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In 300-500 words share whether or not you believe the assigned documentary film

In 300-500 words share whether or not you believe the assigned documentary film text (bell hooks’ Cutural Criticism and Transformation) has the potential to transform one’s political sensibilities. And, if you believe that your personal political sensibilities have been (re)shaped or transformed by a particular film and/or style of film, say so. Again, the objective here is to share your thoughts pertaining to the major thesis presented in Democracy and Difference.

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In 300-500 words share whether or not you believe the assigned documentary film

In 300-500 words share whether or not you believe the assigned documentary film text (bell hooks’ Cutural Criticism and Transformation) has the potential to transform one’s political sensibilities. And, if you believe that your personal political sensibilities have been (re)shaped or transformed by a particular film and/or style of film, say so. Again, the objective here is to share your thoughts pertaining to the major thesis presented in Democracy and Difference.

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hello there below i am going to attach the professors comments on how to struct

hello there below i am going to attach the professors comments on how to structure Assignment Objectives: Enhance and/or improve critical thinking and media literacy skills by: 1. Developing a clear and concise thesis statement (an argument) in response to the
following question: Does the film have the power to transform political sensibilities?
2. Writing an outline for a five paragraph analytical essay building on a clear and
concise thesis statement, including topic sentences and secondary supports.
3. Identifying and explaining three scenes from the film text in support of the thesis
statement/argument.
4. Writing an introductory paragraph for the outlined analytical essay
Be sure to read thoroughly the writing conventions below before beginning this assignment. Note: You are NOT writing a full essay; rather, you are outlining an analytical essay by completing the dialogue boxes below.
Writing a Critical Review (analytical) Essay
Every essay that you write for this course must have a clear thesis, placed (perhaps) somewhere near the end of the introductory paragraph. Simply stated, a THESIS (or ARGUMENT) expresses, preferably in a single sentence, the point you want to make about the text that is the subject of your essay. A THESIS should be an opinion or interpretation of the text, not merely a fact or observation. The best possible THESIS will answer some specific questions about the text. Very often the THESIS contains an outline of the major points to be covered in the essay. A possible thesis for an essay on character in Perry Henzell’s The Harder They Come might read somewhat as follows:
The protagonist of THTC is not a hero in the epic sense of the word, but a self-centered young man bred of economic oppression and cultural dependency. The characters in this film have no real psychological depth, but are markers for a society of consumption and momentary glory.
(You might then go on to exemplify from the text and argue in favor or against this interpretation: your essay need not hold to only one perspective.)
What single, clear QUESTION does the above THESIS attempt to answer?
Each essay should be organized into five (5) paragraphs, each based on one of two to four major ideas, which will comprise the BODY of the essay. Each paragraph must have a topic sentence, often (but not always) towards the beginning of the paragraph, which clearly states the ARGUMENT or point to be made in the paragraph. Following the thesis set forth above, the first paragraph might begin with a sentence like “Ivan’s desires and his destiny are signaled in the opening shots of the film, where the friendly, jumbled interior of the bus is contrasted with Ivan’s first view of the outer world: a world of shiny white cars and beautiful women.” Avoid topic sentences that fail to make an interpretative statement about the work or that merely state something any reader might observe; for example, “The first characters we see are country people on a bus to town.”
Underline the THESIS and each TOPIC SENTENCE in every critical review essay you submit. This exercise will force you to make certain that you have expressed and developed the ideas in your essay clearly and logically. (In other words, do not do this exercise five minutes before you submit the essay but, rather, as you are working on the very first draft.)
Always use present tense verbs in your critical review essays about film texts. Present tense is the verb tense of analysis. Past tense, on the other hand, is the tense of narration. In each essay, you will be analyzing a particular text, not retelling or summarizing the story. If you find yourself slipping into past tense as you compose, you are probably narrating rather than analyzing.
Use specific passages from the text to support each point that you make in your essay. You may simply refer to an event in the text, or you may paraphrase what a character or the narrator says. But the best EVIDENCE will most often be direct quotes from the text. The Introductory Paragraph – Some Approaches
In your essay, an opening or introductory paragraph may not always be the first one you write. But it will be the first one your readers read and you need to engage your readers’ attention and interest and present all you need to make your thesis clear and convincing.
Some Pitfalls to Avoid Dictionary definitions: Define key terms and concepts in your opening paragraph, but don’t quote directly from the dictionary to do so. Use a dictionary – more than one dictionary – to formulate the definition in your own words.
Generalizations about “life,” “society,” “people today,” etc.: You don’t want to begin your essay with the kind of statement that teeters on that fine line between opinion (those ideas you will go on to prove) and belief (those ideas unprovable with the evidence offered by the text). Rather than a statement like, “Almost every man has a sense of pride and will go to war to prove it,” try something more specific to the text you are analyzing. “The character of Roland exemplifies how personal pride and personal valor do not always lead to the most fortunate conclusion.”
The painfully obvious: Avoid opening statements like “Dante’s Inferno is about a journey to hell,” or “Roland is the hero of The Song of Roland,” unless such statements are in some way controversial and challenging to traditional interpretations of the text. Try to avoid any kind of tautological formula – “something is something else” – in the opening sentence, especially, but also elsewhere as an “argument.”
Try to distinguish between historical or biographical fact: “Dante’s Inferno was written in fourteenth-century Italy,” and interpretation, especially when you are considering the intention of an author: “Dante wrote his Inferno to expose the problem of Florentine political corruption to the world.” The latter may be a part of your theory or thesis (or conclusion) but if you use it as a statement of fact (an “intentional fallacy”) you will have to prove it rather than merely argue it – a slippery and difficult and perhaps not particularly useful task. Beware also of using vague or imprecise generalizations of terms such as “dramatic,” “realistic,” or “critical,” which differ in their literary and historical significance.
Challenges to Meet Try for a (syntactically) shapely and relevant opening sentence: be thoughtful and original and persuasive. Always look for interesting ways into your essay: an epigraph, perhaps, or an important episode that seems to set the stage for what you want to say, or a succinct comparison with another well-known work, which will help your reader understand the point you want to make.
Always (particularly in a comparative essay) identify your texts early on. (Usually with full title, full authors’ names, and date/period of publication.)
Think of your thesis statement as the logical goal of the first paragraph. Everything you say here should lead towards (or from) that thesis. Anything that doesn’t lead in that direction – unless you are presenting a view different from yours, which you want to argue against—doesn’t belong in your paragraph. Think of the paragraph as a funnel, where the contents are being concentrated and filtered to one end.

