first hand response to reading

no plagiarism , and use only one outside sources a new one please . No hard grammar

THE SUBJECT WILL BE ABOUT THE vitamin D and the sun !

First-hand Response to Reading (3 pages)

Students will read, summarize, and analyze several readings in the first half of the semester. These readings, originally published in newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and other vetted media outlets, will allow the students to explore the many complex sub-topics of the course theme. This project asks students to step out of the classroom and experience the course topic first-hand. Students will gain experience during the semester and use this experience to respond to a specific reading or to the general course theme. Some classes will have students write an observation essay or an experience essay on a site connected to the course theme. Some classes will have students complete and reflect on a small field research project. Other classes will have students compare their experience to the arguments and observations in a specific reading. For example, students in a course themed on the body-mind connection may participate in a yoga in the park session and then compare their experience to a reading discussing the psychological benefits of yoga or discussing the elitist aspects of US yoga practice. Students in a course themed on the environment may participate in a stream clean-up project and then use that experience to respond to an article about bag taxes or the Clean Water Act. Students in a class themed on art and ethics may visit an exhibit at a Smithsonian museum of a controversial artist they read about in class. Students use their experience to agree or disagree with the main points of the articles or they may use their first-hand experience to add to the discussion in the readings.

Outcomes for EN 101 Response to a reading essay
• Develop flexible strategies, including peer review, for working through the stages of the writing process: generating, revising, editing, and proofreading
• Develop ideas and reasoning in support of a theme or thesis
• Demonstrate basic essay structure: controlling theme or thesis, effective organizational pattern, transitions, successful introduction & conclusion
• Support assertions/ideas with evidence that includes concrete detail while excluding irrelevant (off topic) evidence
• Write clear, grammatically correct English while making effective use of stylistic elements such as active verbs, emphasis, parallelism, etc