The Mind at Work, by Mike Rose, will be a central text for this class in order t

The Mind at Work, by Mike Rose, will be a central text for this class in order to aid us in stretching our perspective and reflecting deeply. After our introduction to the book I’d like you to answer the following questions. What skills do you use regularly—at home, school, or on the job—that you think go unnoticed or under-appreciated? How did you learn or hone these skills? Who may not notice these and why? What job(s) do you know you could not do well because you do not have some of the necessary skills, temperament, or desire?
Word Count: 250 minimum (please place word count tally at the bottom of the post)
In our Very Short Introduction text, Fineman presents us with snippets of various ways to consider work: motivation, ethics, generationally, and even cultural worth. Please reflect on the reading and answer the following: Why have you chosen your current job/career path? How does it relate to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (pg. 11)? What do you think motivates (will motivate) you to continually do well in your profession? How do you think your generation, culture, or class influence the way you approach and consider work?
Word Count: 250 minimum (please place word count tally at the end of entry)

So, while I was poking around my resources to find “Annoying Ways People Use Sou

So, while I was poking around my resources to find “Annoying Ways People Use Sources” by Stedman, I stumbled upon this video “Scholarly and Popular Sources.” I watched and and thought to myself, “Goodness gracious; that’s dull,” so I am assigning it to you to watch as well. Despite the fact it is not a high-octane or hysterically funny clip, it is informative and short (4min). Seeing how we are working with scholarly research, I though it would be worthwhile to throw in here. Next week, you have more control over the weekly reading.
As always go through the readings and complete the questions below. Again, please NUMBER your ANSWERS! I ask for this every week. Bundling your responses to all these questions into one larger passage often results in some of the questions going unanswered.
Instructions:
1) Please read “Annoying Ways People Use Sources” by Stedman and watch “Scholarly and Popular Articles” from the Carnegie Vincent Library on YouTube (links available in Module 2B on Canvas).
2) Open a new document
3) Format in MLA
4) Respond to the following prompts:
What are 3 differences between scholarly and popular sources as defined by the video?
What are 4 of the annoying ways people use sources as described by Stedman? Make sure to define the “annoyances” and include “the fix” that Stedman explains.
In at least 200 words, explain your experiences with conducting scholarly research. Have you done it in the past? To what degree have you conducted scholarly research? How do you feel about the concept?
Write an MLA Citation for the article “Annoying Ways People Use Sources,” by Stedman.
5) Upload to Canvas
Drag a file here, or click to select a file to upload

Paper Topic (“The Lesson” and “Boys and Girls”) Write a five-page paper compari

Paper Topic (“The Lesson” and “Boys and Girls”)
Write a five-page paper comparing two short stories, Toni Cade Bambara’s “The Lesson” and Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls.”
Make the paper an explanation of the theme that the two stories have in common.
It’s clear that both could be described as “initiation stories.” There are different ways you could put the theme into words. You could say it’s “the loss of innocence,” or “growing up,” or maybe something else. But are there features or details that these stories have in common? Are there any interesting or important differences between them?
The two short stories are also attached below as well
Make the paper an explanation of the theme that the two stories have in common.
It’s clear that both could be described as “initiation stories.” There are different ways you could put the theme into words. You could say it’s “the loss of innocence,” or “growing up,” or maybe something else. But are there features or details that these stories have in common? Are there any interesting or important differences between them?

The change you argue for must be directed toward a logical audience, which means

The change you argue for must be directed toward a logical audience, which means addressing someone with the ability to make the change. Arguing that your high school should add a swimming pool won’t logically work if you address students, who cannot make this change happen.
The paper must first show a need for the change, using reasons that your audience would find persuasive. Remember that these reasons should be based on facts but should also appeal to their values and emotions.
Regardless of the genre chosen, this paper must contain this content:
An explanation of the problem, with evidence
A suggested solution to the problem
Steps needed to implement the solution
A refutation (counter argument) section
This content should be the body of the paper. You’ll have a separate introduction and conclusion also.
Do not identify anyone by their actual name for this class assignment. Make up the name of your company or audience, for instance, to preserve confidentiality.
Topic: The problem at my former high school is bullying and how it is handled. My proposed solution is to implement numerous strategies in how bullying is handled to prevent future reoccurrences.
Audience: My audience will be the school board. The characteristics of the board of education include logical, professional, and compassionate.
Genre: Professional e-mail or academic essay. I haven’t decided yet
Stance and tone: I am writing as a former student. Although I have not been bullied myself, I have witnessed bullying and have suggestions on how to prevent and address it. I will come across as serious as this is a serious topic.

