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CREATIVE WRITING

DISTANCE AND E-LEARNING PROGRAM 2017

COM 110:      CREATIVE WRITING

 

FINAL PROJECT

Your final project will be submitted in hardcopy and spiral bound during the final week of semester (exam week). Your work will comprise two parts submitted as one document using Times New Roman font size 12 and 1.5 line spacing. Include a simple table of contents for ease of reference. Use page breaks between the two sections and include page numbers at the top right hand corner. Please note that the final project accounts for 60% of your final grade.

 

Part I  (10 marks)

Review “Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin. Focusing your attention on elements of craft (point of view, structure, plot, narrative voice, etc.), comment on why you would recommend this text as a good read.

Part II   (50 marks)

Write a short story (800 – 1000 words). Ensure that your story contains the following elements:

  1. A brief captivating title.
  2. Details of the setting of the story woven into the text.
  3. At least one believable; well developed character.
  4. A conflict introduced at the beginning of the story and developed towards a climax as the plot progresses and finally resolved.
  5. At least two themes; well developed.
  6. Elements of style/ literary techniques creatively and uniquely used to enhance the text.

 

 

 
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Assignment 2: Qualitative Methodology

Module 5 Assignment 2 Qualitative Methodology Instructions

Assignment 2: Qualitative Methodology

Your research question may or may not be appropriately answered using Qualitative Research methodology. In this assignment you will apply what you have learned about qualitative methodology from the readings and the Assignment 1 discussion to your own research question. If your research question is best answered using Qualitative methodology, stick with it and complete the critique below. If not, how might you alter your question so that it may be answered using qualitative methodology? Although research is driven by questions, for this assignment we are going to turn it around so we may explore the benefits and differences of various types of methodologies. Adjust your question to fit a qualitative design and complete the critique below.

For instance, if you are asking the question “What are the most effective interactions students have with faculty mentors?” which is best investigated using quantitative methodology, you can ask a similar question “What are the perceptions of students regarding their experiences with faculty mentors” that would be answered best using qualitative methodology including unstructured interviews.

By the due date assigned, complete the following research critique for the Qualitative research you propose.

    1. Research Topic:
    2. Purpose of the Study:
    3. Overarching Research Question:
    4. Specific Research Questions/ Hypotheses:
    5. Type of Study: Qualitative
    •  Qualitative Research method design: (case study, ethnography, phenomenology, document reviews, etc.)
    • Procedure/Paradigms: (How was the data collected? What was the sampling strategy used?)
    • Variables/Concepts: (What will you examine in this research?)
    • Rigor: (How will rigor be assured? Discuss credibility, dependability, transferability and confirmability as appropriate.)
    • Data collection/ analysis: (Discuss data collection, analysis and saturation.)
    • Consent: (What type of consent, if any, will be obtained from the participants?)
    • If your topic was not originally best suited for a qualitative design: What did you need to change to adjust your research to fit a qualitative design? How does this design address your overarching topic differently? Discuss the differences in the type of information you would gain by using this research design.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Included research critique information including: research topic, purpose, overarching research question, and specific research questions. 4
Identified the qualitative research design. If appropriate, discuss ed design changes made to fit Qualitative methodology. 6
Discussed the procedure/paradigm. 4
Identified the Variables/Concepts. 4
Discussed the rigour of the study. 6
Discussed data collection/analysis/saturation. 6
Discussed consent. 10
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other references or personal experience. Followed APA rules for attributing sources. 5
Total: 45

 

 
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Assignment 2: Quantitative Methodology

M4 Assignment 2 Submission Quantitative Methodology

Instructions

Assignment 2: Quantitative Methodology

Your research question may or may not be appropriately answered using Quantitative Research methodology. In this assignment you will apply what you have learned about quantitative methodology from the readings and the Assignment 1 discussion to your own research question. If your research question is best answered using Quantitative methodology, stick with it and complete the critique below. If not, how might you alter your question so that it may be answered using quantitative methodology? Although research is driven by questions, for this assignment we are going to turn it around so we may explore the benefits and differences of various types of methodologies. Adjust your question to fit a quantitative design and complete the critique below.

