Freshman Seminar Discussion for 7/8

CHAPTERS 7/8 Discussion Board Assignment FOOD FOR THOUGHT… Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. COMPLETE: Your opinion paragraphs are to be posted at least 1-day before the due date. CRITICAL INFORMATION:Your OPINION ESSAY needs to post no later than 1-day before the expiration date to avoid a -5 penalty. Five (5) points will be deducted from your overall score if you post your work on the last day this assignment is due. ************************ We are over half-way through the term. Can you believe it?!! Our discussion board assignment will be a bit different than the past six chapters. This time we will be delving deeply what Chapters 7 & 8 begs which is: critical thought — critical opinion — and open channels of communication. This assignment is broken into (4) Assignments detailed below. I also provided a “Snapshot Instruction.” Please be sure to read this discussion board assignment carefully and fully. HERE IS A SNAPSHOT(#1 – #8) IN HOW TO COMPLETE CHS 7/8 DISCUSSION BOARD ASSIGNMENT: 1) Watch the video (link is below under ASSIGNMENT #1). This is ASSIGNMENT #1 2) Write notes, preferably using Cornell Format or Mind Mapping methods while watching the video. You do not have to include your note-taking with this assignment. This is also part of ASSIGNMENT #1 3) Write your OPINION ESSAY by infusing each of the 5 questions, provided below for you in ASSIGNMENT #2. Rich, full, and collegiate work is expected. This is ASSIGNMENT #2 4) PROOF YOUR WORK CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL PAPER IN DISCUSSION BOARD. STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT THEIR WORK IN ASSIGNMENT TOOLS, TOO. YOUR PAPER WILL NOT BE GRADED IF YOU DO NOT POST IN BOTH DISCUSSION BOARD AND ASSIGNMENT TOOLS. Please remember that the plagiarism system called TURNITIN, is active in the IDS 109 course. Again, there is a -5 penalty if you post your work in Discussion Board on the last day this assignment is due. This is ASSIGNMENT #2 & ASSIGNMENT #4. 5) Citations are needed if using outside references. You do not have to follow the strict APA or MLA or Chicago, etc, when citing via formality, but you do need to cite where you retrieved any work that is not your own words. Be aware that this assignment is asking students to use “few” citations, rather the majority of your work is to be YOUR OWN viewpoints/opinions. Again, TurnitIn (a plagiarism feature) is activated in IDS 109. If a paper is red flagged in Turnitin, the College will ask that the student support the work. If it is determined not to be the student’s wholly original work, then plagiarism rules will be put in place. Rules for plagiarism are found in the Course Syllabus. Please know that plagiarizing is a serious offense; it is stealing others intellectual property and is not tolerated at Trident Technical College as the College’s bylaws convey. Also realize that Turnitin allows instructors to to track a students paper trail. Please be sure the written work submitted is original and cite, when necessary. This is also part of ASSIGNMENT #2. 6) Post your paper in Discussion Board & Assignment Tools as soon as possible. To avoid a -5-pts penalty post early and definitely before the last day. If posted on the last day a -5 will be imposed. Reason for this penalty is to help safeguard time for peers to read each others discussions/opinions and provide an easier ability to respond back and forth with each other. Also, please remember DO NOT POST A LINK of your written work in Discussion Board. Links posted in Discussion Board will NOT be graded. This is also part of ASSIGNMENT #2. 7) Dialogue with peers should be rich, collegiate, and respectful even when writing “to the point” or “with passion.” EXAMPLE NOT TO DO: A brief phrase, “I agree with you” or “I disagree with you” or “Good job” etc. That is not a mature collegiate dialogue. Please state why you agree or disagree, and be sure to back it up. This is part of ASSIGNMENT #3. 8) AGAIN: Don’t forget to post your OPINION ESSAY/PARAGRAPHS in ASSIGNMENT TOOLS. Unlike Discussion Board, for Assignment Tools (AT) you can post a Link (Example: Upload as a Word.doc.- Word.doc is all you can use — no WPS or Google.doc — only Word.doc or PDF as a link upload ). To copy/paste in Assignment Tool, upload your document from Word. Here are directions to post your Word.doc or PDF into ASSIGNMENT TOOLS: To upload your document, click ADD FILE in ASSIGNMENTS. Must be in Word.doc or a PDF (that is all it will take — it will not take WPS or Google.doc). Open your Word.doc that holds your IDS 109 Project. Discussion paper. Click on that Word.doc’s file name. Once you do that you will see it at the bottom of your SAVED DOCUMENTS and to the far right you will click “OPEN” in your SAVED DOCUMENTS. Once you click “OPEN” it will then upload to your ASSIGNMENT TOOLS page. This is ASSIGNMENT #4. ********* PLEASE REMEMBER Read Chs 7/8 discussion board’s assignment instructions carefully. The discussion is 80 pts. Remember there is a short Chs 7/8 electronic quiz to complete, too. It is worth 20 pts. The entire Chs 7/8 assignment (Quiz & Discussion Board) is worth a total of 100 pts. ******** ASSIGNMENT #1: Watch the video link, below Disclaimer: Could be considered to have mature content; see Syllabus Addendum for specifics TWO WORKING CLASS AMERICAN FAMILIES STRIVING TO BE MIDDLE CLASS Follow the lives of two family with perspectives from 1990s to current day. Resilience, time management, responsibility, positivity, faith, and what levels of education affected their outcomes. These elements highlight the documentary’s research, produced by “Frontline with Bill Moyers.” CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH VIDEO TWO AMERICAN FAMILIES: ASSIGNMENT #2: YOUR WRITTEN PAPER INSTRUCTIONS: COMPLETE YOUR OPINION PAPER ANSWERING EACH OF THE FIVE (5) QUESTIONS BELOW. RICH COLLEGIATE WORK IS REQUIRED FOR THIS 80PT. META PROJECT DISCUSSION. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR OPINION ESSAY:
