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He is very picky about grammar and sentence structure so please pay attention those.I am sending you the instructions

However, I haven't picked any topic to write about so you pick whichever ever you like from the reading that I'll send you in a bit.You don't have read all the chapters.Whenever you get an idea start writing about it

but please confirm the topic with me before you start because I need to ask to professor first

are you familiar with buddhism?

you can find the paper instructions in these 2 documents

It is not a research paper so just write how it effect you.You can relate it to Islam.

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1 HUNTER COLLEGE ISLAM AND BUDDHISM REL 324 TERM: FALL 2018 MON/THU 8:10—9:25 Instructor: Dr. Bert F. Breiner Scope of the Course This course will look briefly at the origins, beliefs, scriptures, rituals, and practices of each of the two religions in the course title. Buddhism, the older of the two religions, represents a non-theistic religion in which the ultimate categories used to understand and interpret the human condition do not rest on belief in a supreme being. Islam, on the other hand, is a theistic religion in which God plays the ultimate role in understanding the human condition. The two religions, therefore, represent an interesting contrast of two different approaches to human religious experience. GENERAL INFORMATION My email address is: ✔ You must begin the Subject line of ALL your emails with “REL324_LastName_FirstName”. You If you do not do this, your email will not be filtered correctly and YOUR EMAIL WILL NOT BE READ IN A TIMELY FASHION. The subject line of your email should look like this, changing ### to the appropriate course number (REL324). Of course, the “From” line will contain your email address rather than mine. BLACKBOARD, REQUIRED READINGS, and THE DISCUSSION BOARD • • • • All students will be required to activate their Blackboard accounts for this course. All required readings will be posted on Blackboard. I will activate the “Discussion Board” in Blackboard. Students often raise good questions in class that go beyond the level of the course and would take us too far off topic. When this happens, I may suggest that the question be posted on Blackboard. I will respond to the question there, and other students can also join in the discussion. You might want to have access to a copy of the Qur’ān for the sessions on Islam. There are several online versions that you may download and others that you can consult online, so it is not necessary to purchase one. 2 ✔ OFFICE HOURS My office is in the West Building, Rm. W1241. Office hours are by appointment, and the appointment must be made by email. My normal office hours are Mon/Thu 9:40 AM TO 10:10 AM. If you cannot make either of these times, I will try to reschedule an office hour to accommodate you if possible. COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENT Attendance: ................................................................................................10 points Two Objective Quizzes (Average).........................................................................................40 points Written Assignments: ........................................................................50 points TOTAL ............................................................ 100 points There will be two objective examinations (multiple choice and matching), a midterm (Buddhism) and a final (Islam). These examinations are designed to make sure that you are familiar with the basic concepts of the course and important vocabulary items. As you read, look up words with which you are unfamiliar in a dictionary (or GOOGLE them). The lectures will assume that students have done the reading. The class lectures are not intended to simply go over the material in the readings. The readings provide a starting point for further discussion. The lectures will, however, attempt to clarify and expand upon the main points of the reading. At the beginning of each class, you will be given an opportunity to identify material which was unclear to you. The lectures will stress the most important points and explain some of the more difficult concepts. However, you are responsible for all of the material, and it will be your responsibility to make sure that you keep up with the reading AND that you inquire in class about anything in the reading that was not clear. ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT IN CLASS: You may use a computer during class to take notes and to refer to the readings electronically. You may not, however, use them for social networking or email during class. Please, make sure all cell phones are turned off during class. If you choose to use a smart phone to read the material, you must print it out before coming to class. ESSAYS On the course schedule you will find dates for two essays. EACH PAPER SHOULD BE A MAXIMUM OF 7 TO EIGHT PAGES. The two essays constitute an intellectual journal. An intellectual journal chronicles your thoughts and any new ideas and/or questions that occurred to you in the course of your reading. The assignment is to present what you thought about the readings (or some aspect of them) and how they affected your ideas about the topic. The assignment does not ask you to report on new information you may have learned. Your paper should NOT be an essay presenting the information already given in the readings – even new information gained from outside research. It is NOT a research paper. The question I expect you to answer in the paper is “and how does that affect your views on and understanding of anything?" Or "and what difference does that make to you?" If your paper does not present your thoughts, ideas, and questions, you may lose up to 15 points for not fulfilling the assignment. 