Week 4 Assignment 2:
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Template: PowerPoint Topic and Organization
Topic (from the list provided)
Specific Topic (you can narrow the focus if you want)
Thesis Statement (one sentence that incorporates the clear topic and the direction you are going with your points)
Main Points (stated in words or phrases)
Three Sources (just the titles for this week)
(Paragraph reflecting on the cross-cultural aspect)
This assignment is an individual assignment that will start you on the road to completing your Week 7 PowerPoint presentation.
Although the lesson for this week already addressed this information, for ease of assignment completion, here it is again.
Here is a list of topics from which you can choose:
Click on the following link for an example of what you will be doing this week:
Use this example to guide your submission for this assignment.
With the above example, the topic was narrowed to managing anxiety. This topic could have also been narrowed to eliminating “um’s”, presenting while using a visual aid, etc. There are many different ways in which you can make the topic of your choice more specific to your interests.
Now it is your turn. In order to write an effective thesis, you will need to do your research. Find a minimum of three scholarly sources that you plan to use to inform your teaching. Use the template for Assignment 2 to guide your organization of this information. You will receive feedback concerning your topic choice, thesis, organization, and sources in the grading process.
At the end of your submission, add a reflection paragraph addressing your consideration of a cross-cultural topic and why or why not this topic what chosen. What is about cross-cultural communication that interests you, concerns you, or creates a barrier for you.
Note: Any topic you chose is fine, but this is a chance to reflect on the added component of cross-cultural communication.
Powerpoint Presentation with Note
Writing Requirements (APA format)
Topic: Specific topic clearly matches topic choice
Thesis: Thesis statement is one sentence and indicates the focus of the paper.
Main Ideas: Submission lists 3 main ideas.
Sources: Submission provides title of 3 sources to be potentially used.
Reflection: Submission provides a detailed reflection of selecting or not selecting a cross-cultural topic.