Essay Analysis

Synthesize/Apply/Reflect Assignment (SAR):
Throughout the course you will need to evaluate lessons against specific criteria. There are many sources online for lessons. Some that you might want to consider include:
Share My Lesson http://www.sharemylesson.com/
ReadWriteThink http://www.readwritethink.org/

One of the most important reading strategies is explicit instruction. The following indicators are evident in classrooms that implement explicit instruction effectively.
Purpose of lesson (in terms of measurable outcomes) is clear
Lesson focuses on skills that students are ready to learn-neither too easy nor too hard. An assessment, formal or informal embedded in instruction, is used and data is gathered to determine if students need the skill and are ready to learn it
Teacher presents ideas and models skills clearly and accurately by using language students can understand.
Teacher TELLS the students (in words the students can understand) the following 5 items:
What they are Learning
What it is
Why it is important to reading
When to use the strategy
How to use the strategy
Teacher provides opportunities for guided and independent practice.
Teacher checks for understanding/skill mastery and responds accordingly.
Teacher uses strategies to differentiate instruction in respect to content, process, and product.
Think of a lesson you have taught recently or use one from online. Evaluate your performance by using the explicit instruction indicators. Briefly summarize the lesson, reflect on each of the indicators, and describe one area of strength and one area requiring improvement for effective explicit instruction. Write about how the improvement might affect the reading trajectory of your students.
If you are not currently teaching find a lesson online. Evaluate the teacher performance by using the explicit instruction indicators. Summarize the lesson, reflect on the indicators, and describe one area of strength and one area requiring improvement for effective explicit instruction. Write about how the improvement might affect the reading trajectory of students.
Assignment Guidelines
For your assignment:
Indicate the grade level of your lesson
Provide a summary of the lesson (you do not need to include the lesson) including:
Description of the lesson components
Lesson Objectives
Materials
Activities
An analysis of the lesson corresponding with each indicator of explicit instruction (from above)
A thoughtful, detailed example of one strength of the lesson
One area that requires improvement for effective explicit instruction.
Explain how the improvement might affect the reading trajectory of your students

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Article reviewing

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fbioe.2019.00175/full
What is the idea of the frontier similar, is it similar to Lewis and Clark’s perspective of nature and the frontier, what is one of the new frontiers discussed in the article, how might it impact nature?

Article reviewing

Personal statement

If you have decided on your educational and career goals, describe them and explain how your interest in these goals developed. If you have not yet decided on your educational and career goals, describe some possible goals and explain how you might explore and decide on them.
Explain how an important personal accomplishment, challenge, or experience has impacted your life. What did you learn and how will you apply this lesson in the classroom or community?

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Explorative Essay

Description

1-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time can be read as a Bildungsroman . Focusing on
things such as point of view, the mystery genre, characterization, or any other aspects you find striking
or interesting, please offer an account of what the novel teaches young readers about growing up with
a learning disorder.

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Essay on Metaphysics Article

Description

Value: 40% of final grade.
Write an essay of approximately 1700-1900 words on one of the following topics (The articles from my textbook have been given to me and I will scan and upload them both for you to have access too):

  1. Harry Frankfurt contrasts a person who has free will with one who is what he calls a “wanton.” What is the contrast he draws? Discuss at least one example of Frankfurt’soffered to illustrate this difference. Is his case for this difference being what matters — “indeed all the freedom it is possible to desire or to conceive”(92) — regarding free will adequate? Critically assess.
  2. Daniel Dennett discusses the threat to free will, or at least responsible/accountable action, posed by cases where a mental state is caused (even “implanted”) in various ways which bypass or subvert a person’s rational capabilities. What does he conclude regarding these cases and what we should conclude regarding them? Critically assess Dennett’s reasoning regarding at least two such examples and his treatment of them.