This is an OPINION ESSAY THAT INCLUDES ANSWERING THE 5 QUESTIONS PROVIDED.. After you watch the video and take notes write your opinion essay addressing the five (5) questions. This is known as a “discussion.” . Please be sure you do not write incomplete sentences, phrases or bulleted-thoughts for this essay assignment. Instead, your OPINION ESSAY will be richly and collegiately written work which incorporates meta-level critical thought. Please remember to post no later than one (1) day before the Chs 7/8 DB expiration day because you and your peers need time to read and dialogue back and forth with each other. Post your OPINION ESSAY in both Discussion Board and Assignment Tools. A STUDENT MUST SUBMIT THEIR WORK IN ASSIGNMENT TOOLS, NOT JUST DISCUSSION BOARD. AGAIN, YOUR OPINION ESSAY MUST BE POSTED IN BOTH DISCUSSION BOARD AND ASSIGNMENT TOOLS. Note that TURNITIN is active in IDS 109. Paper is to be mainly your own words and then cite when needed. There is a -5 penalty if you post your work in Discussion Board on the last day this assignment is due. ASSIGNMENT #3: Reply to a minimum of 3 PEERS in the online discussion board; you can certainly dialogue with more peers. Many do with this assignment, and it’s encouraged. Below are 3 notices: 1) Your peers’ posts will not open to view until you post yours first; 2) Answer back to your peers by replying to “NEW THREAD” or “REPLY THREAD to the peer you want to submit a dialogue/reply. 3) Reply to a minimum of 3 different peers. Again, after you post your OPINION ESSAY in Discussion Board you will reply to a minimum of three (3) class peers. This is the communication element of this assignment. ASSIGNMENT #4: STEPS 1-11 EXPLAINS HOW TO “DROP” AN ASSIGNMENT IN THE ASSIGNMENT TOOLS: 1) Go to ASSIGNMENT TOOLS 2) Click: The Chapter title in the Assignment Box 4) Submit Assignment by clicking: ADD A FILE 6) ADD A FILE opens up — you will navigate to the location where your Word Document file has been saved 7) Click: Upload. This will allow you to locate & select your file. For example: Desktop or Documents. 8) Open– You will see your file name upload/listed — it will be a blue highlighted text 9) Click ADD 10) Lastly, click: SUBMIT 11) Please remember that you can submit a Word.doc link in Assignment Tools but you cannot submit a Word.doc link in Discussion Board. It won’t be graded if you do. Students must be able to read your OPINION ESSAY in Discussion Board without having to open a link. To post in ASSIGNMENT TOOLS you must upload a Word.doc or PDF. The instructions in how to UPLOAD ADD FILE in ASSIGNMENT TOOLS from your own SAVED DOCUMENTS, is provided for you in the above instructions (#8) and also in this ASSIGMENT #4 directions. IMPORTANT: Headline your work as “OPINION ESSAY” or you can simply write your “Name” but NO SYMBOLS CAN BE INCLUDED when posting in ASSIGNMENT TOOLS as Assignment Tools is case sensitive. Of course your header can be the same header when posting your paper in Discussion Board, but without symbols. For example: ORR’S OPINION ESSAY. NOTE: We are an academic environment. Opinions are strongly encouraged, but it is to be offered in a professional & cordial manner and acumen. We are here to learn and broaden our scope of understanding — to take off the blinders, if you will. You can agree to disagree, but do so with respect and professional academia demeanor. SAGE ADVICE: Please complete this assignment well ahead of time so that you can dialogue back and forth with each other with ease, enjoyment and with timeliness. Enjoy sharing your opinions and give considerable thought to your reasoning. It is always a learning experience when we share opinions and when we might broaden our opinions or else stand firm on opinion(s) even after reading opinions that differ from our own. THIS ENDS CHS 7/8 PROJECT DISCUSSION BOARD ASSIGNMENT Requirements: 2 page How did you feel after watching this documentary? WHY? [EXPLAIN FULLY] What did you find were “GLARING” obstacles in both families? (provide a “minimum” of 2 obstacles for each family) [EXPLAIN FULLY] What were similarities in both families? (provide a “minimum” of 2 obstacles for each family) [EXPLAIN FULLY] Would you have done something differently, than they did? [EXPLAIN FULLY] What advice would you offer these families? [EXPLAIN FULLY] How did you feel after watching this documentary? WHY? [EXPLAIN FULLY] What did you find were “GLARING” obstacles in both families? (provide a “minimum” of 2 obstacles for each family) [EXPLAIN FULLY] What were similarities in both families? (provide a “minimum” of 2 obstacles for each family) [EXPLAIN FULLY] Would you have done something differently, than they did? [EXPLAIN FULLY] What advice would you offer these families? [EXPLAIN FULLY]

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