ALL ASSIGNMENTS HAVE TO BE COMPLETED
Part 1 – Length 200 words
Choose 1 of the 6 Imagist Poets and read their poems from this collection. You can review more about your poet and the Imagist movement in the Unit 2 Intellipath Lesson: ‘Some Imagist Poets’.
In the preface, Amy Lowell describes the 6 Principles of the Imagist movement. Use these to answer these questions on the discussion board:
- The principles indicate that Imagist poets wanted to use common language. Was there any language your found unclear or fanciful? What is a modern, common word you could use to replace it?
- Imagist poets believed in freedom of topic. What are some of the topics your poet chose to write about?
- Which image from the poems did you find most compelling and why?
Part 2 – Length 10 lines
Create your own imagist poem. Be sure to use common, clear language to create poetic rhythm and imagery.
- Choose a modern topic you think your poet would be interested in if they were alive today.
- Write a poem of 10 lines.
- Include imagery and sensory language (e.g., sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste).
- Post your poem on the Discussion Board.
ASSIGN 2 300-500 WORDS
Charlotte Perkins Gilman experienced post-partum depression. In the
late 1800’s this lead to a rest treatment that, she felt, nearly drove
her insane. In response to that incident she wrote the short story, The
Yellow Wallpaper, and began a career of supporting women’s rights and
health issues. Review the Unit 3 Intellipath Lesson ‘The Yellow
Wallpaper’ to learn more about this story and context of the time.
Begin by reading The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Based on your reading, answer the following questions:
- What is the main conflict of this story?
- How does the author use imagery to convey her opinion of this mental health treatment?
- Imagine that you are in the story – as you are today – would you have unlocked the room to release her? Why or why not?
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman underwent this treatment, yet she chose a fictional account to encourage innovation in the healthcare field. Why do you think she chose a first person fiction story instead of a first person nonfiction account based on her true story?
ASSIGN 3 300- 500 WORDS
Read ONE of the following literary texts:
- Up From Slavery: An Autobiography by Booker T. Washington
- Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
- An Autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence
- Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
Step 3: On the Unit 4 Discussion Board answer the following questions about your selected reading:
- Which literary text did you select and why?
- What is your first impression of the author based on reading a chapter from their work? What do you notice about the author’s language and choice of topic(s)?
- Identify an innovative idea that the author expressed. How does the author convey that idea and is the author effective in doing so? Is there a relation between that idea and concerns we face today?
Literature is an
ever evolving art form. The expansion of new technology from the
printing press to the internet has altered how ideas and values are
expressed in writing. In recent years more professionals and experts are
able to share experience, innovation, and insight through
self-published informal writing known as blogs. This electronic platform
allows the author to become a leader and mentor for those with
like-minded interests. In this assignment you will write your own blog
entry related to your field of study inspired by the content of this
Here are some examples to review:
- HackCollege “A Student Powered Lifehacking Site” – https://www.hackcollege.com/
- Crime Talk “An educational resource at the heard of criminological teaching, debate, and research” http://www.crimetalk.org.uk/
- The Accounting Onion “Peeling away financial reporting issues one layer at a time” http://accountingonion.com/welcome-to-the-accounting-onion
- KevinMD.com “Social Media’s leading physician voice” https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/
Step 1: Identify an issue related to your program that interests you and then create an innovative suggestion to address that issue.
Step 2: Reflect on the learning from this course to connect how your study of literature inspired your suggestion and helped your ability to express your ideas about this issue.
Section 1: Thoughtful Reflection
Based on your study in this course, explain the impacts of literacy habits. Use examples from our work this session to support your main ideas where appropriate. Reflect on the course materials, Intellipath content, and discussion board assignments to inform your answers to the following questions. (400 words)
- What are the benefits of including poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in your reading list?
- Which reading assignment benefited you most this session and why?
- What is one way that you can improve your literacy habits?
Section 2: Cultivating a Reading ProfileIn
this section, we will test our skill to create a reading list we can
use for personal and professional development. Consider a topic that you
would like to know more about. It can even address a skill that you
would like to improve such as leadership, public speaking, or deeper
understanding of a concept.
Select 6 readings that may support your endeavor and complete the following chart:
|Title||Genre + Format||Summary and Rationale||Where did you find it at?|
|(Include the name of the work and the author)||(Identify if it is nonfiction, fiction, or poetry. Then identify if it is a book, blog, novel, article, webpage, etc.)||(Give a short explanation on what it is about and how it will support your development)||(Identify how you found this information; did you use a search engine? Did you ask a friend or librarian? Etc.)|