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Define what Government meant to you? Explain the varous form of Government in Un

Define what Government meant to you? Explain the varous form of Government in United States and other countries and their functions. Limit essay to 400- 450 words.
CONSTITUTION: Explain in details the conflict and causes that lead the Declaration of Independence and failures of Articles of confederation, Limit essay to 400- 450 words.

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Your prize for making it through the course is that you get to take one thing ou

Your prize for making it through the course is that you get to take one thing out of the Constitution, and you get to add one thing to the Constitution. No Congress, no states– just you!
In your one and only post, list (by number) the Article and Section (or Amendment) of the Constitution you would throw out, and why. Then, add a new Amendment– what would it say, and why would you include it?
Make into multiple oarga

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Your prize for making it through the course is that you get to take one thing ou

Your prize for making it through the course is that you get to take one thing out of the Constitution, and you get to add one thing to the Constitution. No Congress, no states– just you!
In your one and only post, list (by number) the Article and Section (or Amendment) of the Constitution you would throw out, and why. Then, add a new Amendment– what would it say, and why would you include it?
Make into multiple oarga

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a american studies writing question and need an ex

Learning Goal: I’m working on a american studies writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
CTQs: As a research based novel, how is this different from the other texts you read this semester? How is racialization, as demonstrated in Menchaca, evident in Bolivar? How is diversity, as demonstrated in Takaki and Zinn, in Bolivar? How did Bolivar’s class and color privilege him or not? What other characters (and what were their castas) were important in the revolution?
Goals:
– To connect “Bolivar” to what we have read, viewed and learned in class.
– Use scenes and quotes from the beginning, middle and end of the novel.
– Use scenes and quotes from the beginning, middle and end of the novel. Quotes should connect as support for your statements.You should use at least 3-4 quotes and or scenes minimum.
– Use proper citations throughout You should use at least 3-4 quotes and or scenes minimum.
-MLA proper in text citation format is required.
– 5 full pages, not including Works Cited
Outline for “Bolivar” Essay
follow this outline
Title:
Essay: Bolivar by Marie Arana
Paragraph 1 (P1)
Intro:
– identify the book, author, and some information about the book
– summarize its main points in one to three sentences
– summarize the ideas and topics you will be focusing on and connecting to other sources used in this course.
– thesis
Your thesis should include:
your opinion on the book; the ideas that you will be focusing on and connecting to other sources used in this course.
P2
TS: “Bolivar” demonstrates ___________.
– describe or use a scene or a quote
– how have you seen this in other texts read in this course?
P3
TS: I have seen how __________ like in “Bolivar” is true.
– Explain the value or lesson in “Bolivar.”
– use a scene or quote from “Bolivar.”
– discuss in what other text, used in this course, taught or demonstrated this value or lesson
P4
TS: I really liked the lesson of ___________ in “Bolivar”
– describe scene of quote
– why did you like this?
– how does this serve your life?
– connect to another text used in this course
P5
TS: As a student I see how “Bolivar” can teach _________ and _______ to other students.
– describe what ““Bolivar” can teach students about history or….
– use scenes or quotes
– explain how you have seen this in action in your life.
P6: Conclusion
– Restate your Thesis*
– give your recommendation on the novel: who should read it (elementary? jr high? high schoolers? adults?) when in their life should people read this book?
– answer: I will remember most about this book ____________. I like the quote ____________. I will loan my copy of the book to__________ because _______________.
Points will be give for:
– Fulfilling the requirements and following the outline
-proper MLA
-thesis
-following directions
– 5 page minimum, not including Works Cited page
-using proper quotes and scenes
-grammar and mechanics
– being on time
THIS IS THE LINK TO THE FREE BOOK CALLED BOLIVAR BY MARIE ARANA https://books.google.com/books?id=SnZj6v_gJPAC&pri…. JUST TAKE QUOTES FROM THE BOOK THAT RELATE FROM THE OTHER SOURCES PROVIDED BELOW. YOU DO NOT NEED TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK. FEEL FREE TO LOOK AT CHAPTER SUMMARIES ON THE BOOK ONLINE. PLEASE USE MLA FORMAT AND CITE QUOTES, AND MUST HAVE QUOTES FROM EACH OF THE READINGS PROVIDED BELOW. plEASE EXPLAIN THE QUOTE.
other sources you must connect the book to :
http://inside.sfuhs.org/dept/history/Mexicoreader/…
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/centers/…
Feel free to use the web to assist you with supplemental information! ALSO, YOU CAN FOLLOW THE STRUCTURE ABOVE FOR THE ESSAY.

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Learning Goal: I’m working on a american studies writing question and need an ex

