For this paper, imagine that you are applying to a job to be part of the Human Resources Team. The search committee provided you with the resources from this module and, as one of the final two candidates, asked you to a formal, researched opinion that describes a the philosophy and attitude that you believe should be adopted by workers, managers, and administrators.
 Olga Khazan, “’Finding Your Passion’ Is Terrible Advice,” The Atlantic, July 12, 2018, https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/07/find-your-passion-is-terrible-advice/564932/
 Shawn Achor, “The Happy Secret to Better Work,” Tedx Bloomington, May 2011, https://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work (Links to an external site.)
 Dan Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (New York: Riverhead Books, 2009), 110.
 Dan Ariely, “What Makes Us Feel Good About Work?,” Tedx Rio de la Plata, October 2012, https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_ariely_what_makes_us_feel_good_about_our_work (Links to an external site.)
 Derek Thompson, “Workism is Making Americans Miserable,” The Atlantic, February 24, 2019, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/02/religion-workism-making-americans-miserable/583441/ (Links to an external site.)
 Dan Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (New York: Riverhead Books, 2009), 132
You must use at least four (4) of but no more than the following sources:
“’Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice,” by Olga Khazan
“The Happy Secret to Better Work” by Shawn Achor
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Dan Pink—Chapter 1: The Rise and Fall of Motivation 2.0 and Chapter 6 “Purpose”
“Worksim is Making Americans Miserable” by Derek Thompson
“What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work” by Dan Ariely
You cannot perform any additional outside research (meaning no additional sources beyond the ones listed above should be cited in your paper).
Your paper should meet the requirements of Chicago Style that we have reviewed.
Your draft must be a minimum of four (4) FULL pages of writing (meaning to the bottom of the page).
“Everyday Use” by Alice Walker
-Literary Analysis Writing Project with 2-3 pages
-must include at least 2 secondary references about the story with information about the author and or information from other writers about the short story
-all secondary information MUST be documented in MLA
-MUST include a Works Cited page documenting the secondary information that was used
The sources that you quote in the body of the paper MUST match the sources on the Works Cited page!
The Literacy Analysis is YOUR INTERPRETATION ,
Paper 3 Guidelines: Persuasive Paper
Your task in this assignment is to create an original scholarly argument on COVID – 19 related to this unit of social change. Your paper must appeal to scholarly audiences, and fulfill university-level standards for type, depth, and quantity of research.
Your Paper’s intended audience is a scholarly or university-level academic audience. It must incorporate at least five (5) relevant and valid sources, which can include one article of which we have read in class and must include at least three (3) peer-reviewed scholarly articles that were not assigned as classwork. It must follow professional format and citation practices (normally MLA Style 9th Edition) and be five to seven (5-7) pages long, including the Works Cited page. Unless your instructor states otherwise, it must use Standard Written English mechanics, usage, grammar, and spelling.
Sample Paper 3 Research Plan (just an example)
Proposed Persuasive Argument (to help make an introduction paragraph)
I am arguing that Chinatown is a significant cultural institution in many United States cities that
should not be eradicated.
I will make this claim by demonstrating that Chinatown is a welcoming space for Chinese
American immigrants facing prejudice enable remarkable contributions to Chinese American
culture, and contributes to inter-generational unity within Chinese-American families today.
In order to counter the argument that Chinatown is inauthentic and isolates Chinese
immigrants from joining American society.
Draft Introduction (drafted from the format above)
Over the last two hundred years, an abundance of opportunities in the United States pulled
millions of immigrants from around the world to pursue their American dreams. Chinese
immigrants who came to the American land of opportunity faced oppressive legislation as
cultural differences led to the growth of anti-Chinese sentiment in the U.S. Therefore, racial
discrimination strongly united Chinese immigrants to form Chinatowns, where they were able to
protect themselves and support each other. There are arguments claiming that the cultural
decorations in Chinatown are not authentic and Chinatown isolates Chinese immigrants from
joining American society. Despite such criticism, Chinatown is a significant cultural institution
in many United States cities that should not be eradicated because it is a welcoming space for
Chinese American immigrants facing prejudice enable remarkable contributions to Chinese-
American culture, and contributes to inter-generational unity within Chinese-American families
Only use one from below!
