2_1DiscussionBoard_Prompts_2015SpA

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2.1 Discussion Board : MODEL THE WAY and HOMER’S ODYSSEY (50 points total: 40 for posting your prompts in a thread, plus 10 for replies to classmates’ threads) INSTRUCTIONS : You can post your Module 2 Discussion Board “2.1 Discussion Board” thread after you have answered the following prompts. Make sure that as you write, Microsoft Word’s “Grammar Check” and “Spellcheck” features are turned on. Also, have a writing tutor or an editorially savvy friend help you with grammar, spelling, and a final proofreading before you post. Make sure your writing is of high quality and readable: Keep in mind “the Goldilocks Rule---not too short, not too long, but just right” as you read it one final time. Make sure you are explaining things completely, but also make sure you are not repeating information or adding distracting “filler.” AS YOU WORK, be sure to save several different versions of this Word document, using your name as part of the title. For example, after working on this for 5 or 10 minutes, “Save As” YourLastName_YourFirstName_2DiscBoard1a, …1b, 1c…, and so on. For example, if your name is Kanye West, “Save As”: West_Kanye_2DiscBoard1a And then, after another 5 or 10 minutes of work, “Save As”: West_Kanye_2DiscBoard1b To answer the initial prompts, read through the text that covers the behavior Model the Way , i.e., Chapter 2 (Clarify Values), and Chapter 3 (Set the Example). To answer the prompts further below, you will need to read the supplemental “Odyssey” synopsis that is included (as a separate document) on our course website. You may wish to download that document and keep it handy. Odysseus (also called Ulysses) is one of the most famous characters in literature, film, and television; thousands of poets, novelists, artists, philosophers, and even rulers of nations have been inspired by Odysseus's tales of adventure, and numerous film and TV adaptations of The Odyssey have been produced since the mid-20th century. Some regard Odysseus as the greatest of heroes while others see him variously as a trickster, an entrepreneur, a risk-taker, a warrior, a liar and an abusive trespasser (!), a sailor, a lover, a misogynist, a classical ruler, or an ingenious thinker and creator of opportunities. But is it correct to assume, also, that Odysseus was a great leader ? (You’ll have a chance to think about that while answering prompts below---and you’ll be able to debate the question.) Try to be an active reader ---i.e., make notes, use sticky notes, talk out loud, or whatever stimulates your reading experience. Ask questions (in your notes or out loud) as you read, as if you are having a conversation with the authors. Pay special attention to the people and situations discussed. In this module, you will focus more on close reading and analysis; rather than reflecting on your personal stories as we did in Module 1, you will reflect on the examples and evidence in the readings.
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