, and they love the idea of having this service located on campus. They do however want to review with you some key aspects of your business strategy prior to their approval.

In Module 2, you shared with the class what you thought your price would be for a combo meal of hot dog, drink and chips. The class submitted prices with ranging widely from a low of $3.00 to a high of $8.00 per average ticket price. However, since this business model is exclusively hot dogs, you may want to rethink what you will be charging for a hot dog, drink and chips. It is this revenue alone that will be needed to pay for all your operating expenses.

Using your revised average ticket price, estimate what your monthly sales will be. You will need to estimate the total amount of customers you expect to serve daily, and multiply that amount by your average ticket price. (Amount of customers multiplied by your average ticket price will give you your average daily sales.) With this information you can calculate your Projected Gross Monthly Sales Figures. (Note: No need to compute the 35% Cost of Sales. The formula is already calculated for you in the spreadsheet.

Example: If I estimated my average ticket price to be $2.00 for the meal, and projected serving 50 customers a day, my sales would be $100.00 a day. Taking that $100.00 a day times 30 days in a month, my monthly sales projections would be $3,000.00 ($100×30 =$3,000 monthly sales)

Part One: Determine your estimated monthly gross sales for the year. The Steps below will help you calculate your assumptions.

1 What is your revised estimated price for a meal that will be accepted by your customer base at FSW.

2. How many customers do you expect to serve on average daily?

3. What is your projected daily sales? (line 1 X line 2 above)

4. Now that you know your daily sales figure, what do you expect your gross sales to be in January, your first month of operation.

5. Discuss your revenue assumptions throughout the calendar year. This info will be entered into the excel spreadsheet below. (Keep in mind how the seasonality of the college will impact your annual sales projections)

Part Two:

1. Chapter six discusses Marketing Mix. Describe your Hot Dog Truck’s “Marketing Mix”

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Further Instructions: For each month just fill in the top row with your projected monthly gross sales in the spreadsheet. Once you enter your Gross Sales, the formula will give you your net income before operating expenses.. (DO NOT ADD IN ANY OF THE OPERATING EXPENSE ITEMS, WE’LL GET TO THEM IN ANOTHER ASSIGNMENT)

Download Excel Spread sheet below: (Note: Excel is included in your free version of Office 365)

Profit and Loss Projections-1.xlsx Download Profit and Loss Projections-1.xlsx I will send all resources for chapter 6

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Research Paper: Requirements

  1. Find at least four secondary sources (the text itself is a primary source) related to your topic. You can use valid website as two of these sources. The other two sources must come from the electronic databases.  You can use Wikipedia, SparkNotes, Cliff Notes, etc as background only or to help you get ideas to develop with the other research. These do not count as one of the four required sources. You will need at least one source from a history site or article to get historical background information.
  2. Based on your research, write an essay on one of the topics listed above. To do this, you will need to briefly SUMMARIZE your story or poem, ANALYZE its themes, and DISCUSS how the historical research you did relates to the story or poem’s meaning.
  3. Your thesis should make a claim that answers the question asked and connects the story to its historical context and the body of your paper will substantiate that claim. The research you’ve done will be there to INFORM what you’re saying, but you will need to CITE any source you quote or paraphrase. Even if you paraphrase the ideas expressed in your source, you need to give the author credit for those ideas. It is your responsibility to document these sources correctly (see the MLA link in Library tutorial posted in Canvas). The proof of your research will ALSO be present in your essay’s sophistication and knowledge.
  4. Again, your essay must have a thesis that relevantly connects the story to its historical context and to the essay topic. The body of the paper will substantiate that connection by explaining one or more of the story or poems elements (plot, characters, setting, theme, language) to your research. For example, if you’re writing an historical analysis of “Barn Burning” your thesis will not say that the piece is a story about childhood innocence, but would instead say that Abner serves an example of the consequences of economic pressures in the “new South.” The body of the paper, obviously, would connect the story to what was happening in the American South in the 1930s, yet the essay is still an analysis of literature, the literary elements used to develop the themes.
  5. All of your evidence must relate to your thesis. Go through the work carefully and slowly and discuss it in terms of the historical context. You may talk about the plot, characters, setting, themes, language (fiction and drama have very similar elements) but you will connect these elements to your strategy.

Length Requirement: 1200 words

Research Paper: Tips for Writing Analysis of Historical Context in Literature

Historical context refers to the moods, attitudes, and conditions that existed in a certain time. Context is the “setting” for an event that occurs, and the elements, conditions, and characteristics of this specific time will have an impact on the work being studied.

SUGGESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN SUMMARIZING A SHORT STORY OR NOVEL.

  • Examine the structure of the text and identify the following: climax, rising action, falling action, resolution.
  • Identify the protagonist, antagonist, foil, minor characters.
  • Identify the central conflict and how the protagonist changes throughout the text.
  • Look at the narrator.  Is this person reliable or not?
  • Where and when is the story set?

SUGGESTIONS FOR SUMMARIZING A POEM

  • Examine the structure of the poem including literary devices like similes, metaphors, personification. If you isolate these elements they can reveal the structure.  Look at the stanzas, their length, and spacing. Look at the rhyme scheme? Is the poem free verse?
  • Identify the order in which the poet presents the ideas.  Try to go through each line and put it into your own words.

SUGGESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN INTERPRETING YOUR TEXT (EITHER A POEM OR STORY OR NOVEL) THEMATICALLY:

  • Think about the author’s purpose.  What do you think the author was trying to get across to the reader?
  • Look at how the author conveys this message by repetition, phrases, images, literary devices.  Examine the title and the settings as well as the language and the behavior of the characters in fiction.
  • Identify any symbols and try to figure out what they represent.
  • How does the work portray the author’s worldview, philosophy, or value system? Has your worldview, philosophy, or value system been challenged by the work?

SUGGESTED QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN CONTEXTUALIZING YOUR TEXT HISTORICALLY:

  • Research the author’s background: their nation of origin, the political events and struggles of their time, their family structure, their education and social class, their religion, their moral beliefs, their age and health conditions and determine how these facts influenced their work as well as  your reading of their work?
  • Research the political and social issues as well as any historical trends that are reflected in this work.
  • Identify these issues influenced the author and the text.

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Research Paper: Requirements

  1. Find at least four secondary sources (the text itself is a primary source) related to your topic. You can use valid website as two of these sources. The other two sources must come from the electronic databases.  You can use Wikipedia, SparkNotes, Cliff Notes, etc as background only or to help you get ideas to develop with the other research. These do not count as one of the four required sources. You will need at least one source from a history site or article to get historical background information.
  2. Based on your research, write an essay on one of the topics listed above. To do this, you will need to briefly SUMMARIZE your story or poem, ANALYZE its themes, and DISCUSS how the historical research you did relates to the story or poem’s meaning.
  3. Your thesis should make a claim that answers the question asked and connects the story to its historical context and the body of your paper will substantiate that claim. The research you’ve done will be there to INFORM what you’re saying, but you will need to CITE any source you quote or paraphrase. Even if you paraphrase the ideas expressed in your source, you need to give the author credit for those ideas. It is your responsibility to document these sources correctly (see the MLA link in Library tutorial posted in Canvas). The proof of your research will ALSO be present in your essay’s sophistication and knowledge.
  4. Again, your essay must have a thesis that relevantly connects the story to its historical context and to the essay topic. The body of the paper will substantiate that connection by explaining one or more of the story or poems elements (plot, characters, setting, theme, language) to your research. For example, if you’re writing an historical analysis of “Barn Burning” your thesis will not say that the piece is a story about childhood innocence, but would instead say that Abner serves an example of the consequences of economic pressures in the “new South.” The body of the paper, obviously, would connect the story to what was happening in the American South in the 1930s, yet the essay is still an analysis of literature, the literary elements used to develop the themes.
  5. All of your evidence must relate to your thesis. Go through the work carefully and slowly and discuss it in terms of the historical context. You may talk about the plot, characters, setting, themes, language (fiction and drama have very similar elements) but you will connect these elements to your strategy.

Length Requirement: 1200 words

Research Paper: Tips for Writing Analysis of Historical Context in Literature

Historical context refers to the moods, attitudes, and conditions that existed in a certain time. Context is the “setting” for an event that occurs, and the elements, conditions, and characteristics of this specific time will have an impact on the work being studied.

Suggestions to consider when summarizing a short story or novel.

  • Examine the structure of the text and identify the following: climax, rising action, falling action, resolution.
  • Identify the protagonist, antagonist, foil, minor characters.
  • Identify the central conflict and how the protagonist changes throughout the text.
  • Look at the narrator.  Is this person reliable or not?
  • Where and when is the story set?

Suggestions for summarizing a poem

  • Examine the structure of the poem including literary devices like similes, metaphors, personification. If you isolate these elements they can reveal the structure.  Look at the stanzas, their length, and spacing. Look at the rhyme scheme? Is the poem free verse?
  • Identify the order in which the poet presents the ideas.  Try to go through each line and put it into your own words.

Suggestions to consider when interpreting your text (either a poem or story or novel) thematically:

  • Think about the author’s purpose.  What do you think the author was trying to get across to the reader?
  • Look at how the author conveys this message by repetition, phrases, images, literary devices.  Examine the title and the settings as well as the language and the behavior of the characters in fiction.
  • Identify any symbols and try to figure out what they represent.
  • How does the work portray the author’s worldview, philosophy, or value system? Has your worldview, philosophy, or value system been challenged by the work?

Suggested questions to consider when contextualizing your text historically:

  • Research the author’s background: their nation of origin, the political events and struggles of their time, their family structure, their education and social class, their religion, their moral beliefs, their age and health conditions and determine how these facts influenced their work as well as  your reading of their work?
  • Research the political and social issues as well as any historical trends that are reflected in this work.
  • Identify these issues influenced the author and the text.

