A museum in your town and you want to promote your next exhibit by finding ways to help your community

Suppose you work in a museum in your town and you want to promote your next exhibit by finding ways to help your community. First pick a type of museum and exhibit you think would show at this museum. Next, think about the concepts behind a dating service. A dating service for singles (any type!) is remote from a museum. List the attributes of a dating service, and try to connect those attributes with something that can help the museum. Keep in mind, we’re not looking for a dating event to be held at the museum, while this would be fun that’s not the point of this exercise. Think about the attributes of a dating service (this may require some research) and then let your creative mind take over. How could those attributes be applied to help you promote your next exhibit and help your community?
For example: A speed dating service is a place for like minded individuals to meet quickly and learn a bit about each other. How can this concept be used to promote an exhibit? If the exhibit is for local artists, these artists could sit with their artwork and museum guests could have 2 minutes to talk with them about their piece. Once the buzzer goes off guests move onto the next work of art and have the chance to learn about it. On this night all local members can attend for free. After this evening the hope is that word of mouth will help to further promote the exhibit. And so on… (You may be tempted to go with an idea similar to this now that you’ve read it, but see if you can go further or in a different direction.)
Use the list of concepts you create to come up with a specific plan to promote the next exhibit at the museum. (Hint-use conceptual blending to come up with a solution!)
After completing the activity please answer the following questions to further explore your experience:
1. What was most helpful about this exercise?
2. What was most challenging?
3. Could you apply this type of activity in another area of your life?  Could this exercise be helpful in the future?
4. How would you rate the value of this exercise on a scale of 1-10?  Why?
5. In one sentence-what did you learn? 
6. Building upon your thoughts in number 5, what ideas were generated and which ones were most interesting?  Why?
7.  Would you prefer this activity to last weeks?

Discuss the spectrum of power-to-powerlessness women possessed in the various civilizations studied.

Pick one of the topics below to discuss. (The topics should focus on the period in world history from 500 B.C. to A.D. 1450 roughly).

Discuss the spectrum of power-to-powerlessness women possessed in the various civilizations studied.
Discuss the function of war for the various civilizations studied.
Discuss the similarities and dissimilarities of the various political institutions studied.
Discuss the place of social justice for the civilizations studied.
Discuss the nature of family bonds for the various civilizations studied.
Discuss perspectives of death and life for the various civilizations studied.

Discuss your own experience of understanding the categories of sex, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation.

 Re-read the section on gender and sexual orientation as discussed in Andreatta, pp. 194-199. In a 2-page paper, discuss your own experience of understanding the categories of sex, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation. How well do the theories of sexual orientation identity development discussed on pp. 196-199 fit your own development in understanding of sexual orientation? How has coming to UCSC enhanced or confused your views around gender and sexual orientation, both in general and around your own identity? Using the ‘@myU’ chart on pp. 198 as a guideline, make a list of classes, events and departments/programs at UCSC that may support more tolerance and non-discrimination around sex, gender and sexual orientation. Do any of the classes or events appeal to you? Why or why not? 

Does the federal government have the right to collect citizen phone calls to stop terrorism in the United States?

Requirement:  4 short essays written about a lesson learned (I will send you the lessons to choose from) & also a Social studies essay on ” Does the federal government have the right to collect citizen phone calls to stop terrorism in the United States? ” 

-No plagarism
-High school level of writing 

STEP 1- English essay 
For each lesson learned, you will be writing a short 1 1/2-2 page narrative describing how you came to learn these lessons. Each essay will be graded separately and will be part of your overall final project for the year. For your essays, you must be sure to:

Type and submit your essays on Google Classroom by the due date
Double space each essay and use Times New Roman, size 12 font
1-inch margins
Edit and proofread your writing
Clearly express your ideas and organize your writing
Write in a style that is engaging to your reader

Social Studies: 
 1. Your paper should be a minimum of three full pages and a maximum of four pages, not counting the title page and works cited. The body of the report will include your introduction/thesis, information answering the questions below, and conclusion.

