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Personal Narrative Essay “Mother Tongue,” “Indian Education” are examples of per

Personal Narrative Essay
“Mother Tongue,” “Indian Education” are examples of personal narratives: a true life narrative told through a creative and descriptive lens. Using your own creative voice, write a personal narrative about a memorable aspect of your own life. As you relate your story, try to give your personal experience meaning for your readers. In other words, demonstrate how your own experience may be common to many others even as you reveal your story’s uniqueness. Try to pick a specific incident or stay focused on a specific theme rather than covering multiple ideas across your life. Remember to show the reader rather than merely tell. Incorporate dialogue and descriptive language. Consider the storytelling techniques in our own assigned readings, though you may create your own style as well.
Keep in mind: This is not a traditional essay structure as we will see for essays 2 through 4 in this class, but a descriptive, CREATIVE NONFICTION, that captures your experience.
Essay parameters:
1000-1,200 words (in Google Docs or MS Word)
Though you don’t need a thesis, your essay should have a clear purpose. Reveal through showing the meaning of your story.

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ESSAY PROMPT Please do the following in this Reflective Essay: 1. Write a 2.5-3

ESSAY PROMPT
Please do the following in this Reflective Essay:
1. Write a 2.5-3 paged (2.5 means 2 full pages and a full half a page) structured Essay in MLA format that makes an ARGUMENT (you must include an overall thesis statement) for the following questions:
In what ways has or hasn’t your approach to writing changed since starting the course?
In understanding that writing, critical reading, and critical thinking takes much perseverance and REGULAR practice, what is the importance of CONSISTENTLY (not only when assignments are due) working on improving writing skills in order to develop as a writer, critical reader, and critical thinker?
Since you are reflecting, it is okay to write in first person. However, be careful that you are not writing a narrative, as this is not the task for this assignment. Rather, the goal of this assignment is to also demonstrate that you can write a structured essay.
Please DO NOT write an essay that list answers to these questions, rather you are to produce a structured essay (Intro, background, thesis, analysis, examples, evidence, transitions, topic/concluding sentences) where you read and think about each question carefully to demonstrate that you can formulate an argument, a thesis that not only examines what happens but WHY it matters and the larger importance.
TIP: When Constructing a Thesis Statement
An Effective thesis statement IS NOT the Following:
“As a writer, I feel that I have changed and developed a growth mindset because I seek consistent tutoring.” This is a very broad statement that does not make an argument for growth or lack of a growth and its connection to a fixed or growth mindset.
If this is what is produced as a thesis for this essay, this DOES NOT demonstrate an argument, in terms of what has been hopefully learned this semester about what a Thesis Statement is and what it should resemble.
You want to take time to sit with and reflect on these questions in order to formulate an argument. This demonstrates your ability to prewrite and to write a thesis statement. Please review the resources that I have posted to Canvas for thesis statements. Pls refer to your practice with writing thesis with the instructor or tutor.
2. Please cite from at least 3 of the your prior readings to reinforce your analysis along with your own examples as a student. Please also remember the difference between using examples as evidence, so that this does not turn into a narration, but rather an argument you are making and only supporting your essay with evidence and or/first-hand examples. Those reading are:
A. The Secret to Raising Smart Kids by Carol Dweck Links to an external site.
B. And Still We Rise by Miles Corwin
C. I Just Wanna Be Average by Mike Rose Download I Just Wanna Be Average by Mike Rose
D. Brainology: Transforming Students Motivation to Learn Download Brainology: Transforming Students Motivation to Learn
3. Finally, please include a VISUAL IMAGE that represents where you feel you have grown in your process of writing (seeking tutoring from the instructor or tutor, practicing outside of class, thinking deeply about the work you produce).
Many students did not submit this portion of the assignment as required for the Midterm Reflection. If this is not completed, it will affect the overall score for this Final Reflection. You always want to complete ALL aspects of any assignment.
This visual image is an image of your choosing. You can copy and paste an image from Google and paste it in your word document.
This image should go on the last page of your essay.
Below the image, please also explain WHY you chose this image to represent who you are as a writer currently.
The image IS NOT part of the 2.5-3pages (2.5 means 2 full pages and a full half a page).
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING THE ASSIGNMENT
1. Please upload a Word, PDF, or text file to Canvas by clicking the ” Start or Submit Assignment tab.”
2. Choose or Select the Word, PDF, or txt file that you will upload.
3. Please make sure to confirm that your essay has been uploaded correctly. You should receive a confetti confirmation when the upload is successful.