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Module 6: Chapter 6 Sexual Philosophy

  • Due Sunday by 11:59pm
  • Points 35
  • Submitting a file upload

Overview & Guidelines

Remember, when writing your sexual philosophy step into the mindset of a philosopher, and engage in the pursuit of wisdom, search for an understanding of your values, and analyze your beliefs, reasoning, and attitudes. The goal of establishing your sexual philosophy is to be inquisitive and explore how your thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of your personal life, relationships, society and the world at large.

Part 1:

At the very end of the chapter (past the Summary section) locate the section titled: Questions for Discussion. Select and respond to ONE of the Questions for Discussion (Note: If you would prefer to write your sexual philosophy on something else discussed in the chapter instead of one of the Questions for Discussion, feel free to do so). Your response should be a minimum of 100 words, and your word count should be indicated at the end of your statement.”Questions for Discussion

-Who or what taught you the most about sexuality when you were a child and teenager? What lessons did you learn? What would have made the transition from childhood to adolescence easier?

-Should masturbation in young children be ignored, discouraged, or encouraged? What effect might each of these responses have on a child who is just beginning to learn about herself or himself?

-To what do you attribute the decline in teen pregnancy rates? What are some ways to reduce the rates of unintended teenage pregnancy?


Part 2:

At the very end of the chapter (past the Questions for Discussion section) locate the section/box titled: Sex and the Internet. Follow the instructions in this box making sure to clearly respond to all of the prompts.

“Sex and the Internet

Unplanned Pregnancy and Young People

Despite historic declines in the rates of teen and unplanned pregnancy, there is still plenty of work to do to ensure that young people, regardless of their circumstances, have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant. One of the most helpful and thorough websites that educates and advocates for sexual health information, including data about contraceptive methods, is Power to Decide. To see what this site offers and does to achieve these goals, go to Powertodecide.org. From the top menu bar, select “Sexual Health” and then “Articles about Sexual Health.” Search for several topics of interest. For each topic you choose, respond to the following questions:

-What did you learn from this article?

-Which fact was the most surprising to you? Least surprising?

-In what ways do many young people, especially those who are economically disadvantaged or marginalized, feel they lack the power to decide about if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant? What are some ways in which these challenges can be addressed?

-Would you recommend this site to a friend? Why or why not?

-If you had unlimited resources, how might you go about solving the problem of unplanned pregnancy?”


Part 3:

Select ONE of the “Think About It” sections in this chapter and provide a thorough response to the corresponding Think Critically questions.

“Think Critically

-How would you define a sexually healthy teen? How did you arrive at this?

-What is the role of parents in communicating and modeling a definition of sexual health? What topics should be included in this discussion? What (if anything) should be omitted?

-How do you think a sexually healthy adolescent would respond to each of the statements in the box? What might a person do to become a sexually healthy person?”


Important

  • Be sure to meet or exceed the word requirement and include the word count at the end of your philosophy. The word count should be based solely on your response. If you are using Microsoft Word, you can find the number of words at the bottom of the document and you can also highlight the area in which you want to determine the number of words.
  • Also, please read the grading criteria below so you will know exactly what is expected for this assignment.

Rubric

Sexual Philosophy

Sexual Philosophy

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 1

10 pts

High Quality

Provided a comprehensive and detailed response that addressed how thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of one’s personal life, relationships, society and the world at large

8 pts

Moderate Quality

Provided a general/basic response about how thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of one’s personal life, relationships, society and the world at large

6 pts

Low Quality

Provided a vague response about how thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of one’s personal life, relationships, society and the world at large

0 pts

Incomplete

Response was incomplete; no submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 2

10 pts

High Quality

Provided a comprehensive and detailed response to all prompts

8 pts

Moderate Quality

Provided a general/basic response to all prompts

6 pts

Low Quality

Provided a vague response to all prompts

0 pts

Incomplete

Response was incomplete; no submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 3

10 pts

High Quality

Provided a comprehensive and detailed response to all prompts

8 pts

Moderate Quality

Provided a general/basic response to all prompts

6 pts

Low Quality

Provided a vague response to all prompts

0 pts

Incomplete

Response was incomplete; no submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWord Requirement

5 pts

Full Marks

Met or exceeded word requirement

3 pts

Low Quality

Under word requirement by five or less words, and/or didn’t include word count

0 pts

Incomplete

Didn’t meet word requirement by more than five words

5 pts

Total Points: 35

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Module 5: Chapter 5 Sexual Philosophy

  • Due Sunday by 11:59pm
  • Points 35
  • Submitting a file upload

Overview & Guidelines

Remember, when writing your sexual philosophy step into the mindset of a philosopher, and engage in the pursuit of wisdom, search for an understanding of your values, and analyze your beliefs, reasoning, and attitudes. The goal of establishing your sexual philosophy is to be inquisitive and explore how your thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of your personal life, relationships, society and the world at large.

Part 1:

At the very end of the chapter (past the Summary section) locate the section titled: Questions for Discussion. Select and respond to ONE of the Questions for Discussion (Note: If you would prefer to write your sexual philosophy on something else discussed in the chapter instead of one of the Questions for Discussion, feel free to do so). Your response should be a minimum of 100 words, and your word count should be indicated at the end of your statement.

“Questions for Discussion:

-“How have gender stereotypes and roles influenced your views of your sexuality and the ways in which you relate to others

-If you had an infant born with ambiguous genitalia, would you opt for surgery? Inhibit the onset of puberty with drugs? What gender would you raise the child? If surgery were chosen, when the child was old enough, would you inform him or her about this treatment? Or would you not choose surgery and instead leave the decision to the individual at a later time?

-Do you believe that your gender identity was biologically or socially determined? Who or what most influenced your gender identity? In what ways?”

Part 2:

At the very end of the chapter (past the Questions for Discussion section) locate the section/box titled: Sex and the Internet. Follow the instructions in this box making sure to clearly respond to all of the prompts.

“Sex and the Internet

Working for LGBTQ Equal Rights

The number of education and advocacy groups working around sexual orientation and gender has increased tremendously in recent years. Go to the Human Rights Campaign (http://www.hrc.org). From there, click “Topics,” identify two topics of interest, and read what they have to offer. Once you have read about two issues, answer the following questions:

-How does the new information you have gathered influence the way you think about gender and/or sexual orientation?

-What was one specific aspect of this subject that most interested you?

-What is one point you still have questions about?

-What have you learned as a result of this research?”

Part 3:

Select ONE of the “Think About It” sections in this chapter and provide a thorough response to the corresponding Think Critically questions.

“Think Critically

-Have you or someone you cared about been hassled or bullied in a bathroom? If so, how did you react and feel? If not, what do you feel has protected you from this kind of behavior?

-What are your thoughts about access to restrooms for all people? Do you feel that policies are necessary or a waste of time, effort, and money? Why?

-What are some concerns that individuals have about transgender people using bathrooms that are congruent with their gender identity? Do you feel that these are legitimate? Why or why not?”


Important

  • Be sure to meet or exceed the word requirement and include the word count at the end of your philosophy. The word count should be based solely on your response. If you are using Microsoft Word, you can find the number of words at the bottom of the document and you can also highlight the area in which you want to determine the number of words.
  • Also, please read the grading criteria below so you will know exactly what is expected for this assignment.
Upload a file, or choose a file you’ve already uploaded.

Rubric

Sexual Philosophy

Sexual Philosophy

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 1

10 pts

High Quality

Provided a comprehensive and detailed response that addressed how thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of one’s personal life, relationships, society and the world at large

8 pts

Moderate Quality

Provided a general/basic response about how thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of one’s personal life, relationships, society and the world at large

6 pts

Low Quality

Provided a vague response about how thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of one’s personal life, relationships, society and the world at large

0 pts

Incomplete

Response was incomplete; no submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 2

10 pts

High Quality

Provided a comprehensive and detailed response to all prompts

8 pts

Moderate Quality

Provided a general/basic response to all prompts

6 pts

Low Quality

Provided a vague response to all prompts

0 pts

Incomplete

Response was incomplete; no submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePart 3

10 pts

High Quality

Provided a comprehensive and detailed response to all prompts

8 pts

Moderate Quality

Provided a general/basic response to all prompts

6 pts

Low Quality

Provided a vague response to all prompts

0 pts

Incomplete

Response was incomplete; no submission

10 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWord Requirement

5 pts

Full Marks

Met or exceeded word requirement

3 pts

Low Quality

Under word requirement by five or less words, and/or didn’t include word count

0 pts

Incomplete

Didn’t meet word requirement by more than five words

5 pts

Total Points: 35

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Instructions

One of the traditional functions of sculpture has to do with giving culture a voice that can continue to speak through the passing ages. Public monuments and artworks become an emblem of a people and a time by expressing communal sentiments, distilling the shared aesthetic, and commemorating important individuals and events. Oftentimes, public sculpture is there to convey very specific content, content deemed somehow important to the community.

Go out into your community and find a work of public sculpture. You might find a piece at the local park, or a nearby government building. Do the work of researching the piece to discover its basic details, such as its title, the name of the sculptor, the year it was created/commissioned, and any other relevant information you can unearth.

What is the subject of the sculpture? How does the sculpture capture and express its purpose, if it has an explicit purpose (for example, a sculpture that aims to commemorate a historical event)? What does the sculpture seem to say about the community and what the community deems important? What does it say about the values of the community socially, aesthetically? Is the sculpture full round? Relief? Be sure and comment on the size of the sculpture and how it interacts with its surroundings.

Take photos of the sculpture and its surroundings, and post these along with your response.

Posting should be 250 words, minimum. This assignment will be assessed on its formal clarity, the quality of the writing and editing, its degree of engagement with its topic, its creativity/inventiveness/originality of ideas, and the sophistication of thought it expresses.


