You will have to complete an annotated biblography and major research paper (8 t

You will have to complete an annotated biblography and major research paper (8 to 10 pages) for the test-out.  In order to do this, you will need to write in a style appropriate for an academic discourse community and read numerous scholarly articles.  At least five of the articles must be located in the Herzing University Library. You will be allowed one week from when access is provided to complete this task.
Identify a minimum of 10 resources,  for one of the following topics:
3D Printing
High speed rail
Stem Cell Research
Crowdfunding
Complete an annotated bibliography for the identified sources.
Your annotated bibliography should be in APA format. All references should be in APA format.
The completed paper will be formatted in APA and include:
A title page in APA format
An abstract in APA format
8-10 pages of researched content.
Introduction that includes: statement of the problem, definition of terms, claim statement, significance of the study, thesis
Body of the paper that includes: background for the research, presentation, and analysis of the data, discussion of the research and data
Conclusion statement: analytical summary, thesis reworded, recommendations
A Reference Page(s) in APA format
Provide in-text citations in APA format

Assignment 4: Evaluation of Progress (Week 11) Your final assignment of the Term

Assignment 4: Evaluation of Progress (Week 11)
Your final assignment of the Term is to critically evaluate your progress relative to your stated Term Plan goals. Locate your most recent Term Plan form. In the right-hand column, indicate if you met your goals by placing a comment, such as “completed Summer Term.” If you did not meet your goals as expected, indicate why you were unable to meet them. You may find it beneficial to keep a folder for your Term Plans and Final Reports dated for each Term, along with key communications from your committee members.
Submission Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:
Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “year.mm.ddTermPlanWk11+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
Click the Assignment 4 link.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved and click Open.

Who are you? This is a “get to know me” writing sample that needs to be shared p

Who are you?
This is a “get to know me” writing sample that needs to be shared publicly. Consider one of the following approaches:
Write a prose piece (of approximately 750 words). [Focus on specificity and clarity.]
Write an autobiographical poem (at least 200 words) in any style. [Use the breadth of your language skills to convey your feelings.]
Compile a list of key words that describes who you are (at least 200 words). [Number each word and avoid using too many adjectives.]
Or combine all of the above to create a new, mixed-format mode of written expression.
Your “Introductory Autobiography” needs to represent your writing abilities; so, make sure you carefully edit your work before posting.
Take a chance. Consider your audience.
Be original

For this essay, your task is to analyze one of the pieces of literature we read

For this essay, your task is to analyze one of the pieces of literature we read this semester with regard to its representations of gender. You should choose from one of the short stories, or Fun Home, or The House on Mango Street. Your assignment is to develop an argument about some aspect of gender in your chosen literary example. Your argument can be related to a wide variety of topics: traditional or looser (non-traditional) gender roles, masculinity and/or femininity, declared or hinted causes (i.e., nature or nurture) for gender differences, interesting plot lines, the power of media in shaping expectations, among others.
Please do not feel compelled to discuss all the ways that your piece portrays gender; rather, you should focus on one particular element that you see at work within the text (and you can mention the other parts in passing if they are relevant).
Your main task is to stake a claim about the way your chosen text presents an aspect of gender or the message it is sending, and to back that claim up with textual evidence. In other words, you will need to draw quotations from your chosen text to support your argument (but be sure to not overquote). Your thesis should establish not only a claim, but also indicate some effects or implications of that claim: the “so what”? Why does it matter that Fun Home illustrates non-traditional gender roles, or that “Bicycles, Muscles and Cigarettes” ties male worth to brutish behavior? Can Fun Home teach readers something about gender? Are we forced to rethink cultural beliefs of masculinity? Your essay should at least point toward some larger value for your claim.
To summarize, your essay should present:
an argument about a text we read this semester in regards to some aspect of gender representations
support in the form of quotations from your text. Use MLA format, with parenthetical citations and a Works Cited page. Secondary sources are allowed but not required. Do not overquote; AND
a clear and well-thought out connection to the point you are making about this  text.

