20 QUESTION MUST A (10 will be due before this Sunday Nov 10, another 10 will be post after Nov 11 )

, and one Essay about 500 words, and THREE responses.( will be due on Sunday Nov 10)

One Discussion question will be post on Nov 11 same time with another 10 question

My assign country is Thailand.

Which mean you have to help me finished my 2 week assignment, week 11 and 12. ( Week 12 will be post on Nov 11)

For week 11,

1. Complete the reading assignments of the following four topics and their corresponding quizzes. All quizzes need to be done by 11:55am, PST, Sunday, Nov. 10.

8.1 Basics about India

8.2 Indian History I

8.3 Indian History II

8.4 Indian Culture

2. Complete Semester Project Part 4 (1 ESSAY AND 3 RESPONSES)

What to Write?

According to Harris, Lyon and McLaughlin: “…everything about eating including what we consume, how we acquire it, who prepares it and who’s at the table – is a form of communication rich with meaning. Our attitudes, practices and rituals around food are a window onto our most basic beliefs about the world and ourselves” (Harris, Lyon and McLaughlin, 2005, pp. VIII-IX).

In Part 4, you will examine food consumption on a deeper than concrete level and is inclusive of yet goes beyond sustenance, recipes and/or taste in your assigned Asian culture. In addition, you will learn about all three cultures and cuisine by reading and responding to your peers’ posts. Specifically, please consider the following when you draft the post:

  • Highlight the cultural and social significance of food and “eating” in the Asian culture you are assigned to
  • Describe people’s attitudes, practices and rituals around food, such as food traditions, food patterns eating habits, and dining etiquette
  • Identify at least three basic beliefs that have shaped the food culture and been expressed in people’s attitudes, practices and rituals towards food in the Asian culture you are assigned to (e.g. gender/family/work roles; ideas about nutrition and health; family values; tradition; relationship to nature and surroundings)
  • Synthesize the meanings of food and “eating” in the Asian culture you are assigned to

Please have the following requirements in mind when crafting your post:

  • Your post writing should be a cohesive research paper, not a Q&A session
  • Use at least THREE references from library resources and credible online sources to support your opinion.
  • Use APA styles for citations and references
  • The final draft should be at least 500 words. However, depth matters more than length
  • Part 4=ONE post + THREE responses

How to Write?

First, write and post about meanings of food in the Asian culture you are assigned to (12 points)

Here is an outline of the steps to writing a good online post on a brief overall history and food history of an Asian culture. The process is similar to write any good research paper, which takes time and practice.

1. Make sure you know what the discussion prompt is asking

Part 4 requires you to write a post on the attitudes, practices, and rituals towards food and the beliefs expressed in the food culture in the Asian country you are assigned to.

After briefly describing people’s attitudes, practices and rituals toward food, such as food traditions, food patterns, eating habits, and dining etiquette, you can frame your writing as an argument identifying at least three basic beliefs that have played a key role in shaping these attitudes, practices and rituals, such as gender/family/work roles; ideas about nutrition and health; family values; tradition; relationship with nature; religion/philosophical commitments. You might have researched some of the beliefs previously. If you want to further examine them, you can incorporate your findings into this post. However, do not copy and paste from your previous posts. At the end, please synthesize the meanings of food and “eating” in your assigned Asian culture.

The post should help us understand what key beliefs that have shaped and been expressed in the food culture and the expressive meanings of food in the Asian country you are assigned to. The best posts will put “eating” in perspective by helping us think about the beliefs that not only have influenced how and what people eat, but also have been expressed in what and how people eat.

2. Brainstorm possible arguments and responses

Before you even start researching or drafting, take a few minutes to consider what you already know about the topic. Make a list of ideas or draw a cluster diagram, using circles and arrows to connect ideas–whatever method works for you. At this point in the process, it is helpful to write down all of your ideas without stopping to judge or analyze each one in depth. You want to think big and bring in everything you know or suspect about the topic. After you have finished, read over what you have created. Look for patterns or trends or questions that keep coming up. Based on what you have brainstormed, what do you still need to learn about the topic? Do you have a tentative argument or response to the paper prompt? Use this information to guide you as you start your research and develop a thesis statement.

3. Start researching

You need to conduct outside research to have a better understanding of the overall and food history of the Asian culture you are assigned to. The SF State library system offers plenty of resources. There are also lots of articles online about this topic. Make sure you use multiple resources and evaluate the reliability of the sources. Use at least THREE references from library resources and credible online sources to support your opinion.

4. Take stock and draft a thesis statement

Now you need to step back, look at the material you have, and develop your argument. Based on the reading and research you have done, how might you meet the requirements in the prompt? What arguments do your sources allow you to make? Draft a thesis statement in one or two sentences to clearly and succinctly make an argument.

If you find writing a thesis daunting, remember that whatever you draft now is not set in stone. Your thesis will change. As you do more research, reread your sources, and write your paper, you will learn more about the topic and your argument. For now, produce a “working thesis,” meaning, a thesis that represents your thinking up to this point. Remember it will almost certainly change as you move through the writing process. Once you have a thesis statement, you may find that you need to do more research targeted to your specific argument.

