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For Your Final Projects (Due 12PM May 22)

For your final projects, please post on your blog your last (“final”) versions of your Child Reading Essay and your Personal Statement. ALSO include a “cover letter” which gives your critique of the class, what was helpful and what was not. Be honest. One paragraph long. Please make this a seperate blog post.

In addressing the Times article, students scrutinized how the most prestigious educational institutions virtually guarantee social advantage, conferring symbolic titles legitimizing dominance.  The Clark article and the Times article juxtaposed opened students to the idea that merit is structured like a game, and also how players must develop a “feel” for the game by either […]

More Personal Statement Advice

From your old friends at the Purdue OWL: Writing the Personal Statement Summary: This handout provides information about writing personal statements for academic and other positions.  Contributors:Jo Doran, Allen Brizee Last Edited: 2010-04-25 08:50:17  The personal statement, your opportunity to sell yourself in the application process, generally falls into one of two categories:  1. […]

Scholarship Essay DOs and DON’Ts

DOs and DON’Ts as generated in class 6 May 2010. DOs Proofread—spell check, read aloud to yourself, allow someone else to read it. Answer all the questions—be explicit: straightforward, no fluff, get to the point Mention any courses or instructors that have been inspirational or relevant to your experience. Be believable (or lie good) Be […]

Ethnography Essay (An Alvarez Example)

Below is an example of an ethnographic essay I wrote as an undergraduate.   Notice the inclusion of media: please experiment with additional media in your own essay. They hurt you at home and they hit you at school.  They hate you if you’re clever, and they despise a fool.  Till you’re so fucking crazy, you […]

Scholarship Essay/Personal Statement Guidelines

See the following link for the details: Also note the following link which provides tips for applying for schoalrships.  There’s a small portion about Personal Statements that’s worth taking a glance at.

In-Class PIE Example

An example PIE paragraph generated together in class.  Notice how the E section uses words from Lareau’s quote to help explain the passage.           Like most families, the working class and poor want better opportunities for the next generation.  Because they have limited economic resources, they strive for the best they can under challenging circumstances.  […]

Revisions for Essay 1 (part 2)

 1. PIE paragraphs: rule of thumb: for every ONE line of “I” there should be TWO lines of “E”.  2. Fix titles–   Talking Discpline : Language and Natural Growth According to Annette Lareau’s Unequal Childhoods   3. Make sure to have correct formatting for your BLOCK QUOTES  4. MLA Heading  5. Don’t use ETC  6. Make sure you […]

Unequal Childhoods Videos

Again, here are some videos that might be helpful to review regarding some of Lareau’s ideas:

Definitions to Include in Your Revisions to Essay 1

Terms to be Added to “Essay 2” Pg. 2: Concerted Cultivation • parents making certain that children have certain experiences, in institutional settings to help them develop their skills, to benefit themselves in the future.. • developing / laboring / and using advantages (finances, cultural capital) • sense of entitlement cultivated by parents to become […]

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