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In this final paper, you will compare, contrast, and evaluate two different view

In this final paper, you will compare, contrast, and evaluate two different viewpoints on the same issue.
Preparation and Planning:
1) Choose a “Room for Debate” topic from The New York Times.
2) Choose two of the viewpoints to compare and contrast.
3) Find two additional sources; one should support one of the viewpoints, and one should support the other. Sources should adhere to the criteria of the CRAAP evaluation test. You may use the databases Academic Search (EBSCO), Google Scholar, or Opposing Viewpoints in Context (direct links can be found in the Canvas Page “Library Links”). Direct links to these databases can be found here
Writing the Paper:
Your paper should identify, compare, and contrast the viewpoints of both of the authors.
Please note: this is not an opinion paper. The purpose of this assignment is for you to identify and evaluate the arguments of others, no matter what your own personal thoughts on the issue you have selected may be. This is not an appropriate venue to agree or disagree with the viewpoints about which you are writing; rather, this paper should demonstrate your ability to read rhetorically, recognize and articulate the nuanced ideas of others, and critique the effectiveness of the arguments presented.
The majority (2/3) of the paper should be your explication of the viewpoints you have chosen. You should 1) identify the viewpoints (What is the author arguing? What is her stance?), 2) compare them (How are they similar? Where do the viewpoints intersect with one another?), 3) contrast them (How are they different? Where do they diverge?), and 4) use your two additional sources to help you expand the viewpoints featured. All sources should be cited in APA format (in-text and in the References Cited). The final 1/3 of the paper should consist of your evaluation of the effectiveness of the arguments the authors present.
You will write two publishs of this paper and a final version of this paper. You should turn in the first publish to Canvas for peer review. After you have received feedback from a peer, you should revise your paper. You will receive instructor comments on the second publish of the paper. The final version of this paper is due on the day of the final exam.
A Good Paper Will:
Be between 650 – 800 words (not including References Cited)
Clearly identify and articulate the arguments of the two authors
Utilize two additional sources, both of which align with one of the “Room for Debate” viewpoints
Correctly summarize and paraphrase content from the text using APA in-text citations
Feature organized, logical paragraphs which are connected with appropriate transitions
Demonstrate careful and precise rhetorical reading skills through your analysis
Cite sources in APA format (in-text and in the References Cited list)
Contain minimal errors in grammar, syntax, and spelling
Formatting Requirements:
Typed in Times New Roman, font size 12, double-spaced with standard margins
Uses appropriate heading provided by instructor
File submitted as a Microsoft Word document (no other document type is permitted)
Please review the below view points to compare and contrast then use the 2 sources provided below
Remember you should have at least one point of similarity and one point of difference but you may choose whether the additional 2 points are those of similarity or difference.

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By the way, all papers that have more than 21% of uncited work will not be scored.

You are to post your Research Paper (4-5 pages) excluding the Works Cited in this section. Please note that your paper must adhere to the governing guidelines of MLA. By the way, all papers that have more than 21% of uncited work will not be scored. Please edit and proofread your paper carefully. Once again, your Research Paper is based upon the Sentence Outline that you completed earlier in the class. Lastly, review the “Sample Research Paper” as your model. All papers must adhere to the guidelines of MLA.
Special Note: If you fail to provide the correct heading format–then your work will not be scored. Once again, Late/Missed Work will not be scored.

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We are on the 7-point grading scale its 30% of my grade it will be put into safeassign to check for plagerism its 30% of my grade she is big on grammer and puncuation

we are on the 7-point grading scale its 30% of my grade it will be put into safeassign to check for plagerism its 30% of my grade she is big on grammer and puncuation

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What poems have you chosen to work with?