Learning Goal: I’m working on a american studies writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
CTQs: As a research based novel, how is this different from the other texts you read this semester? How is racialization, as demonstrated in Menchaca, evident in Bolivar? How is diversity, as demonstrated in Takaki and Zinn, in Bolivar? How did Bolivar’s class and color privilege him or not? What other characters (and what were their castas) were important in the revolution?
Goals:
– To connect “Bolivar” to what we have read, viewed and learned in class.
– Use scenes and quotes from the beginning, middle and end of the novel.
– Use scenes and quotes from the beginning, middle and end of the novel. Quotes should connect as support for your statements.You should use at least 3-4 quotes and or scenes minimum.
– Use proper citations throughout You should use at least 3-4 quotes and or scenes minimum.
-MLA proper in text citation format is required.
– 5 full pages, not including Works Cited
Outline for “Bolivar” Essay
follow this outline
Title:
Essay: Bolivar by Marie Arana
Paragraph 1 (P1)
Intro:
– identify the book, author, and some information about the book
– summarize its main points in one to three sentences
– summarize the ideas and topics you will be focusing on and connecting to other sources used in this course.
– thesis
Your thesis should include:
your opinion on the book; the ideas that you will be focusing on and connecting to other sources used in this course.
P2
TS: “Bolivar” demonstrates ___________.
– describe or use a scene or a quote
– how have you seen this in other texts read in this course?
P3
TS: I have seen how __________ like in “Bolivar” is true.
– Explain the value or lesson in “Bolivar.”
– use a scene or quote from “Bolivar.”
– discuss in what other text, used in this course, taught or demonstrated this value or lesson
P4
TS: I really liked the lesson of ___________ in “Bolivar”
– describe scene of quote
– why did you like this?
– how does this serve your life?
– connect to another text used in this course
P5
TS: As a student I see how “Bolivar” can teach _________ and _______ to other students.
– describe what ““Bolivar” can teach students about history or….
– use scenes or quotes
– explain how you have seen this in action in your life.
P6: Conclusion
– Restate your Thesis*
– give your recommendation on the novel: who should read it (elementary? jr high? high schoolers? adults?) when in their life should people read this book?
– answer: I will remember most about this book ____________. I like the quote ____________. I will loan my copy of the book to__________ because _______________.
Points will be give for:
– Fulfilling the requirements and following the outline
-proper MLA
-thesis
-following directions
– 5 page minimum, not including Works Cited page
-using proper quotes and scenes
-grammar and mechanics
– being on time
THIS IS THE LINK TO THE FREE BOOK CALLED BOLIVAR BY MARIE ARANA https://books.google.com/books?id=SnZj6v_gJPAC&pri…. JUST TAKE QUOTES FROM THE BOOK THAT RELATE FROM THE OTHER SOURCES PROVIDED BELOW. YOU DO NOT NEED TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK. FEEL FREE TO LOOK AT CHAPTER SUMMARIES ON THE BOOK ONLINE. PLEASE USE MLA FORMAT AND CITE QUOTES, AND MUST HAVE QUOTES FROM EACH OF THE READINGS PROVIDED BELOW. plEASE EXPLAIN THE QUOTE.
other sources you must connect the book to :
http://inside.sfuhs.org/dept/history/Mexicoreader/…
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/centers/…