2. Typed or printed, standard typeface such as Times New Roman, double spaced, 12 point type. Number all pages except the title page. Do not use contractions such as don’t or can’t; use do not or cannot. 

Discuss the fear of the explorers in the travel narratives of our period .

MIDTERM  – SPRING 2018 JODI JOHNSON ENGL 205: EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE DEADLINE: 27th March 2018 * Instructions: PICK TWO (2) questions from the 20 below and answer them.  One of the questions should be 5 pages or more in length, and the second should be 2.5 pages long or longer.  I have reduced the number of answers you had to answer from 3 to 2 to give you some time to do a little outside reading. I require that at least one secondary article be used overall (some of the questions give some guidance on which sources to use).     Present your paper in MLA format, with correct citations (we’ll cover this on the 20th March in class).   You will print me out a copy and also upload a copy to our Moodle page (a link will appear close to the deadline).   
Midterm Questions: 1) What was the importance of technology in colonial attempts to not only reach the Americans, but to subjugate its inhabitants?  In what ways and with what tones is this technology presented?  Does it ever intimate Native American “ignorance”?   
You may want to look at Columbus’ letters and John Smith’s narrative.   
2) Discuss the fear of the explorers in the travel narratives of our period.  What does their fear tell us about their attitude to the New World? 
3) Discuss John Smith’s justification of exploration and toil in his “A Description of New England”? What does this tell us, if anything, about English views of exploration?  (Recommended as short question) – 122-125.   
4) On page 131 of the Norton Anthology of American Literature, the introduction to William Bradford states that “the sense of unified purpose in the opening pages of Bradford’s chronicle splinters as his account proceeds”.  How?  What happens, and why is it important to the Pilgrims’ idealized Christian society?  After all, as it also states in the introduction, “The primitivist impulse animating Bradford and his companions made the success or failure of the Plymouth colony more than a worldly venture – it was a measure of their ability to interpret God’ will as they found it in Scripture and the remake the world in its image” (131)  

 5) Are there differing accounts of the First Thanksgiving?  What’s important about that? 
6) Discuss any single aspect or multiple aspects of Ann Bradstreet’s “To the Memory of My Dear and Ever Honored Father Thomas Dudley Esq. Who Deceased, July 31, 1653, and of His Age 77”.  Ideas: Convention of the Elegy; Women’s Writing in the Early Americas; Poetic Form; Poetic Technique.   
7) Compare and contrast Benjamin Franklin and J. Hector St. John De Crèvecœur’s discussions of America and the notion of being a resident of North America. 
The texts to pay attention to are Franklin’s “Information to Those Who Would Remove to America” (456-462) and  J. Hector St. John De Crèvecœur’s “From Letter III: ‘What Is an American?’”: 634-645 
8) How is race presented during our period?  You may want to look at Samuel Sewall, John Marrant, and/or Solomon Northup.   
9) Discuss the concept of perfection in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” 
10) Discuss the relationship between Science and Art in Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark”.   
You may want to look at the article, “Science and Art in Hawthorne’s ‘The Birth-Mark’” by Mary Rucker (you can find this on the library’s website).   
11) Discuss alchemy in Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark”.  You may want to take a look at the article, “A Crimson Stain upon the Snow”: Teaching Hawthorne’s “The Birth-Mark” as an Alchemical Text” by Sandra Hughes.  (You can find this on the library website). 
12) In what ways are Poe’s narrators unstable and/or irrational? 
13) Discuss the relationship between logic and horror in Poe. 
14) Poe often presents figures or landscapes filled with sickness and decay.  In what ways are these important to his work?   
15) What is Gothic writing, and how does any American writer from this period conform to, or differ from, Gothic convention?   
16) What are some differences between the Gothic writing of Washington Irving and Edgar Allan Poe? 
17) Explain the importance of the differences between Poe’s two similar stories, “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Cat”. 
18) Who is the narrator in Poe’s “Masque of the Red Death”?   
For this question, I would advise that you look at “Dead or Alive: The Booby-Trapped Narrator of Poe’s ‘Masque of the Red Death’” by David Dudley. 
19) Compare and contrast Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” with any other text by Poe or by any other author.  You are free to use any haunted house novel from our period, or one outside of our period (for example, “The Shining”, or “The Haunting of Hill House”).   
20) What is it about Poe’s “The Raven” that has made it be so often referenced in other media?  Although you should absolutely not use it as a source, Wikipedia has a substantial list of references to “The Raven” in everything from The Simpsons to Altered Carbon.   