3 (1) You will need to choose a topic from the readings. It should be something that caught your attention; something that made you stop and think. It can be chosen from any of the assigned readings. The material you choose to reflect upon in your paper could be just one sentence, or it could be a central idea discussed in many places. The important thing is that it caught your attention and made you stop and think. (2) One way to approach an intellectual journal is to take note of what the readings make you think about. Does a reading make you think about a person you know, an event in your life, a topic from a different class, something you have been thinking about on your own for a long time? If so, why did it make you think about that? What thoughts did it raise for you? Did it make you consider the subject (person or event) in a different light or not? (3) Obviously, the paper must include appropriate references to the assigned reading. If you are unclear about writing your paper after reading this description, you should come see me during my office hours, or, if you cannot possibly make any of the office hours, email me. YOU MAY REWRITE THE FIRST PAPER IF (1) it is handed in on time, (2) you get a grade of 85 points or less, and (3) you follow all the relevant syllabus instructions. There is a checklist in the supplement to the syllabus that you can use to make sure you have complied with the syllabus instructions. Any rewrites are due one week after the original paper is returned to you. Please note that a ‘rewrite’ is not an opportunity to do a completely different paper. YOU WILL LOSE POINTS IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. 1. All papers must be submitted electronically. The essays are to be submitted in Microsoft Word (NOT Works) or in odt format (used by the free software listed in the supplement to the syllabus). If you do not have Word, the supplement to the syllabus lists some free word processors that are compatible. The file name (with which you save your paper to disc) must have the following format — “CourseNumber_LastName_FirstName_Assignment.doc(x)” Check the examples in the supplement to the syllabus which is available online. 2. You should use the MLA in-text citation style. This means there must be at least one citation from the readings and a "Works Cited" page at the end of the paper. The most recent MLA guidelines (8th edition) have returned to the practice of requiring a URL or DOI for online resources. If you are clear about what a URL and DOI are, you may either Google them or check the supplement to the syllabus on Blackboard. 3. Each page should be numbered. Use either the header or page numbering function in your wordprocessor. 4.The short papers will be graded primarily on content, although spelling and obvious grammar mistakes will be taken into consideration. The essays, however, assume a more thorough and careful preparation on your part. Good writing is clear, concise, correct, and credible. In other words, good writing is well organized, without padding or unnecessary wordiness, grammatically correct (including spelling and punctuation), and well-reasoned (including logical development with supporting facts and references as needed). A clear essay is well organized. It should have an appropriate introduction and conclusion. 4 Each paragraph should be well constructed as well. You must underline the topic sentence in each paragraph, so that the structure of your paper is immediately clear. A longer paper is not necessarily better than a shorter one. In fact, repetitiveness and wordiness will cost you points. The assignment is not onerous in terms of content or length. However, I do expect you to proofread it several times to make sure it is well organized, factually correct, and that it contains no errors of grammar, spelling, word use, or punctuation. 5. Each paper must include the following information in the top left of the page: Student’s Name Course Name and Number Number of Words Student’s Email address Name of the Assignment being submitted Date of submission Note that the information required is different from the usual MLA requirements. 6. ESL Dictionaries. I strongly recommend the use of an ESL dictionary as an aid to writing, even if English is your first language. Check the supplement to the syllabus for an on-line ESL dictionary. CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT OF WRITTEN WORK (These are discussed more fully in the supplement.) I. How well does the essay fulfill the requirements of the assignment? 15 points II. Facts and argumentation. 20 points III. Considerations of organization and style. 25 points IV. Compliance with MLA style and syllabus instructions. 15 points V. Grammar, punctuation, spelling and word usage. 20 points VI. Punctuality based on the date your email with the paper attached was sent. 5 points TOTAL GRADE FOR PAPER 100 points You may, with the advance permission of the professor, submit one (1) of the two essays in one of the following languages: French, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian. The same criteria will be applied to papers written in these languages as to papers submitted in English. Before you ask for permission to do this, however, you should be prepared to explain why you believe this option would help you academically. POLICY ON INCOMPLETES 5 You should contact me as soon as you are aware of circumstances that would interfere with your ability to complete the course. If, after a meeting with me, it seems that you are in a position to adequately complete the remainder of the course, I will work with you to arrange a schedule for the completion of the course work. Incompletes will be allowed only under exceptional circumstances and only if most of the term has been successfully completed (both in terms of attendance and course work). Incompletes must be requested by the student. According to Hunter policy, a substantial portion of the coursework must have been completed in order for an incomplete to be given. A conditional Credit/NoCredit option is also available. Of course, you may be asked to provide appropriate documentation when you request an Incomplete. THE FOLLOWING BOOKS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR THE COURSE An ESL dictionary (see the supplement to the syllabus). Weston, Anthony. (1992). A Rulebook for Arguments (2nd ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing. Raimes, A. (2002). Keys for Writers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. [This is STRONGLY recommended as it covers all aspects of writing your paper and is an excellent resource.] PLAGIARISM WARNING The following two resolutions were passed at the meeting of the Hunter College Senate on May 11, 2005. “RESOLVED, that the Hunter