Feel free to use the web to assist you with supplemental information! ALSO, YOU CAN FOLLOW THE STRUCTURE ABOVE FOR THE ESSAY.

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CTQs: As a research based novel, how is this different from the other texts you

CTQs: As a research based novel, how is this different from the other texts you read this semester? How is racialization, as demonstrated in Menchaca, evident in Bolivar? How is diversity, as demonstrated in Takaki and Zinn, in Bolivar? How did Bolivar’s class and color privilege him or not? What other characters (and what were their castas) were important in the revolution?
Goals:
– To connect “Bolivar” to what we have read, viewed and learned in class.
– Use scenes and quotes from the beginning, middle and end of the novel.
– Use scenes and quotes from the beginning, middle and end of the novel. Quotes should connect as support for your statements.You should use at least 3-4 quotes and or scenes minimum.
– Use proper citations throughout You should use at least 3-4 quotes and or scenes minimum.
-MLA proper in text citation format is required.
– 5 full pages, not including Works Cited
Outline for “Bolivar” Essay
follow this outline
Title:
Essay: Bolivar by Marie Arana
Paragraph 1 (P1)
Intro:
– identify the book, author, and some information about the book
– summarize its main points in one to three sentences
– summarize the ideas and topics you will be focusing on and connecting to other sources used in this course.
– thesis
Your thesis should include:
your opinion on the book; the ideas that you will be focusing on and connecting to other sources used in this course.
P2
TS: “Bolivar” demonstrates ___________.
– describe or use a scene or a quote
– how have you seen this in other texts read in this course?
P3
TS: I have seen how __________ like in “Bolivar” is true.
– Explain the value or lesson in “Bolivar.”
– use a scene or quote from “Bolivar.”
– discuss in what other text, used in this course, taught or demonstrated this value or lesson
P4
TS: I really liked the lesson of ___________ in “Bolivar”
– describe scene of quote
– why did you like this?
– how does this serve your life?
– connect to another text used in this course
P5
TS: As a student I see how “Bolivar” can teach _________ and _______ to other students.
– describe what ““Bolivar” can teach students about history or….
– use scenes or quotes
– explain how you have seen this in action in your life.
P6: Conclusion
– Restate your Thesis*
– give your recommendation on the novel: who should read it (elementary? jr high? high schoolers? adults?) when in their life should people read this book?
– answer: I will remember most about this book ____________. I like the quote ____________. I will loan my copy of the book to__________ because _______________.
Points will be give for:
– Fulfilling the requirements and following the outline
-proper MLA
-thesis
-following directions
– 5 page minimum, not including Works Cited page
-using proper quotes and scenes
-grammar and mechanics
– being on time
THIS IS THE LINK TO THE FREE BOOK https://books.google.com/books?id=SnZj6v_gJPAC&pri…. JUST TAKE QUOTES FROM THE BOOK THAT RELATE FROM THE OTHER SOURCES PROVIDED BELOW . YOU DO NOT NEED TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK. FEEL FREE TO LOOK AT CHAPTER SUMMARIES ON THE BOOK ONLINE.
other sources you must connect the book to :
http://inside.sfuhs.org/dept/history/Mexicoreader/…
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/centers/…
Feel free to use the web to assist you with supplemental information! ALSO YOU CAN FOLLOW THE STRUCTURE ABOVE FOR THE ESSAY.

