1.Focus your lede on how people are affected.
You will be graded based on the following:
Your lede must be 35 words
de must be 35 words or less and one sentence. (10 pts.)
Include the who, what, when, where and possibly the why and how in a one-sentence paragraph (a nut graph, or second one-sentence paragraph, can be used to explain the why and how if needed) (10 pts.)
The most important information should come in the first 10 to 12 words (10 pts.)
Write in active voice (10 pts.)
Attribute the information (10 pts.)
Use correct AP style (-2 pts for each AP style or grammar error).
Here is the information for your lede:
#2 - A man was doused with rubbing alcohol and set on fire Saturday because he ate the wrong Easter bunny. Irvine Police said a woman was angry because Paul Carter, 62, ate her chocolate Easter bunny. The man, who is confined to a wheelchair and has cancer, was eating the bunny at the Eastern Hills Nursing Home. He was taken to the University of California Irvine Burn Center with third-degree burns, police spokesman Milton Burel said.
2.This first part of the Individual Research Project is an Outline and Annotated Bibliography. The
Outline should provide a very brief
tline should provide a very brief overview of what you think you will do in the Policy Brief.
The Annotated Bibliography requires you to summarize at least three peer-reviewed scholarly
sources you will cite in the Policy Brief.
This assignment is designed to get you thinking about your topic in a way that clearly anticipates
the writing you will do for the Policy Brief. We want you to brainstorm and do a bit of research
well in advance of the deadline for the Policy Brief and, most importantly, we want you to put
your ideas down on paper so that we can give you feedback before writing the actual Policy
Brief. In other words, we are asking you to submit an Outline and Annotated Bibliography so
that we can help you write the best Policy Brief possible.
Your Outline should be divided into the following five sections and should be written in
I. Audience: Identify the audience you are addressing and consider what that audience
is interested in. Who are you talking to in the Policy Brief and what does this suggest
about the approach you should take? (75-100 words).
II. Problem: State how you know the issue exists. What is the proof that students need
to improve this skill? (125-150 words).
III. Importance of Problem: Indicate why this problem matters. What are the
consequences of the problem not being addressed? Why do students need to improve
this skill? (100 words)
IV. Solution: Identify your preferred solution. What solution will work in your context
and why? (75-100 words)
V. Alternative Solution: Identify at least one other possible solution. What other
solutions did you consider? (75-100 words)
The total length of the Outline should be between 450 and 550 words.
When you submit your Outline, you must also include an Annotated Bibliography. An Annotated
Bibliography is an alphabetical list of research sources that provides bibliographical data (the
title, author, date, publisher, etc.) and a short summary or annotation of the source.
Your Annotated Bibliography should contain a minimum of three scholarly or peer-reviewed
sources, each with an accompanying annotation that is between 150 and 250 words long. The
annotations must summarize the research question or thesis, research methodology, results, and
conclusion. Annotations must include summaries and paraphrased information, NOT quotations.
A good annotation will include two separate paragraphs: 1) a paragraph summarizing the
research question or thesis, research methodology, results and conclusion; and 2) a paragraph
commenting on why this source is relevant for your research.
3.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:
4.En el centro comercial
Read the paragraph and write the preterite forms of the verbs in parenthesis in the blanks. You
in the blanks. You should conjugate the verbs. Since you can not use accent marks in Brightspace, use a capital letter to indicate the position of the accent mark. For example: mamá======> mamA.
Ayer fue un día muy especial. En la mañana mi mamá y yo fuimos (went) al centro comercial. Las tiendas___________1 (abrir) a las 10 de la mañana. Nosotras_____________2. (tomar) café y ______________ 3. (comer) el desayuno primero. Yo____________4. (visitar) muchas tiendas de zapatos y ropa. Mi mamá _______________ 5. (buscar) un regalo para el cumpleaños de mi hermano Jorge. Yo ___________6. (ver) vestidos muy bonitos pero muy caros. Finalmente yo ____________7. (comprar) una blusa blanca y una falda gris. Yo __________ 8. (gastar) todo el dinero que yo ______________ 9. (recibir) para mi cumpleaños.
A las 6 de la tarde nosotras ____________ 10. (volver) a casa muy cansadas.
5.Length: 500-750 words
Prompt: Egalia’s Daughters (1977) is a “satire of the sexes” in which traditional Western gender roles
which traditional Western gender roles are reversed. Read the introductory chapterPreview the document. Write a paper analyzing what traditional Western gender roles are “reversed” in the kingdom of Egalia. How does language help to define the roles? Do you think the author believes in natural gender roles or does she believe they are socially constructed? Why?
Organize your paper into paragraphs; try to focus each paragraph on a particular idea which includes an argumentative claim and evidence to support it.
Citations may be parenthetical with page number. For example, (10). Use quotation marks for direct quotes.
6.1) Follow the composition of transformations for your letter:
a) Use graph paper and draw the 4 quadrants of the
adrants of the coordinate plane
b) Reflect in the line: y = 8
c) Translate: (x, y) (x + 13, y+4)
d) Reflect in the line: y = -x + 3
e) Rotate: 90°
2) Color each image a different color and outline it in black.
