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research paper based on Susan Douglass book, Where the Girls Are.

Specifications for the Written Component

For the written section, you must write a research paper based on Susan Douglas’s book, Where the Girls Are.  This book is 25 years old now, and we need to see whether the same patterns of media portrayals of women from the twentieth century are still used in the twenty-first. The paper must be at least five pages long and must contain the following elements:

A summary of the book which is approximately 2 ½ pages long.

Four items from today’s popular culture that deal with women or women’s issues.  Describe them.  Examples of things that could be used are advertisements, music, political advertisements, media coverage of the Me Too movement, television shows, movies, media coverage of Hillary Clinton or Sarah Palin or Elizabeth Warren.  

 Analyze those items applying ideas from Douglas’s book.  For example, do the things that Douglas concluded about television shows such as Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie still hold for situation comedies today?

Assess the impact that the media has on women’s position in society today.

 

This piece is worth 100 points.

 

Modern Politics

Here are the instructions: 

 

1.  300-400 words = 1-1.5 pages (include a word count at the end of your essay)

2.  Content must be representative of the reading.  You must cite from the book (Hint: if you cite from other source materials this will ONLY help you.  State sources at the end of your essay)

3.  Make sure you discuss the issue at hand, make sure they directly relate to the issue

4.  Proper citation formatting:  Chicago Manual of Style

Addition: I believe outside sources can be used, but please, use the textbook more. 

 

Here is the question:


The concept of modern politics seems to have emerged with the French Revolution. How did the French Revolution lead to the development of a conservative political ideology? How did Liberalism represent an ideology of the industrial age?  Why did liberalism support laissez-faire capitalism?

The bibliography for the textbook that I have attached is below:

Backman, Clifford R. Cultures of the West: A History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020

Compare and contrast John Locke’s and Jean Jacques Rousseau’s respective conceptions of human nature and the State of Nature. How are the two similar? How are they different?

he citations for your answers should adhere to Chicago Manual Style format, and you should only include references to the assigned course texts in your answers. No outside sources should be used or cited in your answer. 


The article instruction is to answer
Compare and contrast John Locke’s and Jean Jacques Rousseau’s respective conceptions of human nature and the State of Nature. How are the two similar? How are they different?

Fashion in Africa

Paper Overview: Your research papers this semester will be 5-7 pages in length. Do not go below five pages, but feel free to write more than six if you are able and willing. To begin, choose one of the following themes for your paper to orient around. You will then narrow down that theme into a specific topic, and then craft a specific thesis (an argument) around that topic. 


Attached is my introduction that I would like to keep if possible. 

Social medias effect on mental health

You will write a 2-3 page summary of the scholarly sources you have collected as part of your annotated bibliography. This short paper will serve as the introduction and lit review for your final paper. 

Please review the rubric and consider this example Lit Review Example.pdf 
This paper must have a proper introduction and conclusion, be typed, double-spaced, and have one-inch margins and 12-point size font. For citations, follow the Chicago style guide (author/date format) available online at the American Anthropological Association Style Guide. 
Papers must be turned in via Canvas before class on the day they are due. Late assignments will receive a 10% deduction for every day late. Proper grammar and spelling are essential for these assignments.

Gender & Sexuality

Please write a one-page think piece in which you engage with the weeks readings. You might try to define analytical threads that run through the different readings or you can provide a critique of the ways in which the authors use these ideas. There is no one perfect way to write a think piece please do not simply provide summaries of the readings. This is a chance for you to show that you have not just read the material but have engaged with it. For this think piece, you need to write on Susan Stryker & Joan W. Scott’s pieces. 

Article Review

Write (in order) 1 paragraph single spaced (6-8 sentences) on each reading listed. 
Provide two points and a question with respect to the reading.
Clear evidence, crisp narrative, with correct grammar and spelling.  

Please format using the uploaded example. 

Baum, Sandra (2004).  A primer on economics for financial aid professionals.  The College Board, New York.  Pages1-27 and Part Two.

 

Winston, G. (1999), Subsidies, hierarchy, and peers:  The awkward economics of higher education, Journal of economic perspectives 13:1, pp. 13-36.

 

Baum, S. and P. Schwartz (2006).  How much debt is too much?  Defining benchmarks for manageable student debt, Project on Student Debt and the College Board, Princeton.

https://www.cgsnet.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/How_Much_Debt_is_Too_Much.pdf

 

Dynarski, S. (2003), Does aid matter?  Measuring the effect of student aid on college attendance and completion, American economic review 93:1, pp. 279-88.

 

Field, Erica (2009), Educational debt burden and career choice:  Evidence from a financial aid experiment at NYU Law School, American Economic Journal Applied Economics, January 2009,       1:1, pp. 1-21.

