Describe your strategies for overcoming procrastination and staying motivated with your coursework. what is the difference between exploratory writing and explanatory writing, why it is important to go through one stage before moving to the other.
The Assignment: You will substantially revise one of your major assignments: your Inquiry essay, Rhetorical Analysis, or Digital Forum—the choice is yours! You will also compose a 2-page single-spaced reflective memo detailing the revisions you made and explaining the rationale behind the changes.
Purpose: As we’ve discussed throughout the semester, revision and reflection are key components to growing as a writer and thinker. This final assignment for the course is an opportunity to enact the revision strategies you’ve been learning all semester in a sustained way by revising an essay of your choosing. In addition to this revision, you will also compose a reflective memo that details the changes you’ve made in the revision and the reasoning behind these changes. In the memo, you want to explain not just what you revised but why you revised in the way you did.
Audience: I am the audience for the reflective memo, so you should direct your comments to me.
Writing the Revision and Reflection
- To guide your revision, you will consider the rhetorical concepts and strategies you’ve learned throughout the semester, review the comments I have made on your documents, reconsider the suggestions students have made on your drafts, and reflect on your own ideas and concerns that you articulated in your reflective writing assignments.
- You will devise a revision plan based on these observations you’ve made about your writing and carry out your revision. Your revision will demonstrate your assessments of your writing and your mastery over the skills you’ve identified as critical to the revision. The idea here is that you show how you’ve developed and fine-tuned your rhetorical skills over the course of the semester and that you can now use these new understandings to revise your work. Your revised essay should reflect your end-of-the-semester knowledge and rhetorical expertise.
- The revisions you make to the project of your choice must be substantive and effective. While you will be expected to bring our style and grammar work to bear on this revision, these are not the only changes you should be making. This means you are not only editing your essay. Rather, your work in this revision is to rethink major parts or aspects of the essay such as appeals, arrangement, introductions and conclusions, integration of research and so on. The goal of course is to create a stronger essay by tackling a major rhetorical concern in your revision.
- After you have completed your revision, you will compose the reflective memo. The expectation here is that you (1) discuss what you’ve learned about academic writing and yourself as an academic writer over the course of the semester and (2) details the changes you’ve made in the revision project and the reasoning behind these changes. For example, you may find that your arrangement in your Rhetorical Analysis lacked cohesiveness and purpose, and after working on arrangement during the Position Paper unit, you can now devise a better arrangement strategy. In your reflective memo, you would discuss how you thought through issues related to cohesiveness and purpose, how and why you identified arrangement as a possible solution to these problems, and how you created a new organizational strategy that allowed for greater sense of purpose and cohesion. *See more info below on what should be included in the reflective memo.
- Detailed discussions in your memo are vital because they highlight for me the thinking and decision-making that directed your revisions. Here is where I gain a sense that you are making conscious, careful, and rhetorically effective decisions. Furthermore, the idea behind the reflective memo is that you offer me a guide to reading your revision. In essence you’re saying, “Here’s what I did and here’s why I did it.” There are a variety of ways you can incorporate detail into your memo: You can offer evidence of the changes you’ve made by quoting your earlier and revised drafts. You can bring in the specific advice I have offered or suggestions you received from peers or tutors at the Writing Center. Or you may include identification of specific rhetorical strategies discussed in class or through readings. The idea is that you want to show me the specific reasons why you made the revisions you did.
This is the article I analyzed:
There is no length requirement.
***IMPORTANT–Topic to be decided by the student and augmented by Prof–one hallmark of an accomplished rhetoritician is his/her ability to argue a point that he/she is viscerally opposed to. The sound of the rug being pulled out from beneath you all–for this assignment I am going to require that you argue the exact opposite of what you identified as topic for the final. For example(s)–if you were going to argue for less gun control–you will now argue for greater gun control, pro-choice–now pro-life–no smoking in public places–now smokers’ rights. Get the picture 🙂
Research is optional but strongly encouraged.Use the following outline when structuring this essay:I. Effectively written introduction (see text for strategies)A. Clearly written thesis where you explicitly state what it is that the essay will argue.II. General information on your topic.III. Body Analysis: This is the most important part of this essay. Here you will make your argument supported by examples to illustrate and/or research–make certain to use proper MLA in-text citation.IV. Effectively written conclusion (see text)* MLA formatted bibliography (if appropriate).
The topic i will argue for is cigarette smoking to be banned in public places
Bob Dylan “A Hard Rains Gonna Fall”
Bob Marley “Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)”
Beyonce “Formation” (contains explicit language)
Childish Gambino “This is America” (this video contains graphic violence and may be upsetting to watch)
What is your favorite song that presents a strong message for social change (This could be one of the above songs or another song of your choice)? Why? What is the message? Who is the artist or group? If you can, provide a link to the song on Youtube or another site.
Use the song title as your subject.
In order to earn the full points for this assignment, you must:
Directly and completely answer the questions.
Clearly and accurately explain your answer.
Compose a unified paragraph using effective sentence structure, word choice, and grammatical correctness.
