• You will post a 200–250 word thread in the Discussion Board Forum answering the assigned question(s). Remember that this is a discussion, not an essay or paper. Leave room for others to comment, challenge, and question you.
• The thread should show careful analysis and offer a clear argument. Support your argument with specific details from the assigned reading, textbook and/or lectures.
• Write in your own words. If you do quote, keep quoted material to a minimum and be sure to cite your source.
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What is the “nickname”/alternative moniker of the Washington’s address?
What does Washington mean when he says to, “cast down your bucket”?
Who is he speaking to?
How are these people suppose to “cast down” their “buckets”? Consider what this means regarding your own HBCU: North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.
(Optional response: Do you know your institutional history? What was A&T’s first name and how does this fit into Washington’s overall discussion)
Explain what Washington means when he states: “No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. It is the bottom of life we must begin, and not at the top.”
How do you feel about this, especially seeing that you are currently attending a liberal arts institution of higher learning.
How does Washington speak to the Southern, White establishment in his address?
What are his suggestions on racial progress?
How does Washington promote the White, Southern establishment’s active participation and contribution to supporting the Southern Black masses?
Define the following:
Now, identify which of the previously defined terms describes Booker T. Washington’s educational/social philosophy and explain why.
assignment 1 : Submit a 6 Page Final Reaction Paper, due during Finals period. Reaction Paper guidelines: Please submit via the Sakai Dropbox. (standard 12 point Times font, double spaced, single sided, usual 1 inch margins) This reaction paper can be on any comedian, film, theme, or topic of your choice that we either covered in class, or that you have encountered outside of the course material that has captured your interest. If you wish, the subject/ topic/ angle/ focus/ content/ issues can a development of a direction that you mentioned or covered in a reaction snippet or in your presentation, but should feature new content. You are welcome to include your own interpretations, viewpoints, the paper should be mostly analysis, argument, and critical assessment. Hence, strive to make observations and arguments that can be substantiated with direct evidence from the sources you have encountered, and strive to back up your viewpoints and interpretations with examples from the sources. Unlike the snippets, this is not a simple brainstorm exercise; please organize your thoughts and ideas into clear, well-structured sentences and a standard paper format with well-constructed paragraphs. Grading of the paper will be based upon the following criteria: 1. how you develop your ideas and use evidence from the films and/or readings to support your position 2. the clarity and quality of your writing, including the organization and presentation of your ideas; 3. spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Assignment 2: Submit a total of 8 “reaction snippets” (just about a paragraph long each). Each snippet should aim at expressing your reactions/opinions/thoughts on any aspect of any material we have covered in the course. (Please submit it in Sakai Dropbox). Don’t worry about writing style, grammar, etc – this is not a writing assignment, it is just a very informal brainstorm “get your thoughts down” activity in which you can even use bullets instead of full sentences if you would like. **I will not be grading these snippets, instead you
will simply get credit for whether you submitted them or not.
According to best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, an effective argumentative utilizes the following:
Introductory paragraph. The first paragraph of your essay should outline the topic, provide background information necessary to understand your argument, outline the evidence you will present and states your thesis.
The thesis statement. This is part of your first paragraph. It is a concise, one-sentence summary of your main point and claim.
Body paragraphs. A typical argumentative essay comprises three or more paragraphs that explain the reasons why you support your thesis.
Each body paragraph should cover a different idea or piece of evidence and contain a topic sentence that clearly and concisely explains why the reader should agree with your position. Body paragraphs are where you back up your claims with examples, research, statistics, studies, and text citations. Address opposing points of view and disprove them or explain why you disagree with them. Presenting facts and considering a topic from every angle adds credibility and will help you gain a reader’s trust.
Conclusion. One paragraph that restates your thesis and summarizes all of the arguments made in your body paragraphs. Rather than introducing new facts or more arguments, a good conclusion will appeal to a reader’s emotions.