KINESICS: the study of body motion or body behavior. Emblems: gestures that have

KINESICS: the study of body motion or body behavior.
Emblems: gestures that have a direct verbal translation and can stand alone such as the “ok” sign.
Illustrators: gestures that complement our words such as pointing when giving directions.
Regulators: gestures that may prolong or terminate the conversation such as looking at your watch, walking away, or nodding and leaning forward.
Adaptors: gestures that make you feel more comfortable in a communication situation such as twirling your hair or tapping your fingers.
Affect Displays: facial expressions motivated by emotion such as a smile or frown.
In this lesson, you will venture out and observe the people around you. Tune out what they are saying and then sit back and watch. Take notes on what type of gestures (emblems, regulators, illustrators, adaptors and affect displays – see further details below) are they using? How often do they use each one? Are they aware of these gestures? You will then use your notes to write a typed two-page essay describing what you witnessed. Please let us know where you were (for example the mall, Starbucks, work etc.) and who was involved (for example two men sitting at a table).
COVID-19 Note: You do not have to go outside for this assignment. You can also do your observation in your own home and observe family members/roommates. As a last resort, you can also “observe” people in a movie (make sure to message me beforehand to get approval for the movie; I want to make sure no two students “observe” the same movie). Always mention where you did your observation.
Describe at least ten separate gestures and answer the following prompts (in essay format, NOT in bullet-points!)
What type of gesture was used?
Name, define and describe each gesture
What are the gestures conveying?
How many repetitions did the speakers use?
Did the speaker seem aware of the gestures?
How did the other person react?
What are the circumstances?
Please submit your essay to this dropbox and include the following:
At least two pages typed– MINIMUM of 675 words
Double spaced
Paragraphs, not bullets
Include nonverbal terminology
Specific examples from your observations
Reminder: All written work must comply with standard English rules, such as proper capitalization, grammar and spelling. The assignment must be submitted by the deadline listed on the calendar.
Note: Even though you will see a statement giving you the option of copy/paste or file attachment, you are required to attach the assignment in MS Word format.

KINESICS: the study of body motion or body behavior. Emblems: gestures that have

KINESICS: the study of body motion or body behavior.
Emblems: gestures that have a direct verbal translation and can stand alone such as the “ok” sign.
Illustrators: gestures that complement our words such as pointing when giving directions.
Regulators: gestures that may prolong or terminate the conversation such as looking at your watch, walking away, or nodding and leaning forward.
Adaptors: gestures that make you feel more comfortable in a communication situation such as twirling your hair or tapping your fingers.
Affect Displays: facial expressions motivated by emotion such as a smile or frown.
In this lesson, you will venture out and observe the people around you. Tune out what they are saying and then sit back and watch. Take notes on what type of gestures (emblems, regulators, illustrators, adaptors and affect displays – see further details below) are they using? How often do they use each one? Are they aware of these gestures? You will then use your notes to write a typed two-page essay describing what you witnessed. Please let us know where you were (for example the mall, Starbucks, work etc.) and who was involved (for example two men sitting at a table).
COVID-19 Note: You do not have to go outside for this assignment. You can also do your observation in your own home and observe family members/roommates. As a last resort, you can also “observe” people in a movie (make sure to message me beforehand to get approval for the movie; I want to make sure no two students “observe” the same movie). Always mention where you did your observation.
Describe at least ten separate gestures and answer the following prompts (in essay format, NOT in bullet-points!)
What type of gesture was used?
Name, define and describe each gesture
What are the gestures conveying?
How many repetitions did the speakers use?
Did the speaker seem aware of the gestures?
How did the other person react?
What are the circumstances?
Please submit your essay to this dropbox and include the following:
At least two pages typed– MINIMUM of 675 words
Double spaced
Paragraphs, not bullets
Include nonverbal terminology
Specific examples from your observations
Reminder: All written work must comply with standard English rules, such as proper capitalization, grammar and spelling. The assignment must be submitted by the deadline listed on the calendar.
Note: Even though you will see a statement giving you the option of copy/paste or file attachment, you are required to attach the assignment in MS Word format.