Deducion, Induction, Fallacies

Readings Required: 
Ch. 9: “A Logician’s View: Deducion, Induction, Fallacies
Answer the following in 150-300 words.
Below are some fallacies in action. Identify the logical fallacies, some may only have one, for each scenario. Expalin what has gone wrong in the fallacies. Be specific in your reasoning.
1.DeLay argues that stem-cell research is immoral. But DeLay is an ultra right-wing lunatic who’s incapable of thinking objectively. Obviously his argument is non-sense.
2.Barbara Striesand, Paul Newman and Julia Roberts are Democrats. Therefore all Hollywood stars are Democrats.
3.Smirnoff is the best vodka available: renowned violinist Pichas Zukerman says, “When it comes to vodka, Smirnof plays second fiddle to none.”
4.If a car breaks down on the freeway, a passing mechanic is not required to stop and provide road service. Likewise, if a person has a heart attack on the street, a passing physician is not obligated to render emergency medical care.
5.When water is poured over a pile of rocks, it always trickles down to the very bottom. Similarly, when rich people make lots of money, we can expect this to trickle down to the less fortunate.
6.Aborion is murder—and it doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about killing a human embryo or a human fetus.

factors and protective factors you see with the juvenile.

DIRECTIONS: Choose three negative situations from The Glass Castle and describe them.  Support your answers with support from the text. Analyze Jeanette’s reaction to the situation and how she created positive outcomes for herself. 
Negative Situation (include textual evidence and page numbers)
Positive Outcome

Self Reflection Writing Assignment
DIRECTIONS: Think about the things you have been through in your own life.  Choose one instance where you encountered a negative situation and were able to construe a positive outcome. Below, write about the experience in detail.  Include creative elements and figurative language. 

Persuasive Paper Part 2: Solution and Advantages

Assignment 3: Persuasive Paper Part 2: Solution and Advantages
Due Week 7 and worth 175 points
Using feedback from your professor and classmates, revise Part 1. Next, develop the solution and identify the advantages of the solution (new sections added after the revised elements from Assignment 2).  Note: The disadvantages or challenges with your solution(s) will be in Part 3.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page draft in which you:
Provide Part I: Revision of A Problem Exists (3-4 pages)

Revise (using feedback from the professor and classmates) your Persuasive Paper Part I: A Problem Exists.

Develop Part 2: Solution to Problem and Advantages (3-4 pages for 6-8 pages total)

Explain a detailed, viable solution that supports your thesis. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
State, explain, and support the first advantage to your solution. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
State, explain, and support the second advantage to your solution. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
State, explain, and support the third (and fourth if desired) advantage to your solution. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
Use effective transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
Provide a transitional paragraph that summarizes the proposed solution and its advantages.
Develop a coherently structured draft that follows the structured detailed above.
Use one (1) or more rhetorical strategies (ethos, logos, pathos) to explain advantages.
Support advantage claims with at least three (3) additional quality relevant references. Use at least six (6) total for Parts 1 and 2.

Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Note: Submit your assignment to the designated plagiarism program so that you can make revisions before submitting your paper to your professor.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.
Recognize the use of summary, paraphrasing, and quotation to communicate the main points of a text.
Analyze the rhetorical strategies of ethos, pathos, logos in writing samples and for incorporation into essays or presentations.
Correct grammatical and stylistic errors consistent with Standard Written English.
Prepare a research project that supports an argument with structure and format appropriate to the genre.
Revise drafts to improve clarity, support, and organization. Recognize how to organize ideas with transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
Incorporate relevant, properly documented sources to substantiate ideas.
Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics. 
Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.

