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Rubric:  Out of class writing assignment #3
 
This essay requires you to think about how the world around us impacts how we see ourselves and how we see others. What kinds of forces have shaped you physically into the person you are today?  Actors and actresses?  Magazines? Advertisements? TV shows?  How have the American ideals regarding physical appearance been reinforced or contradicted in our media?  How have gender roles and stereotypes helped define people in our culture?
 
In a 1 to 1 ½ page type-written, double-spaced writing assignment, address ONE of the following prompts:

  1. Identify and discuss a body modification you have or someone you know has and what it says about the person regarding self image.
  2. Identify one physical trait you possess or someone you know possesses that is considered a shortcoming. How and why is it not a desired characteristic in our culture?
  3. Discuss how some gender roles between men and women have changed in the last generation or two.
  4. In video games, on social media, or in online dating, discuss the need for a person to present him or herself in the most desirable ways. Be sure to use specific examples to prove your point(s).
  5. Discuss some situations where plastic surgery goes beyond vanity.
  6. What celebrity or celebrities have done the most to perpetuate certain physical ideals? Who is/are the celebrities and what kinds of ideals have him/her/them perpetuated?

 
INTRODUCTION
Consider the first sentence or two as a brief introduction.  Use one of the following strategies to get your reader thinking about the idea or concept:
*Think about how you want to introduce your essay.  Do you want to 1) tell an anecdote, 2) make a startling remark, 3) challenge a widely held assumption, 4) ask a question, 5) address the reader, 6) call to action, 7) define a term, 8) tell a joke
 
How can you hook the reader?  In what clever way can you broach your idea in a creative way​?
 
“Former boxer Mike Tyson’s face tattoo has always seemed a bit extreme but it had a purpose—to show he is a warrior.”
 
 
THESIS STATEMENT
 
*Think about a response to one of the prompts (MI).  How can you integrate it into the assignment without it sounding forced—like you’re answering a question?  For example, a poor example would be “In this essay I will discuss why my friend Aleeje got his tattoo to honor his heritage.”  A much more subtle way to “answer” the question would be to seamlessly incorporate an idea like “My Nigerian friend Aleeje received his tattoo at thirteen to honor his tribe and document his standing in the Yoruba community” probably followed by a fair amount of testimonials and specific examples to serve as support.
 
Follow the rules for thesis statements from the exercises in class.
 
 
SUPPORT
 
*Think about your support system.  The topic for this assignment is our relationship with food.  Most of your support will come from personal experience, observation, or opinion.  If you choose prompt #1 for example, after identifying the multiple items in a thesis statement, make it a point of validating your ideas with specific details about your friendship with Aleeje and his motivations for his actions.  In addition, external information (research) may be helpful outlining other tribal motivations for certain body modifications.
 
 
CONCLUSION
 
A good conclusion involves reaffirming your thesis statement without repeating and then bringing about closure with a remark that leaves the reader with something to ponder.  If the same thesis statement about calorie counts is used, a probable conclusion might be “Keeping track our history and maintaining ties to our communities are important to many of us…”
 
 
Do’s
First person (I, me), Third person (he, she, it, they, we, Heather etc)
Title
Language that is precise
Adherence to grammar
Paragraphs (you choose amount)
 
Don’ts
Second person (you, your)
“Talking” to the reader (In this essay I will discuss….)
Slang/Cliche/Euphemism
Vague Expressions (I think, In my opinion, you know, sort of, kind of, stuff etc)
 
Maybe
Figurative language
Dialogue
 
Rough Draft Due:  Thursday March 29th .  Final Draft Due:  Tuesday, April 3rd.
 
 
 
 

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Rubric:  Out of class writing assignment #3
 
This essay requires you to think about how the world around us impacts how we see ourselves and how we see others. What kinds of forces have shaped you physically into the person you are today?  Actors and actresses?  Magazines? Advertisements? TV shows?  How have the American ideals regarding physical appearance been reinforced or contradicted in our media?  How have gender roles and stereotypes helped define people in our culture?
 
In a 1 to 1 ½ page type-written, double-spaced writing assignment, address ONE of the following prompts:

  1. Identify and discuss a body modification you have or someone you know has and what it says about the person regarding self image.
  2. Identify one physical trait you possess or someone you know possesses that is considered a shortcoming. How and why is it not a desired characteristic in our culture?
  3. Discuss how some gender roles between men and women have changed in the last generation or two.
  4. In video games, on social media, or in online dating, discuss the need for a person to present him or herself in the most desirable ways. Be sure to use specific examples to prove your point(s).
  5. Discuss some situations where plastic surgery goes beyond vanity.
  6. What celebrity or celebrities have done the most to perpetuate certain physical ideals? Who is/are the celebrities and what kinds of ideals have him/her/them perpetuated?

 
INTRODUCTION
Consider the first sentence or two as a brief introduction.  Use one of the following strategies to get your reader thinking about the idea or concept:
*Think about how you want to introduce your essay.  Do you want to 1) tell an anecdote, 2) make a startling remark, 3) challenge a widely held assumption, 4) ask a question, 5) address the reader, 6) call to action, 7) define a term, 8) tell a joke
 
How can you hook the reader?  In what clever way can you broach your idea in a creative way​?
 
“Former boxer Mike Tyson’s face tattoo has always seemed a bit extreme but it had a purpose—to show he is a warrior.”
 
 
THESIS STATEMENT
 
*Think about a response to one of the prompts (MI).  How can you integrate it into the assignment without it sounding forced—like you’re answering a question?  For example, a poor example would be “In this essay I will discuss why my friend Aleeje got his tattoo to honor his heritage.”  A much more subtle way to “answer” the question would be to seamlessly incorporate an idea like “My Nigerian friend Aleeje received his tattoo at thirteen to honor his tribe and document his standing in the Yoruba community” probably followed by a fair amount of testimonials and specific examples to serve as support.
 
Follow the rules for thesis statements from the exercises in class.
 
 
SUPPORT
 
*Think about your support system.  The topic for this assignment is our relationship with food.  Most of your support will come from personal experience, observation, or opinion.  If you choose prompt #1 for example, after identifying the multiple items in a thesis statement, make it a point of validating your ideas with specific details about your friendship with Aleeje and his motivations for his actions.  In addition, external information (research) may be helpful outlining other tribal motivations for certain body modifications.
 
 
CONCLUSION
 
A good conclusion involves reaffirming your thesis statement without repeating and then bringing about closure with a remark that leaves the reader with something to ponder.  If the same thesis statement about calorie counts is used, a probable conclusion might be “Keeping track our history and maintaining ties to our communities are important to many of us…”
 
 
Do’s
First person (I, me), Third person (he, she, it, they, we, Heather etc)
Title
Language that is precise
Adherence to grammar
Paragraphs (you choose amount)
 
Don’ts
Second person (you, your)
“Talking” to the reader (In this essay I will discuss….)
Slang/Cliche/Euphemism
Vague Expressions (I think, In my opinion, you know, sort of, kind of, stuff etc)
 
Maybe
Figurative language
Dialogue
 
Rough Draft Due:  Thursday March 29th .  Final Draft Due:  Tuesday, April 3rd.
 
 
 
 

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