Please choose one assignment from the following options to submit for your assignment. Type up your response according to the guidelines listed in the syllabus, and upload your assignment as a WORD attachment or PDF at the bottom of this assignment.
Your response will be evaluated on the basis of: a) how well you demonstrate an understanding of and engagement with the assignment task; b) the clarity and quality of your writing; c) your overall effort on the assignment. The assignment will be graded on a scale of 0-25 points, and the grader’s comments and grade should be available to you as soon as possible.
The assignment is due on Sunday, March 18th at 1 pm.
The questions posed in each option are designed to help guide your thinking and response. You are not required to respond to all (or even any) of the listed questions, although your responses should be organized in some way. As with any writing assignment, providing sufficient background information to your topic and offering specific examples to support your views will make your ideas clearer and more convincing.
You are welcome to write beyond the minimum page requirement for the assignment.
NOTE: Some of the options are duplicates from the midterm assignment. Complete a DIFFERENT assignment than your midterm assignment. You will not be given credit if you complete the same option assignment twice, even if you take a different angle on the assignment. Make sure the content of your essay DOES NOT, in any way, repeat, reiterate or rehash anything you wrote in your midterm essay.
If there was an assignment on the midterm list that you’d like to do and that is not listed below, ask Martin if you can do it for this assignment.
Interview a graduating student in a major you are interested in pursuing (ask a major adviser, residential assistants or college adviser for referrals). Before the interview, re-review Chapter 5 of Andreatta, and prepare a list of questions to ask during the interview, including questions about why the student chose the major, how they prepared for the major in their first two years of college, what classes they liked, what they hope to do with their major (if anything) when they graduate and what major-related activities they are involved in (internships, research, etc). Take notes during your interview.
After your interview, type up a 3-4 page reflection. Summarize what you discussed and reflect upon what you learned. What surprised you or what did you find unexpected? Did anything you learn change your view of that possible major? Are you still motivated to pursue that major? Why or why not?