How does attraction happen and how do relationships form? Attraction and relationships are complex in that they are influenced by numerous factors, including, but not limited to, age and gender of the partners, stage of the relationship, and culture. For this Assignment, you explore the elements of a relationship and the rules and expectations associated with them. You also examine what influences these elements and rules/expectations. To prepare: •Review Chapter 10 of your course text, Social Psychology, focusing on attachments in childhood and adulthood. Also focus on the factors involved in attraction, romantic love, relationship satisfaction, and romantic breakups. •Review at least two of the journal articles in this week’s Learning Resources to explore aspects of attraction and romantic relationships in different cultures. (You do not have to read all of the articles.) Think about how people in a different culture might view and behave in relationships. Notice the similarities and differences between that culture and your own.
The Assignment (2–4 pages): In a 2- to 4-page paper, analyze a personal relationship you have or have had (or a relationship of someone you know well). This relationship may be a romantic relationship or a friendship. Address the following: •Briefly identify the type of relationship you are using as your example and describe each person’s attachment style. •Select at least four concepts or theories from your readings that describe in more depth the relationship and/or how this relationship developed, was maintained, or ended. Analyze how these four concepts or theories relate to the relationship you have chosen to assess. •Finally, select a culture presented in one of the articles listed and consider how that cultural context could impact your relationship. If one or both of the individuals in your relationship was from this other culture, would your four selected concepts or theories still apply in the same way? If not, what would differ? Would another concept or theory be more applicable, and why? Use information from, and cite, your selected article.
Genes that were selected for in wild plants because of their value for creating resistance to pests or pathogens
a. Have had NO ultimate impact on the gene pools or bug pathogen populations
b. Are found in increased concentrations in domesticated varieties of those plants
c. May be useful to modern plant scientists as they strive to create vigorous yet environmentally sustainable crop types
d. Are selected for at a greater rate in agriculture crops
Relations among people within complex societies are
a. Expressive and enduring
b. Enduring and reciprocal
c. Multiplex, enduring and instrumental
d. Single-stranded and instrumental
A sociologist is interested in knowing whether adults who were bullied as children differ from the general population in terms of their empathy for others. On a questionnaire designed to measure empathy, the mean score for the general population is 54.76. Random sampling of 90 scores obtained from individuals who were bullied yielded a mean of 41.9 and a standard deviation of 20.26.
What is the z-value or t-value?
Stereotypes are beliefs about the typical characteristics of members of a group. Prejudice is the evaluation of a group or of an individual based on membership in a group. Prejudice commonly is based on race or ethnicity, but also may be based on socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, weight or physical appearance, sexual orientation, age, disability, and/or other such characteristics. Discrimination is the behavioral component of prejudice, typically demonstrated by negative behavior toward a person based on prejudicial attitudes. Together, these three concepts in social psychology result in highly destructive beliefs, behaviors, and interactions about, toward, and with others. If discrimination is to be reduced in society, it is essential to understand where prejudice comes from, how it is sustained, and how it can be reduced. To prepare: •Review Chapter 13 in your course text, Social Psychology, focusing on how people learn prejudice, common motives for prejudice, and the various theories of prejudice. •Select a twentieth- or twenty-first-century example of prejudice against a group in which you are not a member. For your example, think about the stereotype that leads to the prejudice and the resulting negative behaviors (discrimination). In other words, how does the prejudice depicted in your example impact individuals and society? How can the prejudice be reduced?
Post a brief explanation of one twentieth- or twenty-first-century example of prejudice against a specific group and identify associated stereotypes and discriminatory behaviors. You should not be a member of the group and you should not actively oppose the group in your Discussion. Explain an effect of this prejudice on individuals or society. Use specific examples. Then, apply elements of theory from your readings to explain a cause of this specific prejudice and to recommend a means of reducing this specific prejudice, either at the individual or societal level. Notes: •Name the group you are discussing in the subject line of your post. •Support the responses within your Discussion post, and in your colleague reply, with evidence from the assigned Learning Resources. •You are required to complete your initial post before you will be able to view and respond to your colleague’s postings. After clicking on the “Post to Discussion Question” link, select “Create Thread” to create your initial post.
Writing about violence against women as my final essay!!!
Posta 1- to 2-paragraph response to the following prompts: •Share the social issue or problem you plan to explore in your Final Essay. •Using your sociological imagination, what do you believe might be some possible explanations for the social issue or problem? •How could you use your sociological imagination to bring awareness to other possible viewpoints or ways of thinking or acting related to the social issue or problem? •Describe your confidence level with writing your Final Essay. Are there any components of the assignment that you would like to better understand?
The program I am using is called Logisim, and I am supposed to build a 4×1 multiplexor with 4 8-bit inputs and 1 8-bit input. These are the instructions for this part:
“For your calculator, you will need a 4×1 multiplexor (mux) with four 8-bit inputs and an 8-bit output. For this project, however, 4-bit inputs and a 4-bit output are sufficient. In other words, using a pair of selector bits your mux should be able to pass through a single 4-bit input as the 4-bit output. To start, you should implementing a 4×1 mux with 1-bit inputs and a 1-bit output in as a subcircuit. A 4×1 mux with 2-bit inputs can be made using a pair of 4×1 muxes with 1-bit inputs where each bit of the output is selected by a different mux. A 4×1 mux with 4-bit inputs can then similarly be made using a pair of 2-bit 4×1 muxes.”
I believe that I have built a 4×1 multiplexor with 1-bit inputs, but I cannot figure out how to connect two of these multiplexors into a 2-bit multiplexor.