ENG102 – English Composition II Essay Topic: Comic Strip or Political Cartoon A

ENG102
– English Composition II
Essay
Topic: Comic Strip or Political Cartoon Analysis
Instructions:
Choose one
comic strip or political cartoon. If you visit the website of a newspaper
such as The Baltimore Sun, The New York Times, The Washington Post,
etc., you should be able to search for comic strips or political cartoons
easily. (see attached RUBRIC and Example cartoon analysis for your reference)
Format: MLA Style
MUST HAVE REQUIREMENTS:
1. Which techniques does
the creator of the comic strip use?
2. How does the creator
make his/her point in the comic strip?
3. What do we learn about
the characters and/or ourselves from this comic strip or political cartoon?
4. If colors are
available, what do they tell us about this comic or cartoon?
5. What language is used
and how can that be interpreted?
6. And importantly,
which of the key terms from the topic lesson can you discuss
in your analysis? For example, how of elements of imagery, symbolism,
metaphor, and/or irony help reveal the cartoon’s message?
7. This essay should
have a well-defined introduction with a thesis statement, body, and
conclusion.
8. Underline your thesis
statement in the introductory paragraph.
9. In essence, what are
some of the physical elements present in the cartoon1 – characters, text,
colors, etc., along with figurative elements such as metaphor and
symbolism, that help to explain the cartoon’s message? It can
be helpful to focus on a single element in the cartoon in its own body
paragraph (including the element in the topic sentence and in the thesis) and
describe how it portrays the cartoon’s message before moving to the next cartoon
feature in a new paragraph.
10. Provide the link in
citation page for the comic strip or political cartoon used in essay
Sample Thesis Statement: “John Smith uses (add one element
from the cartoon), (add a second element from the cartoon), and (add a third
element from the cartoon) to show (add the cartoon’s message).”
A successful analysis will go beyond the obvious, literal
elements of the cartoon and will analyze figurative elements, too. Use the
course topic lessons to inform your analysis.
The guidelines for this assignment
are as follows:
Length: The assignment should be at least 3 pages
with two MLA citations
Header: Include a header in the upper left-hand
corner of your writing assignment with the following information:
·
Your first and last name
·
Course Title (Composition II)
·
Assignment name (i.e., Cartoon Analysis)
·
Current Date
Format: MLA-style
source documentation and Works Cited

For the assignment, we will think about the environmental issues covered in the

For the assignment, we will think about the environmental issues covered in the readings and combine these to Chief Seattle’s quote regarding the concept that “all things are connected”.
First, you will create a piece of art or a useful object from recycled materials. You must use more than one recycled material; use as many as possible.
Second, review Lesson One’s content on how to form paragraphs and write 2 paragraphs of at least 5 sentences each. Paragraph one will explain the specific art or useful object and also include the recycled materials it is made from. Paragraph two will explain the connection to Chief Seattle’s quote above (include the quote) and why this is important to you personally. Each paragraph should have the topic sentence as the first sentence.
When you submit the assignment, include a clear picture of the art or useful object and then your 2 paragraphs in one Microsoft Word document.

Garcia Marquez Chronicle of a Death Foretold It should not be a summary of the s

Garcia Marquez Chronicle of a Death Foretold
It should not be a summary of the story’s plot. Instead, you should have a clear thesis statement in which you offer a reaction, argument, or theory about the story. You should include specific quotations from the story to support this overarching claim. You must write the response in your own words; any use of outside sources must be cited, or else it will be considered plagiarism and result in a failing grade.
The response paper must have two double-spaced pages (please use Times New Roman 12-point font).

In order to foster learning and growth, all essays you submit must be newly writ

In order to foster learning and growth, all essays you submit must be newly written specifically for this course. Any recycled work will be sent back with a 0, and you will be given one attempt to redo the Touchstone.
As this assignment builds on Touchstone 2.2: Create an Annotated Bibliography, that Touchstone, as well as Touchstone 3.1, must be graded before you can submit your research essay draft.
Assignment Guidelines
1. Argumentative Thesis Statement
❒ Have you included a thesis in your introduction that takes a clear, specific position on one side of a debatable issue?
2. Argument Development
❒ Are all of the details relevant to the purpose of your essay?
❒ Is the argument supported using rhetorical appeals and source material?
❒ Is your essay 6-8 pages (approximately 1500-2000 words)? If not, which details do you need to add or remove?
3. Research
❒ Have you cited outside sources effectively using quotation, summary, or paraphrase techniques?
❒ Are the sources incorporated smoothly, providing the reader with signal phrases and context for the source information?
❒ Have you referenced a range of at least 7 credible sources?
❒ Have you properly cited your sources according to APA style guidelines?
❒ Have you included an APA style reference page below your essay?
Requirements
The following requirements must be met for your submission to be graded:
• Composition must be 6-8 pages (approximately 1500-2000 words).
• Double-space the composition and use one-inch margins.
• Use a readable 12-point font.
• All writing must be appropriate for an academic context.
• Composition must be original and written for this assignment.
• Plagiarism of any kind is strictly prohibited.
• Submission must include your name, the name of the course, the date, and the title of your composition.
• Include all of the assignment components in a single file.
• Acceptable file formats include .doc and .docx.
• Your annotated bibliography must be graded before your research essay draft will be accepted.