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Rubric

2020 Blog Post/Writing Rubric

2020 Blog Post/Writing Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContentAbility to incorporate and synthesize learned material into written responses that are accurate and meaningful, and which reflect student’s grasp on, and ability to think independently about, course content.

35 pts

Exceptional

Student shows mastery of the relevant information and ideas, and demonstrates deep thinking on the topic. Response demonstrates creativity, synthesis, and/or incisive critical thinking on the issues at hand.

30 pts

Good

Student demonstrates a solid grasp of material and can convey responses to the material in a clear, accurate and thoughtful manner. Depth of student knowledge and thinking on the topic seems adequate but not exceptional. Response is solid but may not make new critical leaps, or synthesize information in unexpected ways.

25 pts

Adequate

Student demonstrates basic familiarity with material and adequately addresses the prompt. Conveys ideas in a coherent, though unremarkable, manner.

20 pts

Unacceptable

Student response lacks clarity, accuracy, or demonstrates a lack of thought and engagement about ideas/material, or an inaccurate grasp of ideas/material.

35 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar/MechanicsAbility to craft coherent thoughts in standard English, free from errors in diction, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and edited for flow and clarity.

35 pts

Exceptional

Writing is well edited and completely free from errors in spelling, grammar, diction and punctuation. Reads smoothly, clearly, and with careful attention to sentence rhythm, word choice, and thoughtfulness about overall flow.

30 pts

Good

Writing is clear, well edited and completely free from errors in spelling, grammar, diction and punctuation. Shows some awareness of word choice and overall flow.

25 pts

Adequate

Writing is largely free from errors in spelling, grammar, diction and punctuation, is largely clear, and demonstrates some attention to editing and reader experience.

20 pts

Unacceptable

Writing contains several errors in spelling, grammar, diction, and/or punctuation. Is unclear and shows little to no editing.

35 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStructureAbility to form a body of ideas on a topic into a coherent whole. Knowledge of how ideas flow together and how transitions connect passages logically to one another.

30 pts

Exceptional

Argument/exposition demonstrates mastery of form and flow, and overall awareness of the assignment as a written whole. Demonstrates creative, inventive or incisive solutions for presenting student’s thoughts and course materials in novel, meaningful and effective ways.

27 pts

Good

Argument/exposition demonstrates grasp of form and flow and awareness of the assignment as a written whole.

23 pts

Adequate

Argument/exposition is coherent and complete, but shows little to no thought to design. Ideas are presented clearly, but with no compelling logic or order.

20 pts

Unacceptable

Argument/exposition is haphazard and not logically presented.

30 pts

Total Points: 100

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Instructions

It is impossible to fully understand the tradition of painting without having some awareness of abstraction and its aesthetic effect. For many painters and lovers of painting, abstraction is painting purified, painting liberated from its long standing duty to always depict and instead freed to be about unbounded visual pleasure for its own sake.

Review the book’s discussion on abstraction. Here you are given a way to understand abstraction, as the free play of the sensa. The visual sensa are: line, color, texture, space, shape, light, shadow, volume (the appearance of three-dimensionality – imagine a water glass with its rounded cylindrical shape), and mass (the appearance of three-dimensionality combined with weight and density-imagine the water glass filled with sand). Abstract pictures often cannot be fully understood through picture – which they avoid, or at least complicate but they can always be understood and analyzed through discussion of their sensa.

Follow this link to some of the Metropolitan Museum of New York’s collection of abstract art: Metropolitan Museum of Art (Links to an external site.)

As you explore the page, find a painting that speaks to you in some way. Be sure that the work is a painting and not a photograph or sculpture, which the page also includes (you can tell by clicking on the work and reading its description). After choosing a work, and identifying it by name and artist, do a short analysis of the piece through its sensa, listing the visual qualities of the work as they are communicated through the values listed above. Keep in mind that, although there will likely be no picture to discuss, the sensa do suggest meaningful ideas in and of themselves. For example, a line can look thin and weak and spindly, or jagged and aggressive; shapes may have mass and feel like they are crowding a canvas and making it feel claustrophobic; many colors have powerful suggestions, like yellow suggesting happiness, or red suggesting anger, passion, or love, depending on context. Be attentive to these suggestions as you do your analysis, and finally, use them to comment on what kind of emotional content the piece has, as best you can discover and describe it. Does the painting elicit any particular feeling in you? Does it seem to define or reveal anything? What drew you to it?

Post this with an image of the painting, or at least a link directing the reader to a site where the image can be seen.

Posting should be 250 words, minimum. This assignment will be assessed on its formal clarity, the quality of the writing and editing, its degree of engagement with its topic, its creativity/inventiveness/originality of ideas, and the sophistication of thought it expresses.


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Rubric

2020 Blog Post/Writing Rubric

2020 Blog Post/Writing Rubric

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeContentAbility to incorporate and synthesize learned material into written responses that are accurate and meaningful, and which reflect student’s grasp on, and ability to think independently about, course content.

35 pts

Exceptional

Student shows mastery of the relevant information and ideas, and demonstrates deep thinking on the topic. Response demonstrates creativity, synthesis, and/or incisive critical thinking on the issues at hand.

30 pts

Good

Student demonstrates a solid grasp of material and can convey responses to the material in a clear, accurate and thoughtful manner. Depth of student knowledge and thinking on the topic seems adequate but not exceptional. Response is solid but may not make new critical leaps, or synthesize information in unexpected ways.

25 pts

Adequate

Student demonstrates basic familiarity with material and adequately addresses the prompt. Conveys ideas in a coherent, though unremarkable, manner.

20 pts

Unacceptable

Student response lacks clarity, accuracy, or demonstrates a lack of thought and engagement about ideas/material, or an inaccurate grasp of ideas/material.

35 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeGrammar/MechanicsAbility to craft coherent thoughts in standard English, free from errors in diction, spelling, grammar and punctuation, and edited for flow and clarity.

35 pts

Exceptional

Writing is well edited and completely free from errors in spelling, grammar, diction and punctuation. Reads smoothly, clearly, and with careful attention to sentence rhythm, word choice, and thoughtfulness about overall flow.

30 pts

Good

Writing is clear, well edited and completely free from errors in spelling, grammar, diction and punctuation. Shows some awareness of word choice and overall flow.

25 pts

Adequate

Writing is largely free from errors in spelling, grammar, diction and punctuation, is largely clear, and demonstrates some attention to editing and reader experience.

20 pts

Unacceptable

Writing contains several errors in spelling, grammar, diction, and/or punctuation. Is unclear and shows little to no editing.

35 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStructureAbility to form a body of ideas on a topic into a coherent whole. Knowledge of how ideas flow together and how transitions connect passages logically to one another.

30 pts

Exceptional

Argument/exposition demonstrates mastery of form and flow, and overall awareness of the assignment as a written whole. Demonstrates creative, inventive or incisive solutions for presenting student’s thoughts and course materials in novel, meaningful and effective ways.

27 pts

Good

Argument/exposition demonstrates grasp of form and flow and awareness of the assignment as a written whole.

23 pts

Adequate

Argument/exposition is coherent and complete, but shows little to no thought to design. Ideas are presented clearly, but with no compelling logic or order.

20 pts

Unacceptable

Argument/exposition is haphazard and not logically presented.

30 pts

Total Points: 100

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Research Paper: Topic Ideas

Topic 1

The Jungle was one of the few works of art in American history to have a substantial and immediate impact on society. In this documented essay, research the author as well as the working conditions in the Chicago stockyards at the time the novel was written. Discuss the impact this novel had on society and the changes that it brought about in the working conditions in the stockyards.


Topic 2

In “The Story of an Hour” Kate Chopin addresses many of the concerns that are central to feminism, including the ideas that a woman has a unique identify distinct from the identity of her husband. This would include the woman’s right to identify and experience her own interests. In this documented essay, research the woman’s movement at the turn of the century and the beginnings of feminism. Show how this movement influenced Chopin in the story’s themes and main character.


Topic 3

“Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” was written in 1951 almost sixty years after Chopin wrote “The Story of an Hour.” Even though the women’s movement of the early part of the century brought women the right to vote, even in the 1950s women had fewer options in terms of careers and family planning. Women were not financially independent even though they had held jobs and helped replace men during the war. In the poem, the reader gets a glimpse into the lives of women in the 1950s who are dissatisfied with their lives. The 1950s were a time between the Women’s Sufferage Movement at the turn of the century and the Feminist Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Research what life was like for women during this decade and show how this life is reflected in the poem “Aunt Jennifer’s TIgers.”


Topic 4

Kenneth Fearing wrote poetry within what has been termed the “Proletarian Poets” movement that reached its zenith during the Great Depression in the 1930s. What were some of the economic conditions during the Depression that caused many people to lose hope even as they lost their jobs (almost 25% unemployment rate nationally)? Bring your historical research into the research paper and choose three poems of Fearing’s that explore the issue of the economically disadvantaged in America.


Topic 5

Langston Hughes was a poet, writer, and playwright. He became a crucial voice during the Harlem Renaissance, an African American literary movement of the 1920s and 1930s. His work celebrates the lives of black people and speaks out against their struggles. Research life in American during this time period and the birth of the Harlem Renaissance. Research Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance and show how Hughes’ poetry was a reflection of the period in which he lived.


Topic 6

Alice Walker, through her poems, novels, and short stories, has created a powerful voice which reflects the perspective of down-trodden women who struggle to lead their rather unfortunate lives. Her work reflects her concern with racial, sexual, and political issues, most noticeably with black woman’s struggle to survive. She coined the term “Womanism” to describe this point of view. Walker’s work was influenced by her Southern background and the accident that cost her sight in her right eye at the age of 8. Research Walker’s Southern background and her definition of “Womanism”. Show how these influences are reflected in her work. You can choose to focus one on work, such as The Color Purple, or use her poems or short stories in your discussion.


