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It also can give faculty more structured thinking concerning what they are trying to teach and perhaps a better sense of how students will best learn.

Brittnee, I agree with you. Competency-based education promises to provide students with a more accurate, comprehensive, and realistic sense of what they will be able to do upon course or program completion. It also can give faculty more structured thinking concerning what they are trying to teach and perhaps a better sense of how students will best learn. In addition, competency-based approaches lead us more directly to ideas for assessment because instructional content is explicitly tied to learning outcomes. To comprehend the full potential of competency-based education, however, it is essential for faculty to be knowledgeable and facile with the tenets of competencies, learning objectives, and relationships among them. Unfortunately, some schools continuing have severe pressure on this goal; they fail to run competency-based educational strategies .their perception of competency-based education is nearly a distraction and another way of administrative hurdle way of fundamental teaching.
Hooper L, Begg MD, Sullivan LM. Integrating competencies and learning outcomes in core courses for the MPH. Public Health Rep. 2014 Jul-Aug;129(4):376-81. doi: 10.1177/003335491412900414. PMID: 24982543; PMCID: PMC4037465.
Amber , it was good to know that athletic trainees also have to take competencies during their program.I believe competencies make students develop to develop mastery, students must acquire component skills, practice integrating them, and know when to apply what they have learned
Mastery “refers to attaining a high degree of competence within a particular area. To gain mastery, students must acquire skills, practice them, and learn when—and when not—to apply what they’ve learned. It is much more difficult to know which activities will enable them to develop mastery. Several options exist to assess knowledge acquisition and application. Breaking complex analyses into more manageable pieces allows students to master each step before progressing to the next step. Through authentic examples and scenarios, students must have the opportunity to apply and practice techniques in each core discipline.
References
Hooper L, Begg MD, Sullivan LM. Integrating competencies and learning outcomes in core courses for the MPH. Public Health Rep. 2014 Jul-Aug;129(4):376-81. doi: 10.1177/003335491412900414. PMID: 24982543; PMCID: PMC4037465.

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Cite 3 passages from the text to support your ideas.

Compare and contrast the different conflicts in the poem. What do we learn about human nature and the human condition as we compare/contrast these conflicts?
3 quotes from the book that have to do with the topic
Make it sound like a 16 year old boy
Cite 3 passages from the text to support your ideas. DO NOT use informal or general ideas from daily life; stick closely to the poem only.

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Your secondary source (something written about the story) does not need to be scholarly, but it may.

Essay 1. These are the stories for Essay 1: Write an analytical essay in which you develop an argumentative thesis making reference to at least two of these elements: language, point of view, setting, plot, characterization, and conflict. You can find a thesis by Isolating one of the themes (comment about the human condition) and answering the question it raises.
Your primary source is the story. Your secondary source (something written about the story) does not need to be scholarly, but it may. Use MLA guidelines to govern the appearance of your essay. The essay should be 3-5 pages exclusive of the works cited page.

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I have started assignment.

I have uploaded the assigned page. Read the direction. I have started assignment. I chose the second quote to use.
2. “To fear death, gentlemen, is no other than to think oneself wise when one is not, to
think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not be the
greatest of blessings for a man, yet men fear it as if they knew that it is the greatest of
evils. And surely it is the most blameworthy ignorance to believe that one knows what
one does not know”
Explain what Socrates means and then explain whether you agree or disagree. Give a couple reasons for your position.

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Instead, select one key area of analysis and make one defined argument regarding that focus.

Using 2 of the 3 captivity narratives we’ve read this semester (Jacobs, Rowlandson, and/or Douglass), produce a well-developed, academic essay that answers the following prompt:
Your argument should produce a narrow, focused thesis that directly responds to the prompt. This thesis should be justified and supported through analyzing key evidence from each of the selected texts. Your argument should NOT simply be a comparison and contrast of obvious similarities and differences but instead present a provable, narrow claim regarding the nature/essence of captivity. The best thesis will NOT be a forecast of disparate details but will instead be a narrowly defined central claim that glues together your entire analysis.
Consider such elements as the processes of capture and escape, the relationships between captor and captive, perspectives during captivity, changes after escape, systems of control, emotional and/or mental challenges, theological frameworks, gender issues, etc. Push your argument beyond obvious superficial details and into more nuanced analysis. You should not try to write about all of these things. Instead, select one key area of analysis and make one defined argument regarding that focus. Then, use your body paragraphs to present evidence and analysis relevant to that defined argument.
The best essays will be narrowly focused, clearly organized around well-analyzed evidence, and fully realized arguments that could not be fully understood on a cursory reading of the texts individually. This means you are not just retelling the narratives. You should also not have a thesis that goes in multiple directions. The beginner-writing, three-prong thesis will not serve your needs here.
This essay does not require any outside research other than the primary texts themselves. Nevertheless, all sources should be documented clearly using MLA
Reading Response Essay
style citations within the body of the essay and on a Works Cited page. All papers will be read closely for plagiarism, and such violation will result in a zero for the assignment and a report filed with the Coordinator of Community Education.
Students should use the full writing process to develop their best possible work. Final publishs should be free of typing, spelling, and grammatical errors. Fully realized arguments will produce a quality of writing surpassing the entry-level skills of freshman writing, instead presenting a well-developed essay appropriate for sophomore, literary analysis. I will provide a grading rubric outlining the qualities of a successful essay and the criteria I will use for grading.
These are the readings and the authors that the paper is about
READINGS:
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American
Harriet Jacobs – Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
We only have certain chapters, following sections:
I. “”Childhood”
VI. “The Jealous Mistress”
VII. “The Lover”
X. “A Perilous Passage in the Slave Gir’s Life”
XIV. “Another Link to Life”
XVII. “The Flight”
XXI. “The Loophole of Retreat”
XXV. “Competition in Cunning”
XLI. “Free at Last”