5. Identify your key sources (both primary and secondary) and annotate them

Now look back over your sources and identify which ones are most critical to you–the ones you will be grappling with most directly in order to make your argument. Then, annotate them. Annotating sources means writing a paragraph that summarizes the main idea of the source as well as shows how you will use the source in your post.

While it might seem like this step creates more work for you by having to do more writing, it in fact serves two critical purposes: it helps you refine your working thesis by distilling exactly what your sources are saying, and it helps smooth your writing process. Having dissected your sources and articulated your ideas about them, you can more easily draw upon them when constructing your post.

6. Draft an outline of your paper

An outline is helpful in giving you a sense of the overall structure of your writing and how best to organize your ideas. You need to decide how to arrange your argument in a way that will make the most sense to your peer readers. Perhaps you decide that your argument is most clear when presented chronologically, or perhaps you find that it works best with a thematic approach.

An effective outline includes the following components: the research question from the prompt (check Step 1), your working thesis, the main idea of each body paragraph, and the evidence (from both primary and secondary sources) you will use to support each body paragraph. Be as detailed as you can when putting together your outline.

7. Write your first draft

This step can feel overwhelming, but remember that you have already done a lot of work and–armed with your working thesis, source annotations, and outline–have all the tools needed. Your goal in the draft is to articulate your argument as clearly as you can, and to marshal your evidence in support of your argument. Do not get too caught up in grammar or stylistic issues at this point, as you are more concerned now with the big-picture task of expressing your ideas in writing.

When you are writing up the evidence in your draft, you need to appropriately cite all of your sources. You must follow the required APA citation style in your reference. Remember that you need to cite not just direct quotations, but any ideas that are not your own. Inappropriate citation is considered plagiarism. For more information about how and when to cite, visit Proper Citation of Materials (APA style) in the Course Information Center in iLearn.

8. Revise your draft

After you have completed an entire first draft, move on to the revision stage. Think about revising on two levels: the global and the local. The global level refers to the argument and evidence in your paper, while the local level refers to the individual sentences.

Your first priority should be revising at the global level, because you need to make sure you are making a compelling and well-supported argument. When revising at the local level, check that you are using strong topic sentences and transitions, that you have adequately integrated and analyzed quotations, and that your paper is free from grammar and spelling errors that might distract the reader or even impede your ability to communicate your point.

9. Put it all together: the final draft

After you have finished revising and have created a strong draft, set your post aside for a few hours or overnight. Read your writing out loud, catching any errors you might have missed before. The final draft should be at least 500 words. However, depth matters more than length.

10. Post your writing

Copy and paste the post in the discussion forum. At the Subject line, please input the name of the Asian culture you are assigned to. Now, congratulate yourself. You have written a good post!

The following rubric will help you achieve an “A” for your forum posts. To be successful you must meet the expectations for each competency listed.

Semester Project Forum Post Rubric

You can earn this score: If your post meets these requirements:
“A” Posting
(10-12 points)
  1. Posted on time and in time for others to read & respond
  2. Thoughtful, comprehensive (answered all parts of the question or cover all the required content) posting with to concepts from the assigned readings and at least THREE specific references outside sources (citations included)
“B” Posting
(7-9 points)
  1. Posted on time and in time for others to read & respond
  2. Thoughtful postings with some general references to concepts from the assigned readings and other outside sources
“C” Posting
(4-6 points)
  1. Posted on time and in time for others to read & respond
  2. General opinion based postings that were not connected to concepts from the assigned readings or other outside resources
“D” and “F” Posting (0-3 points)
  1. Did not contribute or posted after due date
  2. Contributions very vague, general, and brief; did not add new ideas to the discussion
  3. No references to concepts from the assigned readings or other outside sources

Second, respond to THREE posts-one from each of the three topics (3 responses=3 points)

Remember, the online discussion forum is a place for you, your peers, and your instructor to exchange information and ideas. When responding to others’ posts, be open minded to others ideas, but feel free to express your own opinion as well.

1. Read and respond to THREE posts-one post from each of the three topics. Please choose the posts with no or least responses.

2. Respond to the posts by providing positive and constructive feedback, such as:

  • Anything interesting or new you learn from this post
  • Anything you would like to add to the discussion
  • Any disagreement or different perspectives
  • Your personal experience related to the topic under discussion

The following rubric will help you achieve a “Great” rating for your forum responses. To be successful you must meet the expectations for each competency listed.

Semester Project Forum Response Rubric

You can earn this score: If your post meets these requirements:
Great Response (1 point):
  1. Responded on time before the due date
  2. Responded to and engaged with the classmate (asking and answering questions; agreeing and adding another point; respectably disagreeing with a different perspective; adding to the conversation-not just “I agree” comments)
Not so Great Response (0 point):
  1. Did not respond; or
  2. Responded after due date; or
  3. Minimal (“I agree” with no rationale about why)

Note:

Part of this prompt was adapted from Steps for Writing a History Paper. Department of History, UCLA Social Sciences Division. Retrieved from
http://www.history.ucla.edu/academics/undergraduate/history-writing-center/steps-for-writing-a-history-paper-2

References:

Harris, Patricia, David Lyon, & Sue McLaughlin (2005), The Meaning of Food, CT: The Globe Pequot Press.

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