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Essay Analysis

Short Essay 1 (5 points): 300-word limit: Reflect on the segments of the documentary Waging Change by Abby
Ginzberg. How is the tipped minimum wage simultaneously an issue of race, class, and gender?
Short Essay 2 (5 points): 300-word limitWhat is the difference between income and wealth? What historical
processes have led to racial differences in wealth?
Long Essay (10 points): 750-word limitRead the New York Times Article posted on Canvas: “The Persistent
Grip of Social Class on College Admissions.” We spent considerable time in class discussing stratification
processes within the education system and why education is important for social mobility. You should draw on
the course materials, class meetings, and this article to answer the following questions in essay format. What
role does education have for social mobility? What parts of Massey’s and Rivera’s arguments do you see in
this article? This article describes a shift in college admissions criteria. How is merit socially constructed, and
how have measurements of merit historically been designed to benefit people in positions of power?

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Self-reflection (MOTIVATION)

Write a 700- to 1,050-word self-reflection on what would motivate you to work more innovatively.

Detail how your current employer (marketing for credit company) can change strategies within the organization to promote your internal motivation and innovation.
Discuss what motivates you in general to be innovative.

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Essay Analysis

1.Explain the relationship types such as 1:M, 1:1, M:M, or M:1. Be sure to indicate the determined factors from the previous assignment requirement.
2.Determine the normal form of your database design. Justify your choice with evidence from your design and the definitions of the normal forms.
3.If your design is not in at least third normal form, revise it so it is in at least third normal form. Provide the revised design in addition to the original. Justify why the new design is now in at least third normal form with evidence from the design and the definitions of the normal forms.
4.Provide three specific examples of data anomalies (including at least one insert, update, and delete anomaly each) that might happen if your database were not in at least third normal form. Provide sample non-normalized data and tables, the action taken, and the resulting anomalous data. Explain why your design avoids each possible problem.
5.Insert the screenshots of your ERDs in the paper in the appropriate places and label each screenshot.

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Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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Rhetorical Analysis Essay

The objective of this assignment is to enable you to write a well-constructed rhetorical analysis that makes a claim regarding the rhetorical tools exhibited in a text.

The subject of your analysis will be a rhetorical article (editorial) approximately 1-2 pages long.
Suggested sources: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, the London Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, your city’s newspaper’s editorial page, etc..

You can use any editorial writer. Suggested writers include: Richard Cohen, Ellen Goodman, Maureen O’Dowd, William Raspberry, Anna Quindlen.
Sample Websites from which to harvest editorials:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/opinion/editorialboard.html
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/

In a rhetorical analysis, you should:
• Make a clearly stated, complex claim about the text’s rhetoric and its effectiveness (thesis)
• Contextualize the text using the Rhetorical Triangle (author, audience and purpose)
• Discuss rhetorical appeals of the text (logs, ethos, pathos)
• Observe proper MLA quotation and citation formatting requirement
• Observe proper MLA paper formatting requirement
• Choose a clear organization for the paper that clearly aids understanding (think about your audience the whole time you are writing)
• Create interesting and functional introduction and conclusion paragraphs

Your essay should include the following parts:
• Introduction: this is where you introduce the text you will analyze and let the reader know what your standpoint on this text’s rhetoric will be. Be sure to include an explicitly stated thesis. Write in the third person throughout, and use an authoritative tone.
• Body:
*Contextualize: who is the author, who is the audience, and what is the author’s purpose in this piece of writing?
*Identify and discuss each of the rhetorical appeals—ethos, pathos, logos
*Make sure each paragraph has a main point, evidence from the text to support that point, and explanation of the evidence
*Remember to keep your analysis as objective as possible; discuss the text’s rhetoric, not its subject
• Conclusion: this is where you restate the claim you have made about the text and explain why your analysis supports the claim. You should also use a recognized concluding strategy; a formal conclusion, an implied conclusion, a broader point made of the thesis.

Your essay should be between 500 and 1,000 words long (roughly 2-4 pages)

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