1.I need help writing a why us essay for a college application. my reason for being interested in the University
University of Central Florida is the opportunity I believe I could gain from the rigorous classes and the professors, UCF'S values are Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity, and Excellence. seeings these values leads me to believe that UCF would be a great fit for me. ^transition. after talking to some students who had similar interests in career fields that I did we talked about the cyber security program UCF offers, and the doors it can open for you, for example, the connections UCF has to industry-leading companies that help graduates of the program land sought after positions within the companies. my school was lucky to have a member of the admission team speak to students and
2.Part I. Reaction Paper
Read and understand the text below. Follow outline in writing your reaction paper at least 250-750
paper at least 250-750 words.
2. Thesis Statement
3. Supporting details
The Digital Divide: The Challenge of Technology and Equity
(1) Information technology is influence the way many of us live and work today. We use the internet to look and apply for jobs, shop, conduct research, make airline reservations, and explore areas of interest. We use Email and internet to communicate instantaneously with friends and business associates around the world. Computers are commonplace in homes and the workplace.
(2) Although the number of internet users is growing exponentially each year, most of the worlds population does not have access to computers of the internet. Only 6 percent of the population in the developing countries are connected to telephones. Although more than 94 percent of U.S households have telephones, only 56 percent
have personal computers at home and 50 percent have internet access. The lack of what most of us would consider a basic communication necessity the telephone does not occur just in developing nations. On some Native American reservations only 60 percent of the residents have a telephone. The move to wireless connectivity may eliminate the need for telephone lines, but it does not remove the barrier to equipment costs.
(3) Who has internet access? The digital divide between the populations who have access to the internet and information technology tools and those who dont is based on income, race, education, household type, and geographic location, but the gap between groups is narrowing. Eighty-five percent of households with an income
over $75,000 have internet access, compared with less than 20 percent of the households with income under $15,000. Over 80 percent of college graduates use the internet as compared with 40 percent of high school completers and 13 percent of high school dropouts. Seventy-two percent of household with two parents have internet access; 40 percent of female, single parent households do. Differences are also found among households and families from different racial and ethnic groups. Fifty-five percent of white households, 31 percent of black households, 32 percent of Latino households, 68 percent of Asian or Pacific Islander households, and 39 percent of American Indian, Eskimos, or Aleut households have access to the internet. The number of internet users who are children under nine years old and persons over fifty has more than triple since 1997. Households in inner cities are less likely to have computers and internet access than those in urban and rural areas, but the differences are no more than 6 percent.
(4) Another problem that exacerbates these disparities is that African-American, Latinos, and Native Americans hold few of the jobs in information technology. Women about 20 percent of these jobs and receiving fewer than 30 percent of the Bachelors degrees in computer and information science. The result is that women and members of the most oppressed ethnic group are not eligible for the jobs with the highest salaries at graduation. Baccalaureate candidates with degree in computer science were offered the highest salaries of all new college graduates.
(5) Do similar disparities exist in schools? Ninety-eight percent of schools in the country are wired with at least one internet connection. The number of classrooms with internet connection differs by the income level of students. Using the percentage of students who are eligible for free lunches at a school to determine income level, we see that the higher percentage of the schools with more affluent students have wired classrooms than those with high concentrations of low-income students.
(6) Access to computers and the internet will be important in reducing disparities between groups. It will require higher equality across diverse groups whose members develop knowledge and skills in computer and information technologies. The field today is overrepresented by white males. If computers and the internet are to be used to promote equality, they have to become accessible to schools cannot currently afford the equipment which needs to be updated regularly every three years or so. However, access alone is not enough; Students will have to be interacting with the technology in authentic settings. As technology has become a tool for learning in almost all courses taken by students, it will be seen as a means to an end rather than an end in itself. If it is used in culturally relevant ways, all students can benefit from its power.
Subject English (intro Writing)
1. Choose a topic:
Consider a challenge relevant to your field of study i.e. Computer E engineering Technician and
relevant to your field of study i.e. Computer E engineering Technician and narrow your focus to a specific method,
technique, or project designed to meet the challenge. (In other words, identify something happening in
your field that addresses the problem you chose.)
2. Find sources about your topic.
Conduct research on your selected topic. Find three sources related to your topic. At least one of those
sources must be from the school Library.
• Potential sources include:
o scholarly sources
o popular sources
o non-text sources
o online source (public website)
o book, e-book, or report
Include links to sources. If a link is unavailable, provide information sufficient to find / verify source.
3. Evaluate research:
For each source:
• complete a CRAAP analysis (template & guidelines provided)
4.THINK: WHAT NEW LIT THEORY LENS DO YOU THINK SHOULD EXIST?
When preparing for this assignment, ask yourself the following
yourself the following to start planning your new theory:
Is there a theory we studied that you disagree with? What about it do you dislike or wish to change? Why?
Which theory would you want to expand further or alter to make it more inclusive of a certain group/culture/trend etc.?
What topics in the media angers/upsets/excites/confuses you the most?
While reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and/or an essay from The Anthropocene Reviewed, were you particularly drawn to certain events/characters/settings/symbols etc.?
What is your favourite genre of media? (i.e. novels, films, short stories/films, articles, TV shows, poetry, advertising, social media etc.)
CREATE: Now use your brainstorming and knowledge of literary theories to create a new school of literary criticism and apply it to either Henrietta Lacks OR The Anthropocene Reviewed, and one other text of your choice.
PRESENT: Design and create a multimedia presentation that incorporates words and images/graphics presenting your new theory.
What kind of multimedia presentation should I create? E.g. a slideshow of 10-15 slides, a video no longer than 2 minutes, an infographic, an annotated painting/graphic design, magazine article/issue
Your multimedia presentation must include the following:
a unique name for your new theory
a brief definition for your theory - types of questions to ask yourself when using your lens
a brief rationale statement for your theory (rationale is basically why you believe this theory needs to exist and how it was inspired)
an application of your theory to any piece of literature (novel, play, short story, fairy tale) or alternate media text (TV show, comic, advertisement, painting, film clip) **Note: You will have to summarize/introduce your choice of text (e.g. film clip, fairy tale, comic, painting etc.) before you apply your theory
an application of your theory to one passage approx. 250 words long from The Great Gatsby. (not the passage you chose from Lit Theory Assignment #1)
Complete the “Student Comments” part of the rubric (see below) evaluating your final piece
Check out some Level 4 examples to get an idea of what a new theory and its application could look like for student selected texts.
You will upload your final presentation to GC on the due date as shown on the class calendar. You will NOT have to present your final product to the class.
6.ssay 1: Person I Admire
This essay assignment is the culmination of all your previous work in this module. You have
in this module. You have already engaged in the beginnings of the writing process of this essay. You have:
Brainstormed ideas (see Chapter 11 in SMG) about the essay in the Discussion Board.
Condensed your ideas down into manageable points around a working thesis.
Displayed knowledge of Description essays from Learning Activities
Drafted a Writing Activity (WA2) about this Description essay.
Consulted with a writing tutor to find areas of strength and areas of improvement.
Finally, you will now compose the final draft of a description essay that:
contains a clear thesis
identifies clear points to support your thesis
engages in critical thought about the subject chosen
uses 2-4 main ideas (points) that support your overall essay thesis
allows you to expand on your chosen topic
This essay assignment represents the first steps in writing any written essay for any academic course. The idea of thesis and support are the cornerstones of all essays. They represent the last part of the writing process. However, you may still revise your essay before final submission. This form of essay writing is the basis for all other academic writing pursuits. This skill translates to almost all careers that require critical thinking, critical reading, and responding in writing. Practicing "how to" write an essay carries over into any field's task of "what" you need to write. This skill will help with all formal writing.
Write a 900-word essay, in MLA format, about a person or fictional character in whom you have an interest.
Select a subject (person or fictional character you admire)
Look to your Discussion (D1) and Writing Activity 2 (WA2) for your subject
The person may be current or historical
Some fictional characters have positive traits that can be identified.
Select several (2-4) traits about the person or character that you admire and write about these. These will be the essay's main ideas.
Biographical information should be used only to support claims.
Your essay should focus on the traits you admire. Do not write a biography or tell a story.
Example of what not to do: This person was born in 1979. They were born in middle Tennessee. They went to elementary school is 1985. They graduated in 1998.
Instead, follow this example: This person was born in middle Tennessee. Entering elementary in school in 1985 was hard for them. They never felt that they belonged in kindergarten. However, they persevered, learning that school was a place for them to grow and be themselves.
Focus on the "why" you admire them instead of a list of traits. In the above example, perseverance and learning to be themselves are the traits the writer of the essay admires.
Organize your main ideas to establish the essay's pattern of organization.
Your main ideas (traits you have chosen) need to be clearly organized.
Decide in what order you wish to discuss these main ideas (traits)
This organization needs to be presented in your introduction, preferably as the last sentence of your introduction in the thesis statement.
Note: your thesis is generally the last sentence in your introduction, but it not a requirement.
Follow this structure throughout the rest of the essay.
Always check to see if your main ideas/topic sentences, in each paragraph, relate back to your thesis statement.
Compose 5 well-developed paragraphs that support a clear thesis statement that is arguable.
5 paragraph minimum
introduces your essay and presents your thesis
three body paragraphs
Each paragraph contains one of your chosen admirable traits about your subject
expressed in a topic sentence in your paragraph
Each trait needs to transition to the next one in the next paragraph
look to your chosen pattern of development
rephrases your traits into one last paragraph
reflects the earlier thesis, but with the knowledge of your traits expressed throughout the essay
This essay is a basic form of an argument essay. The essay should make an argument such as that the person or character selected is worthy of admiration because of the traits selected.
