This written assignment is an essay proposal. It is due tonight before midnight CST and should note which style you intend to use for the essay (descriptive or narrative). Then, you should discuss your first choice for a topic to use for the essay. Alongside your topic choice, you should discuss your tentative thesis for the essay. You should also list a second choice of topic and its tentative thesis. Finally, you should list any questions you have for the instructor about the assignment or your potential topics.
The essay must be 100% creative or from personal experiences no outside sources are allowed.
The 2 topics I have in mind are #1 the hazards of taking children out to eat (I have 5 Children) and #2 You have noticed a reoccurring problem in the workplace ( I have a boss who holds others accountable but not himself).
For this assignment, you will compose either a narrative or descriptive essay containing at least 750 words. You should select the style that best fits your topic, keeping in mind that narrative writing will contain description and descriptive writing may contain narrative. Your goal is to write an interesting, thoughtful, clear, concise, error-free, and organized essay. The sentence structure, vocabulary, mechanics and grammar of the essay should reflect the abilities of a college-level writer.If you choose to compose a descriptive essay, remember to focus the essay around a dominant impression, and include only those details that support the dominant impression. You should utilize vivid sensory language and varied structure to engage your reader, supported by intentional organization of your writing. Refer to chapter 3 in The Longman Reader if you choose this style.If you choose to compose a narrative essay, remember to identify the conflict in the event you discuss, identify the point of the narrative, and include only those details that advance the narrative point while crafting an organized narrative sequence that is easy to follow, vigorous, and immediate. Your narrative essay should also exhibit both tension and conflict. Refer to chapter 4 in The Longman Reader if you choose this style.Your essay should feature a clear introduction and conclusion, coherent and unified body paragraphs that begin with clearly worded topic sentences, and transitions both within and between paragraphs. The assigned readings in The Longman Reader should provide insight and guidance for this assignment, so try to make connections between what you read in the text and strategies you can infer for writing your essay. You should not consult additional sources for this assignment, since it focuses on your own experiences, thoughts and opinions. This assignment is worth 80 points – 8% of the total course grade. Prior to drafting this assignment, students should submit a topic proposal. This written assignment is due on January 23rd and should note which style you intend to use for the essay. Then, you should discuss your first choice for a topic to use for the essay. Alongside your topic choice, you should discuss your tentative thesis for the essay. You should also list a second choice of topic and its tentative thesis. Finally, you should list any questions you have for the instructor about the assignment or your potential topics. Be sure to follow the document formatting guidelines outlined in the syllabus; an example is posted within the Course Documents module.
This essay will employ a descriptive style of writing. A descriptive approach will make it possible to cover the topic contents with unspecific time elements, as would be necessitated in the narrative style. Both the hazards of taking children out to eat and the reoccurring problem in the workplace entail timeless phenomena that can happen at any time. Moreover, the findings discovered in any of the two topics will not be in chronological order as requisite in a narrative essay. There will also be neither a narrative plot nor some characters that advance the story; only the subjects of the topic will be referred to. There will be, however, reference to the first person when explaining personal experiences that advance the topics.
The Hazards of Taking Children Out to Eat
Parents in contemporary times have a tendency to take their children out to eat at restaurants, diners, fast foods and other eateries. The main motivations behind this are change in times and perceptions as well as demanding jobs that leave insufficient time for home cooking. Changing times might influence people into thinking that eating out is fashionable, less time wasting and a show of class and financial power. Demanding jobs, on the other hand, has both couples working so many hours that they have not enough time to prepare a meal for themselves and their children. The resultant is that they eat out or purchase food from fast foods for fast and instant gratification. However, this tendency has numerous hazards. Food poisoning, allergies to some foods, unbalanced diets, chronic diseases and ill table manners are some of the hazards that may arise from taking children out to eat.