For example: The question “What are the perceptions of students regarding their experiences with faculty mentors” is best answered by gathering qualitative data through unstructured interviews via email correspondence. This question could become a quantitative question by altering the question to “What types of interactions do students value most with their faculty mentors?” To answer this quantitative question we could survey 250 students using an instrument identifying 15 functions of a faculty mentor on a likert scale (very helpful to not helpful).

By the due date assigned, complete the following dissertation critique for the Quantitative research you propose.

  1. Research Topic:
  2. Purpose of the Study:
  3. Overarching Research Question:
  4. Specific Research Questions/ Hypotheses:
  5. Type of Study: Quantitative
  6. Variables: Identify the Dependent and Independent Variables.
  7. Quantitative Research method design: survey, experimental, quasi-experimental, pretest/posttest control group, cross-sectional, longitudinal, etc.
  8. Instrument(s) analysis: Identify potential measures that will help to answer your research questions and discuss their reliability and validity.
  9. Data analysis: Discuss the statistical software, if any, that will be used in analysis of the data and the type of analyses that may be included. Discuss the anticipated generalizability of the results.
  10. Consent: What type of consent, if any, will be obtained from the participants?

*If your topic was not originally best suited for a quantitative design: What did you need to change to adjust your research to fit a quantitative design? How does this design address your overarching topic differently? Discuss the differences in the type of information you would gain by using this research design.

All written assignments and responses should follow APA rules for attributing sources.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum Points
Included research topic, purpose of study, overarching research question/theory, specific research questions/philosophical underpinnings, methodological approach and sample. 4
Identified the quantitative research design. If appropriate, discussed design changes made to fit Quantitative methodology. 6
Discussed the procedure. 4
Identified the DV and IVs. 4
Identified the instruments and discussed their reliability/validity. 6
Discussed which types of statistical analysis or software may be used in the study; anticipated generalizability. 6
Discussed consent. 10
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources, displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Justified ideas and responses by using appropriate examples and references from texts, Web sites, and other references or personal experience. Followed APA rules for attributing sources. 5
Total: 45

 

 
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Research Methods: Qualitative Approach

Module 5 Overview 2 of 2)

Research Methods: Qualitative Approach

Creswell’s (2009) chapter provides a brief summary of qualitative research design. His book (2007), Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches, discusses the five approaches (narrative research, phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, and case study) more in detail. While there are similarities among the five approaches, in terms of the general process of research, there are differences in several areas, such as the type of data one would collect or analyze. For example, in narrative research, the researcher focuses on the stories told from the individuals and arranges the stories in chronological order. In ethnography, the focus is on setting the individuals’ stories within the context of their culture and culture-sharing group. In case study research, a single case is selected to illustrate an issue and the researcher compiles a detailed description for the case.

Listed below are some examples of qualitative studies.

Narrative Research:

Angrosino, M. V. (1994). On the bus with Vonnie Lee: Explorations in life history and metaphor. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 23, 14–28.

Phenomenological:

Anderson, E. H., & Spencer, M. H. (2002). Cognitive representations of AIDS. Qualitative Health Research, 12 , 1338– 352.

Grounded Theory:

Morrow, S. L., & Smith, M. L. (1995). Constructions of survival and copying by women who have survived childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 42, 24–33.

Ethnography:

Haenfler, R. (2004). Rethinking subcultural resistance: Core values of the straight edge movement. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 33, 403–436.

Case Study:

Asmussen, K. J., & Creswell, J. W., (1995). Campus response to a student gunman. Journal of Higher Education, 66, 575–591.

 

 
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Unit 1 Assessment

Question 1

  1. Transactions during the first year of operations are provided below.
    The owner, Sharon McCoy, contributed $10,000 cash in exchange for capital.
    Paid $1,100 cash for equipment to be used for plumbing repairs.
    Borrowed $12,000 from a local bank and deposited the money in the checking account.
    Paid $300 rent for the year.
    Purchased $200 of office supplies by cash.
    Completed a plumbing repair project for a local lawyer and received $3,200 cash.
    Calculate the amount of total liabilities at the end of the first year.

