No readings assigned. Graded Coursework Mini-Assignments / In-Class Participation Date: Throughout the course Worth 10% of your course grade cumulatively Most classes will have short in-class assignments, quizzes, or group work to do, which will be handed in prior to the end of class. These are intended to help me see if you understand the concepts we are discussing, help you to apply what you’ve learned , and make the classes more interactive. Written Assignment #1 – Article Analysis Due Date: Monday, January 20 @ 9 AM Length: 750-1000 words (~3-4 pages) Worth 5% of your course grade This assignment is intended to see how a topic covered by the course is discussed in the media and learn how to read and analyze an article and an author. You will be answering a series of questions on an article (in paragraphs, not bullet points) by analysing your choice of a selection of opinion-style articles. Your response must answer the following seven questions: 1. What is the author’s central argument (thesis)? 2. What evidence does the author present to support their central argument? 3. Does the evidence support their central argument effectively? Why or why not? 4. Who is the audience for the author? In other words, who are they writing for, or trying to convince? 5. What are the strengths of this article and/or the author’s arguments ? 6. What are the weaknesses of this article and/or the author’s arguments ? 7. Do you agree or disagree with the author’s position? Why or why not? Write your response as if you were writing to a fellow university student who has little-to-no background knowledge in the topic. You will need to cite the article as necessary throughout your paper, as well as any other sources referenced (although only the main article is needed for this assignment). These will all be included on your references list at the end of your assignment. This assignment will be marked on a pass/fail basis. If you fail the assignment, you will be given the opportunity to re-write it once, for submission the following week.
LABR 1260 Syllabus | Winter 2020 | Rigaux | Page 9 Written Assignment #2 – Topic Summary Due Date: Monday, February 16 @ 9 AM Length: 1000-1250 words (~4-5 pages) Worth 20% of your grade This assignment is intended to help you explore a topic raised in class in greater detail, which will require you to do some additional reading on the subject and assess what the ‘next steps’ in further research on this subject are. I will distribute a list of course topics during class on January 20; select a topic from this list and provide, in your own words, an explanation of that topic. Your summary should give the reader a functional understanding of the topic and make them be aware of the recent major developments related to this topic (e.g. examples of how this topic has appeared in the news recently).
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