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Part 1: Initial Blog Post on a Bioethical Issue

select a Bioethical issue (for example, mandatory DNA fingerprinting, gene therapy trials etc.) and research it further. Find a reliable, useful website that discusses how science interacts with our daily lives. This is not an opinion assignment; therefore information presented about the Bioethical Issue must be supported by reliable academic resources (facts supported by research).

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Nutritional Intake Reflection Blog post: post discussing what you have learned about your eating habits and how it has impacted what and how you eat and drink and how this relates to the organic molecules of life.

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For this discussion, choose a type of cell  and answer the following questions. 

 

This list of questions:What type of cell is it? What type of organism is the cell found in? Where in the organism is the cell found? What is its function or duty? How does it contribute to the ability of the organism to maintain homeostasis? Describe the cell’s characteristics. Are there organelles? Does the cell contain components that are unique to that type of cell? Can the cell reproduce, if so, how does this occur? Is this type of cell found in other organisms?

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Post 1: Identify a character from both a fiction (Zitkala-Sa, Alexie’s “Pawn Shop,” Wright, or Ellison) and a nonfiction (Tecumseh, Jacobs, or Douglass) piece that we have read this week. First,show how the character is limited in his or her role in society (excluded from the American Dream), and then explain specifically how that character pushes against boundaries imposed by society.

Criteria:

  • 300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
  • Include two properly integrated and cited quotations one from each work)to support your claims. You may use either direct or paraphrased quotes
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  • Post 2: Look at Henry David Thoreau’s “Resistance to Civil Government.”  He claims that it is not just our right as Americans, but it is also our duty to defy unjust laws.  This is a very American idea.  Part of the American identity involves intervening in the face of injustice.  Do you agree with this point?  What boundaries should exist to those interventions?  Support your claims using “Resistance to Civil Government” AND one of the other assigned readings from this week.

Criteria:

  • 300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
  • Include two properly and integrated quotations (one from each work) to support your claims.  You may use either direct or paraphrased quotes.

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Read all of the information below before posting your response. This is a post-first forum, and you must post your response before gaining access to your classmates’ posts. Submitting a blank post may result in a reduction of your grade.

Post responses to both prompts below. You must post on two different days to earn full credit for participation.

Post 1: Identify a character from both a fiction (Chopin or Glaspell) and a nonfiction piece (Torres or Kobabe) that we have read this week. First, show how the character is limited in his or her role in society (excluded from the American Dream), an then explain specifically how that character pushes against boundaries imposed by society. Use paraphrased quotes to support your claims, and cite them in APA style using in-text and reference citations that you reviewed last week.

Criteria:

  • 300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
  • Include two properly integrated and cited paraphrased quotations (one from each work) to support your claims. See the Literary Analysis Tools Module from this week’s activities for information about integrating and citing quotes.

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Complete the Week 1 Literary Analysis Tools Module before completing this assignment. Part of your grade is based on selection, integration, and citation of direct quotations.

Read all of the information below before posting your response. This is a post-first forum, and you must post your response before gaining access to your classmates’ posts. Submitting a blank post may result in a reduction of your grade.

Post responses to both prompts. You must post on two different days to earn full credit for participation.

Post 1: Both Young Goodman Brown and Rip Van Winkle go on a journey (of sorts). Compare at least one specific aspect of their journeys that is similar. Compare at least one specific aspect of their journeys that is different. In each case, explain how each character is changed by his journey.

Criteria:

  • 300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)
  • Include two properly integrated and cited direct quotations (one from each story) to support your claims. See the Literary Analysis Tools Module from this week’s activities for information about integrating and citing quotations.

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