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CTQs: As a research based novel, how is this different from the other texts you

CTQs: As a research based novel, how is this different from the other texts you read this semester? How is racialization, as demonstrated in Menchaca, evident in Bolivar? How is diversity, as demonstrated in Takaki and Zinn, in Bolivar? How did Bolivar’s class and color privilege him or not? What other characters (and what were their castas) were important in the revolution?
Goals:
– To connect “Bolivar” to what we have read, viewed and learned in class.
– Use scenes and quotes from the beginning, middle and end of the novel.
– Use scenes and quotes from the beginning, middle and end of the novel. Quotes should connect as support for your statements.You should use at least 3-4 quotes and or scenes minimum.
– Use proper citations throughout You should use at least 3-4 quotes and or scenes minimum. -MLA proper in text citation format is required. – 5 full pages, not including Works Cited
Outline for “Bolivar” Essay
follow this outline Title:
Essay: Bolivar by Marie Arana
Paragraph 1 (P1)
Intro:
– identify the book, author, and some information about the book
– summarize its main points in one to three sentences
– summarize the ideas and topics you will be focusing on and connecting to other sources used in this course. – thesis
Your thesis should include:
your opinion on the book; the ideas that you will be focusing on and connecting to other sources used in this course. P2
TS: “Bolivar” demonstrates ___________.
– describe or use a scene or a quote
– how have you seen this in other texts read in this course?
P3
TS: I have seen how __________ like in “Bolivar” is true.
– Explain the value or lesson in “Bolivar.”
– use a scene or quote from “Bolivar.”
– discuss in what other text, used in this course, taught or demonstrated this value or lesson
P4
TS: I really liked the lesson of ___________ in “Bolivar”
– describe scene of quote
– why did you like this?
– how does this serve your life?
– connect to another text used in this course P5
TS: As a student I see how “Bolivar” can teach _________ and _______ to other students.
– describe what ““Bolivar” can teach students about history or….
– use scenes or quotes
– explain how you have seen this in action in your life.
P6: Conclusion
– Restate your Thesis*
– give your recommendation on the novel: who should read it (elementary? jr high? high schoolers? adults?) when in their life should people read this book?
– answer: I will remember most about this book ____________. I like the quote ____________. I will loan my copy of the book to__________ because _______________.
Points will be give for:
– Fulfilling the requirements and following the outline
-proper MLA
-thesis
-following directions
– 5 page minimum, not including Works Cited page
-using proper quotes and scenes
-grammar and mechanics
– being on time
THIS IS THE LINK TO THE FREE BOOK https://books.google.com/books?id=SnZj6v_gJPAC&pri…. JUST TAKE QUOTES FROM THE BOOK THAT RELATE FROM THE OTHER SOURCES PROVIDED BELOW . YOU DO NOT NEED TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK. FEEL FREE TO LOOK AT CHAPTER SUMMARIES ON THE BOOK ONLINE. other sources you must connect the book to : http://inside.sfuhs.org/dept/history/Mexicoreader/…
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/centers/…
Feel free to use the web to assist you with supplemental information! ALSO YOU CAN FOLLOW THE STRUCTURE ABOVE FOR THE ESSAY.