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You should bear in mind that poe is a romantic (if you’re not thoroughly familiar with what that means, review the mini-lecture material) and that bierce was an early realist (again–mini lecture is crucial) in your answers.

Please describe a significant similarity, OR a significant difference, between the SUPERNATURAL elements in “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” You may consider: are there differences in use of the “supernatural”? Do Poe and Bierce seem to have the same purposes in mind for impacts upon the reader, or the reading experience, as they include “supernatural” elements? You should bear in mind that Poe is a Romantic (if you’re not thoroughly familiar with what that means, review the mini-lecture material) and that Bierce was an early Realist (again–mini lecture is crucial) in your answers.
2. What, in your opinion, is “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”‘s message about WAR? Does Bierce seem to want us readers to have a particular opinion–and if so, what is it, and how do you know? You may consider: does Bierce have a STRONG opinion about war? Is he preaching a bit of a lesson, as Harte does, in “Outcasts”? You may, if you want to, find info about Bierce’s life in forming your essay, but it’s not necessary, and may not help. Read the DETAILS of the story very, very carefully, as you consider you answer. As yourself questions, like “What kind of ‘soldier’ IS Peyton Farquhar? Why?”

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Pages must be numbered and labeled according to mla conventions.

General Standards for Papers
Papers should be in a standard 12-point font (e.g. Times New Roman or Cambria), with 1” x 1.25” margins, and double–spaced. Pages must be numbered and labeled according to MLA conventions. The header (top left-hand side of the first page) should include your name, the date, the course, and the name of your instructor.
Directions
Papers should thoroughly address one of the options below in a double-spaced 1-1.5 page essay (minimum 250 words in the body text). Papers of insufficient length will receive a penalty up to a possible grade of zero. Submit your completed paper on ONE of the following options here by attaching a .doc, .docx, or .pdf file that follows the standards for papers listed at the link below.
GREECE – Essay 3 Options
Option 1 (Philosophy) Presocratic Philosophy: describe the philosophical claims made by the Greek philosophers before Socrates.
Option 2 (Religion) The gods Apollo & Athena: describe the roles that Apollo and Athena had in ancient Greek society.
Option 3 (Literature) describe the plot and cultural importance of the famous Greek epic, the Odyessy.

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Do they fit well together, or do they diverge?

Compare Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear the Mask” and Du Bois’s formulation of double consciousness. Use textual evidence from both Dunbar and Du Bois to address any of the following interrelated questions: Who are Dunbar and Du Bois’s audiences? Are Dunbar’s and Du Bois’s thoughts harmonious? Do they fit well together, or do they diverge? What stylistic, philosophical, or other sorts of differences arise from the treatment of the same problem in both poetry (Dunbar) and nonfiction prose (Du Bois)? How do these works disrupt the notion of the happy Black person?

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Focus on one aspect of the text from to much ado about nothing act 3, both analyzing and interpreting it to arrive at a statement of meaning of the text as a whole but do not reference anything that comes in the book after act 3.

3/4 to one page, single spaced, close analysis of the text. focus on one aspect of the text from To Much Ado About Nothing Act 3, both analyzing and interpreting it to arrive at a statement of meaning of the text as a whole BUT DO NOT REFERENCE ANYTHING THAT COMES IN THE BOOK AFTER ACT 3. How does this one aspect shape meaning, help convey meaning, contribute to meaning? Use specific evidence, correctly cited, regarding that aspect. Lead with a thesis statement (separate from body of paper) and then rest of paper is just one body paragraph. Conclude with one of two sentence but a formal conclusion is not part of this paper. Examples to write about: – analyze a motif (pattern of images, words, ideas) -analyze one passage/section that you see as a window onto a theme of the text, in this case, you would provide a close analysis of that passage, interpret it, and then provide specific evidence in the text that supports analysis -analyze rhetorical and literary devices -analyze form (poems arrangement on the page, placement of lines, traditional vs freestyle) notes: italicize titles of novels and plays, place commas inside not outside quotation marks, avoid passive voice and use literary present tense, use MLA citation form (in-text citation)

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Your essay must include a thesis statement and textual evidence from each reading.

Consider what each text — “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell — is trying to suggest about the relationship between civilization and violence. Your essay must include a thesis statement and textual evidence from each reading.