Article from class: https://www.kqed.org/arts/13877013/artists-fight-coronavirus-related-racism-on-instagram or https://theconversation.com/social-media-companies-are-taking-steps-to-tamp-down-coronavirus-misinformation-but-they-can-do-more-133335
Peer-reviewed: 3 sources must be used!
Sikali, Kevin. “The Dangers of Social Distancing: How Covid-19 Can Reshape Our Social Experience.” Journal of Community Psychology, John Wiley and Sons Inc., Nov. 2020, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7461541/.
Social and Behavioral Consequences of Mask Policies during the … – PNAS. https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2011674117.
Zhao, Nan, and Guangyu Zhou. “Covid-19 Stress and Addictive Social Media Use (SMU): Mediating Role of Active Use and Social Media Flow.” Frontiers, Frontiers, 1 Jan. 1AD, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.635546/full.
Must use one source of your choice!
I have attached a word doc with slides that will help write the whole essay along with body paragraphs and a conclusion. – IMPORTANT to follow these guidelines
Instructions: Every student MUST answer the first question. After doing so, answer any TWO of the remaining questions completely and coherently. Be sure to number your answers according to the numbers on these directions. Your answers are to be typed, double-spaced, using a 12-point font. I’m looking for roughly 1 to 1 ½ pages for each question, and the completed exam should not be longer than 6 typed pages. All answers must be your own opinion and analysis and must not incorporate information from any source other than our texts (poems, plays, short stories, and novels). If you use any direct quotations from the texts, be sure to indicate and cite them in MLA format. Check the calendar for due dates, as LATE EXAMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
It is your responsibility to check and make sure that your exam has been submitted. Please include all of your answers in one document. You may submit in .docx., .rtf, or .pdf format.
Good luck, and enjoy showing off your hard-won literary knowledge and sparkling writing skills! To reduce the likelihood of any technical problems, I strongly recommend that you do not wait until the last minute to submit your exams.
REQUIRED QUESTION: Everyone must answer.
1. This class is a requirement for the majority of majors at SCCC (and, indeed, most liberal arts colleges and universities). Having completed the course, why do you think the study of literature and writing is a requirement? In what ways is it (or is it not) relevant to your life and/or future career path? Use specific examples from the texts covered this semester to back up your assertions.
CHOOSE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:
2. Choose any drama we have studied this semester that functions on both literal and allegorical levels. Using specific examples from the text, explain the deeper meaning of the work.
3. Imagine that you are tutoring a college student in this class, and you have to select one work of short fiction to demonstrate as many of the literary elements we have covered (plot, characters, setting, etc.) as possible. Which work would you choose, and what elements does that story typify?
4. Read the poem below, and write an essay describing the figures of speech it contains as well as the effect that figurative language has on the reader’s understanding of the poem.
“Earworm” By Al Maginnes
A German phrase for a tune you cannot get out of your head
At the first twisting I believed it would pass.
I knew how these creatures fluttered,
took wing and retreated.
Now it has eaten so much of my brain
it must be fattened
beyond any easy escape.
I tried singing it out,
as if volume might be the salt needed
to dissolve it
but my voice only made it swell.
Maybe if the whole song were known
it could fade with the last phrase.
But only the first line of the chorus,
a nonsense phrase, six
jingling bars, stays with me to dictate
the speed of my walk,
how my pencil taps the desk, even my breathing.
I wait for the cycle to complete,
for the bopping worm
to become cocoon, then butterfly, but I fear
this hummable slug
prefers the damp nest it has found
and will remain,
a slick, legless creature determined
to dance me to death.
Texts used this semester:
1) Alice walker’s – everyday use
2) Jack londons – to build a fire
3) Flannery Oconnor – A good man is hard to find
4) Charlotte Perkins Gilman – the yellow wallpaper
5) Langston Hughes – Mother to Son
6) Langston Hughes – The negro speaks of rivers
7) T. S. Eliot’s – The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.
8) Billy collins – To My Favorite 17-Year-Old High School Girl
9)Sylvia Plath’s – “Metaphors”
10) Henrik ibsen – Hedda Gabler (Acts 1-4)
11) William faulkner- a rose for emily
12) John updikes “a&p and plot”
13) Ives – sure thing
Describe how you could use the five-step IDEAS critical thinking process (pages 42-44) to work through ONE current problem that you are currently dealing with as a college student. Give specific details to make your situation more clear.