Criteria for Success
A successful essay:
Meets basic requirements of the assignment
Has been written by the student submitting the essay, for this class, and for this semester,
Does not contain plagiarism of any kind
Academic dishonesty is an offense of the NSCC Student Code of Conduct, punishable by a failing grade or zero
Has a clear thesis, main ideas, and pattern of organization
Has been carefully edited and proofread to minimize grammatical and other editing errors
These can be remedied by editing and with Writing Tutor visits and peer reviewing
Follows MLA style and guidelines (spacing, indent, margins, etc. )
The essay will be graded with the Grading Rubric for Essays. Please familiarize yourself with this rubric before you submit your essay. Here is the condensed version of the rubric:
7.In the United States only 6.2% of physical therapists are Hispanic. In fact, the percentage of Hispanics working in any
nics working in any other health profession is similar. These figures can be discouraging to aspiring health care professionals that are Hispanic. The number of Hispanic health care professionals will inevitably continue to increase over the years and I want to be a representation for my community. I want the young aspiring Hispanic health care professionals in my community to know that someone just like them is capable of anything. I always knew I wanted to work in the health care industry ever since I was a kid. I always idolized doctors, dentists, nurses, etc. It has always been a dream of mine to end up working in a job where I can help people.
It was not until my senior year of high school that I knew for sure I wanted to be a physical therapist. As I started thinking about what career path in the health care industry aligned the most to my hobbies; I concluded that physical therapy was the career I wanted to pursue. The reasons were simple, my favorite activity is going the gym, I like staying active, and I enjoy learning about the human body.
During my first experience in a physical therapy setting, I was amazed that light resistance exercise can help someone recover from an injury or relieve chronic pain. Many of the patients I saw during my time were patients that recently got a knee replacement. The program the physical therapists created involved strengthening the leg muscles and supporting muscles of the lower body. It illustrates that exercise can be a form of medicine. I observed many patients during my observation hours, but one patient will always be in my memory. The patient was an older lady who broke down in tears of joy and said, "Today I woke up so happy because I had no pain." The way she said it warmed up my heart so much, I had an insane feeling of joy I never really experienced. That moment will always be something I think of when I need motivation to keep going. I want to relive that experience from the physical therapist's point of view one day.
8.I need help in summarizing this article:
The air we inhale could be changing our conduct in manners we are just
we are just barely starting to
understand.In the future, police and wrongdoing counteraction units may start to screen the degrees of
contamination in their urban communities, and convey assets to the spaces where contamination is heaviest on guaranteed
day.This may seem like the plot of a sci-fi film, however ongoing discoveries recommend that this
likely could be a beneficial practice.Why? Arising contemplates show that air contamination is connected to
disabled judgment, emotional well-being issues, more unfortunate execution in school and most worryingly
maybe, more elevated levels of crime.These discoveries are largely the really disturbing, given that more than
a big part of the total populace now live in metropolitan conditions – and a greater amount of us are going in
blocked regions than any time in recent memory. However, perhaps, he thought, there could be other unfavorable
impacts on our lives.To start with, he led an investigation seeing whether air contamination had an
impact in psychological performance.Roth and his group saw understudies taking tests on various
days – and furthermore estimated how much contamination was noticeable all around on those given days. Indeed, even a couple
days prior and a couple of days after, they discovered no impact – it's truly upon the arrival of the test
that the grade diminished altogether. To decide the drawn out impacts, Roth followed up
to perceive what affect this had eight to 10 years after the fact. In this way, he daid that regardless of whether it's a present moment
impact of air contamination, on the off chance that it happens in a basic period of life it truly can have a drawn out impact. In
2018 examination, his group broke down two years of wrongdoing information from more than 600 of London's discretionary
wards, and tracked down that more insignificant violations happened on the most dirtied days, in both rich and
poor areas.Although we ought to be careful about reaching determinations about connections, for example,
these, the creators have seen some proof that there is a causal link.Wherever the haze of
contamination ventures, wrongdoing increments. As a feature of a similar report, they thought about unmistakable regions
over the long haul, just as following degrees of contamination over the long haul. This implies that an intercession at
an early age ought to be a priority.Exposure to different poisons can cause aggravation in the
cerebrum. There are numerous potential components that may clarify how air contamination influences our
morality.Lu, for example, has shown that the simple considered contamination can impact our
brain science through its negative associations.Naturally, the scientists couldn't
truly uncover members with contamination, so they took the following best (morally supported) venture
so they asked them to truly envision living around here, and how they would feel and how their life
would be living in this climate, to make them mentally experience air contamination
versus a perfect climate. He tracked down that the member's tension expanded, and they became
more self-focussed – two reactions that could increment forceful and flippant
practices. Along these lines, by raising people groups' tension, air contamination can detrimentally affect
conduct. at the point when we are restless we are bound to punch somebody in the face, than when
we are quiet. Lead analyst Joanne Newbury, from King's College London, says she can't
however guarantee that her outcomes are causal, yet the discoveries are in accordance with different investigations proposing a
interface between air contamination and psychological wellness. "It adds to confirm connecting air contamination to
actual medical conditions and air contamination connect to dementia.