this needs to be roughly 5 – 8 pages long, double-spaced and cited. You need to quote at least once from each source, and you need to cite that source according to MLA conventions. Make sure that your main point is clear in the introduction, and make sure to identify the poems and poets, and Dungy, in the introduction too. And make sure you’re clear about why this idea is important? Why does it matter? For me, it matters that being *in* the place where we experience nature is where the poem needs to come from, because the place is what we need to preserve.
“If you can construct a narrative that turns a human into a beast in order to justify the degradation of that human, how much easier must it be to dismiss the needs of a black bear, a crayfish, a banyan? The values we place on lives that are not our own are reflected in the stories we tell ourselves—and in which aspects of these stories resonate with us” (Dungy)
“Our contemporary understanding of ecopoetics takes into account the ways human-centered thinking reflects on, and is reflected in, what we write. And, contemporary ecopoetics questions the efficacy of valuing one physical presentation of animated matter over another, because narratives about place and about life contribute to our orientation in, and our interpretation of, that place and that life” (Dungy)
One purpose of academic researched writing is to participate in a conversation based in an ongoing conversation about topics that affect human life. Think of it this way, writers (and all kinds of artists) have made observations and arguments, and asked questions, about the value of nature. What is nature, and what is “natural” as opposed to made or constructed? What is our relationship with nature, and how does that shape how we think about it? (And act about it.) How does human life reflect nature? And when doesn’t it? These conversations are shaped by the time period in which they were written and in which they are read, and the people who wrote them and those who read them. Those people are shaped by all kinds of other things: place, beliefs, nationality, race, gender, etc.
At this time, we are culturally engaged in conversations about the importance of nature and how, or whether, to preserve it. This feels like an urgent collection of questions, given the changes in climate and landscape, and in variety of living creatures.
With this in mind, I would like you to work with one of the ideas in Dungy’s essay: ecopoetics, ecotone (you can think of this as a literal place where the poem is situated, or a metaphorical place from which the poem works), how the valuing of creature life might reflect valuing human life, the pleasures and dangers of the natural world, etc. Here are an assortment of quotes from which you can choose to write:
“I feel an affinity for what ecologists call ecotones, areas at the margins between one zone and another—like the tidal zone where beach and ocean overlap, or the treed and grassy band where forest becomes meadow—spaces that are often robustly productive and alive. These are overlaps rich with possibility and also, often, danger” (Dungy)
“If you can construct a narrative that turns a human into a beast in order to justify the degradation of that human, how much easier must it be to dismiss the needs of a black bear, a crayfish, a banyan? The values we place on lives that are not our own are reflected in the stories we tell ourselves—and in which aspects of these stories resonate with us” (Dungy)
“Our contemporary understanding of ecopoetics takes into account the ways human-centered thinking reflects on, and is reflected in, what we write. And, contemporary ecopoetics questions the efficacy of valuing one physical presentation of animated matter over another, because narratives about place and about life contribute to our orientation in, and our interpretation of, that place and that life” (Dungy)
Is all writing environmental writing?
For this paper, you need to use one of these ideas to talk about at least two poems (they can be by the same or by different poets. One can be a poem we’ve already discussed, but the second should be something we haven’t worked with. There’s a collection of nature poems in the folder for research and writing on Blackboard; you can also work with one you find on your own—if you do this, just run it by me quickly.
Let me give an example: Our experiences of nature are so often mediated by something else, often technology. We look at the landscape through cameras and on film or in tv, we read about potential or actual natural disasters in places we’ve never been; we recall images of nature associated with our own feelings, rather than as experiences of their own. When Dungy writes, “…narratives about place and about life contribute to our orientation in, and our interpretation of, that place and that life,” she is making connection between how our experiences are clear in how we write about them. In Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” the primary experience is one of remembering a beautiful place, which doesn’t depend on the place continuing to exist, while in Ari Banias’ “A Sunset,” the experience of nature is repeated in human expression. In Wordsworth’s ecopoetics, nature doesn’t need to exist, but the same could be said for Banias’ poem. Both value human experience based in a thing or similar to a thing in nature.
So I’d use the quote from Dungy, the Wordsworth poem we discussed and a poem by Ari Banias that’s on Blackboard, to write an essay proposing that, in order to value nature enough to make real efforts to preserve it, we need poetry that stays with nature rather filtering it through someother technology, even f that technology is memory or human experission.
Yours could be simpler. Is all writing environmental writing? Use two poems to show how it is or isn’t, or how it both is and isn’t.
Or you could write about ecotones, arguing that places of transition can be understood metaphorically: they could be about class or economics, they could be about emotional life or stages of life. Use two poems to explain that.
Or you could talk about metaphorical urban ecotones, places between park and street, for example, or backyard and house.
We’ll work through this in three steps:
1. Discussion board: post two possible paper topics. They can be brief, and you can use this to ask your peers for ideas if you have one that isn’t clear to you yet. (I like the poem by Jericho Brown, what do I want to write about it? Know another poem that fits with it?)
2. Response paper: Write to me about your idea. What argument do you want to make? What poems have you chosen to work with? Do you have any questions about the poems? The quote from Dungy?
3. Paper: This needs to be roughly 5 – 8 pages long, double-spaced and cited. You need to quote at least once from each source, and you need to cite that source according to MLA conventions. Make sure that your main point is clear in the introduction, and make sure to identify the poems and poets, and Dungy, in the introduction too. And make sure you’re clear about why this idea is important? Why does it matter? For me, it matters that being *in* the place where we experience nature is where the poem needs to come from, because the place is what we need to preserve.

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It’s okay to experiment and try new things as you work on finding your news writing voice — the expectation for this piece isn’t advanced-level journalism, but a good attempt at identifying and working within journalistic style conventions.

For this piece of writing, you’ll use news writing techniques to report on some aspect of the present moment in higher education. Your article should be specific, focused, newsworthy, and related to student mental health.
Note that format and style expectations are generally different for news articles than for academic papers. For instance, news articles tend to use shorter paragraphs and provide a strong, clear lede in the very first sentence of the article.
It’s okay to experiment and try new things as you work on finding your news writing voice — the expectation for this piece isn’t advanced-level journalism, but a good attempt at identifying and working within journalistic style conventions.
News articles generally use a combination of lead-in or follow-up citations (for interview and non-interview sources) and embedded links (for non-interview sources). For your own article, you should also use lead-in or follow-up citations, and then you can choose to use either embedded links to sources OR a final reference list at the end of the of the document.

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The passion project is going to be on fairness to immigrants.

