Categories
English

American Dream W1

1. Please read and annotate American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Self-Reliance.  You will find it easily online by using Google.  It’s a slow read but rewarding and incredibly beautiful in parts. 

f

“Whoso would be a man must be a non-conformist.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. Carefully read David Kamp’s “Rethinking the American Dream.  You can access this piece at Vanity Fair Magazine from the April, 2009 issue.

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2009/04/american-dream200904 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

I have also saved it as a word document minus the pictures and advertisements and added page numbers for easy reference.   

Rethinking the American Dream, David Kamp, Vanity Fair, April, 2009-1.docx

Are you surprised that the term, the American Dream, was created during the Great Depression in the early 1930s by James Truslow Adams?  How did he define the American Dream? How has it changed over time?  What is David Kamp’s ultimate point about the great American Dream?

3. Post regarding these writings — you will be posting once in a major way  and responding to at least two of your peers in detail.

Discuss any aspect of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, “SELF-RELIANCE,” that captured your interest and connect his work to the ideas about the American Dream that David Kamp proposes in “Rethinking the American Dream. For example: What does it take to be a man or woman in Emerson’s thinking?  Why is living for others not a good idea?  How would Emerson view our material world?

Select quotes that you would like to discuss regarding Emerson’s ideas.  He is our “oldest” author read in this course, and he comes from an earlier, perhaps less complex time in American life.  His ideas, however, have earned him the name “American Philosopher.”  Select quotes you would like to discuss — either because you agree with them or because you do not.  Post these ideas and comment.  Ask your peers to comment as well. 

David Kamp traces the history of the term “the American Dream” for us.  He tells us that the term originated during the Great Depression of the 1930s and shows us how it has morphed over time.  He also backs up and looks at the founding fathers’ version of the American ideal. 

So, how does the original idea of the American dream as James Truslow Adams defined it intersect with Emerson’s thinking in Self-Reliance, written in the mid 1800s?

What is David Kamp’s ultimate purpose in writing this essay on the American Dream?  What is his main point and his concluding idea?  What would Emerson say about Kamp’s ideas?  What do you say about his “history” of the dream? How do Kamp’s observations intersect with your own?

We are interested in whatever catches your interest in these two works.  Please add a topic or two of your own choosing so this discussion board reveals your voice and your ideas.

4. Upload your first week writing on your place in the American Dream 

write a two-page narrative on the American Dream and your place within it.

Using your best writing skills and referring often to this week’s readings by Emerson and Kamp and also to popular culture and media, tell the story of your dream.  What is it?  How does it differ from the dreams of your grandparents or from those of your peers?  How does your concept act as a catalyst to drive your life?  Or is the American Dream no longer a viable aspect of American life and philosophy? 

You can write anything, of course, but you must explain yourself.  What do you base your feelings upon?  What actions, realities, and happenings have caused you to feel the way you do? 

Categories
English

Online Learning Reflection Journal2

 We are almost to mid-term in the semester. You have completed your first essay, received your first graded essay with comments from me, and are nearing drafting your second essay in the class. I would like you to take a few minutes to reflect on the writing process you had for Essay #1 and establish a plan for improving your grade in Essay #2 (or maintaining it if you earned an A). Your reflection should include identifying what part of the writing process you may benefit from logging in or attending office hours for some early feedback.

Things to remember when writing your reflection journal: This is meant to be a quick 10 minute writing assignment so no need to draft and revise. You are not graded on grammar and syntax You are given full credit for responding to the questions/prompt above in a thoughtful and honest way Write in a natural, conversational tone as if you are having a conversation with me (or yourself) about how you are doing in the class

*200 words

Categories
English

Craft

Craft Journal 

Categories
English

English 1301 – Analysis Assignment

  Your Assignment:

Compose a one-paragraph rhetorical analysis of  Stephen Marche’s “Why You Should Stop Yelling at Your Kids” (which is  linked to below). The purpose of your analysis is to identify one of the more important rhetorical appeals (ethos OR logos OR pathos, not two of them, not three of them) the  author employs in order to achieve his purpose with his audience. This  paragraph, if done effectively, will be lengthy, probably in the  400-500-word range. Yes, that is long, but paragraphs in academic  writing tend to be long. The idea is that you begin with a claim, offer  examples to support that claim, and analyze each example to show how it  supports your claim–so this will take a good deal of words to  accomplish. You will apply the MEAL Plan to guide the development and  structure of your analysis. Click Here to open Marche’s “Why You Should Stop Yelling at Your Kids” Requirements: Formatted to MLA Guidelines      Here is a link to Purdue’s Writing Lab website with the details of how to format to MLA guidelines: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_general_format.html Fit into One Paragraph 400-500 words long (or longer if needed to bring readers to your conclusion) Saved and posted as a DOC or DOCX file Applies the MEAL Plan:      MAIN IDEA: Begin with a topic sentence that
  names the author or speaker names the title of the article or speech identifies the audience identifies ONE rhetorical appeal that the paragraph will analyze identifies the purpose that the rhetorical appeal helps the author or speaker achieve          For example: In her Parents magazine article  “The Life and Times of a Blueberry,” Harper Oxford gains credibility  and trust from from parents by accurately and fairly representing ideas  she opposes and by providing a number of credible sources to persuade  readers to stop wasting food. Notice that this example names the author, the article title, the appeal that will be analyzed (two aspects of ethos), and the author’s purpose. EXAMPLES: Provides readers three representative (that means, “best”) examples of the rhetorical appeal identified in the topic sentence ANALYSIS: Analyzes each example to show        (a) how exactly it works as an appeal to whatever appeal your topic sentence presents (b) what role that example plays in the author’s or speaker’s overall purpose (which you identified in the topic sentence) Applies the quotation sandwich to introduce and quote examples Uses transitions and other guideposts to create a flow of ideas.  Crafts the paragraph in such a way that the flow of ideas, from first  sentence to last, is never impeded, in such a way that readers never  pause to figure out where they are and how they got there. Applies the rules of Edited American English

Categories
English

Persuasive Speech ( Movie – Pursuit Of Happiness ( Will Smith)

You will prepare a typed outline in APA format. Your outline must be uploaded to Turn it In. Please use the Outline Template provided. You must do your own original work.  You may not use another student’s speech or an existing persuasive speech.  Taking others’ ideas as your own is considered plagiarism.  Plagiarism will result in serious academic consequences.    

 

LENGTH: 7 minutes  

MOVIE : THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS ( Actor : Will Smith)

 

Also make an outline the outline template is attatched 

Everything needed for this assignement is attatched 

TOPIC:  You will choose a book or movie that you believe your audience should read or watch. In your 7-minute speech, you will persuade your audience to read or watch the book or movie. You are required to use at least one credible source (e.g., Established Newspaper, Peer-reviewed article, Pew Research, government websites). In your introduction, briefly explain the book or movie, clearly state your thesis, and preview your main points (reasons why audience should read or watch).  In your body of your speech, provide your evidence (personal stories, others’ stories, interviews, reviews, etc). Remember transitions. Remember to have a clear conclusion.  

 

REQUIREMENTS: See Persuasive Speech #1 rubric for specific requirements 

 

• 2-3 Main Points: You will need two to three main points organized topically. If your arguing that your book or movie has social importance, all of your points should be related to its social importance. Another example is if you believe your book or movie is important to personal growth, all of your points should be about types of personal growth.  

 

• Sources: At least 1 credible source need to be used in your speech and included in your outline.  You must cite sources verbally during your speech, use in-text citations in your outline, and include them in you references at the end of the outline. 

• Page for notes that follow the outline s: You are required to use 3×5 note-cards during your speech.  If you have not prepared note-cards, you will not be able to bring up your formal outline. (  FOR THIS PAGE CAN YOU MAKE MULTIPLE  notes that follow the outline nd main points)

 

Categories
English

analysis essay 3 pages 800-1000 words

  The first step in this process will be to choose an image.  Browse the images available through the Gordon Parks Foundation Archives.  The link is available near the end of Unit 3.  Choose an image that you find engaging and that you feel offers ample opportunity for analysis. Some images are interesting, but they’re difficult to talk about.  The image you choose will be the subject of your essay. After you have chosen your image, you should engage in some prewriting activities using the ideas and terms presented in Unit 4.  First, take stock of your initial reactions to the image.  What emotions did you feel as you first looked at the photograph?  What aspects about the image lead viewers to react a certain way? Before you begin writing, you will want to perform some research. This assignment requires at least one source (print or web). If you’re choosing an image about the Civil Rights Movement, you might want to research the movement. If you’re choosing an image about Flavio in Rio de Janeiro, you might want to research how Gordon Parks met Flavio. You’re welcome to use more than one source, but be sure to keep track of the information you gain from your source so that you can cite the source appropriately. Next, analyze the image by looking closely at the content, framing, composition, focus, color, lighting and context.  What interesting or unique features do you notice about the image?  What is the cultural or historical context of the image?  You should record all of these activities. Some of them will become important pieces of your final draft. Next, it will be time to find your focus and begin generating a working thesis statement.  For this assignment, your thesis will make a claim about the meaning of the image.  In other words, what message does the image communicate?  Remember, every image tells a story and an image may tell a different story depending on who is looking.  Once you have decided what idea or story the image communicates to you, you will need to explain how content, framing, focus, color, angle and lighting come together to create that story or convey meaning. Your thesis will be more specific if you show which visual elements your essay discusses and what they do to create meaning. So, an example thesis might be something like this: “Through content, framing, and angle, the image demonstrates how segregation affected not only adults but also the children of black families in the South.” After completing the previous steps, it will be time to begin drafting your essay.  The following outline might help you to structure your initial draft. Introduction: Identify and describe the image. It is so very important that you identify the image very clearly. Use the name of the photographer and the image: for example, you might say, “In Gordon Parks’s photograph titled “American Gothic,” a woman stands in front of a flag with a broom in her hand and a mop in the background.” In the introduction, you might show why the image is important or relevant or provide some background information about it. Please embed the image into the body of your essay somewhere so that the readers can see it. One way to embed the image is to put your mouse on the image and right-click, and then select “copy.” Next, go to your document and right-click on your document, and then select “paste.” Thesis:  Tell your readers what idea or story the image communicates. Be sure the thesis shows the result of your analysis. (See the above discussion in #4 under Process for Completion.) Supporting paragraphs:   Explain how the visual elements come together to create meaning.  In multiple body paragraphs, discuss the effect of content, framing, composition, color, focus, angle, lighting and/or context.  You should not discuss every one of these elements, but you should discuss enough of them so that your reader understands how the visual elements work together to create a story and to create meaning. You may have three or more body paragraphs dedicated to this task.  It would be a good idea to discuss just one or two elements in each paragraph. Conclusion:  At a minimum, your conclusion should remind your reader how the visual elements convey meaning.