Topic 7

Like Alice Walker, Maya Angelou was a well-known black feminist whose poems and novels reflect her struggles against racism, sexism, and adversity to rise above these obstacles and live life to the fullest. Her poem and novel of the same name “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” evoke a feeling of stifled hopes. Research Maya Angelou difficult childhood and the historical context of her works during the Civil Rights Era. Choose two or three of her poems or the autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and relate her works to her life and times.


Topic 8

“Youngstown” is about the demise of the blue-collar America. Youngstown, Ohio, was once known as the steel center of American Manufacturing Belt. In this song, Springsteen is singing about what life was like in the steel mills after the Vietnam War. The demise of Youngstown began in 1977 with the crisis of the steel industry. “Big boys did what Hitler couldn’t do” – Springsteen says in the song–mismanagement and bad business practices led several companies into bankruptcy, and result was the collapse of the American working class. For this topic, you will be researching the historical context of the song. Although the song was not produced until 1995, Springsteen is singing about a time when steel was king and Youngstown, Ohio was a booming city. The traces the demise of steel manufacturing and the effect this had on the working class. Research the history of the steel industry in the United States, and its affect on towns such as Youngstown. Analyze the lyrics of “Youngstown” as a reflection of the demise of the steel industry in the 1970s and how that event is being played out today, especially with the 2106 election.


Topic 9

The first version of “Working Man Blues” was produced by Merle Haggard in 1969. Haggard had spent time as a blue collar worker digging ditches. “Working Man Blues” was Haggard’s tribute to his fans and his roots. Bob Dylan did an extended version of this song as a tribute to Merle Haggard. The song was included in Dylan’s album, Modern Times. Modern Times is an allusion to a Charlie Chaplin film made in 1936 which showed the rough life of factory workers in America. Like Youngstown, this song talks about the rough life of the factory worker. Research the growth of the working class in America after the Industrial Revolution and show how this song reflects hardships of a blue collar worker at that time.


Topic 10

Beyoncé’s music video is a homage to the black South. The video is set in Louisiana, a slave port where many cultures came together and where Hurricane Katrina clearly illustrated the sharp division that still exists between races in our country. The video brings up many social issues such as black feminism, LBGT rights, Black Lives Matter and more. For this topic, you will need to focus your research one or two of the reoccurring themes in the video and research the historical context of that event. For example, you could research Katrina, black feminism, Black Lives Matter and then show how the song’s lyrics and the visuals are influenced by those events.

Research Paper: Requirements

  1. Find at least four secondary sources (the text itself is a primary source) related to your topic. You can use valid website as two of these sources. The other two sources must come from the electronic databases. You can use Wikipedia, SparkNotes, Cliff Notes, etc as background only or to help you get ideas to develop with the other research. These do not count as one of the four required sources. You will need at least one source from a history site or article to get historical background information.
  2. Based on your research, write an essay on one of the topics listed above. To do this, you will need to briefly SUMMARIZE your story or poem, ANALYZE its themes, and DISCUSS how the historical research you did relates to the story or poem’s meaning.
  3. Your thesis should make a claim that answers the question asked and connects the story to its historical context and the body of your paper will substantiate that claim. The research you’ve done will be there to INFORM what you’re saying, but you will need to CITE any source you quote or paraphrase. Even if you paraphrase the ideas expressed in your source, you need to give the author credit for those ideas. It is your responsibility to document these sources correctly (see the MLA link in Library tutorial posted in Canvas). The proof of your research will ALSO be present in your essay’s sophistication and knowledge.
  4. Again, your essay must have a thesis that relevantly connects the story to its historical context and to the essay topic. The body of the paper will substantiate that connection by explaining one or more of the story or poems elements (plot, characters, setting, theme, language) to your research. For example, if you’re writing an historical analysis of “Barn Burning” your thesis will not say that the piece is a story about childhood innocence, but would instead say that Abner serves an example of the consequences of economic pressures in the “new South.” The body of the paper, obviously, would connect the story to what was happening in the American South in the 1930s, yet the essay is still an analysis of literature, the literary elements used to develop the themes.
  5. All of your evidence must relate to your thesis. Go through the work carefully and slowly and discuss it in terms of the historical context. You may talk about the plot, characters, setting, themes, language (fiction and drama have very similar elements) but you will connect these elements to your strategy.

Length Requirement: 1200 words


Research Paper: Tips for Writing Analysis of Historical Context in Literature

Historical context refers to the moods, attitudes, and conditions that existed in a certain time. Context is the “setting” for an event that occurs, and the elements, conditions, and characteristics of this specific time will have an impact on the work being studied.

Suggestions to consider when summarizing a short story or novel.

  • Examine the structure of the text and identify the following: climax, rising action, falling action, resolution.
  • Identify the protagonist, antagonist, foil, minor characters.
  • Identify the central conflict and how the protagonist changes throughout the text.
  • Look at the narrator. Is this person reliable or not?
  • Where and when is the story set?

Suggestions for summarizing a poem

  • Examine the structure of the poem including literary devices like similes, metaphors, personification. If you isolate these elements they can reveal the structure. Look at the stanzas, their length, and spacing. Look at the rhyme scheme? Is the poem free verse?
  • Identify the order in which the poet presents the ideas. Try to go through each line and put it into your own words.

Suggestions to consider when interpreting your text (either a poem or story or novel) thematically:

  • Think about the author’s purpose. What do you think the author was trying to get across to the reader?
  • Look at how the author conveys this message by repetition, phrases, images, literary devices. Examine the title and the settings as well as the language and the behavior of the characters in fiction.
  • Identify any symbols and try to figure out what they represent.
  • How does the work portray the author’s worldview, philosophy, or value system? Has your worldview, philosophy, or value system been challenged by the work?

Suggested questions to consider when contextualizing your text historically:

  • Research the author’s background: their nation of origin, the political events and struggles of their time, their family structure, their education and social class, their religion, their moral beliefs, their age and health conditions and determine how these facts influenced their work as well as your reading of their work?
  • Research the political and social issues as well as any historical trends that are reflected in this work.
  • Identify these issues influenced the author and the text.

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Instructions

Although you are perhaps not an artist, over this semester you have become a curator of the arts, and in this way, you have consolidated and expressed your aesthetic views and commitments, and/or have discovered and developed them along the way. This licenses you to posit an overarching philosophy regarding your feelings on art and how it communicates about, or connects to, your world. In this assignment, you will unify your semester’s work into a kind of bigger analytic whole.

To begin this assignment, look over the many works you’ve posted and try to find some overarching theme.  Keep in mind that you have considerable leeway and creativity in how you approach this, but it should be something that you can support by citing and discussing the blog entries you’ve posted over the course of the semester. You may not find a theme to connect all of the posts (though it is possible), but you can surely find some theme to connect several of them.

For example, let’s assume that I – a student in online 2020 – am looking over my blog posts, seeking within them patterns or unifying values. I notice that I chose to analyze an abstract painting that’s busy with jagged lines and sharp angles; my playlist features songs like Wham’s “Wake Me up before You Go-Go,” and Eminem’s “Stay Wide Awake”; my photo series features shots of my favorite coffee cups from my considerable home collection. I realize a unifying theme of stimulants/stimulation, thus I write “The Stimulist Manifesto” (note that I make up this term, but one that makes sense in its context, just like Andre Breton did in his “Surrealist Manifesto”–keep in mind, in this assignment you can be creative, have fun, and still be analytical). In classic manifesto-style I might begin such a document, “WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!!” Or, in another make-believe example, I realize that my scene from the Godfather is one of the many in which the Corleones are discussing the importance of family ties; my public sculpture happens to be of a boy and his dog; I have analyzed the scene in which Hamlet chastises his mother for betraying his late father. Thus, I might see a pattern here and pen, “Manifesto of the Loyalists,” my imaginary movement celebrating art that celebrates commitment between people.

Take time to look over your posts, consider what these say about you and your tastes and interests and try to find the connective tissue that can synthesize them. This may take some time and thought. You don’t need to connect all of the blog posts over the course of the semester, but the more the merrier, and you should reference at least three as examples in your manifesto. It is likely that your first post featuring your own representative work will help guide you toward some unifying theme.

When it is done, your manifesto will have a name that reflects its theme, an introduction that contains a statement of its intent (the chief cultural/artistic value or values that you want to promote). Somewhere within it, there will also be some statement of the things it opposes. It will then go on to show several examples from your blog posts that support your point in some way (this is your evidence). Don’t merely repeat the posts, but instead weave the artifacts and your thoughts about them into the larger structure of your manifesto’s point, showing how they fit into this bigger analytic picture. Again, have fun with this, and be as creative as you’d like; but be sure that you forge a meaningful connection between your posts by recognizing the things you value in your aesthetic experience. You may look over some of the manifesto examples below to see how this has been done in the past.

Although this is the course’s final assignment, a document of this kind is an explanation of you and your thinking, and thus should be able to function as an introduction to your blog, and, if you wish, even serve as the blog’s title. Feel free to post it as the initial introductory statement to your webpage. This posting should be at least 650 words. This assignment will be assessed on its formal clarity, the quality of the writing and editing, its degree of engagement with its topic, its creativity/inventiveness/originality of ideas, and the sophistication of thought it expresses.

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Instructions

To begin this assignment, look over the many works you’ve posted on your blog and try to find some overarching theme. Keep in mind that you have considerable leeway and creativity in how you approach this, but it should be something that you can support by citing and discussing the blog entries you’ve posted over the course of the semester. You may not find a theme to connect all of the posts (though it is possible), but you can surely find some theme to connect several of them.

