Informal writing assignment
Each discussion should be a minimum of 12 sentences in length (and at least 100 words). A discussion will not be penalized for going over the length requirement if you feel it necessary to convey your ideas but it will be penalized for going under the length requirement. Although I won’t necessarily penalize for
going over the length requirement, I would ask you to keep it under 250 words to better facilitate student dialogue….if it is too long, students tend to skip over it. If you have used outside sources in formulating your discussion post, you must identify those sources in the discussion to avoid plagiarism. Each discussion should be organized, insightful, thought-provoking, grammatically correct, and appropriate in both manner and content. You will be graded on both quantity and quality of the discussion post as it meets the criteria discussed above.
Chose a culture other than your own and explore family practices in regards to child rearing, family interaction, and/or the elderly. Find at least two examples of family practices that are different than your own family practices. You might consider researching methods of discipline, toys, games, topics discussed at the dinner table, nuclear versus extended family obligations, views towards elderly, treatment of elderly, care of elderly, etc. Explain the practices and how they compare to your own experiences. Be sure to fact check and provide bibliographic information for any outside sources you referenced.