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Peer Workshop

: Watch 4 of your colleagues’ elevator pitches and give them feedback by answering the following questions:

How can the thesis be made more clear, specific, focused, or debatable?

How well do the main points support the thesis?

What else could your colleague add/say to sharpen their argument?

Your response shoulde be  written comment form.

Here is my classmate’s video

name

Stephen Ebbin

name Ibrahim Savci

name Berna Tapsiz

name Yanan Sui

COMM 1007 | College English
Dr. M. Talpalaru
Major Assignment 1: Responding to a Current Debate
Component
Major Assignment 1A: Elevator Pitch
Major Assignment 1A: Peer Workshop
Major Assignment 1B: Essay 1 Final Draft
Due Date
Week 5: Jun 12 @11:59PM
Week 6: Jun 19 @11:59PM
Week 7: Jun 26 @11:59PM
Value
5%
15%
Topics for MA1 (850-1000 words):
A. Residential-school denialism
The article “The Pope Apologized. Some Conservatives Are Denying Residential
School Horrors Anyway” (Zoledziowski, 2022) shows how people in Canada are still
denying the widespread harm residential schools have committed against Indigenous
children and communities. Using this article as a starting point, and without doing
any other research, present and defend your opinion on how to combat the
misinformation and disinformation that continues to harm Indigenous people in
Canada.
B. Fast fashion and the environment
As Al Malees (2022) shows, young shoppers have both an awareness of the
environmental crisis as well as a desire to dress fashionably. Given that fast fashion
is very detrimental to the environment, how do you think this paradox can be
resolved? Using this linked article and your own knowledge and experience (without
doing any other research), present and defend your own opinion on the topic.
C. Myths about video games
In their Instagram post, Brandin (2022) unpacks the false belief that video games
cause behavioural problems in children. Using only this Instagram post and your own
experience and knowledge (without doing any other research), explain your own
opinion on the topic of video games’ influence on children’s behaviour.
D. Attention economy
“As our economy becomes more dependent on attention, the medium of exchange
flows from the holders of the old to the holders of the new,” argues Ally Mintzer
(2020, para. 4) in the article Paying attention: the attention economy. Starting from
the information in this article (without doing any other research), present and argue
for your opinion on the impact of the attention economy on any aspect of life
nowadays. To be more persuasive, make sure you focus your argument on one
issue, one location, one group of people, etc., rather than speaking in general terms.
E. Nutrition vs. Creativity
According to Brehaut (2022), humans have nutritional wisdom that influences their
food choices. Starting from this article and without doing any other research, present
and defend your opinion on whether nutrition OR creativity should be the leading
factor in developing recipes.
COMM 1007 | College English
Dr. M. Talpalaru
Major Assignment 1A: Elevator Pitch (Week 5) & Peer Workshop (Week 6)
Elevator Pitch (due Sunday, Jun. 12 at 11:59 PM): An elevator pitch is a common way
to showcase yourself or your ideas in the business world in the time you’d spend with
someone in an elevator.
In this 1-minute video, give the class your elevator pitch for your MA1. Make sure to
include:
Your full name
Your chosen topic
Your draft thesis: what do *you* have to say on the topic/in response to the article?
Your main points that you’re using to support your thesis and develop the body
paragraphs of the essay
As always with videos/presentation, make sure you have a script before you hit record on
Flipgrid. You can access this Flipgrid topic using BlackBoard or using the code 74319f84
with your GBC credentials (choose Microsoft ID when logging in)
After recording on Flipgrid, post the link to your video on BB/Discussion Boards/Major
Assignment 1A.
Peer Workshop (due Sunday, Jun. 19 at 11:59 PM): Watch 4 of your colleagues’
elevator pitches and give them feedback by answering the following questions:
How can the thesis be made more clear, specific, focused, or debatable?
How well do the main points support the thesis?
What else could your colleague add/say to sharpen their argument?
Your response can be in video or written comment form.
Post your responses to the appropriate thread on BB Discussion Board.
Criteria for success
Introduction incudes full name and chosen topic
Pitch thesis is clear, specific, focused, debatable, and on-topic
Main points support the thesis and demonstrate an understanding of
argumentation
Feedback given to colleagues answers the questions constructively and
demonstrates a commitment to help develop the colleagues’ arguments
Total:
/0.5
/1.5
/1
/2
/5
NOTE: The Elevator Pitch and Peer Workshop are mandatory for Essay 1. Lack of
submission/participation in either may result in a grade of zero on Essay 1. Please talk to
me ahead of the deadline if you encounter any barriers that prevent your
participation/submission.
COMM 1007 | College English
Dr. M. Talpalaru
