Life Course Transitions


Life Course Transitions

(1) Analyze the timing, duration, and sequencing of your parents’, your grandparents’, or your own life course. (2) Was it typical for their generation? EXPLAIN. (3) Be sure to take into account major historical event(s) and how these affected the lives you are discussing. Your original posting (worth up to 5 points toward your course grade) is due no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 8. Your thoughtful and substantive response to a classmate’s posting on this same topic (worth up to 3 points toward your course grade) is due no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, September 15. Each of your five original essays should be around 800 words (the equivalent of 2–3 typed, double-spaced pages), and each reply to a fellow student around 500 words; be sure to include a word count at the end of your posting. Each essay is to cite both your textbook and an outside academic source (preferably a peer-reviewed journal article), and each reply an additional outside academic source. Grading Criteria: I will be looking for evidence that you are actively engaging with the class material and MAKING IT YOUR OWN. The very best postings (worthy of full credit) will accomplish the following: Address ALL ASPECTS or parts of the question (or set of questions); Support your commentary with pertinent evidence from your textbook AND at least one outside academic source (preferably a peer-reviewed journal article; and Provide SPECIFIC, DETAILED, and PERTINENT true (or true-to life hypothetical) examples to “flesh out” your points—showing how the concepts you have been studying apply to people’s real day-to-day life experiences. COMMON POINT DEDUCTIONS: One-half point for lack of reference to textbook. One-half point for missing outside academic reference (popular media do not qualify!). One-half point for unclear outside academic reference (unable to locate from information given). One-half point per week (up to a maximum 2 points) for late submission. Up to 2 points for lack of sufficient length, detail, relevance, or clarity in posting. Text book is online on McGraw Hill connect.

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