Foreign Policy Annotated Bibliography

 The annotated bibliography is a research tool. It starts with the general idea that it’s good to keep a running list of your research materials and their accompanying citations for your paper or research.  Which means, the first step of an annotated bibliography looks just like a reference page (although it may look differently in different doc styles). Here’s a few articles from a sample paper in our class: 

Berger, D., Hart, C., Jacob, B., & Loeb, S. (2016). Can technology help promote equality of 

educational opportunities? Journal of the Social Sciences, 2(5), 242-271. Retrieved from 

https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7758/rsf.2016.2.5.12

Bewick, C. J., & Kostelnik, M. (2004). Educating early childhood teachers about computers. 

National Association for the Education of Young Children, 59(3),26-29.Retrieved from 

https://www.jstor.org/stable/i40102722

Bowers, S. W., & Ernst, J.V. (2018). Assessing elementary in-service teachers’ stem-centric 

lesson plans. Journal of STEM Education, 19(2), 5-12. Retrieved from 

https://search.proquest.com/docview/2057942401?accountid=35715

Braak, J. V., Hermans, R., & Vanderlinde, R. (2009). Educational technology on a turning point: 

Curriculum implementation in Flanders and challenges for schools. Educational Technology Research and Development, 57(4), 573-584. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/stable/40388648

The above articles would be your list of articles you are keeping for your research (probably ongoing) that you may (or may not) decide on using in your final paper for the class.  What the annotated bibliography does next is try to help you save time.  Instead of having to reread all those articles again 4 or 6 weeks from now (to put them in your paper), you add notes (annotations) into the citation list (bibliography) to refer back to later.  Some professors only assign a summative annotated bibliography.  That’s where you write a summary after each citation entry and would be formatted like this: 

Berger, D., Hart, C., Jacob, B., & Loeb, S. (2016). Can technology help promote equality of 

educational opportunities?Journal of the Social Sciences, 2(5), 242-271. Retrieved from 

https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7758/rsf.2016.2.5.12

[ADD SUMMARY PARAGRAPH OF THE ABOVE ARTICLE HERE.]

Bewick, C. J., & Kostelnik, M. (2004). Educating early childhood teachers about computers. 

National Association for the Education of Young Children, 59(3),26-29.Retrieved from 

https://www.jstor.org/stable/i40102722

[ADD SUMMARY PARAGRAPH OF THE ABOVE ARTICLE HERE.]

Bowers, S. W., & Ernst, J.V. (2018). Assessing elementary in-service teachers’ stem-centric 

lesson plans. Journal of STEM Education, 19(2), 5-12. Retrieved from 

https://search.proquest.com/docview/2057942401?accountid=35715

[ADD SUMMARY PARAGRAPH OF THE ABOVE ARTICLE HERE.]

Braak, J. V., Hermans, R., & Vanderlinde, R. (2009). Educational technology on a turning point: 

Curriculum implementation in Flanders and challenges for schools. Educational Technology Research and Development, 57(4), 573-584. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/stable/40388648

[ADD SUMMARY PARAGRAPH OF THE ABOVE ARTICLE HERE.]

Other professors assign an analytical (analysis) annotated bibliography.  That’s where you write your analysis (there might be a specific type of analysis assigned or you might be free to do your own analysis type) after each citation entry and would be formatted in the same manner as above, but you’d substitute an analysis for each summary.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  YOU HAVE TO DO BOTH PARAGRAPHS (SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS) FOR OUR ASSIGNMENT!  MAKE SURE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE SAMPLE TO SEE PROPER FORMAT OF THE ASSIGNMENT BUT REMEMBER TO FORMAT THE CITATIONS IN YOUR OWN DOCUMENTATION STYLE!

A few other points/tips to consider:

  • I’ve shared a slide presentation of a theory called “The Modes of Discourse.” You’ll need to look through it carefully and understand it:

    • Your summaries have to be in expository mode (the mode is explained in the slide presentation). 

    • Your analyses can be in any mode other than the literary mode (the mode is explained in the slide presentation). 

  • Most of you know what you want your final paper in this class to focus on.  As such, these articles should be aimed at that goal and on that focus.    

  • Some of you DO NOT know what you want your final paper in this class to focus on.  If so, these articles should be aimed at helping you find a focus.  That means you should research complex issues/problems in your field for this assignment to help you choose a direction to move forward. 

  • These must be academic articles.  That means they have to meet these three criteria: 

    • They can’t be anonymous.  Anonymous isn’t academic.  They can’t be the name of a company or group.  It has to be a named person or multiple people. 

    • It must use sources in some manner.  Footnotes?  That’s fine.  Quotes?  That’s fine. Paraphrase? That’s fine. Endnotes? That’s fine.

    • It has to have been published in an academic journal.  

  • For most of you, the journal it was published in goes in the citation.  You can see the journals in the above samples because the journal names are italicized in that documentation style. 