Major Assignment 1B (15%): Essay 1 Final Draft (Week 7)
Essay Guidelines:
Using the feedback from your colleagues and your professor, write a persuasive essay of
about 850-1000 words in length on the topic you have chosen for your outline. Essays
should demonstrate an understanding of persuasive writing techniques, effective essay
structure, and clear, concise, and organized writing. Essays should also present a welldeveloped thesis statement that is supported throughout the essay.
Review the learning material in Weeks 6 and 7 to understand the basics of thesis-,
paragraph-, and essay- writing.
This is not a research essay. The only resource to be used is the article provided with the
topic below. Students are to develop an argument that is different from the author’s
in the article: Simply re-arguing the author’s argument/premise is not a persuasive essay;
do not summarize the original article in your essay (You will already have done that in
Exercise 1). Remember: regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the author’s
ideas, you need to argue your own position on the debate/discussion.
Essays should make effective use of an introduction, topic sentences, direct quotations,
paraphrases, a refutation paragraph, and a conclusion. Body paragraphs should be
organized strategically and logically. Also, essays should demonstrate accurate APA Style
for in-text citations, a title page, and a reference page, as studied in Weeks 3 and
4.
Criteria for Success for the Persuasive Essay:
COMPONENT
Pts
Max
Essay has an effective introduction that presents the topic, context
(author), and thesis statement
/3
Thesis statement clear, specific, and arguable
/3
Each body paragraph has a topic sentence
/3
Body paragraphs are engaging, relevant, and support the thesis (PIE
structure)
/3
Refutation paragraph is used effectively, clearly, and supports the thesis
/1
The article/resource is used appropriately as support and is
introduced/integrated into the student’s writing clearly; no other research
has been included; essay is not overwhelmed by article’s voice/opinion
/4
Conclusion paragraph effectively and clearly wraps up the student’s
argument; includes both summarizing and ending statements
/3
Subtotal for CONTENT
/20
Proper format and structure for an academic essay
/2
Appropriate tone, word choice, and style for an academic essay
/4
Ideas are presented in a clear and logical way with transitions and
guidance
/2
Thesis is supported throughout the essay
/2
COMM 1007 | College English
Dr. M. Talpalaru
Subtotal for ESSAY ORGANIZATION
/10
Title page and reference page use accurate APA format
/2
In-text citations are used appropriately (where needed) and are in
correct APA format
/2
Essay is free from grammatical and mechanical errors
/6
Subtotal for APA/GRAMMAR/MECHANICS
/10
TOTAL
/40
COMM 1007 | College English
Dr. M. Talpalaru
Major Assignment 1: Responding to a Current Debate
Component
Major Assignment 1A: Elevator Pitch
Major Assignment 1A: Peer Workshop
Major Assignment 1B: Essay 1 Final Draft
Due Date
Week 5: Jun 12 @11:59PM
Week 6: Jun 19 @11:59PM
Week 7: Jun 26 @11:59PM
Value
5%
15%
Topics for MA1 (850-1000 words):
A. Residential-school denialism
The article “The Pope Apologized. Some Conservatives Are Denying Residential
School Horrors Anyway” (Zoledziowski, 2022) shows how people in Canada are still
denying the widespread harm residential schools have committed against Indigenous
children and communities. Using this article as a starting point, and without doing
any other research, present and defend your opinion on how to combat the
misinformation and disinformation that continues to harm Indigenous people in
Canada.
B. Fast fashion and the environment
As Al Malees (2022) shows, young shoppers have both an awareness of the
environmental crisis as well as a desire to dress fashionably. Given that fast fashion
is very detrimental to the environment, how do you think this paradox can be
resolved? Using this linked article and your own knowledge and experience (without
doing any other research), present and defend your own opinion on the topic.
C. Myths about video games
In their Instagram post, Brandin (2022) unpacks the false belief that video games
cause behavioural problems in children. Using only this Instagram post and your own
experience and knowledge (without doing any other research), explain your own
opinion on the topic of video games’ influence on children’s behaviour.
D. Attention economy
“As our economy becomes more dependent on attention, the medium of exchange
flows from the holders of the old to the holders of the new,” argues Ally Mintzer
(2020, para. 4) in the article Paying attention: the attention economy. Starting from
the information in this article (without doing any other research), present and argue
for your opinion on the impact of the attention economy on any aspect of life
nowadays. To be more persuasive, make sure you focus your argument on one
issue, one location, one group of people, etc., rather than speaking in general terms.
E. Nutrition vs. Creativity
According to Brehaut (2022), humans have nutritional wisdom that influences their