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Reflecting Writing is a useful tool because it allows a student to rethink, rese

Reflecting Writing is a useful tool because it allows a student to rethink, resee, develop, and understand the moves made in composition, critical reflection, and analysis. To develop skills as a writer takes time, commitment, practice, practice, and more practice.
Thinking about your writing process currently and less about a grade, in what ways has your approach to writing changed? Has it changed? In what ways have you developed a growth mindset? Or do you believe intelligence is fixed and is only a predictor of grades?
To clarify, please do the following in this Reflective Essay:
1. Write a 2-2 1/2 (two pages-two and a half pages) structured Essay in MLA format that makes an argument for the following questions:
In what ways has or hasn’t your approach to writing changed since starting the course?
Based on whether not any change has occurred, have you developed a growth mindset, or do you believe that intelligence is fixed and the process of acquiring writing skills is a predictor of grades?
Since you are reflecting, it is okay to write in first person. However, be careful that you are not writing a narrative, as this is not the task for this assignment.
2. Tip–an effective thesis is not the following: “As a writer, I feel that I have changed and developed a growth mindset because I seek consistent tutoring.” This is a very broad statement that does not make an argument for growth or lack of a growth and its connection to a fixed or growth mindset.
You want to take time to sit with and reflect on these questions in order to formulate an argument. This demonstrates your ability to prewrite and to write a thesis statement. Please review the resources that I have posted to Canvas for thesis statements. Pls refer to your practice with writing thesis with the instructor or tutor.
3. Please cite from at least 2 of the your prior readings to reinforce your analysis. Those reading are:
A. The Secret to Raising Smart Kids by Carol Dweck Links to an external site.
B. And Still We Rise by Miles Corwin
C. I Just Wanna Be Average by Mike Rose Download I Just Wanna Be Average by Mike Rose
D. Brainology: Transforming Students Motivation to Learn Download Brainology: Transforming Students Motivation to Learn
4. Finally, please include a visual image that represents where you feel you have grown in your process of writing (seeking tutoring from the instructor or tutor, practicing outside of class, thinking deeply about the work you produce).
This visual image is an image of your choosing. You can copy and paste an image from Google and paste it in your word document.
This image should go on the last page of your essay. Below the image, please also explain WHY you chose this image to represent who you are as a writer currently. This image is not part of the 2-2/12 pages. You still need a minimum of 2 pages for this essay.

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ESSAY PROMPT Please do the following in this Reflective Essay: 1. Write a 2.5-3

ESSAY PROMPT
Please do the following in this Reflective Essay:
1. Write a 2.5-3 paged (2.5 means 2 full pages and a full half a page) structured Essay in MLA format that makes an ARGUMENT (you must include an overall thesis statement) for the following questions:
In what ways has or hasn’t your approach to writing changed since starting the course?
In understanding that writing, critical reading, and critical thinking takes much perseverance and REGULAR practice, what is the importance of CONSISTENTLY (not only when assignments are due) working on improving writing skills in order to develop as a writer, critical reader, and critical thinker?
Since you are reflecting, it is okay to write in first person. However, be careful that you are not writing a narrative, as this is not the task for this assignment. Rather, the goal of this assignment is to also demonstrate that you can write a structured essay.
Please DO NOT write an essay that list answers to these questions, rather you are to produce a structured essay (Intro, background, thesis, analysis, examples, evidence, transitions, topic/concluding sentences) where you read and think about each question carefully to demonstrate that you can formulate an argument, a thesis that not only examines what happens but WHY it matters and the larger importance.
TIP: When Constructing a Thesis Statement
An Effective thesis statement IS NOT the Following:
“As a writer, I feel that I have changed and developed a growth mindset because I seek consistent tutoring.” This is a very broad statement that does not make an argument for growth or lack of a growth and its connection to a fixed or growth mindset.
If this is what is produced as a thesis for this essay, this DOES NOT demonstrate an argument, in terms of what has been hopefully learned this semester about what a Thesis Statement is and what it should resemble.
You want to take time to sit with and reflect on these questions in order to formulate an argument. This demonstrates your ability to prewrite and to write a thesis statement. Please review the resources that I have posted to Canvas for thesis statements. Pls refer to your practice with writing thesis with the instructor or tutor.
2. Please cite from at least 3 of the your prior readings to reinforce your analysis along with your own examples as a student. Please also remember the difference between using examples as evidence, so that this does not turn into a narration, but rather an argument you are making and only supporting your essay with evidence and or/first-hand examples. Those reading are:
A. The Secret to Raising Smart Kids by Carol Dweck Links to an external site.
B. And Still We Rise by Miles Corwin
C. I Just Wanna Be Average by Mike Rose Download I Just Wanna Be Average by Mike Rose
D. Brainology: Transforming Students Motivation to Learn Download Brainology: Transforming Students Motivation to Learn
3. Finally, please include a VISUAL IMAGE that represents where you feel you have grown in your process of writing (seeking tutoring from the instructor or tutor, practicing outside of class, thinking deeply about the work you produce).
Many students did not submit this portion of the assignment as required for the Midterm Reflection. If this is not completed, it will affect the overall score for this Final Reflection. You always want to complete ALL aspects of any assignment.
This visual image is an image of your choosing. You can copy and paste an image from Google and paste it in your word document.
This image should go on the last page of your essay.
Below the image, please also explain WHY you chose this image to represent who you are as a writer currently.
The image IS NOT part of the 2.5-3pages (2.5 means 2 full pages and a full half a page).
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING THE ASSIGNMENT
1. Please upload a Word, PDF, or text file to Canvas by clicking the ” Start or Submit Assignment tab.”
2. Choose or Select the Word, PDF, or txt file that you will upload.
3. Please make sure to confirm that your essay has been uploaded correctly. You should receive a confetti confirmation when the upload is successful.