In the past, students who have done poorly on the annotated bibliographies have often fell into some of these holes: 

  • They didn’t use academic articles for this assignment.  Instead, they used other types of articles. 

    • Wait… What if I can’t find the author’s name? Don’t use that article. 

    • Wait… What if they didn’t use sources? Don’t use that article. 

    • Wait… What if I don’t know if it’s in an academic journal? Don’t use that article. 

  • They didn’t get the citation format correct for their documentation style.  

  • They didn’t meet the word count for each paragraph.  What? Word count? Yes. Be awesome. Exceed the minimum.  

  • They ignored the mode requirement introduced this week.  It’s important. 

What would I do if I had to do this assignment?  

  • I’d double-check the assignment prompt and any other materials (e.g. handouts, emails, samples, etc.) to make sure of all the requirements before starting the annotated bibs.  

  • I’d make sure to ask my professor questions for clarity when needed. That way, when I submitted my work, I’d already be confident that I understood the assignment and was on my way to earning full credit.  

  • I’d make sure I knew the 3 requirements of academic articles shared above so I didn’t accidentally do work and not get credit for it. 

  • I’d double check my citation format and look for variations (mistakes) between my citations. (See below for an example of variation errors.)  

  • I’d check my word count on each paragraph and make sure to go past the minimum.

  • I’d make sure my summaries were written in the expository mode from the theory presentation.  

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Many students, roughly 75%, end up with variation errors that cost them points on each assignment requiring documentation style use moving forward.  A variation error happens when you are supposed to follow one correct template for formatting your citations and instead, make little variations.  Below, the first entry is formatted in the required manner of the student’s documentation style (remember, your doc style may be different from her doc style).  I’ve put variation errors in the entries after it (highlighted in red). You’ll see it looks almost correct… but has 12 errors.  That level of attention to detail won’t score well.  Remember to follow the required format of your documentation style flawlessly.

Berger, D., Hart, C., Jacob, B., & Loeb, S. (2016). Can technology help promote equality of 

educational opportunities? Journal of the Social Sciences, 2(5), 242-271. Retrieved from 

https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7758/rsf.2016.2.5.12

Bewick, Cecil & Kostelnik, M. (2004). Educating Early Childhood Teachers About Computers. 

National Association for the Education of Young Children, 59(3),26-29.Retrieved from 

https://www.jstor.org/stable/i40102722

Bowers, S. W., & Ernst, J.V. 2018 Assessing elementary in-service teachers’ stem-centric 

lesson plans. Journal of STEM Education, 19(2), 5-12. Retrieved from 

https://search.proquest.com/docview/2057942401?accountid=35715

Jim Braak, (2009). Educational technology on a turning point: Curriculum implementation in 

Flanders and challenges for schools. Educational Technology Research and Development, 

57.4, 573-584. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/stable/40388648

An Annotated Bibliography is a list of citations (e.g. a Works Cited page, a Bibliography, etc) but after each citation you share a summary paragraph followed by an analysis paragraph. One purpose of these paragraphs is to remind researchers and readers of the relevance, accuracy, quality, etc. of the articles. Another purpose is to help researchers (like yourself) keep track of the many sources you are engaging with during your research. For this assignment find five academic articles (make sure you know the three requirements for the academic label) from the Mid library database that focus on a problem/issue in your field or a closely related field and create a detailed Annotated Bibliography. Present the citations in the documentation style of your field (from your first assignment). Putting in strong effort here means there is potential for you to use these paragraphs in your final Researched Position Paper later in the semester. Both your summary and analysis paragraph should reach 200 words minimum each to avoid deduction. Worth 100 points. (Intellectual Skills: 2, 3; Broad and Integrative Knowledge: 1, 3)

Situation in Gaza

Please choose a UN Security Council member state to role play for this exercise. Then conduct a system-wide analysis of the situation in Gaza, assessing the overall security in the area. This analysis should include an assessment of:

a. political issues,
b. humanitarian (life saving) needs,
c. human rights violations, and
d. the military situation.

Then, please begin the negotiations for this case study by identifying your UN Security Council member state, as well as your country’s position, interests, needs, and values with respect to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Countries will be selected on a first come first serve basis with no duplications (Switzerland).

Once identified, please enter negotiations with others to determine a solution to this conflict. Please reply to at least two other posts. Please see the most recent peace process offered by the United States

Peace to Prosperity (archives.gov)

As you negotiate, and given the interests of your country positions, consider whether your country views this as a workable proposal. If not what changes would you suggest? You also should consider the recent peace deals between Israel and Arab countries, including the Abraham Accords, and how those deals might affect your position. 

Can you come to any agreement among yourselves on what should be included in a peace plan?

Remember that you are working from the perspective of your chosen country, not personal opinion on the issue. Stay analytical.