say 20 per cent H u m a n i t i e s
Use this template to complete LOA assignments. Remember I use Turnitin to check for similarities in postings. So, be sure to write responses in your own words. Expect to have some similarities in the response, since the template has words placed in the form already (pre-loaded). I will adjust for the similarity with pre-loaded words in template. Score will reflect percentage of similarity in student’s posted response, minus pre-loaded words. For instance, if the similarity report in Turnitin shows 49%, any highlighted pre-loaded words will be removed and subtracted from the percentage. Say 20 per cent of the 49 % was due to preloaded words, 29% similarity remains. That means 29% of points will be deducted from the possible 80 points for the assignment. Of course, the scoring of the content posted will also come into play for the final score of the assignment. In other words, if the content is not in alignment with the topic, there will be other deductions beside the similarity percentage. Give quality responses to the LOA assignments and you will do well. I often have students who do such quality work, they receive the full 80 points (no similarity and quality content).
Template for Analyzing the Logic of an Article
Take an article you have been assigned to read for class, completing the “logic” of it using the template below. Answer each item below with substantive responses, in your own words. Be aware, each of these LOA assignments will be scrutinized by Turnitin. You are able to review the Turnitin report before posting the final response. The parts of the template (i.e., The main purpose of this article is…) will be highlighted by Turnitin, which is acceptable and will not receive reductions. However, I will be looking closely at the portions you have supplied as answers. Abnormal amounts marked by Turnitin that you supplied will be subject to deductions or total refusal, resulting in a zero.
The Logic of “title”
1) The main purpose of this article is.
2) The key question that the author is.
3) The most important information in this article is.
4) The main inferences/conclusions in this article are __________________________________.
(Identify the key conclusions the author comes to and presents in the article.)
5) The key concept(s) we need to understand in this article is (are) ________________________.
By these concepts the author means ______________________________________________.
(Figure out the most important ideas you would have to understand in order to understand the author’s line of reasoning.)
6) The main assumption(s) underlying the author’s thinking is (are) _______________________.
(Figure out what the author is taking for granted [that might be questioned].)
7a) If we take this line of reasoning seriously, the implications are ________________________.
(What consequences are likely to follow if people take the author’s line of reasoning seriously?)
7b) If we fail to take this line of reasoning seriously, the implications are __________________.
(What consequences are likely to follow if people ignore the author’s reasoning?)
8) The main point(s) of view presented in this article is (are) ____________________________.
(What is the author looking at, and how is s/he seeing it?)
This is where you find the articles.