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Reflecting Writing is a useful tool because it allows a student to rethink, rese

Reflecting Writing is a useful tool because it allows a student to rethink, resee, develop, and understand the moves made in composition, critical reflection, and analysis. To develop skills as a writer takes time, commitment, practice, practice, and more practice.
Thinking about your writing process currently and less about a grade, in what ways has your approach to writing changed? Has it changed? In what ways have you developed a growth mindset? Or do you believe intelligence is fixed and is only a predictor of grades?
To clarify, please do the following in this Reflective Essay:
1. Write a 2-2 1/2 (two pages-two and a half pages) structured Essay in MLA format that makes an argument for the following questions:
In what ways has or hasn’t your approach to writing changed since starting the course?
Based on whether not any change has occurred, have you developed a growth mindset, or do you believe that intelligence is fixed and the process of acquiring writing skills is a predictor of grades?
Since you are reflecting, it is okay to write in first person. However, be careful that you are not writing a narrative, as this is not the task for this assignment.
2. Tip–an effective thesis is not the following: “As a writer, I feel that I have changed and developed a growth mindset because I seek consistent tutoring.” This is a very broad statement that does not make an argument for growth or lack of a growth and its connection to a fixed or growth mindset.
You want to take time to sit with and reflect on these questions in order to formulate an argument. This demonstrates your ability to prewrite and to write a thesis statement. Please review the resources that I have posted to Canvas for thesis statements. Pls refer to your practice with writing thesis with the instructor or tutor.
3. Please cite from at least 2 of the your prior readings to reinforce your analysis. Those reading are:
A. The Secret to Raising Smart Kids by Carol Dweck Links to an external site.
B. And Still We Rise by Miles Corwin
C. I Just Wanna Be Average by Mike Rose Download I Just Wanna Be Average by Mike Rose
D. Brainology: Transforming Students Motivation to Learn Download Brainology: Transforming Students Motivation to Learn
4. Finally, please include a visual image that represents where you feel you have grown in your process of writing (seeking tutoring from the instructor or tutor, practicing outside of class, thinking deeply about the work you produce).
This visual image is an image of your choosing. You can copy and paste an image from Google and paste it in your word document.
This image should go on the last page of your essay. Below the image, please also explain WHY you chose this image to represent who you are as a writer currently. This image is not part of the 2-2/12 pages. You still need a minimum of 2 pages for this essay.

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write a 10-paragraph research paper. We will divide our research paper into fou

write a 10-paragraph research paper. We will
divide our research paper into four areas of study. Each area will provide important content that
discusses your topic. Areas of study / Subtitles:
1. Historical Overview
2. Facts and Data
3. Analysis and Discussion
4. Findings and Recommendations
*Each area of study will include two separate paragraphs.
*Each paragraph will include four (MLA) proper in-text citations
*Each area will include two annotated articles.
Please Use the annotated template per area of study.
More In depth instruction doc attached
I have already started with the clusters, and word association column, and the personal statement that you can use. Or edit