THIS LINK IS AN EXAMPLE OF A PASSION PROJECT. THIS IS HOW THE FINAL PRODUCT IS SUPPOSED TO RESEMBLE. https://careformentalillnessawareness.weebly.com/
MY PASSION PROJECT IS BASED ON THE ESSAY I ATTACHED BELOW. I ALSO ATTACHED THE ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS.
THE PASSION PROJECT IS GOING TO BE ON FAIRNESS TO IMMIGRANTS. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, LET ME KNOW.

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The general requirements for this research paper are:

Literary Research Draft:
You are required to upload a draft, with a minimum of 750 words (50% of your research-paper’s required word count of 1500).
The general requirements for this research paper are:
1/ On a selected work of literature from the syllabus list–other works need to be approved by the instructor either via email or discussion posting.
2/ Application of a selected school of literature is optional this time.
3/ Precise thesis statement (or limited topic).
4/ MLA 9 Format Works Cited page included with the research.
5/ 5 scholarly sources minimum (any combination of books, online articles, etc.) –No Wikis

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Discuss your thoughts about whether you think nature reflects a presence of the sacred.

Task :Taking into consideration Emerson’s Nature, Annie Dillard’s “Seeing,” and Mary Oliver’s poems “The Summer Day” and “Wild Geese” ;
write about your thoughts and feelings on how all four of these pieces reflect the possibility of the sacred in nature.
Discuss your thoughts about whether you think nature reflects a presence of the sacred. Very important: to consider the
possibility of the sacred does not require a specifically religious perspective. In a few short words, the sacred, especially for our
purposes, suggests the presence of something we revere, something we find awe-inspiring or deeply inspirational, healing or uplifting.
Typically, sacredness is associated with places, occurrences, and even things. Therefore, we can think of nature as a place where
encountering the sacred is possible.
As you discuss your personal thoughts, I want you to specifically incorporate your thoughts about our readings from Emerson,
Dillard, and Oliver. You are also welcome to include, in addition to these writings, other writing, films, experiences, and religious
perspectives / beliefs.
The essay is primarily about you and what you think– but it must also include specific thoughts about the class readings.
Do not use the typical essay structure that we have learned in this class.
No formal introduction
No thesis
No conclusion
Your essay is a narrative about your thoughts, your feelings, your conclusions.
Instead of a thesis, you must come to your final insight about the question. Your paragraphs should lead to why you had this insight.
If you do not think there is anything sacred about nature, you can write about that.
You do not have to write about whether you agree or like what the writers said. This essay is about you and what you think.
You need to organize it logically. You need a beginning in which you establish for your reader the fact that you are going to ponder
your thoughts about the sacredness of nature (or, if it is the case, your belief there is nothing sacred about nature). Your
discussion must be linked to your personal thoughts about Emerson, Dillard, and Oliver. You can discuss your thoughts about each
piece separately or you can discuss two or more simultaneously. The choice is yours.
Just make sure that everything you discuss leads your reader to your final insight when you express, ultimately, your final thoughts
about whether nature is sacred or not– and how those writers contribute to your thoughts.
You can think about this essay as your assessment of the majority of things we have read this semester.
Your job is not to agree with me or make me feel like I am a good teacher (I personally think I am deeply flawed).
Your grade for the essay will be based on how thoroughly you express your thoughts about the class readings and how effectively
you use those thoughts to offer an overall insight. The assignment truly is about you.
Since you will be using several sources, you will need to carefully follow how to correctly cite them in-text and then as part of a
correctly formatted Works Cited page. See attached picture for this.

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Write a paper analyzing a main character in the pursuit of happiness movie and his lead rship characteristics, behaviors, strengths, and weaknesses.

Write a paper analyzing a main character in the Pursuit of Happiness movie and his lead rship characteristics, behaviors, strengths, and weaknesses. The following are requirements
of the paper. (J-B Leadership Challenge- Kouzes-Posner) James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner – The Leadership Challenge- How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations-Jossey-Bass (2017) – The should be the main focus.

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Write in mla format.

Earlier in the semester, you defined “excellence” as what it personally means to you. For the final exam essay, provide an overall self-assessment of your performance in this class, and include examples of how you demonstrated excellence in English 101, Fall 2022.
Essays should be five paragraphs or sections in length: introduction, body and conclusion, and contain all of the elements expected within each paragraph/section per the instructional resources included in Modules. Adhere to all requirements of college-level writing. Follow MLA formatting style guidelines throughout your essay. Do NOT include any outside sources in your essay; there should be no “hits” from Turnitin.com. This is your definition of “excellence,” and your personal examples of “excellence.” Your voice should be the only voice in your essay. Write in MLA format.
Criteria for grading composition assignments (papers) are detailed in AVC’s English 101 Grading Rubric, which can be accessed in Modules and here: https://www.avc.edu/academics/laad/english/101rubric
Links to an external site.
As written in the course syllabus, late essays, regardless of reason(s) are not accepted. Best-and-final drafts are due to the “Final Exam” Turnitin.com submission link in Module 11 (M11) any time before 25, 2022.