Does the Black Lives Matter platform make a convincing case for reducing military expenditures?

This journal is relatively open to how you would like to respond to the readings on just war, pacifism, and military spending. A couple suggested possibilities (but you can go in your own direction): (At least 500 words)

Is pacifism a hopeless pipe-dream, or could it be a realistic response even to the Islamic State and terrorism more generally?
Do you prefer pacifism, just war, or “total war” (i.e., no restraints on war other than the imperative to win), and why?
Does the Black Lives Matter platform make a convincing case for reducing military expenditures?
You may have other questions that struck you during the readings or other topics you would rather write about, which is also fine. 

the Readings:
1. just war. 
3. military spending. 

Just War Theory

Writing About a Play

ENG 200 Spring 2018 

Essay #3: Writing About a Play

To understand the essay assignment, do the following:

1. Read the biographical sketch of each author very thoroughly.
2. Read each work actively by making marginal notes, underlining important ideas, and writing your first impressions.
3. Find the meanings of words that you do not understand.
4. Determine what is happening, where it is occurring, and who is involved.
5. Read Chapter 42 – (1362) Writing About A Play
Read Critically – 1362
Common Approaches to Writing About Drama – 1363
How to Quote a Play – 1370
Select one of the following topics and write a seven hundred and fifty-word essay (750 words/2 Pages). 

Be sure to review procedures for writing about drama above.
1. What is the significance of the fence in August Wilson’s Fences? What does the fence
represent to Troy and to Rose? How does Wilson use the fence to develop theme?
2. Troy talks a great deal about the importance of independence and self-reliance, but he
is also a user and manipulator of others. Does this make him a liar? Something else?
3. How does Troy’s character change over the course of the play? Support your opinion
with specific examples from the play.
4. Are Troy’s problems self-created or out of his control? Support your opinion with
specific examples from the play.
5. To what extent is Troy wrong about how American society has changed during his
lifetime? To what extent is he right?

Writing the Essay

Your 750 word (two pages) essay should have an introduction, body, and conclusion.

The introduction should do the following:

1. Interest the reader with an effective opener
2. Identify the subject, work, and author (give author’s full name)
3. Introduce essay’s topic
4. Define key words, if necessary
5. Present a thesis statement

The Body should do the following:
1. Have logical organization
2. Have unity – present one central idea and be coherent.
3. Provide sufficient information to explain thesis statement
4. Have paragraphs that are unified, coherent, and adequately developed with details and evidence.

The conclusion should do the following:
1. Restate the thesis
2. Summarize the main points

When writing about literature, remember to do the following:

1. Place quotation marks around the titles of poems, short stories, essays or chapters of a
book and italicize the titles of novels or plays.
2. Use the present tense. For example, when explaining what a narrator says, you would
write this: The narrator describes the people gathering for the lottery: “Soon the men
began to gather, surveying their own children, speaking of planting and rain, tractors and
taxes” (233). Notice that the verb describes is in the present tense.
3. Incorporate quotes into your writing by introducing the quote as I did above or by
blending the quote into your sentence like this: The men discuss “planting and rain,
tractors and taxes” (233).
4. Document quotes from the literary works by placing the page number from the prose
work in parenthesis and the line number from a poem in parenthesis. Then write the
source cited on a works cited page like this example:
Jackson, Shirley. “The Lottery.” Literature – An Introduction to Reading
and Writing. Ed. Edgar V. Roberts and Henry Jacobs. 5th ed.
Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1998. 233-238.
ENG 200 Spring 2018 Professor Long
5. Give your essay a title which reflects the content of your essay.
Remember that your essay should be double-spaced with your name and page in the upper
right corner.

Plagiarism: Any student found guilty of plagiarism will receive a 0 for the assignment with
no opportunity to rewrite.

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