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write a 10-paragraph research paper. We will divide our research paper into fou

write a 10-paragraph research paper. We will
divide our research paper into four areas of study. Each area will provide important content that
discusses your topic. Areas of study / Subtitles:
1. Historical Overview
2. Facts and Data
3. Analysis and Discussion
4. Findings and Recommendations
*Each area of study will include two separate paragraphs.
*Each paragraph will include four (MLA) proper in-text citations
*Each area will include two annotated articles.
Please Use the annotated template per area of study.
More In depth instruction doc attached
I have already started with the clusters, and word association column, and the personal statement that you can use. Or edit

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Note: Could you please give this assignment to the writer who completed my paper

Note: Could you please give this assignment to the writer who completed my paper? I have uploaded all the finished paper.
Briefly reflect on your general education experience and address the following questions:
What are the key takeaways from this class that you will carry with you?
What did it take to bring your paper and presentation together, and how has that experience shaped your professional outlook?
What recommendations or advice would you provide for students who will take this course in the future?

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Your task for this assignment is develop a full length research paper (2000-250

Your task for this assignment is develop a full length research paper (2000-2500 words) that uses ONE of the critical lenses we have examined this term as the basis for an interpretation of ONE of the plays that we have read this semester
Note: You may reference more than one lens for this paper. For example, you could write about Ethnic Literary Studies AND Feminism in A Raisin in the Sun. However, ONE of these lenses must be at the forefront of your argument. The second lens should inform and support the first.
This paper’s thesis will present an original, complex and debatable claim based on a critical lens – just like you did in Paper 2 and Paper 3. The biggest difference in this assignment is that you will be using more time and resources to go into more depth about the text you’re examining.
Because this assignment is more complex, we will be breaking up the work into smaller assignments to build up to the full paper. Here are the steps:
Complete an Informal Research Proposal where you inform me about the play, critical lens, and key question you will be using for your paper.
Conduct research independently using the methods we have covered in the Conducting Research Lesson. (While this work is individual, don’t hesitate to contact me or our campus librarians Links to an external site.for help!)
Complete an Annotated Bibliography assignment that will give me information about the sources you’ve found in your research and allow me to help you with your research and your citations prior to your completing the paper publish.
Complete a first publish and revise it into a final publish of the paper (just like you did with Papers 2 and 3).
Paper Requirements
Include an introductory paragraph and a conclusion paragraph.
Be guided by a single thesis that makes an arguable claim about an interpretation of the film you’ve chosen.
Prove the paper’s thesis to be true through the use of specific evidence – particularly direct quotations from the film – and analysis.
Engage in close analysis of the text.
Use (quote, paraphrase, or summarize) at least four secondary sources (but more is fine!). These should be credible and appropriate to an academic assignment, such as articles from a library database, books, or credible websites. You are required to use at least TWO sources found from a library database.
Practice proper quotation formatting and in-text citations (how to do this will vary depending on the sources you’ve found! Whenever possible, use page numbers. Review the MLA Citations lesson and the Using Quotations lesson for more info. Contact me if you have questions!).
A works cited listing is required for each source other than our course lectures used in the paper (including the play itself).
Use at least ONE counter argument in the paper. (See the Creating Counter Arguments lesson for information).
Practice strong paragraph structure including clear topic sentences.
Practice using transition techniques between paragraphs.
The paper should be grammatically correct and free of typos.
The paper should significantly engage with the literary lenses we are using for this essay cycle. This means using a key question and the lens as a means of furthering our understanding of the text.
Papers should be 6-8 pages in length (a minimum of 2000-2500 words).
All work should be typed and double-spaced in size 12 Times New Roman font.
All work should be left aligned.
Your paper should include the following at the top of the first page
Name
Date
English 103 Online
Word Count
key questions we have covered for all of our critical lenses this term:
Key Questions for Marxist Criticism
What social or economic values does the text support? What social or economic values does the text subvert? (For example, does the text suggest that becoming rich is important? Alternatively, does it suggest that other things in life like family are more important than material wealth?)
What social classes do the characters or the text represent and what does this tell us about these social classes?
How does the Hegelian dialectic help us understand the meaning of a story? (In other words, how is it useful to examine the story as a norm being disrupted and replaced by a new norm?)
What is the social class of the author and how might that be reflected in the text?
How does the text reflect the economic realities or class structures as they existed in the story’s historical setting and/or when the story was created?
Key Questions for Ethnic Literary Studies
How does the text’s depiction of an ethnic identity influence the text’s meaning?
How does the text reflect or undermine dominant cultural perceptions of race?
How does the text depict the lived experience of an ethnic identity in American society? (NOTE: Be sure to take into account things like setting in this type of investigation.)
How does the text depict racism and reflect the experiences of victims of racism and how does that depiction influence the text’s meaning?