3) Color each quadrant in a different color (not the same color as the image or images on the letter in it).
Use a mapping chart to describe each transformation. Use of notation is important. For example, T2,3 or ry=1, or R90° must be used in the mapping chart.
Write a paragraph explaining who M. C. Escher and what contribution he made to art using tessellation. Define tessellation.
9.Suppose you are an American journalist in 1939. You have been exposed to both
government propaganda and unofficial information about the
and unofficial information about the reality of life under
the totalitarian governments of Italy, Nazi Germany, Spain, and the Soviet Union
during the period between World War I and World War II.
Write an article for a news magazine aimed at American citizens who are
unfamiliar with the details of life in Europe. Use your Reading Notes, the
information you gathered on Student Handout I, and the “secret” information
you learned from your classmates.
Follow these guidelines:
a. Give your article a title that will grab your audience’s attention.
b. Structure your article this way:
Introduction: Provide a brief introduction to your experience attending the
“International Fascist Art Exhibition.”
Body Paragraph 1: Explain what totalitarian governments in Europe want
their citizens and foreigners to believe about their leaders and policies.
Body Paragraph 2: Describe what life is really like under these totalitarian
Body Paragraph 3: Explain what you think accounted for the rise of
totalitarian states after World War I, including how the leaders of these
states gained and kept their power.
Conclusion: Evaluate the rise of totalitarian states and predict the impact
you think their existence will have on world affairs.
c. Create a drawing or cartoon that illustrates one of the main ideas of your
d. Include references to and examples from all four countries studied in this
lesson: Italy, Nazi Germany, Spain, and the Soviet Union.
e. Make your article about two pages in length. Type or write your final draft
neatly in ink.
10.: There are four things that you need to do in order to successfully complete this module's discussion questions assignment.
on questions assignment. First, if you have not already done so, read pages 381-382 in the textbook. Second, complete the discussion questions that appear below. Please copy and paste the questions onto a Word document; then, type your responses after each question. To view the questions, please scroll down.
Third, in the textbook, read “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift (pages 214-222) and “How to Raise a Pimp” by Darryl L. Fortson, M.D. (pages 231-233). Fourth, complete the discussion questions regarding “A Modest Proposal” and “How to Raise a Pimp.” Again, please copy and paste the questions onto a Word document; then, type your responses after each question. To view the questions, please scroll down.
Due Date: Please see the Canvas announcement regarding this assignment.
Final Thoughts: Good luck with this assignment. You do not need to write an essay response to each question, so please do not do so. In fact, you should be able to successfully respond to each question in several sentences or a paragraph at most. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail or call me.
1. On pages 381-382, there is paragraph about tropical fish. Please quote the author’s stated claim exactly as it appears in the paragraph. (Hint: the stated claim is one sentence long.)
2. On pages 381-382, there is paragraph about tropical fish. Since this paragraph is a satire, you know that the stated claim is not what the author truly believes, so please paraphrase the author’s implied claim. (Hint: the implied claim should be one sentence in length.)
3. On page 382, there is paragraph about circuses. Please quote the author’s stated claim exactly as it appears in the paragraph. (Hint: the stated claim is one sentence long.)
4. On pages 381-382, there is paragraph about circuses. Since this paragraph is a satire, you know that the stated claim is not what the author truly believes, so please paraphrase the author’s implied claim. (Hint: the implied claim should be one sentence in length.)
“A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift
1. The author of the work is not the same individual who is making the claim. In fact, Swift assumes a persona, the persona of someone he, hopefully, is not. List some of the characteristics of his alter-ego.
2. What is the proposer’s (we will use the word proposer to identify the individual making the claims) attitude toward the beggars he describes in the opening paragraphs?
3. In one sentence, paraphrase the proposer’s stated claim.
4. In one sentence, paraphrase the proposer’s implied claim.
5. According to the proposer, what are some of the issues that need correcting?
6. How does the use of facts and statistics help to bolster the proposer’s credibility?
7. Who will be the beneficiaries of this modest proposal?
8. Identify at least four good things that will come from this modest proposal.
9. Does the proposer address any arguments that might be raised against his modest proposal? If so, how does he address them?
10. Looking at the final paragraph, why does the proposer end his modest proposal in this manner?
11. Who is the intended audience of this satire?
12. Did you enjoy this satire? Why?
13. Does this satire have any relevance for us reading it today? If so, what is it?
“How to Raise a Pimp” by Darryl L. Fortson, M.D.
1. In one sentence, paraphrase the author’s stated claim.
2. In one sentence, paraphrase the author’s implied claim.
3. According to the author, what are the four things that one must do in order to raise a pimp?
4. Who is the intended audience of this satire?
5. What is the author trying to accomplish with his satire?
6. Did you enjoy this satire? Why?
7. Do you think this satire is effective? Why?