Please follow directions of each post.
Answer each forum accordingly and separately and attach correct references to the corresponding forum.
African American History
Choose 1 question and answer
300 words minimum
First watch the PBS video:
Reconstruction: A Moment In The Sun : www.pbs.org/video/2365472571/
Choose one of the below for your main post. Respond to at least one student who answered a different question from you. The answers should come from your textbook, the lectures, videos, and the research you conducted in the Library.
1) Give detailed, analytical examples of how the ex-slave society tried to stop the advancement of African Americans after the Civil War.
2) How did African Americans respond to the end of slavery and the realities of freedom? How did southern whites respond to the loss of their slaves and the slave-based economy?
3) Analytically describe the debate in Congress over Reconstruction. What was the result? How did the laws and policies passed affect the South?
4) Analyze why Reconstruction ended.
5) What role did the KKK and the Red Shirt militias play in southern politics during the 1860s and 1870s?
Last part: At the end of your post please comment in one paragraph on what you have learned that was new, surprising, and interesting. .
250 words minimum
Week 7 Forum: Conclusion of Paper and Traits of Academic Writing
This forum has two parts.
Part 1: Conclusion (with introduction for context): First, using the information from this week’s required readings, draft and post the conclusion to your research paper. While there is no set word limit for this assignment, your conclusion should provide adequate closure for your paper. You are encouraged to try one of the techniques outlined in the lecture notes to create a memorable conclusion.
Post your introduction (or a revised version) from last week as well. Be sure to respond to the postings of at least 2 of your classmates, providing them constructive feedback on the effectiveness of their conclusions.
Part 2: Traits of Academic Writing: Referring back to the traits of academic writing identified by Thonney in the forum for week 4 (and pasted in below), write a paragraph reflecting on how you tried to ensure your paper reflected those traits.
In her recent article in Teaching English in the Two Year College, Teresa Thonney outlines six standard features of academic writing:
Writers respond to what others have said about their topic.
Writers state the value of their work and announce the plan for their papers.
Writers acknowledge that others might disagree with the position they’ve taken.
Writers adopt a voice of authority.
Writers use academic and discipline specific vocabulary.
Writers emphasize evidence, often in tables, graphs, and images. (348)
In your responses to others, offer your views of their conclusions as well as their reflections about the traits of academic writing.
Your initial post is due no later than 11:55 pm ET Thursday and should be between 250 and 300 words; you
250 words minimum
Assigned reading: Chose one below
Dr. Pawar, “Post Modernism and English Literature: What Is Post Modernism?”
James Joyce Biography
James Joyce, “Araby”
James Joyce, “Eveline”
James Joyce, “The Dead”
T. S. Eliot Biography
T. S. Eliot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
T. S. Eliot, “The Wasteland”
Regina Rudaityté, “Postmodernism and After: Visions and Revisions”
The forum for this week addresses the third learning objective: Produce an original opinion based on assigned literature.
Select one of the assigned readings for this week and find a piece of art or music which you feel connects to or represents the reading. Your selection may come from any period in history. If you select a piece of art, please include a cited link to an image of the piece. If you select a song please include a cited link to the lyrics or an auditory version. In your response discuss how you see the artistic or musical piece as relating to the reading (you may want to consider characteristics of Post-Modernist writing as well as the historical context if necessary).
Transportation Logistics Management
Globally Optimized Operations
Forum – You may pick out one topic or several topics to discuss. Each week the initial post will include a reflection and conclude with a question for the other students to ponder.
To be considered substantive, your reply should add significantly to the discussion by building on others’ comments, pointing out similarities or differences in your backgrounds or course expectations, etc. One or two sentence responses such as “Hi, welcome to the course!” or “I feel the same way” are not acceptable.
Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words.