Minimum Requirements The final draft of your essay should be between 600 and 900 words in length (about 2 -3 pages long). The essay should meet the expectation of an academic rhetorical situation. You will be expected to use formal register English.  Your audience will be a general audience of educated adults.  The image you have chosen as the subject for your essay should be linked to or embedded in the body of the essay. The essay should be written in MLA format, with a proper header, page numbers, title, and font. See the MLA guidelines in the unit. The essay should discuss two or more visual elements from the lessons. The essay should cite at least one source. The source should be cited in MLA format, so there should be an in-text citation for the source and a works cited page. Books, journals, magazines, and web sources are all acceptable for this assignment, but you should be sure to consider the reliability of your sources. You should not use Wikipedia.

 http://www.gordonparksfoundation.org/about-gordon-parks/photography-archive/crime-1957#11 

Categories
English

Critical Response Essay – Rough Draft

 

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapters 4 and 5 of Essentials of College Writing. You will be using the techniques described in these chapters when writing your draft. View the ENG121 Week 3 Assignment: Rough Draft (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. video for more details on this assignment. Review the Sample Essay Rough Draft document as well as your prewriting from the discussion forums the past three weeks. Lastly, visit the following web pages: Grammar & Punctuation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., Quoting, Paraphrasing, & Summarizing (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., Understanding Your Assignment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., Writing a Paper (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., and Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. from the Ashford Writing Center.

For this assignment, you will be writing a response to the essay you selected for your Week 2 Outline. The purpose of a draft is to give your instructor a good sense of your organizational writing skills so he/she can examine your use of the strategies of basic argumentation and critical response and provide you with feedback you can incorporate in your Final Essay.

In your paper, Expand upon your prewriting from the discussion forums (if applicable) by providing specific details about the essay you selected and the topic that it explores. Show the steps of the writing process by developing the Week 2 Outline into a workable rough draft. Compose a clear argument in response to the selected essay. Support your response with examples and at least one quote and one paraphrase (a total of two citations) from the essay you selected. State specific details about the reading you selected, the topic that it explores, and your critical response to that topic. Utilize appropriate academic writing tone, style, and citation format as well as correct grammar, spelling, and sentence mechanics. Organize the essay with an introduction, a thesis, support paragraphs, and a conclusion.

The Critical Response Essay – Rough Draft Must be at least 3 properly formatted pages in length or 750 words (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. resource. Must include a separate title page with the following: Title of draft Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. resource for additional guidance. Must include a clear thesis statement. For more information about writing thesis statements, visit the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and review Chapters 4 and 5 of Essentials of College Writing. Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper. For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources. Must use at least 1 scholarly source in addition to the course text. Scholarly source should be found in the Ashford Library. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. guide. Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

Categories
English

esy

Origional?ontime?read the instruction carefully

Categories
English

Final Visitation Report

hi for these homework my major is Information Technology and administrative Management

Look at the attachment

Categories
English

Week 5 ENGLISH 200 WORDS

Reflect on the following in a well-developed paragraph: As you composed your first draft of the essay, did you imagine your audience as sympathetic, hostile, or somewhere in between? What was the central claim of your essay and what opposing points of view did you present? How did you attempt to accommodate or refute opposing arguments, and what challenges did you encounter in the process?