(Use one, and only one, example from the speech to support your answer.) 1. Your

(Use one, and only one, example from the speech to support your answer.)
1. Your opening sentence must get the reader’s attention. (Do not open with a question or a quotation.)
2. Your thesis sentence must be the last sentence of your introduction and answer the assigned question.
3. Your body paragraph must prove your thesis to be true.
4. Your conclusion must state why your thesis is important.
5. Each paragraph must be 5-7 sentences and the total length of your essay should be three paragraphs (introduction, body, conclusion).
6. Write only in the 3rd person. (Do not use I, you, we, us, or any other phrase outside of the 3rd person.)
Link to Speech

I am supposed to hand in a final draft of this essay and I will provide a file w

I am supposed to hand in a final draft of this essay and I will provide a file with the professor’s requests. One main comment was this
Decide what three points support your thesis statement, cite your points, and explain them more. She would also like additional sources to be added
Below are the original assignment guidelines
Assignment Guidelines:
Length: 750-1000 words (approximately 2.5-3.5 pages)
Format: Times New Roman (or similar) 12-pt. font, 1-inch margins, double spaced, proper MLA format
In your essay you are required to reference at least the assigned reading. You cannot use outside sources.
Make clear your stance in your introduction, and then support it using well-developed body paragraphs, with relevant facts, observations, descriptions, brief stories, and/or sound reasoning. (Avoid logical fallacies). For this paper, it is NOT okay to use first-person (I, me, my).
Goals:
Looking for a solid thesis statement. This thesis statement should clearly state the paper’s perspective on the issue and what stance or perspective you are taking on it. Don’t just state a fact. Thesis statements always need to answer the “so what?” question. Your thesis should not include first person (I, me, my). It should be one sentence. It should be the last sentence of your introduction.
Looking for well-developed, body paragraphs. Follow the formula we reviewed in class:
M = main idea (or topic sentence): show what point this paragraph is making
E = evidence: support your point with your own observations and/or a reading from class. Always show your reader what you’re talking about. Don’t just tell your reader.
When using quotes, remember to use an introductory phrase (i.e., Gladwell states) and a parenthetical citation.
A = analysis: analyze the evidence. Connect it back to your thesis. How does this example prove your thesis?
T = transition: connect what you’ve said in this body paragraph to what you will say in the next body paragraph.

2 page summary of this article https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017

2 page summary of this article
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/
HAVE SMARTPHONES DESTROYED A GENERATION?
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/?utm_source=copy-link&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share
Read and Summarize.
Read Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation by Jean M. Twenge on p135-148.
Then write a 2 page summary.

Assignment Sheet for Movie Critique 1. Locate a film with possible controversial

Assignment Sheet for Movie Critique
1. Locate a film with possible controversial themes. 5 points
2. Watch the film, closely.
3. Identify one theme to discuss.5 points
4. Locate 3-5 examples from the film, i.e. scenes, dialogue, characters, setting, or social milieu to discuss in the paper 25 points
5. Write an essay with introduction, 3-5 body paragraphs and conclusion 40 points
6. Focus on one theme. 5 points
7. All examples should be cited with (Director’s last name, year).5 points
8. No References page is required if you only use the film as your source. 5 points
9. Name the film and the director in the introduction. 5 points
10. Pay attention to grammar and clarity.5 points

This is a writing pre immersion class for an MSN in nursing program. Assignment:

This is a writing pre immersion class for an MSN in nursing program.
Assignment:
Using all the writing skills you have learned, write 600-700 words of reflection on your experience with the Writing Express course. This essay should present your own experience in first person. As a way of organizing, you might think back to your expectations prior to beginning the Writing Express course; examine the process of working through each unit and the efficacy of each; consider the outcomes versus the expectations; offer a plan for utilizing the work of the Writing Express in future writing. Your work will be evaluated on your writing skills rather than the content, so consider the entire experience and be candid in your response. Your feedback is important to us as we continuously work to improve the Writing Express course.
Evaluation of Assignment:
Your assignment will be evaluated on your general writing ability considering all of the components of writing that we have covered over the past six units.
Unit 1- Introduction
Unit 2- Audience expectations
Unit 3- Research and evaluating sources
Unit 4- Working with sources and APA format
Unit 5- Thesis statement, paragraphs, transitions
(May include Purdue OWL guidance useful) This course will help strengthen writing skills that are necessary for research in furthering my education in my nursing career.

