ASSIGNMENT PREPARATION FOR WEEK 4

Review the instructions for the assignment due in Week 4.

Assignment one:  Essay 75 points 

Instructions

Choose one of the three reading selections from the list of topic choices below. The focus is on brief but important primary source material written by important authors. In each case, the subject relates to the problems of certain people who are oppressed or impoverished. In each topic, a different genre or approach is adopted to help readers see and perhaps address the problem. Read the selections as identified with each topic below. Write a 4–5 paragraph essay (350 words minimum) that analyzes the work following the list of things your paper should cover, given just after the topics.

Topic Choices

For the reading selection and topic you choose, your paper should cover the following:

  1. Briefly introduce the writer and the situation that this reading is about. 
  2. Identify the genre or nature of the reading. (Who is the author; why did he or she write this piece?)
  3. Using specific examples or lines within the reading, suggest the author’s key views and key aims for the reading audience. (Give a 1–2 paragraph summary of ideas.)
  4. Describe how the reading impacted you. Think about any similar situations today and key lessons you get from the reading that could be relevant to one’s professional and personal life.
Additional Requirements

The specific course outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Review the rubric to see how your assignment will be graded on answer quality, logic and organization of the paper, and language and writing skills.

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