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IMPORTANT: Make sure to send me a rough publish 20 minutes before the 3 hour mark,

IMPORTANT: Make sure to send me a rough publish 20 minutes before the 3 hour mark, and if you can, finish the order before the 3 hour mark.
you will choose 1 out of 3 options. These options consist of excerpts from academic articles on the short story “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien. You will compose a 750-1000 word essay using both the story & the excerpt from the article. As with the Research Essay, this essay will draw on key quotes from the primary and secondary sources in its argument. It will have a clear essay structure of intro leading to thesis, 3 body paragraphs, followed by a conclusion. Any in-text citations will be made in MLA format. You may list the two sources in a Works Cited at the end of your essay/answer.
Options:
Option 1
Secondary Source:
Wesley, Marilyn. “Truth and fiction in Tim O’Brien’s “If I Die in a Combat Zone” and “The Things They Carried.” College Literature, vol. 29, no. 2, 2002, pp. 1-18.
(excerpt)
“…’The Things They Carried’ invokes and revises two key devices of generic war fiction: the structure of dramatic action and the focal representation of the officer. Buried within this narrative is a conventional plot. A platoon of infantrymen from Alpha Company, led by Lieutenant Jimmy Cross, is on a mission to destroy Viet Cong “villes” and tunnels. The seventeen men-among them, Ted Lavender, Lee Strunk, Rat Kiley, Henry Dobbins, Mitchell Sanders, Dave Jensen, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and Tim O’Brien, characters who recur throughout the collection-are especially uneasy when they discover a tunnel. Standard operating procedure demands that one of their number, chosen by lot, crawl inside and explore before they blow it up, a maneuver literally dangerous and psychologically unnerving. On the day of the story, Lee Strunk is unlucky enough to have to descend. The others, worried for him and uneasily aware of their own mortality, await his eventual reemergence. Although Strunk returns unscathed, Ted Lavender, the most frightened of the group, is later shot while urinating. A helicopter is summoned to remove his body, and the men respond to his death in a variety of ways: relief, humor, hysterical grief, and the destruction of the nearby village of Than Khe.
This imposed dramatic structure of violation and resolution, which makes violent death and chaotic response comprehensible is not adapted by the story, which is, instead, organized as lists of actual and emotional burdens toted by the soldiers. The things they carry include the accoutrements of war, such as steel helmets, which, O’Brien carefully notes, weigh 5 pounds; the particular objects of their military duties, the 23-pound M-60 of the machine gunner or the medic’s bag of “morphine and plasma and malaria tablets and surgical tape and comic books … for a total weight of almost 20 pounds” (1990, 6-7); and the heavier load of fear and whatever the men rely on to cope with fear, like Ted Lavender’s drugs, Kiowa’s bible, and Jimmy Cross’s love letters.
In Writing War Hanley contends that modern military narratives are suffused with a “secret unacknowledged elation’ at the thought of war, with the conviction that war is exciting,”2 and that this style of representation has promoted war as a desirable societal event (1991, 4). But by presenting violence in terms of burden rather than battle through deliberately non-dramatic structure, by stressing the continuous pressure of war rather than the climactic action of combat through the metaphor of weight to be borne, “The Things They Carried” deflates the excitement of traditional portrayal of the violence of the military adventure, and it deflects the ascription of moral purpose to the violent events of war.”
Option 2:

Aqeeli, Ammar A. “Tim O’Brien’s Representation of the Subjugated Other’s Voice Against War in The Things They Carried.” Ars Aeterna : Literary Studies and Humanity, vol. 12, no. 2, Sciendo, 2020, pp. 20–33.

(excerpt)
” A number of critics have concluded that O’Brien’s The Things They Carried is more interested in portraying the American experience of the war more than the Vietnamese one. For instance, Jen Dunnaway argues that literary works about the Vietnam War perpetuate American ethnocentrism by “[reinforcing] the centrality of the white perspective . . . in the text” (2008, p. 117). Similarly, Renny Christopher claims that O’Brien’s work is another American war narrative that puts the American perspective at the centre of its analysis. She suggests that O’Brien’s novel fails to address the war’s repercussions on the Vietnamese. […]
In contrast, other critics explored O’Brien’s idea that the war is antithetical to anything human, moral or good. While it is true that all characters on the Vietnamese side are nameless and voiceless, which makes it irresist
The attached files are examples of how this should be written (Only the part 2 sections)
Also the short story Tim O_Brien – The Things They Carried is attached too in the files