A. Instructions Choose a topic that enables you to tell a short, interesting per

A. Instructions
Choose a topic that enables you to tell a short, interesting personal story. Your story can be funny, suspenseful, meaningful, or exciting, but it must focus on one event. For example, if you decide to write about traveling to Denmark, you should not write about the entire trip. Choose one event (e.g., an afternoon you spent bicycling on an island, or your first taste of smoked herring, or your visit to the childhood home of Hans Christian Anderson) and tell a detailed story that focuses on that event.
The following are some ideas that can help you to select a topic for your story:
Firsts: Think of a “first” in your life and describe that moment in detail.
Proud Moment: Choose a moment when you felt proud about an accomplishment.
Adversity: Describe a time when you had to think or act quickly to overcome a challenge.
Travel: Recall a memorable experience you had while visiting an interesting place.
B. Think About Your Writing
Below your completed narrative, include answers to all of the following reflection questions:
1. Which narrative techniques did you use to bring your story to life? (2-3 sentences) Sophia says: Did you use vivid description, sensory details, and/or dialogue to engage readers? Provide two examples from your essay in which you “show” readers rather than “tell” them. EXAMPLE: A sentence such as “I glanced at the clock, grabbed my briefcase, and sprinted for the elevator” uses more descriptive language than simply saying, “I was running late for the meeting.”
2. How did your purpose and audience shape the way in which you wrote your narrative? (3-4 sentences) Sophia says: Your hypothetical audience extends beyond the people who will evaluate your narrative. Which individuals or groups were you addressing when you wrote your narrative, and how did consideration of your audience and your purpose influence the way in which you wrote it?
3. Provide a concrete example from your narrative that shows how you have written specifically for this audience and purpose. (3-5 sentences) Sophia says: Consider including a quotation from your essay and explaining how it was written to appeal to your audience, and to accomplish your purpose. Alternatively, you might describe a theme, tone, or narrative technique that you used and explain how it was intended to appeal to your audience and achieve your purpose.
C. Narrative Guidelines
DIRECTIONS: Refer to the checklist below throughout the writing process. Do not submit your Touchstone until your essay meets all of the guidelines.
Narrative Focus and Flow
❒ Are all of the details in your story relevant to your purpose?
❒ Are the events presented in a logical order that is easy to follow?
❒ Is your story 500-800 words in length? If not, which details do you need to add or subtract?
Narrative Structure
❒ Is there an opening paragraph that introduces the setting, characters, and situation?
❒ Are there middle paragraphs that describe the progression of events?
❒ Is there a closing paragraph that provides a thorough resolution to the story?
Narrative Language and Techniques
❒ Have you incorporated narrative language and techniques (e.g., figurative language, concrete and sensory details, dialogue, and vivid description)?
❒ Can examples of narrative language and techniques be found throughout your story, or are they only evident in some places?
Conventions
❒ Have you double-checked for correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, formatting, and capitalization?
❒ Have you proofread to find and correct typos?
Before You Submit
❒ Have you included your name, date, and course in the top left corner of the page?
❒ Have you answered all of the “Think About Your Writing” questions?
❒ Is your essay between 500 and 800 words in length (2-3 pages)?
D. Scoring
Your composition and reflection will be scored according to the Touchstone 1 Rubric, which evaluates the narrative focus, narrative flow, narrative structure, narrative language and techniques, use of conventions (grammar, punctuation, etc.), and your answers to the “Think About your Writing” questions above.