Personal Narrative Assignment: Examining the Intersections between the Self, Globalization and Social Justice through an Interpersonal and Intercultural Perspective.
You will be answering the following question for your personal narrative assignment. Please answer the question in an essay format using the knowledge gained from the course so far.
How is the personal also political in your own life?
What I would like you to do is examine an aspect of your own life. Something you have experienced that not only impacts you, but is something that similarly impacts many. Something where the implications are not only personal-but in fact also political.
One example was the Ted Talk we watched on Girl Trek. What was happening in the households of those women was happening across the country. Black women were dying from preventable obesity related diseases due to systemic racism and trauma. The personal was in fact a political issue affecting black women across the country.
For this assignment you will be combining your own personal narrative with research. You will be writing an essay and you will research at least 4 sources from a peer reviewed journal to back up your findings using Seneca libraries. It is also important that you weave in concepts from the course throughout your narrative from both an interpersonal and intercultural perspective. Please reference and cite everything appropriately.
The essay should be 5-7 pages double spaced in Times New Roman font. Please write a solid introduction, body paragraphs and a strong conclusion. You will be using APA for your citations and references. You need to ensure that you have a reference list. It is important that you begin your research early because finding good sources takes time. The assessment rubric can be found below. Refer to this document to help you with APA: https://seneca.libguides.com/apa
The assignment is due at the beginning of class for week 9.
Name: Student Number: Date:
|Writing to Inform||Excellent||Good||Needs Improvement|
|Personal Experience / 8||Personal experience is well-explained, with clear understandable detailsPersonal experiences should help the audience empathize with the problem and/or solution by appealing to emotion||Personal experience has vague moments Personal experiences does not always elucidate with the problem and/or solution by appealing to emotion||Personal experience has unclear point Personal experiences does not clearly connect to the issue|
|Relating Research / 8||Paraphrases four sources of research clearly & concisely, in own wordsIntegrates research effectively into the narrativeRefence list uses correct APA formatting||Provides direct quote or paraphrasing is vagueOnly paraphrases one research sourceUses language mostly appropriate for a public audience Reference list has issues||Does not refer to researchDoes not use language appropriate for a public audienceReference list not included|
|Organization / 8||Effective, grabbing introClear chronology: problem > solutionSolid conclusion||Fair, general introUnclear organizationSufficient conclusion||Intro too blunt or vagueIssues with organizationLacking conclusion|
|Language / 6||Relatable use of mixed language Engaging use(s) of tone||Mostly formal or informal language Minimal variation in tone||Inappropriate use of languageIneffective use of tone|
|Major Grammatical Issues||Minor Grammatical Issues|
|Run-on sentence; comma spliceLack of subject-verb agreementGeneral wordiness / omissionsInappropriate word choice and toneOverall lack of mature sentence structure||Pronoun errors (unclear reference, agreement)Punctuation errorIncorrect or imprecise word choiceProblem with capitals or number use|
|Deduction of 5 -10%||Deduction of up to 5%|