Question;Unit 1.1 DB: ParaphrasingRead through the abstract of " Do First-Year University Students Know What to Expect from Their First-Year Writing Intensive Course?"First, paraphrase the abstract into your own words and include an in-text citation and reference.After writing your initial paraphrase, answer the following questions about your classmates paraphrases: (in a paragraph or more)What is the main idea of the paraphrase?What suggestions can you give to improve the paraphrase?Was the in-text citation correctly written in APA?Was this paraphrase easier to understand than the original passage? Why or why not?Unit 2.1 DB: Artificial IntelligenceAfter reading the articles, answer the following:How has Artificial Intelligence directly affected your life over the past few years? What is your future career? Do you believe that this career can be replaced by Artifical Intellgence? Justify your answer by finding one credible source and using at least one quotation in your response.What are some of the possible consequences of jobs being replaced by Artificial Intelligence?Unit 2.2 DB: Movie CritiqueRead through some movie reviews on a few sites from Roger Ebert, The New York Times, and Yahoo Movies.Then, choose a movie that you have recently watched and write a two paragraph critique of the movie. Remember to be objective (no "I", "we", "you") and include supporting details from the movie to follow your theis describing the positives or negatives of the movie.Unit 3 DB: Digital Natives v Digital ImmigrantsClassify yourself as a digital immigrant or a digital native. Use one credible source to support this claim. Then, answer the following:What is your current age? Does this affect how you classify yourself?If age does not matter in classifying yourself, then what other qualities could help explain why you chose to classify yourself as such?What predictions can you make about digital natives and digital immigrants in the future?Is one group at a disadvantage more than the other? Why?Unit 4 DB: Research Essay IntroductionThe final research essay will be due at the end of Unit 7, but it's always good to get a head start on projects like this.Post your introduction (it should include your thesis statement) for your research essay. You may chose your topic from the following choices: art/music therapy, holistic medicine, health care, education reform, social media, free birth control, male/female roles and stereotypes, nutrition, plagiarism and cheating, nature vs. nurture.After posting, answer the following questions about your classmates' posts:What is the thesis?What position on the topic is the writer taking?What part about the introduction draws you in and makes you want to continue to read the essay? If nothing draws you in, suggest two ways to make the introduction more interesting.What parts of the introduction are missing an in-text citation? (If there is any information that is not common knowledge, make note that this needs to be cited)Unit 5 DB: Developing an ArgumentAfter choosing your position from one of the topics listed in the assignment overview, find two scholarly sources to support your position. In two paragraphs of five to seven sentences, compare and contrast the points in each article to develop your position on the topic.After posting your initial response by Wednesday at midnight, respond to at least two of your classmates by Sunday with the following:Find one scholarly source with an opposing point of view and write one paragraph developing an argument against the original argumentRemember that this argument should be logical, follow APA guidelines with in-text citations and references, and should oppose the arguments of your classmatesThis is not a time to fight about what is right or wrong, but to show how you can argue for or against any topic no matter what you believeUnit 6 DB: Research EssayWrite one paragraph answering the following about your research essay:Why did you choose your topic and narrowed topic?What about your topic will be of interest to your audience? Share one interesting fact that you have found so far to support your thesis. Remember to use an in-text citation and reference.From your research, what is the most surprising fact that you have learned about your topic?What type of information do you still need to find to finish your research essay?What has the hardest part of the research process been so far?After writing your paragraph, respond to two other posts by addressing the following:Using scholarly sources (The Library tab in Blackboard), find one source relevant to your classmates' topic and share the link.After reading the article, write a short paragraph explaining why this source would support their topic.Unit 7 DB: The Revision ProcessAfter writing essays for the past seven weeks, read through the articles on the writing process. Choose one reading to summarize in a short paragraph including an in-text citation and a reference. Then, ask a question at the end of your post about the revision process relating to the readings.Remember to respond to at least two posts by Sunday at midnight.Unit 8 DB: Obedience to AuthorityAfter watching the Stanford Prison Experiment video, choose what role you would rather play in the experiment. Explain the reasoning for your answer. What does this show about your personality related to authority and obedience?Water CoolerThe Water Cooler discussion board is for students to discuss issues related - or not - to the course. Ask questions, offer support, or take a break here. The instructor will NOT regularly monitor this board. If you have questions for your instructor, use the Ask the Instructor discussion board.
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