For example, let’s assume that I – a student in online 2020 – am looking over my blog posts, seeking within them patterns or unifying values. I notice that I chose to analyze an abstract painting that’s busy with jagged lines and sharp angles; my playlist features songs like Wham’s “Wake Me up before You Go-Go,” and Eminem’s “Stay Wide Awake”; my photo series features shots of my favorite coffee cups from my considerable home collection. I realize a unifying theme of stimulants/stimulation, thus I write “The Stimulist Manifesto” (note that I make up this term, but one that makes sense in its context, just like Andre Breton did in his “Surrealist Manifesto”–keep in mind, in this assignment you can be creative, have fun, and still be analytical). In classic manifesto-style I might begin such a document, “WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!!” Or, in another make-believe example, I realize that my scene from the Godfather is one of the many in which the Corleones are discussing the importance of family ties; my public sculpture happens to be of a boy and his dog; I have analyzed the scene in which Hamlet chastises his mother for betraying his late father. Thus, I might see a pattern here and pen, “Manifesto of the Loyalists,” my imaginary movement celebrating art that celebrates commitment between people.

Take time to look over your posts, consider what these say about you and your tastes and interests and try to find the connective tissue that can synthesize them. This may take some time and thought. You don’t need to connect all of the blog posts over the course of the semester, but the more the merrier, and you should reference at least three as examples in your manifesto. It is likely that your first post featuring your own representative work will help guide you toward some unifying theme.

Bear in mind that a manifesto–no matter how idiosyncratic or wildly written–is a philosophical statement. Read through the examples (varied in tone and content though they are) and get a grasp of the form. The end result should be a compelling statement of how you view art, stated in a way that’s engaging and thought-provoking even to someone who may disagree with your views. If your final product sounds like a vague statement of your personal tastes, or merely a weak summary of the posts you’ve already written, if it reads like a personal profile from an online dating site or an introduction you’d post on your social media page, you don’t have a manifesto. Your manifesto should not require the reader to know you personally, share in your aesthetic interests, or share your personal beliefs or political commitments in order to be meaningful and powerful.Remember that your manifesto is a statement of your considered thoughts and beliefs about art and aesthetics, and being able to communicate these ideas forcefully and convincingly is a potent act of self-expression. This may take time and practice, but it is worth every effort.

When it is done, your manifesto will have a name that reflects its theme, an introduction that contains a statement of its intent (the chief cultural/artistic value or values that you want to promote). Somewhere within it, there will also be some statement of the things it opposes. It will then go on to show several examples from your blog posts that support your point in some way (this is your evidence). Don’t merely repeat the posts, but instead weave the artifacts and your thoughts about them into the larger structure of your manifesto’s point, showing how they fit into this bigger analytic picture. Again, have fun with this, and be as creative as you’d like; but be sure that you forge a meaningful connection between your posts by recognizing the things you value in your aesthetic experience. You may look over some of the manifesto examples below to see how this has been done in the past.

Although this is the course’s final assignment, a document of this kind is an explanation of you and your thinking, and thus should be able to function as an introduction to your blog, and, if you wish, even serve as the blog’s title. This posting should be at least 750 words.

This is the link to my blogs:

http://weekly-blogs-marco00leon.tumblr.com/



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To begin this assignment, look over the many works you’ve posted on your blog and try to find some overarching theme. Keep in mind that you have considerable leeway and creativity in how you approach this, but it should be something that you can support by citing and discussing the blog entries you’ve posted over the course of the semester. You may not find a theme to connect all of the posts (though it is possible), but you can surely find some theme to connect several of them.

For example, let’s assume that I – a student in online 2020 – am looking over my blog posts, seeking within them patterns or unifying values. I notice that I chose to analyze an abstract painting that’s busy with jagged lines and sharp angles; my playlist features songs like Wham’s “Wake Me up before You Go-Go,” and Eminem’s “Stay Wide Awake”; my photo series features shots of my favorite coffee cups from my considerable home collection. I realize a unifying theme of stimulants/stimulation, thus I write “The Stimulist Manifesto” (note that I make up this term, but one that makes sense in its context, just like Andre Breton did in his “Surrealist Manifesto”–keep in mind, in this assignment you can be creative, have fun, and still be analytical). In classic manifesto-style I might begin such a document, “WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!!” Or, in another make-believe example, I realize that my scene from the Godfather is one of the many in which the Corleones are discussing the importance of family ties; my public sculpture happens to be of a boy and his dog; I have analyzed the scene in which Hamlet chastises his mother for betraying his late father. Thus, I might see a pattern here and pen, “Manifesto of the Loyalists,” my imaginary movement celebrating art that celebrates commitment between people.

Take time to look over your posts, consider what these say about you and your tastes and interests and try to find the connective tissue that can synthesize them. This may take some time and thought. You don’t need to connect all of the blog posts over the course of the semester, but the more the merrier, and you should reference at least three as examples in your manifesto. It is likely that your first post featuring your own representative work will help guide you toward some unifying theme.

Bear in mind that a manifesto–no matter how idiosyncratic or wildly written–is a philosophical statement. Read through the examples (varied in tone and content though they are) and get a grasp of the form. The end result should be a compelling statement of how you view art, stated in a way that’s engaging and thought-provoking even to someone who may disagree with your views. If your final product sounds like a vague statement of your personal tastes, or merely a weak summary of the posts you’ve already written, if it reads like a personal profile from an online dating site or an introduction you’d post on your social media page, you don’t have a manifesto. Your manifesto should not require the reader to know you personally, share in your aesthetic interests, or share your personal beliefs or political commitments in order to be meaningful and powerful.Remember that your manifesto is a statement of your considered thoughts and beliefs about art and aesthetics, and being able to communicate these ideas forcefully and convincingly is a potent act of self-expression. This may take time and practice, but it is worth every effort.

When it is done, your manifesto will have a name that reflects its theme, an introduction that contains a statement of its intent (the chief cultural/artistic value or values that you want to promote). Somewhere within it, there will also be some statement of the things it opposes. It will then go on to show several examples from your blog posts that support your point in some way (this is your evidence). Don’t merely repeat the posts, but instead weave the artifacts and your thoughts about them into the larger structure of your manifesto’s point, showing how they fit into this bigger analytic picture. Again, have fun with this, and be as creative as you’d like; but be sure that you forge a meaningful connection between your posts by recognizing the things you value in your aesthetic experience. You may look over some of the manifesto examples below to see how this has been done in the past.

Although this is the course’s final assignment, a document of this kind is an explanation of you and your thinking, and thus should be able to function as an introduction to your blog, and, if you wish, even serve as the blog’s title. Feel free to post it as the initial introductory statement to your webpage. This posting should be at least 750 words. This assignment will be assessed on its formal clarity, the quality of the writing and editing, its degree of engagement with its topic, its creativity/inventiveness/originality of ideas, and the sophistication of thought it expresses. https://weeklyblogsjose.wordpress.com/2021/05/12/m… https://weeklyblogsjose.wordpress.com/2021/05/16/t… https://weeklyblogsjose.wordpress.com/2021/05/18/9… https://weeklyblogsjose.wordpress.com/2021/05/22/m… https://weeklyblogsjose.wordpress.com/2021/05/25/m… https://weeklyblogsjose.wordpress.com/2021/05/28/p… https://weeklyblogsjose.wordpress.com/2021/06/02/p… https://weeklyblogsjose.wordpress.com/2021/06/13/e…

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Introduction

In the second slide show of the module, you learned about art made in response to art of another medium. The blanket term for this is ekphrasis, and it is especially common in the modern world in the form of movies made from books, or – assuming the artistic merit of the medium – video games made from comic books, to name but a few examples.  Traditionally, ekphrasis was an ancient Greek writing exercise in which a person would write a poem or prose piece as a kind of “translation” of a painting.

Poetry1.png Assignment

This assignment has two parts. First, you will write an ekphrasis of your own. Find some visual work from our textbook, something that seems to speak to you, and write a poem or prose piece derived from the work. It’s important to stress that an ekphrasis isn’t merely a description of a piece; instead it tries to capture the spirit of the original piece, so it is mindful not only of what is being said but also how it’s being said. Take this as an invitation to do something playful, and experiment with your writing. If you’ve never written poetry, try it out. If you’re more interested in prose, you can play with that form, perhaps writing a short passage from the perspective of someone in a photograph, or imagining yourself inside a painting, participating in its scene. Allow yourself to have fun and be creative, or you can keep it simple with a direct intensive description as if you’re seeing the piece in a museum. However you approach the ekphrasis, try to be mindful in the decisions you make (i.e. the language you use and the way you capture the original in your words). Below you’ll find some links to famous examples of ekphrasis to use as models, if you wish.

Even if you don’t consider yourself to be a “creative” person, worry not. This assignment is actually geared toward analysis. After you’ve given your ekphrasis, write a short justification explaining why you made the choices you did. What visual piece did you choose? What are its essential details as you see the work? How does your “translation” preserve the original. How does your work attempt to capture the mood and feeling of the image? How did you replicate the original visual details in your words and style? What new understanding or interpretation does your ekphrasis bring to the original piece? No matter how your ekphrasis turns out, you’ll actually be graded on the latter part, in which you offer a rationale for the interpretive moves you make in trying to capture the piece in words.

Again, choose any form for your ekphrasis – and try to have fun with the process.     

Post your ekphrasis and analysis on your blog along with the original image. The posting should be at least 250 words, total. This assignment will be assessed on its formal clarity, the quality of the writing and editing, its degree of engagement with its topic, its creativity/inventiveness/originality of ideas, and the sophistication of thought it expresses.

Ekphrasis Examples

Anne Sexton’s “Starry Night”: note how Sexton translates the images of the painting into a sequence of jarring, eerie phrases.