    $12,000

    $10,000

    $20,900

    $3,200

5 points

Question 2

  1. Spring Company has assets and equity that amount to $260,000 and $70,000, respectively. Liabilities total __________.
    $70,000
    $190,000
    $260,000
    $330,000

5 points

Question 3

  1. The equity of Alliance Company is $100,000 and the total liabilities are $10,000. The total assets are __________.
    $200,000
    $20,000
    $90,000
    $110,000

5 points

Question 4

  1. GAAP refers to guidelines for accounting information in the United States. The acronym GAAP in this statement refers to __________.
    Globally Accepted Accounting Policies
    Government Approved Accounting Principles
    Generally Accredited Accounting Policies
    Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

5 points

Question 5

  1. The earnings of a sole proprietorship are __________.
    combined with the personal income of the proprietor
    not combined with the proprietor’s personal income
    subject to double taxation
    handled similarly to that of a corporation

5 points

Question 6

  1. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) was created __________.
    by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
    to perform audits of public companies
    to make restitution to investors who were defrauded by the issuance of fraudulent financial reports
    to require auditors to take responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of financial reports from firms they audit

5 points

Question 7

  1. Dynamic Production Services started the year with total assets of $130,000 and total liabilities of $50,000. The company is a sole proprietorship. The revenues and the expenses for the year amounted to $100,000 and $60,000, respectively. During the year, there were no new capital contributions, and the owner withdrew $45,000. Calculate Dynamic’s net income for the year.
    $40,000
    $100,000
    $60,000
    $130,000

5 points

Question 8

  1. Which of the following organizations requires publicly owned companies to be audited by independent accountants (CPAs)?
    Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
    Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
    Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

5 points

Question 9

  1. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) __________.
    requires independent accountants to take responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the financial reports
    created the SEC
    ensures that financial scandals will no longer occur
    requires companies to take responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of their financial reports

5 points

Question 10

  1. Which of the following statements is TRUE of a sole proprietorship?
    A sole proprietorship joins two or more individuals as co-owners.
    The sole proprietor is personally liable for the liabilities of the business.
    A sole proprietorship is taxed separately from the owner.
    A sole proprietorship has to pay business income taxes.

5 points

Question 11

  1. Which of the following organizations is responsible for the creation and governance of accounting standards in the United States?
    Financial Accounting Standards Board
    Institute of Management Accountants
    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    Securities and Exchange Commission

5 points

Question 12

  1. Precision Camera Services started the year with total assets of $120,000 and total liabilities of $40,000. The company is a sole proprietorship. The revenues and the expenses for the year amounted to $140,000 and $50,000, respectively. During the year, there were no new capital contributions, and the owner withdrew $45,000. What is the amount of owner’s equity at the end of the year?
    $50,000
    $140,000
    $125,000
    $45,000

5 points

Question 13

  1. Which of the following is the correct accounting equation?
    Assets + Liabilities = Equity
    Assets = Liabilities + Equity
    Assets + Revenues = Equity
    Assets + Revenues = Liabilities + Expenses

5 points

Question 14

  1. Managerial accounting provides information to __________.
    internal decision makers
    outside investors and lenders
    creditors
    taxing authorities

5 points

Question 15

  1. Which of the follow statements regarding the primary objective of financial reporting is correct?
    The primary objective of financial reporting is to provide information useful for the acquisition of long-term assets.
    Information that is faithfully represented is complete, neutral, and free from error.
    Relevant information ensures that users of the information will make the correct decisions.
    To be useful, information must follow the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, which are created and governed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

5 points

Question 16

  1. Maxwell Plumbing Services earned $500 by completing a job for Smith Company. The $500 earned by Maxwell Plumbing Services is its __________.
    revenue
    expense
    gain
    debt

5 points

Question 17

  1. Nick’s Landscaping Services incurred $500 as a repair expense and promised to pay the repair company within 30 days. Which of the following accounts will increase as a result of this transaction?
    Accounts Receivable
    Cash
    Accounts Payable
    Nick, Capital

5 points

Question 18

  1. Mulberry Company collected $7,000 from one of its customers, the amount owed from the previous month. How does this affect the accounting equation for Mulberry?
    assets increase by $7,000; liabilities decrease by $7,000
    assets increase by $7,000; assets decrease by $7,000
    assets increase by $7,000; liabilities increase by $7,000
    assets increase by $7,000; equity increases by $7,000

