JOURNAL 4 – goes with Discussion #6 For Journal 4: Take your discussion writing

JOURNAL 4 – goes with Discussion #6
For Journal 4:
Take your discussion writing

JOURNAL 4 – goes with Discussion #6
For Journal 4:
Take your discussion writing and transfer to your journal and expand, revise, and sharpen your ideas. Add more research and the following:
Add two, if not more, pieces of research to support your statements and premises. Cite your research using MLA citations in the text and add signal phrases to introduce the authorities in the articles.
Expand your subject and add more explanation, analogies, elements, and characteristics to your discussion.
Add another anecdote or short story about an incident that occurred to you or that heard about or read about in research (briefly) to help exemplify and define your term and subject matter.
Also, add a formal definition of your term, and an origin of the term — where it began, how it evolved, and what most people think it means.
Add some quotations from people you have asked about the subject matter — examples from what occurred to them (try to use people outside your immediate family — neighbors, acquaintances, business contacts, etc.) You can ask them via social media, phone conversations, etc.
Write about a page and a half for the extended journal entry 4.
The discussion entry that you have written about transfers to Journal #4 and you will be adding researched information into your writing to enhance and support your information and statements.
Subject matter:
Pick a term within a subject area and define it in your own words, adding experiences with that term and with the subject matter, itself.
Keep in mind that you will be researching the subject matter that you will be defining a term from, or one that applies to that subject. Usually, it’s a term or concept within that more general subject.
You will talk about an experience, incident, or event that stimulated the discussion and made you think., adding research information from at least three solid articles on the topic from the Delta College database.
Avoid abstract terms such as courage, bravery, loyalty, love, death, and other broad terms. You could invent terms within the larger concepts. Or you can explore a more narrow term that is specialized. Remember that your term is connected to a broader subject.
For instance, choosing the term, “Puppy Love,” to explain infatuation and what can happen as a result, what it consists of, and what psychologists say about it, would be a good term to explore. That is much better than trying to tackle the huge area of LOVE. Also remember that in talking about infatuation, you are relating it to your observable experience and what your position or perceptive angle is on that subject. So you will be applying your own experiences and observations heavily into the discussion.
If you love music, for example, you may want to explore a particular term inside that subject area and apply it to your life in other ways, showing how the term and its components, and related concepts, work in tandem or parallel with what is happening in your life, or with a concept you are grappling with.
Professor’s EXAMPLE: A term I’ve struggled with is Cyber Security — my fears are very real, having had some things occur to me online including hacking, viruses that took down my computer, and the theft of funds from my bank account. Maybe I want to put a twist on my term and call it “Cyber INsecurity” — which describes my concerns.
I will go on to tell what happened to me, briefly, and define the term cyber insecurity while talking about cybersecurity failing ordinary citizens and corporations alike.
I will go to the database and use it to seek at least three major articles on that subject, adding data and quoted information to assist me in the discussion.
I need to decide my purpose: Am I instructing? Warning others? Am I entertaining in some way? Am I trying to persuade others to protect themselves with suggestions about how to do that, while defining the subject’s nature? Am I informing and showing both sides of a situation, at the same time expressing my concerns and worries about the topic? Am I doing more than one of these, perhaps, as a mixture of purpose: instructing, warning, and also persuading, for example.
Another example: You can use a scientific or other principle to try to explain an unrelated subject and what is happening, using an explanation of the principle to describe parallels between that and what is occurring to you or what is in your experience.
For instance, you notice that one of your friendships with a person is disintegrating. You wonder why. and contemplate reasons behind the disintegration of relationships. You look to a science term to help explain a concept or action of the universe as an analogy or comparision. Perhaps the principle of erosion will match what is happening in your life, with the friendship eroding over time, and water, wind, and other factors of emotions and life events chipping away or wearing away the foundation of your friendship. The comparison to a natural or scientific process may clarify what occurs in a relationship.
See the “Entropy” or “Arrow of Time” essay link again in the definition essay assignment to help you in this.

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