Connection, collaboration, community (3pgs) | English homework help
Connection, Collaboration, and Community
Case 1 is an essay in which students will communicate using their own thoughts, words, and ideas to demonstrate their ability to interpret text and organize ideas. In addition, the student will demonstrate the ability to integrate others’ words and ideas coherently into one’s own writing, using APA Style format.
Students will analyze and interpret the thoughts, words, and ideas of others, draws conclusions, and solve problems to demonstrate their ability to think critically and creatively in a disciplined and evaluative manner.
The assigned reading/viewing background materials for Module 1 included such thoughts, words, ideas, and/or concepts as poverty, non-profit, philanthropy, giving, happiness, charity, champion, altruism, and community.
Select two or more of these societal constructs in which you see some sort of connection. For example, how is philanthropy connected to community… happiness connected to giving… or poverty connected to community?
In a well-organized and well-supported essay, discuss where, how, and why that connection exists in our society today. Be sure to provide specific examples to support your point of view, perhaps your own experience in your community, at work, or through your own pursuits. On the other hand, maybe you do not see a connection between many of these concepts, while there should be. In this case, an essay might address ways in which society needs to improve as we consider ways to find connections between these concepts and societal constructs.
Please note that there is no right or wrong response here, just your ability to make a point and support it using details and examples from the readings/viewings as well as your own experience.
A well-organized essay has a beginning, middle, and an end. The beginning, or introduction, should include an opening sentence to grab your reader’s attention. Follow the opening sentence with a brief background to introduce the topic. The last sentence of the introduction is the thesis statement. The thesis states the main point of the essay, which in this case, would be the ways in which two or more concepts resonate. For example,
The principle or practice of altruism on a small (or large) scale can conquer poverty, one individual at a time.
The body (middle) of the essay supports the thesis using points, details, and examples; the conclusion typically summarizes the main points of the essay and/or closes with a lasting impression that connects the reader to their world.
Be sure to proofread your essay and edit for proper grammar, punctuation, diction (word choice), and spelling, as errors in sentence skills will lower a final grade. A grade will be determined based on the Module 1 Case expectations and the Trident University General Education rubric for English.
Papers must be double-spaced in Times or Times New Roman font (12 cpi) with standard one-inch margins.
When citing secondary source material within the essay, APA Style citations and a Works Cited page are required.
Write an organized and well-supported essay (no less than three pages in length) with an original thesis statement that finds connections among the concepts addressed in Module 1.
Proofread the essay for errors in grammar, diction (word choice), punctuation, and spelling.
Recommended Sources To Use:
Birdsong, M. (n.d.). The story we tell about poverty isn’t true. Retrieved April 19, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/mia_birdsong_the_story_we_tell_about_poverty_isn_t_true
Gates, M. (n.d.). What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola. Retrieved April 18, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/melinda_french_gates_what_nonprofits_can_learn_from_coca_cola
Fulton, K. (n.d.). You are the future of philanthropy. Retrieved April 18, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/katherine_fulton_you_are_the_future_of_philanthropy
LaVine, L. (2013, June 26). The Power of Giving Back: How Community Involvement Can Boost Your Bottom Line. Retrieved April 18, 2017, from https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226974
Norton, M. (n.d.). How to buy happiness. Retrieved April 18, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_norton_how_to_buy_happiness
Pallotta, D. (n.d.). The way we think about charity is dead wrong. Retrieved April 18, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_pallotta_the_way_we_think_about_charity_is_dead_wrong
Pierson, R. (n.d.). Every kid needs a champion. Retrieved April 19, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/rita_pierson_every_kid_needs_a_champion#t-9127
Singer, P. (n.d.). The why and how of effective altruism. Retrieved April 18, 2017, from https://www.ted.com/talks/peter_singer_the_why_and_how_of_effective_altruism
What Is Community, and Why Is It Important? (n.d.). Retrieved April 18, 2017, from http://www.ikedacenter.org/thinkers-themes/themes/community/what-is-community-responses