1.In this unit, we have explored the various parts of culture that shape our identity and perceptions, acknowledging we are
acknowledging we are all complex combinations of influences and beliefs. For your first major essay of ENGL 1010, you will examine some of these influences, writing what is called an autoethnography.
Autoethnography is a method that uses personal experience ("auto") to describe and interpret ("graphy") cultural experiences, beliefs, and practices ("ethno"). It is not simply telling a story about your life; rather, it is a way you can help an outside reader dig deeper into how certain cultural forces affect you and why they are important.
Your autoethnography should focus on ONE culture you identify with and include:
• An explanation of this culture to an outside audience (someone who does not belong to the same community). What makes this culture unique?
• Stereotypes, misconceptions, and/or conflicts you have experienced as a member of this culture
• How this culture has affected you and why it is a significant part of your identity
8.For a school project in a pottery class, you are to make a 500ml-vase that has a shape of either
ilateral triangle base or square base prism. The FRONT and BASE area of the vase will then be painted by a famous artist who charges $0.05 per square centimeter based on the surface area, and you are responsible for the cost of the paint work.
Before making the vase, you think about optimization learned in math class, and you would like to come up with the optimal shape and dimensions for your vase so that you can minimize the cost. Note: 1mL = 1 cm^3