Choose a page of comics from the graphic novel Fun Home by Alison Bechdel that y

Choose a page of comics from the graphic novel Fun Home by Alison Bechdel that you think has something particularly interesting to say about gender and identity. Explain:
What is the purpose of this comics page? In other words, what is the specific effect that this page is trying to accomplish, and/or the specific feeling this page is trying to arouse in the reader? In answering this question, be as precise as possible. Don’t just say that the page is trying to tell a story or arouse the reader’s interest, explain what kind of story the page is trying to tell, or what sort of interest the story is trying to arouse in the reader regarding gender and identity.
What colors dominate the images? Why do you think these colors were chosen? How do the pictures in the book help the reader relate to the story?
LINK TO READING: https://colectivotijeras.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/fun_home.pdf

Write an essay (with introduction and conclusion) on the suggested topic. Your i

Write an essay (with introduction and conclusion) on the suggested topic.
Your introduction should include the thesis statement – main idea of the paper (here is more detailed explanation – https://essayshark.com/blog/how-to-write-a-thesis-statement-to-make-it-clear/). Don’t include any new information in the conclusion. It should  restate the thesis statement of the paper.
Support your ideas with relevant arguments and examples.

Write an essay fully discussing one of the following. PROMPT IDEAS 1) Discuss th

Write an essay fully discussing one of the following.
PROMPT IDEAS
1) Discuss the drinking age. Either argue it should be lowered, it should stay the same, or it should be raised, and be clear about why.
2) Reflect on the recent protests, and the reasons they started. You can look at the Murder of George Floyd, Breona Taylor or any of the other citizens who were killed by police offices in the recent past. How is systemic racism that is built into American society responsible for these things continuing to happen? How can it be fixed?
3) Look at “Adult Crime, Adult Time” and “Kids Who Kill Are Still Kids” and discuss whether children should ever be tried as adults. What is the age cut off? What should be done to determine a crime should be considered ‘adult’.
4) Choose your own topic based on current events. Make sure your point is clear, and we understand what your position is, and prove your point. Just take a position on an issue and argue your side of it with evidence.
Specifics:
1) Use a standard 10 or 12 font on the final draft.
2) Double space- Points will be taken off for single spacing.
3) Essay must be at least4 pages long.
4) Indent for paragraphs, do not add an extra space
5) Headers should match the sample MLA paper
7) Works Cited page with at least 1 source.

Writing response: LINK TO VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cetg4gu0oQQ&t=2

Writing response:
LINK TO VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cetg4gu0oQQ&t=25s
Discuss how male gender roles are depicted in “Paul’s Case” and “Greasy Lake.”
Do these pieces resemble social attitudes about masculinity and male behavior that Baldoni describes in his TED Talk? What is the shift in these attitudes that Baldoni suggests? In what ways would the main characters in these two short stories have benefited from this shift?

Write an essay (with introduction and conclusion) on the suggested topic. Your i

Write an essay (with introduction and conclusion) on the suggested topic. Your introduction should include the thesis statement – main idea of the paper (here is more detailed explanation – https://essayshark.com/blog/how-to-write-a-thesis-statement-to-make-it-clear/). Don’t include any new information in the conclusion. It should restate the thesis statement of the paper. Support your ideas with relevant arguments and examples (in-text citations). List 2-3 sources in the references. Make sure you stick to a required formatting style. Get benefits of these sources citationmachine.net and easybib.com. MLA format – https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_in_text_citations_the_basics.html

Write an essay (with introduction and conclusion) on the suggested topic. Your i

Write an essay (with introduction and conclusion) on the suggested topic. Your introduction should include the thesis statement – main idea of the paper (here is more detailed explanation – https://essayshark.com/blog/how-to-write-a-thesis-statement-to-make-it-clear/). Don’t include any new information in the conclusion. It should restate the thesis statement of the paper. Support your ideas with relevant arguments and examples (in-text citations).