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Read Nam Le’s short story Links to an external site.as well as the other linked

Read Nam Le’s short story Links to an external site.as well as the other linked readings. 
The story references the My Lai massacre of the Vietnam War. Consider both the Turse and Le readings: How does events of the war inform the relationship between father and son? How does the story comment upon issues of wartime trauma and racial/ethnic identity? In what ways do you think past issues/concepts in this course are also echoed in the story?

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Use the instructions below and write on this topic Should Abortion Be Banned? 20

Use the instructions below and write on this topic Should Abortion Be Banned? 200 words in MLA format. 24 hours
 For your initial post, you will need to review all of the learning materials in Lesson 1, especially the  “Classical Argument and Toulmin Argument Terms,” to analyze the Classical Argument you composed in Unit 1. Your goal is to identify examples in your work that correspond to the following elements from the Toulmin method of argument analysis.
   
Claim
Qualifiers
Grounds
Warrants
Backing
Rebuttal
Several of these elements appeared in your Classical Argument under different names. Qualifiers, Warrants, and Backing are new, and your learning materials this week give you many examples to help you understand what they are. 
 
For your initial post: 
Copy the list above and fill it in with examples from your Classical Argument work You might struggle to identify warrants and backing; however, you may have also incidentally included those.
If you cannot find one or more of the components above in your Classical Argument, explain how and where you can add it, and what kind of evidence you will need to do

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1. What is the lesson in this story?  2. Discuss your own relationship with your

1. What is the lesson in this story? 
2. Discuss your own relationship with your children or parents.  
3. Is the story an accurate depiction of Chinese culture?   
4. Is the mother too hard on her daughter? 

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 Develop a social media campaign to bring awareness to hazardous alcohol consump

 Develop a social media campaign to bring awareness to hazardous alcohol consumption and/or alcohol abuse among a determined target population. 

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Conflict drives a story.  It forces the characters into action, and the suspense

Conflict drives a story.  It forces the characters into action, and the suspense the conflict creates keeps the audience reading to find out what happens. Please revisit the pdf on Plot posted in Section 1 to refresh your memory on the role the conflict plays in short stories before taking on the following assignment. 
In literature there are two general types of conflict:
Internal conflict takes place inside a character when they are forced to wrestle with a decision or choice.  Internal conflicts can deal with a character trying to figure out some aspect of their identity or they may involve a character having to make a difficult choice. 
External conflict takes place between characters or between a character and the outside world.  External conflicts can manifest as disagreements between spouses, fistfights between siblings, struggles between employees and their bosses, the possibilities are endless.  External conflicts can also manifest as a character facing some sort of challenge: the rent is due, there is a mountain to climb, a crime to commit, a test to take, etc. 
Many stories will contain either internal or external conflicts, but the best stories will utilize a blend of both. 
For this week’s discussion board, I want you to specifically identify the internal and external conflicts of each story in the reading list, using quoted material as evidence to your claims where possible.  Look over the pdf on Plot in Section 1 and use this to help you identify whether the conflicts in the stories are character vs. character, character vs. society, character vs. nature, character vs. fate, or character vs. machine. Notice how the stories this week tend to focus on conflicts of race and social class.  You should take at least a paragraph to outline your analysis of the conflict in each story and you should utilize quotes from the text with MLA style documentation. 

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During the course of an interview, you will find that responding appropriately t

During the course of an interview, you will find that responding appropriately to some questions is challenging.  Often these are open-ended and “behavioral” questions, such as “Tell me about yourself”.  Different interviewees struggle with different questions.  While preparing for an interview, you should identify those questions you feel may be the most difficult for you to respond to.  Then take steps to prepare a response that will work.  Not only will this reduce the pre-interview jitters, but it will also provide you with the best opportunity to sell yourself to the interviewer.
Practice Opportunity – Take time to practice your responses to interview style questions using the Interview Simulation Training Tool.  Instructions available in Overview Document
For this assessment, you are to download, complete, upload, and submit the Unit 4 Assessment Worksheet
Unit 4 Preparing to Answer Questions in an Interview

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  Now that you’ve spent time (in Lessons 9.1 and 9.2) reading and thinking about