Pieter Breugel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus/William Carlos Williams, “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus”/W.H. Auden’s “In the Musee de Beaux Arts”: Look at Breugel’s fantastic painting in the link below. It is almost a visual joke (it helps if you know the mythic story of Icarus; if not, look it up).  This painting has been the subject of two Ekphrases, one by W.H. Auden, and another by William Carlos Williams. Note how Auden’s poem is almost a philosophy essay on human indifference to suffering, while Williams seems to capture the mood and feeling of the painting with his quick matter-of-fact account, and lack of emotion.

Percy Bysshe Shelley “On the Medusa of Leonardo Da Vinci in the Florentine Gallery”: though we now know the painting is not an actual da Vinci, Shelley believed it to be for good reason. This poem gets inside Shelley’s reaction to the image, one that he thought unexpectedly combined horror and beauty together in an unlikely mix.

Reminder: While all of the above examples are poems derived from paintings, you may write in prose and you may use painting, sculpture, photos, or even architecture for your source material.

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Overview & Guidelines 

You’ve had a lot to think about this semester. Take a moment to reflect on your human sexuality journey and the knowledge and skills you acquired by reading the textbook and completing the coursework. What did you find to be most useful, valuable, impactful, motivating, enlightening, or inspiring? What knowledge and/or skills did you gain or enhance? What do you plan to implement in your relationships (with yourself and others)?  What would you like to pass along to those in your immediate circle and the world at large? 

Consider the questions above and write as if you are having a personal conversation with me. Elaborate on how any one or more things that were addressed in class have influenced you. Feel free to continue a discussion that was held in class, expand on an intriguing statement made by someone else, or chat about something you read, observed, or experienced outside of class that pertains to the material covered in class. Whatever it is that you choose to talk about, address how it positively affected you, and how you plan to bring it to the world.

Lastly, close your paper with an inspirational quote that reflects your current life motto. It can be your own words of wisdom, or the words of someone else. Whoever is the author of the quote, be sure to share that person’s name.

A few tips about this paper: It should NOT be…

  • a recap of what was said or done in class
  • a summation of your notes or the textbook
  • a research paper

Please double space, write a minimum 500 words, and include your word count.  

Important

Be sure to meet or exceed the word requirement and include the word count at the end of your work.  The word count should be based solely on your response.  If you are using Microsoft Word, you can find the number of words at the bottom of the document and you can also highlight the area in which you want to determine the number of words.  

Also, please read the grading criteria below so you will know exactly what is expected for this assignment.  

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Overview & Guidelines 

Remember, when writing your sexual philosophy step into the mindset of a philosopher, and engage in the pursuit of wisdom, search for an understanding of your values, and analyze your beliefs, reasoning, and attitudes. The goal of establishing your sexual philosophy is to be inquisitive and explore how your thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of your personal life, relationships, society and the world at large.

Part 1:  Choose from Chapter 15 OR 16…

At the very end of the chapter (past the Summary section) locate the section titled: Questions for Discussion. Select and respond to ONE of the Questions for Discussion (Note: If you would prefer to write your sexual philosophy on something else discussed in the chapter instead of one of the Questions for Discussion, feel free to do so).  Your response should be a minimum of 100 words, and your word count should be indicated at the end of your statement.

“Questions for Discussion

-Given that condoms are one of the most important measures for reducing the risk of STI transmission and that many young people do not like condoms, what can be done to make condom use more appealing?

-What would be your most important concern if you just learned you had an STI? Who would you tell? What resources would you need? And where could you go to get help?

-Would it be difficult for you to inform a past sexual partner that you have an STI and that he or she might have it too? What would be your “opening line” to get the discussion started?”

Part 2: Choose from Chapter 15 OR 16…

At the very end of the chapter (past the Questions for Discussion section) locate the section/box titled: Sex and the Internet. Follow the instructions in this box making sure to clearly respond to all of the prompts.”Sex and the Internet

The American Sexual Health Association

The American Sexual Health Association (ASHA), founded in 1914, is a nonprofit organization focusing on STI prevention. ASHA publishes a variety of educational materials, provides direct patient support through a national STI hotline and resource centers, and advocates increased funding for STI programs and sound public policies on STI control. ASHA also operates a website: http://www.ashastd.org. Go to it and then answer the following questions:

-What programs does ASHA offer?

-What services are provided on its website?

-What are the current ASHA headlines?

-What links are available at the ASHA website?

-If you were diagnosed with an STI, would you seek more information from this site? Why or why not?”

Part 3: Choose from Chapter 15 OR 16…

Select ONE of the “Think About It” sections in this chapter and provide a thorough response to the corresponding Think Critically questions.  

“Think Critically

-Did any of the research findings cited here surprise you? Explain.

-If you have ever been sexual with another person, did you try to judge if he/she was infected with an STI by any of the partner traits described above? If so, what were the traits you relied on and was your judgment accurate?

-If you have been sexual with another person, were you deceptive in representing the number of any past sexual partners? If so, why were you deceptive? And why do you think some persons underreport the number of past sexual partners?

-If you have sexual partners in the future, do you believe that the results of the studies presented here will impact how you will assess if a potential partner is infected with an STI? Explain.”

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Overview & Guidelines 

Remember, when writing your sexual philosophy step into the mindset of a philosopher, and engage in the pursuit of wisdom, search for an understanding of your values, and analyze your beliefs, reasoning, and attitudes. The goal of establishing your sexual philosophy is to be inquisitive and explore how your thoughts and behaviors influence the quality of your personal life, relationships, society and the world at large.

Part 1:

At the very end of the chapter (past the Summary section) locate the section titled: Questions for Discussion. Select and respond to ONE of the Questions for Discussion (Note: If you would prefer to write your sexual philosophy on something else discussed in the chapter instead of one of the Questions for Discussion, feel free to do so).  Your response should be a minimum of 100 words, and your word count should be indicated at the end of your statement.

-“Most likely you have a strong opinion about pregnancy and how one would affect your life. If you or your partner became pregnant today, what would349 you do? Where would you go in order to receive support for your decision?

-If you or your partner were to have a child, where and how would you prefer to deliver the baby? Whom would you want present? What steps would you be willing to take in order to ensure that your wishes were granted?

-After trying but not being able to conceive for 1 year, you now realize that you or your partner may have a fertility problem. What measures would you consider in order to have a child? How much would you be willing to pay?

-Like many issues related to sexual orientation, adoption by same-sex couples is a controversial issue. What are your views on this, and do you feel that enacting laws is the best way to support your point of view?”

Part 2:

At the very end of the chapter (past the Questions for Discussion section) locate the section/box titled: Sex and the Internet. Follow the instructions in this box making sure to clearly respond to all of the prompts.

“Sex and the Internet

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Even though pregnancy is a natural and normal process, there are still myriad issues, questions, and concerns surrounding it. This is especially true when couples are considering pregnancy, are trying to become pregnant, or find out that the woman is pregnant. Fortunately, there is help and support on the Internet. One website aimed specifically at educating individuals about pregnancy is run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.gov/pregnancy. Go to this site and select two topics you wish to learn more about. You might choose “Before Pregnancy” or “After the Baby Arrives.” Once you have investigated the topics and perhaps linked them to another resource, answer these questions:

-What topics did you choose? Why?

-What three new facts did you learn about each topic?

-How might you integrate this information into your own choices and decisions around pregnancy or parenthood?

-What additional link did you follow, and what did you learn as a result?”

Part 3:

Select ONE of the “Think About It” sections in this chapter and provide a thorough response to the corresponding Think Critically questions.  

“Think Critically

-What are your views about having sex during pregnancy?

-How comfortable would you be in discussing with your doctor the topic of sexuality during pregnancy?

-What new information did you learn as a result of reading this box?”

 

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Before submitting your Poet Infographic, please be sure to review the following items within Module 8:

If you are creating an Infographic:

  1. Project Guidelines: Poet Infographic
  2. Tips: Creating an Infographic on a Poet
  3. Word Template: Author Infographic (please see technical support tip below)
  4. Infographic Sample #1
  5. Infographic Sample #2Project Guidelines: Poet Infographic
    You will be creating an Infographic on one of the authors that we covered this semester in LIT 2000; this type of assignment seeks to accomplish two goals: explore at least two points about an author’s works and create a visual support for the information. Our audience today often likes information in short “bites” with visual emphasis, so all writers need to be able to manipulate this type of document.These are some of the items that you will need to include:

    • Banner at the top of the page with the author’s name and subtitle (theme of your visual essay).
    • Overview of what you are going to explain about his or her work.
    • Two points enhanced by visual representations.
    • A sidebar with biographical information on the author.
    • A summary of what the two points convey in a larger sense.
    • This assignment is designed to give your practice on creating a visual essay, and your audience would be a college class.
    • Use color and design to convey your own sense of creativity!POSSIBLE TOPICS
    1. Take Simon J. Ortiz and compose an Infographic on him covering his background as a Native American, his themes in his poem, “My Father’s Song,” and his importance as a poet today.
    2. Cover Adrienne Rich as a feminist poet, including the themes of love and marriage in “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers,” and her appeal as a poet.
    3. Explore Theodore Roethke as a 20th century poet, including the themes of a dysfunctional family his impact as a poet to his reading audience.
    4. Download: Project Guidelines: Poet Infographic Edit
  6. downloadTips: Creating an Infographic on a Poet
    Focus your ideas with a simple visual enhancement. When writing about the poet, always include a photograph of the poet (or portrait) to convey a sense of the poet’s identity.
    Keep the infographic focused on the main points: the introduction, biography, and main themes. Don’t cutter the information with other points.
    Make the visuals complementary with 2-3 main colors. These colors should coordinate and fit with the photographic images—not distract the reader.
    Vary the images. Don’t include all “square” shapes; the brain finds it appealing to see circles, lines, and squares.
    Use the “white space” effectively without making the colors overwhelm the images. Every aspect of the infographic should blend.
    Always proofread the text sections of the infographic. Grammar and punctuation errors detract from the credibility of the document