food choices. Starting from this article and without doing any other research, present
and defend your opinion on whether nutrition OR creativity should be the leading
factor in developing recipes.
COMM 1007 | College English
Dr. M. Talpalaru
Major Assignment 1A: Elevator Pitch (Week 5) & Peer Workshop (Week 6)
Elevator Pitch (due Sunday, Jun. 12 at 11:59 PM): An elevator pitch is a common way
to showcase yourself or your ideas in the business world in the time you’d spend with
someone in an elevator.
In this 1-minute video, give the class your elevator pitch for your MA1. Make sure to
include:
Your full name
Your chosen topic
Your draft thesis: what do *you* have to say on the topic/in response to the article?
Your main points that you’re using to support your thesis and develop the body
paragraphs of the essay
As always with videos/presentation, make sure you have a script before you hit record on
Flipgrid. You can access this Flipgrid topic using BlackBoard or using the code 74319f84
with your GBC credentials (choose Microsoft ID when logging in)
After recording on Flipgrid, post the link to your video on BB/Discussion Boards/Major
Assignment 1A.
Peer Workshop (due Sunday, Jun. 19 at 11:59 PM): Watch 4 of your colleagues’
elevator pitches and give them feedback by answering the following questions:
How can the thesis be made more clear, specific, focused, or debatable?
How well do the main points support the thesis?
What else could your colleague add/say to sharpen their argument?
Your response can be in video or written comment form.
Post your responses to the appropriate thread on BB Discussion Board.
Criteria for success
Introduction incudes full name and chosen topic
Pitch thesis is clear, specific, focused, debatable, and on-topic
Main points support the thesis and demonstrate an understanding of
argumentation
Feedback given to colleagues answers the questions constructively and
demonstrates a commitment to help develop the colleagues’ arguments
Total:
/0.5
/1.5
/1
/2
/5
NOTE: The Elevator Pitch and Peer Workshop are mandatory for Essay 1. Lack of
submission/participation in either may result in a grade of zero on Essay 1. Please talk to
me ahead of the deadline if you encounter any barriers that prevent your
participation/submission.
COMM 1007 | College English
Dr. M. Talpalaru
Major Assignment 1B (15%): Essay 1 Final Draft (Week 7)
Essay Guidelines:
Using the feedback from your colleagues and your professor, write a persuasive essay of
about 850-1000 words in length on the topic you have chosen for your outline. Essays
should demonstrate an understanding of persuasive writing techniques, effective essay
structure, and clear, concise, and organized writing. Essays should also present a welldeveloped thesis statement that is supported throughout the essay.
Review the learning material in Weeks 6 and 7 to understand the basics of thesis-,
paragraph-, and essay- writing.
This is not a research essay. The only resource to be used is the article provided with the
topic below. Students are to develop an argument that is different from the author’s
in the article: Simply re-arguing the author’s argument/premise is not a persuasive essay;
do not summarize the original article in your essay (You will already have done that in
Exercise 1). Remember: regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the author’s
ideas, you need to argue your own position on the debate/discussion.
Essays should make effective use of an introduction, topic sentences, direct quotations,
paraphrases, a refutation paragraph, and a conclusion. Body paragraphs should be
organized strategically and logically. Also, essays should demonstrate accurate APA Style
for in-text citations, a title page, and a reference page, as studied in Weeks 3 and
4.
Criteria for Success for the Persuasive Essay:
COMPONENT
Pts
Max
Essay has an effective introduction that presents the topic, context
(author), and thesis statement
/3
Thesis statement clear, specific, and arguable
/3
Each body paragraph has a topic sentence
/3
Body paragraphs are engaging, relevant, and support the thesis (PIE
structure)
/3
Refutation paragraph is used effectively, clearly, and supports the thesis
/1
The article/resource is used appropriately as support and is
introduced/integrated into the student’s writing clearly; no other research
has been included; essay is not overwhelmed by article’s voice/opinion
/4
Conclusion paragraph effectively and clearly wraps up the student’s
argument; includes both summarizing and ending statements
/3
Subtotal for CONTENT
/20
Proper format and structure for an academic essay
/2
Appropriate tone, word choice, and style for an academic essay
/4
Ideas are presented in a clear and logical way with transitions and
guidance
/2
Thesis is supported throughout the essay
/2
COMM 1007 | College English
Dr. M. Talpalaru
Subtotal for ESSAY ORGANIZATION
/10
Title page and reference page use accurate APA format
/2
In-text citations are used appropriately (where needed) and are in
correct APA format
/2
Essay is free from grammatical and mechanical errors
/6
Subtotal for APA/GRAMMAR/MECHANICS
/10
TOTAL
/40

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