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Homework for the Week of November 25 and THANKSGIVING (but you’ll be the only one there!)

  Dear Students,   People, please stay strong. We’re almost done! You can do it. Here’s the homework for next week:   Optional: Watch this short video interview of the great Toni Morrison and Stephen Colbert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onuMdF-iJIE&feature=youtu.be Read the next … Continue reading

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Research and Autobiography Assignment

  This is an 8-10-page Research and Analysis assignment. The goal of this assignment is to interrogate your own origins—to fundamentally ask yourself who you are, where you come from, and what influences shape your psyche, personality and mindset— all … Continue reading

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Research Link:

http://ccsf.libguides.com/autobiography

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In-Class Essay #3 Assignment (Oct. 30th):

Raising Humans   The object of this assignment is to practice persuasive writing based on your reading of a full-length text and to continue to practice careful summary. Your thesis (main idea or argument) should state clearly what you believe … Continue reading

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Essay #2: Fixed for Growth

  The object of this assignment is to practice academic summary. To do this, keep the language simple and direct. Avoid quoting if possible. If not, limit it to two-three key passages. Summary is a brief restatement of facts. Your … Continue reading

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“Brainology” Discussion Questions

  After reading Carol S. Dweck’s “Brainology: Transforming Students’ Motivation to Learn,” define the following vocabulary words in context, taking time to identify the part of speech: Deficiency Confidence Recognition Chronically Intelligence Plummet Vulnerable Perseverance Stereotype Implication Collaboration   Explain … Continue reading

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Stress: Portrait of a Killer — Discussion Questions

  After watching the National Geographic documentary, Stress: Portrait of a Killer, answer the following questions.     How long was the study of the baboon population? Explain some possible outcome of applying the baboon scenario to human society. What … Continue reading

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