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Before submitting your Poet Infographic, please be sure to review the following items within Module 8:

If you are creating an Infographic:

  1. Project Guidelines: Poet Infographic
  2. Tips: Creating an Infographic on a Poet
  3. Word Template: Author Infographic (please see technical support tip below)
  4. Infographic Sample #1
  5. Infographic Sample #2Project Guidelines: Poet Infographic
    You will be creating an Infographic on one of the authors that we covered this semester in LIT 2000; this type of assignment seeks to accomplish two goals:  explore at least two points about an author’s works and create a visual support for the information.  Our audience today often likes information in short “bites” with visual emphasis, so all writers need to be able to manipulate this type of document.These are some of the items that you will need to include:

    • Banner at the top of the page with the author’s name and subtitle (theme of your visual essay).
    • Overview of what you are going to explain about his or her work.
    • Two points enhanced by visual representations.
    • A sidebar with biographical information on the author.
    • A summary of what the two points convey in a larger sense.
    • This assignment is designed to give your practice on creating a visual essay, and your audience would be a college class.
    • Use color and design to convey your own sense of creativity!Possible Topics
    1. Take Simon J. Ortiz and compose an Infographic on him covering his background as a Native American, his themes in his poem, “My Father’s Song,” and his importance as a poet today.
    2. Cover Adrienne Rich as a feminist poet, including the themes of love and marriage in “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers,” and her appeal as a poet.
    3. Explore Theodore Roethke as a 20th century poet, including the themes of a dysfunctional family his impact as a poet to his reading audience.
    4. Download: Project Guidelines: Poet Infographic Edit
  6. downloadTips: Creating an Infographic on a Poet
    Focus your ideas with a simple visual enhancement.  When writing about the poet, always include a photograph of the poet (or portrait) to convey a sense of the poet’s identity.
    Keep the infographic focused on the main points:  the introduction, biography, and main themes.  Don’t cutter the information with other points.
    Make the visuals complementary with 2-3 main colors.  These colors should coordinate and fit with the photographic images—not distract the reader.
    Vary the images.  Don’t include all “square” shapes; the brain finds it appealing to see circles, lines, and squares.
    Use the “white space” effectively without making the colors overwhelm the images.  Every aspect of the infographic should blend.
    Always proofread the text sections of the infographic.  Grammar and punctuation errors detract from the credibility of the document   

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Guidelines

Visit the following link to the Museum of Modern Art https://www.moma.org/

Explore the art works in the image gallery on the right of the screen and choose ONE of the following questions to respond to. Please be sure to note which question you are responding to at the top of your response.

5 points off for every day late


1. COMPARING NOTES

Ana Mendieta and John Coplans both use their own bodies to create their works.

COMPARE AND CONTRAST: Mendieta’s Nile Born and Coplans’s Self Portrait. Consider the following questions: How are their bodies represented in the final art works? How do the artists represent the female and male body? How do they create universal images of the body, and how do they create personal images of themselves?

REFLECT: Respond to the above questions and create your own questions if you have them after reflecting on the works of art.

TURN-IN: A 300-500 word response to the questions in the “Compare and Contrast” section above. Post your word count at the end.


2. BEAUTY IS SKIN DEEP

Lorna Simpson, Senga Nengudi, and John Coplans’s works challenge the traditional conventions of beauty.

CONSIDER: What qualities does contemporary society consider beautiful today? How are the standards of beauty different for men and for women? What do you and your peers do to conform with or rebel against these standards? How do you receive messages about what is considered beautiful? How do the artists above challenge the standards?

CREATE: Often the media influences our standards of beauty and fashion. Collect images of beauty in magazines, advertisements, newspapers, and on the web. On a large sheet of paper, draw a line down the middle. On the left side, paste images that conform to typical standards of beauty. On the right side, paste images that defy these standards. How many images did you find for the left side? How many did you find for the right side?

TURN-IN: Take a picture of the piece of paper with the collected images pasted to it and upload it as well as a 250-500 word response to the questions in the “Consider” section above. Post your word count at the end.


3. THE BODY AS A PAINT BRUSH

Carolee Schneemann and Yves Klein both used the human body to paint on a canvas.

CONSIDER: Schneemann’s Up to and Including Her Limits and Yves Klein’s Anthropometry. Watch a video of Klein’s process. In Up to and Including Her Limits, Schneemann used her body to paint on a canvas. To make Anthropometry, Klein, a male artist, would direct female models covered in paint.

COMPARE AND CONTRAST: How are Schneemann’s and Klein’s processes similar? How are they different? Does the fact that Schneemann used her own body and Klein used the bodies of women change how you view their works? What does each work say about the role of women?

TURN-IN: A 300-500 word response to the questions in the “Compare and Contrast” section above. Post your word count at the end.


4. HAIR AND IDENTITY

Hair is an important part of a person’s identity. People often style their hair to align themselves with certain trends, social groups, or political statements.

RESEARCH: Pick a work of art that depicts people. Start by visiting the website for Hair: Untangling the Roots of Identity, an exhibition at Cornell University’s Johnson Museum of Art. You can also search in MoMA’s collection. Looking at the subject(s) in the work of art, think about what their hairstyles might reveal about their identity.

CONSIDER AND CREATE: Take a photo of your haircut—it can be from the back of your head, if you prefer—and answer the following questions: What does your hairstyle say about you? Is your hairstyle reflective of any part of your identity?

READ THE ARTICLE: Synnott, Anthony. “Shame and Glory: A Sociology of Hair.” The British Journal of Sociology, vol. 38, no. 3, 1987, pp. 381–413. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/590695. Follow the link to the article here: https://www-jstor-org.db07.linccweb.org/stable/590695

What does Synnott’s article tell you about the importance of hair and identity? How has hair shaped society’s standards of beauty and gender? Why do you think hair is such a personal expression and sometimes a theme in artworks that address the idea of identity ? Make sure you cite specific evidence from the article to support your answer

TURN-IN: Submit the image you took of your hairstyle and 300-500 word response that answers the questions posed in the “Consider and Create” section above making sure that you cite the Synnott article. Post your word count at the end.

Adapted from: MOMA Learning. “Investigating Identity: The Body in Art.” Museum of Modern Art. retrieved from https://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/themes/investigating-identity/the-body-in-art/ accessed 25 March 2019.

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Requirements:

During this course, you have learned about best practices when it comes to presenting a speech. Before your larger speech, you will conduct an out of class speech observation.  Instead of physically attending a speaking event, you are going to critique and evaluate a TED Talk speaker of your choosing. TED Talk topics cover a range of interests and you are sure to find one you connect with; however, the video must be at least 12 minutes long (ideally about 20 minutes). You can search for videos here: Ted Talks (Links to an external site.)

Written Assignment Criteria

In this essay you have three objectives:

  1. Introduce the essay in a creative way while previewing your upcoming points of critique.
  2. Select at least three aspects of the speaking event that you found most meaningful and strongly connected to our course content.
    • Below is a list, although not comprehensive, that you may use to guide your critique:
      • Define, justify, and critique each of the three aspects you selected using evidence from our course text.
      • At a minimum, you need to cite the course textbook as your form of evidence. 
  3. Describe the meaningfulness of this experience as it relates to your own public speaking knowledge and skill development. In other words, what will you do similarly and/or differently in your future presentations based on this experience?

Guiding Questions/Ideas

  • How did the speaker gain audience attention? Was it effective?
  • How did the speaker make his or her topic relevant to the audience?
  • How did the speaker establish his or her credibility?
  • Describe and analyze the purpose of the speech.
  • Examine the type of visual aid that was used. 
  • Describe the types of support used by the speaker. How, if at all, were they effective?
  • Analyze the speaker’s verbal and nonverbal delivery.
  • Describe the speaker’s use of language. Include such details as word choice, articulation, etc.
  • What was your overall reaction to the speech?
  • What was the audience’s reaction?
  • How, if at all, did this experience improve your personal presentational speaking skills?

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Before submitting your Summary-Response Essay below, please be sure to review the following items

  1. Lecture Presentation: Summary-Response Essay
  2. Presentation: How to Summarize a Short Story
  3. Summary-Response Essay: Topic Choices
  4. Summary-Response Essay: Template
  5. Summary-Response Essay: Student Sample.

    Presentation: How to Summarize a Short StoryPresentaiton: How to SummarizeSummary-Response Essay: Topic Choices

    Summary-Response Topics

    Barn Burning

    One of the central conflicts in this story revolves around the relationship between Sarty and his father. Sarty’s father has a habit of burning down barns belonging to his landlords. He wants Sarty to lie for him in court. Sarty knows that what his father is asking him to do is wrong, but he feels he must be loyal to his family even though this goes against his own values.Have you ever been in a situation like this where you had to choose between betraying someone you cared about and being true to yourself? What did you choose? Why?

    • For this essay, you will begin by summarizing the story making sure you discuss the choice that Sarty made and why he made this choice.
    • In the second part of the essay, you will discuss the time when you had to make such a choice drawing parallels between your conflict and Sarty’s conflict.

    Sonny’s Blues

    “Sonny’s Blues” is a story that focuses on human suffering, something we can all relate to in some way. Sonny turns to drugs in high school because he feels trapped in Harlem, in school, and by what he is expected to do and what he wants to do. He is like many high school students who are trying to find their way in the world. They are not quite an adult, but they are no longer a kid.
    Sonny, in many ways, is like a teenager today. He has to listen to his teachers and his parents but he also has his own ideas, view of the world, and passions that the adults don’t understand. He wants to express himself but feels that nobody is taking him seriously. His brother doesn’t relate to his desire to play music or join the military. Sonny feels that he is trapped and makes some really bad decisions in trying to deal with his own suffering. On one level, the story is about being young and misunderstood.On another level, it is about the decisions that we make and how these decisions can affect us for a longtime.