5 points

Question 19

  1. __________ are professional accountants who serve the general public, not one particular company.
    Certified public accountants
    Financial managers
    Internal auditors
    Controllers

5 points

Question 20

  1. Green Lawns Company earned $500 for landscaping services rendered. The customer promised to pay at a later time. Which of the following accounts increased as a result of this transaction?
    Accounts Payable
    Supplies
    Cash
    Accounts Receivable
 
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Researched Argumentative Essay


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Researched Argumentative Essay
What is an Argument? The process of rational inquiry aimed at finding the best solution to a problem
or issue. “Learning to argue effectively has the deepest sort of social value: It helps communities settle
conflicts in a rational and humane way by finding, through the dialectic exchange of ideas, the best
solutions to problems without resorting to violence or to other assertions of power”
Writing Arguments, Ramage et al, 2016, p. 14.
An argument is an attempt to prove or persuade through reasoning. To argue is to prove an idea through
reasoning, and an argument is the presentation of that proof in the form of evidence and logic.”
— Howard University, COAS Writing Center, “What is an Argument?”
What is a Researched Argumentative Essay? A researched argumentative essay is built around a
specific statement (or main premise) that is debatable within the field in which you are studying. In other
words, at the center of an argumentative essay is a statement with which your readers may disagree.
Your essay will need to support that statement in a manner that convinces your readers of its truth. To do
so, use the rhetorical devices of logos, ethos, and pathos” and evidence from credible sources.
— Howard University, COAS Writing Center, “What is an Argument?”
What is the Purpose of Argumentation: The goal is to develop inquiry and critical thinking skills and
to re-examine and clarify our own assumptions and beliefs.
Directions:
Choose a community or societal issue that you feel passionate about and that interests you. Write
a well thought-out and researched argumentative essay using evidence from at least 5 outside
sources to support your argument and analysis of the issue/topic. Your essay should showcase
your ability to use reason/logic and the rhetorical devices of logos, pathos, and ethos to persuade
your audience.
Requirements & Formatting:
Essays should be written in 3rd person and must address topics and issues approved by the
instructor.
All essays must observe the rules of grammar, usage, and mechanics.
All essays must be typed in MLA format – in 12 point Times New Roman font with one-inch
margins and double-spaced. Essays that are not typed or that are not submitted electronically
will not be accepted.
Minimum of 6 to 8 pages. Essays less than six full pages will be considered incomplete and
cannot receive a passing grade.
All essays must include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion and must include a
coherent and defensible
thesis statement.
Counter-Argument/Refutation: You must include and address the counter-argument or
viewpoint that opposes your own, which you will refute or concede.
Rhetorical Devices: Use logos, pathos, and/or ethos to support your ideas and persuade your
audience.
Must include evidence from outside research to support your ideas. Evidence from the work
includes quotes and paraphrases from the work formatted correctly in MLA format.
Outside research is mandatory. Research sources should include –historical, political,
economic, or sociocultural context of the issue. You must have a
minimum of five (5) outside
sources
.
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Wikipedia and blogs are not credible sources and cannot be used. At least three sources must
be from online databases such as ProQuest or EbscoHost, etc. Check the campus library for print
resources and online database access.
You must follow MLA documentation guidelines as well as include in-text and parenthetical
citation
s and a works cited page.
No cover page or title page is necessary. Please do not include a separate cover or title page
with your essays. Instead, you should include a heading in the upper left hand corner of the first
page of your essay that lists the following information in this order: your name, my name, course
title, title of text or film, and date. Do not use the header/footer function to create this heading.
Use the header/footer function to put your last name and the page number in the upper right hand
corner – Your Last Name Number.
All essays must have a title unique to what you wrote about in your essay. The title of your
essay should not be the title of the assignment or the novel title.
Plagiarism: All work should be your own original thought. Not properly citing sources, whether
it is intentional or unintentional, is still plagiarism. Plagiarized essays will receive a failing
graded. Instructor may require submission of all essay assignments to selected online plagiarism
software such as Turnitin.com or its equivalent by the due date. Further instructions will follow.
You do not have the option of revising this essay. This should be your best work and final draft.
Additional Resources:
Refer to Knightcite or Easybib for help with formatting citations and the works cited page –
http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/ or http://www.easybib.com/
For help with MLA, refer to The OWL at Purdue website –
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
Please remember if you quote a source, you must include in-text citations
and a works cited page.
For help with Grammar and Writing refer to the Capital Community College Guide to Grammar
and Writing website –
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
For help with a Rhetorical Analysis –
o http://writingcenter.tamu.edu/Students/Writing-Speaking-Guides/Alphabetical-List-ofGuides/Academic-Writing/Analysis/Rhetorical-Analysis
See Rhetorical Devices – Logos, Pathos, and Ethos at http://pathosethoslogos.com or Aristotle’s
Rhetorical Situation at
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/625/03/ or A General
Summary of Aristotle’s Ideas at
http://courses.durhamtech.edu/perkins/aris.html
See “Argumentative Essays,” The OWL at Purdue:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/05/
The Norton Field Guide to Writing –
https://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/write/fieldguide/index.asp
https://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/write/fieldguide/strategies1.asp
http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/write/fieldguide/3e/link_library.asp
See the KSU Academic Integrity Policy
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Suggestions for Topics:

Topics / Questions
1) Should regulations be changed regarding the hydraulic fracturing of shale to produce natural gas?
2) Should taxes on people making over $250,000 a year be changed?
3) Should affirmative action laws be changed?
4) Should Transportation Security (TSA) regulations be changed?
5) Should regulations for stem cell research and use be changed?
6) Should regulations for home schools be changed?
7) Should funding for the U.S. space program be changed?
8) Should changes be made to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)?
9) Should changes be made to the regulations for foods that are served in public schools?
10) Should changes be made to regulations for mental health drugs for minors?
11) Should regulations be changed regarding genetically altering plants and/or animals?
12) Should the Family and Medical Leave Act be changed?
13) Should changes be made to the U.S. immigration policy?
14) Should taxes on alcohol and tobacco be increased to help pay for rising medical costs?
15) Should regulations regarding the use of cell phones while driving be standardized?
16) Should recycling regulations be standardized across all regions and states?
17) Should the U.S. develop more energy sources such as solar power and wind energy?
18) Should the instant replay used in the NFL be applied to other sports?
19) Should regulations regarding payment of college athletes be changed?
20) Should minors who commit violent crimes be tried as adults?
21) Should regulations regarding public employee unions’ right to strike be changed?
22) Should child welfare regulations be changed?
23) Should changes be made to the No Child Left Behind Act?
24) Should English be made the official language of the United States?
25) Should DUI (driving under the influence) laws be changed?
26) Should the U.S. build more nuclear power plants for an energy source?
27) Should employers with 401K plans for employees be required to have an “opt out” policy rather than an “opt
in” policy?
28) Should sex offender registration laws be changed?
29) Should laws governing student laws be changed?
30) Should laws governing credit card companies be changed?
31) Should laws governing nursing homes be changed?
32) Should children of parents who do not allow them to be vaccinated be allowed to attend public school?
33) Should unemployment regulations and benefits be changed?
34) Should rules requiring all members of a jury to agree for conviction be changed?
35) Should financial incentives be offered to high school students to perform well on standardized tests?
36) Should the government offer tax credits for the purchase of hybrid or alternative energy vehicles?

