Critical Reading & Response Assignment

Critical Reading & Response Assignment

To complete this activity, you will need to write a 2-3 page response essay including all of the following requirements:

1) A summary of the article using strategies from your week 3 readings to incorporate summarizing strategies.

2) Include at least one section of paraphrasing and one direct quote using the strategies for paraphrasing and direct quotations provided in your week 3 readings.

3) Examine your biases in relationship to the topic of this article. How do your biases affect your understanding and reception of the text?

This activity must also include an APA formatted reference page and a title page. An abstract page is not needed. You must cite the article provided in addition to any additional source material you may choose to bring into this essay.


Other / Culture Diversity

Throughout this course you will read scholarly work on questions of diversity, exclusion and inclusion. You will write a weekly blog reflecting upon those issues, but rather than offering an unsubstantiated opinion on these matters, you’ll be expected to offer a unique but informed opinion supported by scholarly research and empirical evidence.

You will have freedom to choose the topic and the particular angle of the issue as you wish to explore it, but there are some clear parameters you’ll need to follow.

Each blog entry must have:

  1. Minimum 500 words (15% penalty for falling short of the word count)
  2. 1 citation from academic source materials read that week in class. This must be cited with a page number and author. Sources may not be reused week-to-week.
  3. 1 citation of an academic source (a relevant peer-reviewed article) from outside of class.  Hint: Wikipedia is not an academic source. Sources may not be reused week-to-week.
  4. 1 citation of a news media article relevant to the topic.
  5. At least 1 audio or visual element that adds substantial content to support your argument. This could be a link to a video, pictures, etc.


Required reading

  1. Max Weber–The Spirit of Capitalism –  The Spirit of Capitalism – Alternative Formats – PDF (147KB)
  2. Sojourner Truth–Ain’t I a Woman –  Aint I a WomanAint I a Woman – Alternative Formats – PDF (52 KB)
  3. Phillips-Anderson–Reflection on Sojourner Truth –  On Sojourner TruthOn Sojourner Truth – Alternative Formats   – PDF (250 KB)
  4. Simone de Beauvoir–The Second Sex (Introduction) –  The Second Sex _IntroductionThe Second Sex _Introduction – Alternative Formats   – PDF (208 KB)
  5. Frantz Fanon–National Culture –  National CultureNational Culture – Alternative Formats   – PDF (145 KB)



The Epitome of Fast Fashion and Capitalism

Produce evidence of the stages involved in the planning and completion of a data-driven project. References to case studies of data analysis used in business, politics, or other areas; the methodological process of collecting and segmenting data, and critical reflection on the data analysis (in relation to ethics, politics, etc.).

The portfolio should follow this structure:

1. Introduction: What dataset is the basis of the portfolio? What is the research question?

2. Literature Review

3. Documentation: How were the data collected, modified, and analysed?

4. Analysis: What interpretations can be made?

5. Critical Discussion: What are the strengths and limitations of the project?

( 2500 words if you can)


Introductory speech

This just a sample of what the prof wants so please follow it. Thank you!

Student Name:
Speech 101
Manuscript for Introductory speech:
In order to help alleviate your fears, make sure you
Introduce yourself, share your dreams and
feel free to share some hobbies, interests and goals for the class.
You do not need
an audience for this one. Please turn in the manuscript of your speech, see example below. Clearly
you do not need to include the commentary. That is provided for you to see how the speech was
created and adheres to guidelines for a speech.
A Heart Worn on My Hand*
The blistering sun beats on my forehead. I grip my fingers along the red stitching of the
leather softball nestled in my hand. The batter steps up to the plate and I dig the toe of my cleats
further into the pitching mound. As I prepare to pitch, my focus lies on nothing but the catcher’s
glove. I know my next pitch will be a strike. As I throw the ball with all my strength, the batter
unleashes a hard line drive right back at me. But it’s all right because I catch the ball in my glove and
the batter is out.
Not only has my softball glove saved me from physical harm, but it contains hidden clues to
my personality, my background, and the experiences that have helped shape who I am today.
On the outside of my glove, you notice my name scribbled in black permanent marker. My
name is unique and I feel this has given me the courage to be different and stand out from my peers
throughout my life. Surrounding my name you notice water stains on the leather of my glove. These

stains come from practicing in the rainy spring weather.

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