    • If you choose this prompt, the first part of your essay will summarize the story and will focus on Sonny and his relationship with his brother and his family. You will summarize the events that led up to Sonny’s arrest and what happened after Sonny got out of jail. Talk about the narrator’s revelation at the end of the story after he goes to the bar and listens to Sonny play the piano.
    • In the second part of this essay, you will respond to the themes of growing up and the importance of the decisions that we make. Discuss a time in your life when you were “young and misunderstood”and made a decision (good or bad) that had an impact on your future.

    Puppy

    In “Puppy” George Sanders alternates between the perceptions of two women, Marie and Callie.Although these two women may appear to be opposites, they do have some similarities.

    • In the first part of this essay, you will be writing a comparison/contrast essay on these two characters. You can set this up using block by block style or point by point (see explanation in Canvas).

    Good People

    “Good People” presents the reader with two characters who are facing a major decision that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Have you ever been in such a situation?

    • For this topic, you will be discussing the decision that Lane and Sherry must make. Summarize the story and explain the internal conflict that each of these characters is struggling with.
    • In the response portion of the essay, you will discuss a time in your life when you were faced with a difficult decision. Draw parallels between the story and the conflict you faced? How did you resolve the conflict? What was the result of your decision? Based on the story, what decision do you think these characters made?

    These next two topics do not strictly follow the summary-response format.

    Micro Fiction

    You read two stories that fall under the definition of micro or flash fiction. For this assignment, you will write a researched essay on this genre of fiction.

    • Define the term (terms), discuss how this genre began,and give characteristics of the genre.
    • Then select three to five micro-fiction stories (you may use the two stories assigned in this unit) and summarize them according to the format presented in this module.In the second part of the essay, summarize your opinion of this genre.
    • Do you like it? Why or why not?Support your opinions.

    Puppy

    In “Puppy” George Sanders alternates between the perceptions of two women, Marie and Callie. Although these two women may appear to be opposites, they do have some similarities.

      • In this essay you will be writing a character analysis of each of these characters.
      • You will then discuss the similarities and differences between the two women.

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Introduction

In the medium of photography, it is common to see sets of photos built around a theme. Some good examples of these photo series are Nan Goldin’s Ballad of Sexual Dependency, Ali Mobasser’s A Life Told with ID Photos, or Manuel Cosentino’s Behind a Little House. Below are links to familiarize you with these projects.

Assignment Links

  • Nan Goldin’s Ballad of Sexual Dependency

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/arts/design/bleak-reality-in-nan-goldins-the-ballad-of-sexual-dependency.html (Links to an external site.)

(this article describes the photo series and reprints some examples)

  • Ali Mobasser’s A Life Told with ID Photos

https://www.lensculture.com/articles/ali-mobasser-a-life-told-with-id-photos#slideshow (Links to an external site.)

(this “found art” project is written about in the article; click the “view images” tab at the top of the page to see the collection)

  • Manuel Cosentino’s Behind a Little House

https://www.lensculture.com/articles/manuel-cosentino-behind-a-little-house#slideshow (Links to an external site.)

(you can read the article and click the “view images” tab at the top of the page to see the collection)

Instructions

In this age of the smartphone, we’re all potential photographers. For this journal, come up with a theme for a photo collection, and try to realize that collection with your own phone photos. Describe the unifying idea in a short paragraph, explaining its importance (you may be as serious as you’d like with this). Then snap photos for the collection (minimum 5), and write a brief title and description for each photo, situating it within the overarching theme you’ve selected. You might also choose to have some concluding paragraph to tie the collection together.

The point here is not to come up with award-winning photos (though that might be a fringe benefit); in fact, you’re not being graded on the quality of the photos at all. The purpose of the exercise is to see how a unifying idea can join different images together into a collection, and to explore how verbal and visual ideas interact. Have fun with this assignment, but take the project seriously for its having the potential to reveal how we understand images within broader contexts.

Once you have this project together, post the photos and text on your blog.

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How the use of social media affects younger generations? It is a topic that has a lot to talk about, since technology and social media have become such a fundamental factor among young people that it is important to know what future generations are getting into, that’s why I chose this topic.

what my classmates think about my topic:

Classmate 1: I like this topic because I think it is important to hear this information and I think the class would like this topic because it is so relevant and relatable. I would edit or narrow the topic by possibly focusing on one specific social media. However, to let you know, I’ve completed five reviews and you were the second person who had this topic. JUST FYI

Classmate 2: I agree with you as well , I’m glad you thought of this topic because yes technology is always evolving in today’s society leaving the younger generations to be more aware of it and on social media . Great idea !

Classmate 3: I think the class would like this topic because we need to know how social media is changing and how it can affect future generations ( in which it can be our kids).  I like this topic because it’s something I think everyone will be interested in and it is also good to know if social media is changing for good or for bad. I would edit or narrow this topic by different social media’s and how are they going to change and affect others

Classmate 4: Amazing topic! This is a great thing to talk about especially in todays day and age. I am excited to hear what you have to say about social media and the way it affects kids.

Classmate 5: This is a great topic! I think we all have wondered what the effects social media has on a growing kids social and mental developments

Classmate 7: I think the class would like this topic because it will help us to make a difference in our children’s life that is the younger generation. I like this topic because as young parents sometimes we may get carried away and giving our children all this technology but in the end we may be causing them more harm than good. I would edit or narrow this topic by focusing maybe in one specific social media and one specific technology. An example could be how people are being consumed on their iPhones with Instagram and how it’s affecting younger generations.

Classmate 8: I think the class would like this topic because it will help us to make a difference in our children’s life that is the younger generation. I like this topic because as young parents sometimes we may get carried away and giving our children all this technology but in the end we may be causing them more harm than good. I would edit or narrow this topic by focusing maybe in one specific social media and one specific technology. An example could be how people are being consumed on their iPhones with Instagram and how it’s affecting younger generations.

Questions:

What is your topic choice name and category and why did you choose it? (Use at least two to three full sentences to answer)

Why is this topic relevant to your classmates? (Use at least two to three full sentences to answer)

What are the two main points that you might use to outline this topic? (See example below)

Example of Main Points:

Topic: Narcissism (Concept)

Main Point 1: Its Mythological Origin

Main Point 2: Its DSM Classification

  1. Main Point 3 (optional) The way it is treated.

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Read the following poem and answer the following questions:

a. What ethical dilemma does the poem present?

b. Does the poem resolve this dilemma?

c. In a full reflective paragraph, how would you resolve the ethical dilemma that Pastan presents in her poem? Post in the discussion board and remember to respond thoughtfully to at least two other classmates.

Ethics

In ethics class so many years ago
our teacher asked this question every fall:
If there were a fire in a museum,
which would you save, a Rembrandt painting
or an old woman who hadn’t many
years left anyhow? Restless on hard chairs
caring little for pictures or old age
we’d opt one year for life, the next for art
and always half-heartedly. Sometimes
the woman borrowed my grandmother’s face
leaving her usual kitchen to wander
some drafty, half-imagined museum.
One year, feeling clever, I replied
why not let the woman decide herself?
Linda, the teacher would report, eschews
the burdens of responsibility.
This fall in a real museum I stand
before a real Rembrandt, old woman,
or nearly so, myself. The colors
within this frame are darker than autumn,
darker even than winter — the browns of earth,
though earth’s most radiant elements burn
through the canvas. I know now that woman
and painting and season are almost one
and all beyond the saving of children.

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Need a little help? Read and think about this:

In her poem Ethics, Pastan addresses the complex issue of morality and argues that responses to questions of morality aren’t always necessary, as far too often the answers come from a lack of experience and full understanding.

At first, there is a reference to a class taken “so many years ago,” where the question was first posed. She addresses the common feelings of youth, using phrases such as “restless on hard chairs” as well as “caring little” to illustrate the almost indifference to morals felt by the youth. It is not quite that they don’t care, but rather simply repeat what seems morally right to them without much actual thought. The passive diction used really illustrates this, specifically the phrase “always half-heartedly” and the word choice of “opt’d” rather than a much more active verb such as “chose” or decided.” While they ultimately mean the same thing, the connotations of the words Pastan chose illustrate the main idea of youth in the first few lines. We see elements that the speaker tries to understand, in that “sometimes the woman borrowed [her] grandmother’s face” as well as when she “replied why not let the woman decide herself?” There is an effort to understand, yet it is clear in the few closing lines of the poem that these efforts are trivial and unnecessary, specifically through Pastan’s description of “some drafty, half-imagined museum.” Her choice of diction illustrates an effort to understand, yet it’s ultimately unsuccessful because the speaker is simply too young. There is a shift into more intense and descriptive language rather than in the first lines of the poem, as Pastan employs the use of imagery in describing the painting’s colors as “darker than autumn, darker than even winter.” The transition from the classroom “every fall” to the museum “this fall” along with “a real Rembrandt, old woman, or nearly so, myself” sets up the transition of morality over the ages. Pastan’s changes in style as well as the change from an imaginary situation to a real one serve to illustrate and emphasize this transition from being young and lacking an understanding to growing old and gaining that understanding. There is also a shift in syntax into a much more poetic style of writing rather than her beginning syntax resembling prose. Pastan writes ” that woman and painting and season” to illustrate how complex questions of morality truly are, and how they “are almost one and all beyond saving by children.” In that last line, she addresses the morality of youth, choosing not to answer the overall question posed but rather to analyze the much more complex transitions of morality over time.

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