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37) Should the U.S. Government prohibit companies from outsourcing jobs to people in foreign countries that do
not have unions and / or fair labor laws?
38) Should the U.S. government provide financial assistance to people whose retirement funds were invested in
the stock of companies that may have used unethical accounting practices (e.g., Enron, Arthur Andersen, etc.)?
39) Should citizens be permitted to carry a concealed weapon to their workplace (e.g., office, school, construction
site)?
40) Should the U.S. Tax Social Security income ceilings for contributions be raised?
41) Should colleges and universities expel students who are caught cheating on exams and / or plagiarizing their
homework assignments?
42) Should the U.S. prohibit trade with countries that have poor records on human rights?
43) Should vehicles (cars, trucks, vans, SUVs) be required to have backup cameras?
44) Should the states be allowed to determine the dates of their primary elections?
45) Should tax vouchers be provided to parents who send their children to private schools?
46) Should banks be allowed to charge fees for using Debit cards?
47) Should the U.S. require all Social Security recipients to have their checks delivered to a bank account rather
than by mail? (To go into effect in 2013)
48) Should all U.S. students be required to take three years of foreign language in high school?
49) Should the state and / or federal government provide subsidies to organic farmers?
50) Should the U.S. eliminate farm subsidies?
51) Should all states require motorcyclists and passengers to wear helmets?
52) Should non-instructional services (e.g., food service, janitorial service) be provided by contract services rather
than by school employees?
53) Should state and local governments provide health insurance only for retirees who have served 20 years in
government service?
54) Should your state or local government enact different laws regarding certain animals (e.g., pit bulls)?
55) Should the federal government require mandatory service of all citizens between the ages of 18 and 35?

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Grading
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and
language and writing skills, using the following rubrics. Please submit the essay rubric with the final
draft of your essay and submit the oral presentation rubric with the hard copy of your PowerPoint slides.
Grading Rubric: Researched Argumentative Essay
Points (poss. 25 per section)

Focus Thesis is stated in specific, clear terms and maintained
throughout essay.
Paragraphs are unified by a main idea and cohere as distinct
units.
Topic sentences are used to maintain focus.
Author limits the content to a manageable scope.
Development/
Support
Points are developed and “tied-in” with the essay’s thesis.
Points are supported with specific examples.
Ideas are “fleshed out” fully.
Necessary context is provided for reader comprehension.
Source materials are integrated effectively and meaningfully
into the author’s argument.
Organization/
Structure
A clear principle of organization is employed and
maintained throughout essay.
Essay is structured in manner that maximizes the overall
purpose and effect.
Effective transitions connect separate ideas and events.
Style/
Conventions
Essay is free of sentence fragments, comma splices, and
run-on sentences.
Verb tense is consistent throughout.
Pronouns refer to clear antecedents and are used correctly in
terms of person, case, and number.
Most sentences are constructed in active voice.
Sentences are clear and concise, avoiding unnecessary
wordiness.
Essay adheres to standard written English.
Essay meets prescribed requirements, including word count
and outside source requirements.
MLA format is employed correctly for in-text citations and
works cited list.

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Writing and Essay Exam

Due Date: Saturday, 11 November by 8:00 p.m.

Directions: First, read pp. 1404-1408 (Writing and Essay Exam). This is an excellent resource and will help you prep for our essay exams, and the essay exams that you’ll encounter in many college courses. Next, provide a 100-250 word response to four of the following questions/statements. (NOTE: You do not have to answer every question. Choose four of your choice. Please copy/paste the question above your response, so I know which question you are answering.) Send me your document in the Assignment in Webstudy, and please make sure your document is saved as a Word Doc. (Worth 25 points each)

 

  1. In literature, a work like “A&P” is called a “coming-of-age” story. It usually suggests a loss of innocence or an “epiphany” that leads to maturity. Sometimes this means accepting responsibility (and becoming more like an adult). Provide some examples of either books or films that you have experienced either in or out of this class, or past lit classes that might have the “coming-of-age” theme. Finally, consider the protagonist of “A&P” and the “change” that occurs in his character; discuss why a label like “coming-of-age” is (or isn’t) appropriate to this story.

 

  1. “Sonny’s Blues” helps us to understand the various ways people experience pain and suffering. As a musician and artist, Sonny tries to make known the pain he sees around him. The narrator, on the other hand, denies his own pain and hardship, and that of those around him. But when he is finally force to see it, he begins to understand Sonny as both an artist and recovering addict. What role does suffering play in the story?

 

  1. What is the role of identity within “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” How should identity be formed in adolescence?

 

  1.  What does “blindness” symbolize in our culture? How does Carver’s story “Cathedral” reinforce or undermine that symbolism?

 

  1. Define Stream of Consciousness. How does Katherine Anne Porter use Stream of Consciousness in “The Jilting of Granny Weaterhall.” Provide specific examples from the text to support your assertions.
 
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