Children that consistently eat out may suffer from food poisoning. This may be caused by viruses and bacteria such as Escherichia Coli and Yersinia. These pathogens release toxins that cause food poisoning. When eating out at restaurants is compared to eating at home, it is evident that hygienic conditions are better at home implying that foodborne diseases are harder to contract at home. Food poisoning, in addition to health repercussions, may influence a child’s concentration at school. This adds to the hazards of taking children out to eat. Similarly, children may develop allergic reactions to some of the foods eaten in restaurants. This may be difficult to identify and treat as parents have little control over the preparation and serving of the food. Like food poisoning, allergies affect both the health and education of children.
Eating out at restaurants and diners may also have the adverse effect of an unbalanced diet for the child. People choose restaurants due to that eatery’s excellent cooking of some dish. It may then develop into a habit eating that dish every time parents take children out to eat. This may contribute to an unbalanced diet as compared to eating at home where parents have the liberty and ability to alternate dishes and provide a balanced diet for their kids. Moreover, bad diets may also lead to the contraction of chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. From first-hand experience, foods from restaurants and fast foods have excessive fat and sugars, which contribute to the diseases mentioned herewith.
I also believe that perpetual eating in eateries may make a child reliant on these food sources as he/she grows up. The child may acquire this behavior from parents despite apparent health hazards involved in this doing. This advances the likelihood of contracting foodborne diseases, allergic reactions and chronic diseases during the child’s lifetime.These hazards are easily avoidable when parents are inclined towards healthy eating at home.
A Reoccurring Problem in The Workplace
Numerous problems in the workplace derail an organization’s efforts to achieve set targets. Challenges in an organization may range from external sources such as competition and unfavorable government policies to internal problems such as with the human resource or management. An organization may solve each of the problems efficiently enough, but a challenge relating to the leadership/management is much more difficult to handle. This is because leaders are responsible for making decisions crucial for the continual performance of the firm. I have noticed a reoccurring problem at my place of work: my boss holds employees accountable but exempts himself from any responsibility.
Effective leaders are characterized by an ability to take calculated risks, set realistic goals and galvanize the workforce into collectively working towards the attainment of set goals. More importantly, however, a leader should take responsibility when his/her strategies are unsuccessful. It is only after accepting accountability that corrective measures can be employed. Such a leader is motivational to his employees since they feel valued and covered for. Morale, job satisfaction and cohesion in the workplace are enhanced by good leadership thus directly contributing to organizational success. I have witnessed this being exemplified by visionary leaders such as the late Steve Jobs of Apple Inc., Fredrick Smith of FedEx and Meg Whitman of Hewlett Packard (HP).
With reference to unity and cohesion in the workplace, all employees, regardless of rank, should be responsible for the organization’s performance. During successful times, it is evident that every stakeholder in the firm is pleased with their efforts. For instance, there is increased remuneration for employees. It is therefore unfair that when the firm goes through a rough patch, the boss shifts all the accountability to his/her subordinates.
This reoccurring problem at my workplace is a telltale sign of ineffective leadership. My boss happily takes credit for excellent work by employees but abandons us when mistakes happen. The morale in my place of work has dropped to an all-time low. Reduced motivation has been evidenced by a consistent run of bad performance which the boss keeps blaming on the employees. The turnover rate has increased in the past year as colleagues seek better opportunities and recognition in other institutions.Apparently, the leadership style employed by my boss is contributing to the degeneration of the workplace.
- There has been an increased tendency for Americans and their families to eat out at restaurants, diners and related eateries. Which social and economic factors have led to the development of this trend?
- Eating out at eateries has numerous repercussions as compared to eating home-cooked food. Which is the relationship between taking children out to eat and academic performance?
- Explain the effects of foodborne diseases on the health of children and their development into maturity.
- In addition to accountability, which positive leadership traits do you expect your leader/manager to portray?
- Management of the human resource is among the duties of a leader in the internal environment of a firm. Which aspects of the external environment should a leader also manage?
- Reoccurring leadership problems at the workplace lead to reduced morale among employees. Explain the various ways in which management can raise employee