Your answer should be a minimum of 500 words.
It would make your writing assignment easier to read if you use paragraphing or breaks between ideas rather than write it all in one very long paragraph!
Please spell check and correct grammar, as this is part of the grade for this assignment, in addition to answering the responding to the prompt in full.
5 points: Addresses the topic completely (answers all questions and parts of the assignment)
5 points: Critical Thinking (fair and open minded, well-infomed, willing to reconsider viewpoints
5 points: writing skills (vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and so on) written in a well-organized clear manner, proof read
5 points: development of ideas, explanation, example (use specific detailed examples to clarify situations)
Create a final version of your Illustration/Example Essay according to the following formatting guidelines. 3-4 typed, double-spaced pages (about 600–750 words), 12 pt font size, Times New Roman
find three (3) additional articles (peer-reviewed and full text) that OPPOSE your stance (point of view) on the topic you chose. (Non-credible sources should not be used.) Summarize and discuss the inferences the authors made in these articles to reach their conclusions. Your paper will be in paragraph form and you will indicate how the authors’ conclusions contrast your views on the topic. You should start to think about why you oppose their views and how this might strengthen your rough draft (week 5). This is the second half of your research paper. Your paper should be at least 500 words of text (Works Cited page does NOT count in the word count). You will now have at least 6 credible sources on your Works Cited page. Make sure that you follow MLA Format (like you learned in ENG 101 and 102). You may not use a paper from a past PER 201 class or any other class. This is considered cheating. You will used the GMC library and I will give you the password so you can access the articles of your choosing
Show your ability to analyze, correct, and revise the following rough draft, giving your input on the revision necessary to improve the quality of this essay. You will show successful completion of this deliverable by:
Providing feedback for corrections/alterations using the Comments feature in Word (Review tab).
Respond to the six questions at the end of the student rough draft linked above.
Use complete sentences in all of your responses.
Write an informative essay in which you explain your vision of a utopia. Describe three aspects of your utopia using supporting details
You can make on up. 12th grade level english. NO SOURCES NEEDED
In this assignment, you will be writing a classical argument wherein you respond to the above question. Your essay must explain whether you think Sammy was wise to quit his job (yes or no, not both) and why. You will explain your stance by pulling from historical context. You must have at least three reasons for believing Sammy should or should not have quit his job, and elaborate on each of your points in the body of the paper.
Your introduction should include:
A short summary of “A&P” by John Updike
An explanation of what “wisdom” is (you may use a dictionary definition, but you must cite it and it will not count toward your required outside sources)
A recognizable thesis that contains your stance and your three reasons for believing your stance
Because this is a classical argument, you must also recognize and respond to opposing views and either concede/rebut them. Your essay should have at least two rebuttals.
In your essay, you must also display a college level of critical thinking when explaining why Sammy was/was not wise to quit his job. You are not to use your own personal experiences or beliefs when developing this paper, but rather referring to the text itself and historical facts to build your argument. Make use of direct quotation and summary/paraphrase to provide evidence for your reasoning. Be aware of the time period as well as anything of historical significance that may have been taking place at the time.
Lastly, your essay must contain a Works Cited page at the end that includes the story + two additional sources that you will seek out through your own research for a total of three individual sources. No websites like Schmoop, Sparknotes, Wikipedia, or Britannica will be accepted—meaning, websites including Schmoop/Sparknotes/Wikipedia/Britannica and any websites that are at all similar. You should not be seeking out sources that analyze or summarize the story for you. Those are not academic resources and thus not appropriate for academic work. I recommend you to use online databases to find your additional source. Your additional source should be thoroughly incorporated into your essay. Additionally, you must have in-text citations corresponding with each source.
This essay is to contain no first person pronouns––no I, me, my, etc. When stating your opinions, take authority in the paper and avoid phrases such as “In my opinion”, “I believe”, and other such qualifiers.
Assignments must be
Typed in 12pt times new roman font
1” margins all around
Every new paragraph indented
Submitted in a .doc, .docx, .rtf or .pdf format
Contain a heading that includes: your name, my name, the name of the course, the due date of the assignment, and (centered below) the title of your essay
Have an appropriate file name that includes your name + the assignment.