 
Now that you’ve spent time (in Lessons 9.1 and 9.2) reading and thinking about the functions and types of nonverbal cues, and have explored various ways to improve competence in sending and interpreting nonverbal cues (Lesson 9.3), take a look at the following video describing the value of “Power Posing”. 
This video shares a unique look at how the body and the mind impact what we “say” without “saying” a thing.
While watching the video, do some critical listening and thinking-
What is the message?
How do you know that? (What is in the video explains the concept best? What resources are being used to support the message?)
Then discuss why you might need to know what’s being explored in the video. How might you use this information?
Ultimately try it out: Use the “Power Pose” before you go into your next stressful situation. Does it work? What did you discover? Share your findings here. Do some reflective thinking and writing…
Can we really “Fake it” ’til we Make it?
TED. (2012, October 1). Your body language may shape who you are | Amy Cuddy [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc
 Click on “cc” at the bottom right of the video for assistance with closed captioning.
Base your writing on your response to the prompts. Explore what you’ve discovered in the reading and the video. Blend personal perspective along with details from these sources. Develop a minimum of 20 to 25 sentences for this assignment.

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  Discussion/Response: Eliminating Microaggressions In this unit, we focus our a

 
Discussion/Response: Eliminating Microaggressions
In this unit, we focus our attention on language and meaning, how language functions, and why it’s challenging for many of us to use language effectively and ethically. The material in Lessons 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3 are key to understanding the following assignment, so please make sure you study the reading carefully. 
Then open the following link and review the article Microaggressions: Death by a Thousand CutsLinks to an external site.
You’ll next want to watch the following video. Let the message wash over you but stay attuned in particular to the suggestions of how to eliminate microaggressions.
Eliminating Microaggressions: The Next Level of Inclusion | Tiffany Alvoid | TEDxOakland. (n.d.). Www.youtube.com. https://youtu.be/cPqVit6TJjw

Finally, contemplate and respond to all of the following prompts:
In your own words, what are microaggressions and how can they impact an individual who is targeted?
Why should we study microaggressions in an interpersonal communication class?
How might we curtail microaggressions in a classroom? 
Spend time with this. Ultimately, you want to develop a minimum of 15 to 20 sentences for this assignment. Contemplate what you learned in this week’s reading, the article, the video, and what you’ve discovered so far about needing to think before you speak.   
Finally, review as many of your peers’ responses as you can, then comment on at least 3 of them. As always, provide your classmates with worthwhile thoughts and suggestions. Discover. Explore. What are you learning? Why do we need to spend time with this assignment and the message it brings us? 

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Answer the following with reference to The Cask of Amontillado. There are multip

Answer the following with reference to The Cask of Amontillado. There are multiple versions of the story available online but make sure you only use the version of the story in the link I have provided. DO NOT use any outside sources (other than the story) for this assignment.
1. Summarize (in 2-3 sentences) the plot of the story.
2. Why do you think Montresor never gives detailed information on how exactly Fortunato had hurt him ‘a thousand times’? Do you think the thousand times is meant to be taken ? Why or why not?
3. Briefly (4-5 sentences) describe the personality of Montresor, mentioning at least 2 specific examples from the story to justify your answer.
4. Why do you think Montresor chose this particular method/type of revenge? Would another method have been better? Why or why not?
5.List any three symbols you find in the story, along with what they symbolize.
6.What do you think is the main theme/moral of the story? Briefly (4-5 sentences) explain your answer.
https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/the_cask_of_amontillado.pdf

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There are many different types of job interviews. Interviews can vary by style,

There are many different types of job interviews. Interviews can vary by style, types of questions, and other factors. Many interviewers use behavioral interview questions to evaluate how you might contribute to the company’s culture as well as its success.
Instructions:
Choose one of the following behavioral interview questions and respond to it as you would during an interview:
Tell me about a time when you had to work with others. What was the situation and how did you respond?
Describe a time when you had to deal with others? Describe the scenario and how you handled the situation.
Tell me about a time when you made a mistake. What was the situation and how did you respond?
In your response, include the following:
A detailed description of your response to the question asked in your selected situation/scenario.
A comprehensive list of the approaches you have or would use to respond to the questions asked in your situation/scenario.
In addition, describe the “selling points” you are trying to make in your response to the chosen question.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.