College Senate requires that the following statement be included on all syllabi: “Hunter College regards acts of academic dishonesty (e.g., plagiarism, cheating on examinations, obtaining unfair advantage, and falsification of records and official documents) as serious offenses against the values of intellectual honesty. The college is committed to enforcing the CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity and will pursue cases of academic dishonesty according to the Hunter College Academic Integrity Procedures.” And, FURTHER RESOLVED, that this statement also be included in all sample syllabi submitted as part of new course proposals.” “RESOLVED, that the faculty at Hunter College are encouraged to use commercial and non-commercial devices to prevent and detect some forms of plagiarism and to educate and promote student commitment to academic integrity.” Please note that plagiarism (the submission of anyone else's work under your name – in terms of content or form, ideas or words, in whole or in part – will result in an F for the course. This also applies to submission of work originally written by you but already published or submitted for another course. In addition, there may be disciplinary action in accordance with the School's policy. Continuation in this course will serve to indicate your acceptance of this policy. If you have any doubts about what actually constitutes plagiarism, you may check the following web sites. Some of these sites link to further information: 6 Note especially the example of plagiarism without any direct quotes. It is not enough to just rephrase your source in order to avoid plagiarism. Note also the reference to internet resources for tracking down plagiarism. DISABILITIES If you have a recognized disability which requires any kind of accommodation in terms of classroom activities or assessment of required course work, it is your responsibility to let me know in writing within the first two weeks of the term. You should also make sure that the School is aware of your disability. Contact the Office of AccessABILITY, East 1214B (212) 772-4857, Email:, FAX: (212) 650-3449, TTY: (212) 650-3230. 7 DAILY SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS The midterm and final objective quizzes will be offered online. The letters RP next to a date indicate that a “Reaction Paper” for that reading must be submitted the day before that class meets. MON 8/27 INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE THU 8/30 INTRODUCTION TO RELIGION Powerpoint Presentation MON 09/3 NO CLASS THU 09/6 INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM Video Presentation—Buddhism FRI 09/10 NO CLASS MON 09/13 BUDDHISM: BEGINNINGS Ebook, “The Background to Buddhism” THU 09/17 BUDDHISM: THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS Ebook c. 3; (Supplemental reading Tree c. 4) MON 09/20 TUE 09/24 BUDDHISM: THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS Eight Steps to Freedom THU 09/27 BUDDHISM: ABHIDHAMMA Buddhist Abhidhamma Readings MON 10/1 THU 10/4 BUDDHISM: ABHIDHAMMA Buddhist Abhidhamma Readings Tree cc. 8-13 MON 10/8 NO CLASS THU 10/11 MON 10/15 THERAVADA AND MAHAYANA Ebook c. 6 8 THU 10/18 THERAVADA AND MAHAYANA Tree cc. 22-27 MON 10/22 BUDDHIST PRACTICE Video First Essay Due THU 10/25 MON 10/29 BUDDHIST PRACTICE Tree cc. 13, 21, 28, 29; Sigalovada Sutta THU 11/1 INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM Video Presentation MON 11/5 ISLAM: BEGINNINGS Eaton, The Destiny of Man, cc. 4-5 THU 11/8 ISLAM: HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT Eaton, The Destiny of Man, cc. 7-8 MON 11/12 THU 11/15 ISLAM: THE FIVE PILLARS (SHAHĀDAH & ṢALĀT) Mawdudi ch 5; Haneef c. 2 and c. 7 Video Presentation on Salāt MON 11/19 ĪMĀN: BELIEF OR FAITH Mawdudi cc. 1-4; Haneef c. 1 THU 11/22 NO CLASS MON 11/26 Second Essay Due ĪMĀN: BELIEF OR FAITH Mawdudi cc. 1-4; Haneef c. 1 THU 11/29 IḤSĀN: INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY Eaton, The Destiny of Man, c. 9 9 MON 12/3 IḤSĀN: SHARĪʻAH Haneef cc. 5-6 THU 12/6 IḤSĀN: SHARĪʻAH Haneef cc. 8-11 MON 12/10 SUFISM AND SHIʻISM Nasr, Ideals and Realities of Islam, c. 6 1 SUPPLEMENT TO COURSE SYLLABUS This supplement contains. ALTERNATIVE WORD PROCESSORS AND GENERAL OBSERVATIONS ON WRITING WELL A CHECKLIST FOR THE VARIOUS REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR PAPER (PAGE 3) On page three, there is a checklist for the various requirements for your paper and more detailed information about topics mentioned in the syllabus proper. COMMON SENTENCE PATTERS (Page 8) This is particularly helpful in illustrating the basic rules about punctuation. If you understand and learn these patters, you will be able to deal with all the common uses of the comma, colon, and semicolon. TWENTY COMMON ERRORS (Page 10) As the title implies, these errors are very common. I run across them all the time. You should go over this list several times. Each error is accompanied by a helpful explanation of what is wrong to help you avoid it in your own writing. FIFTY COMMON ERRORS WITH COMMENTS USED IN THE MARGINS OF STUDENT PAPERS (Page 16) This is a longer list of common errors (mostly ESL) from a different web site. The comments in red between the “wrong” and “right” versions of the sentence, illustrate the kind of comments you will find in the margins of your paper when I am done grading it. A BRIEF EXCERPT FROM WILLIAM STRUNK’S THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE (Page 21) 2 ALTERNATIVE WORD PROCESSORS If you do not have access to Microsoft Word, there are several free alternatives available online. One is LibreOffice ( An very similar office suite is OpenOffice ( Both of these can read Microsoft Word files and save files in that format. They can even read the new .docx format that Microsoft has used since Word 2007. Both are available in two versions, one that will install on your machine and one that can be run as a portable application from a USB drive. Both are complete suites, including a Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Database, and Presentation program. GENERAL COMMENTS ON WRITING WELL ✔ This is a writing intensive course, and your written work must count for at least 50% of your final grade. I am primarily looking for well-written essays. Good writing is clear, concise, correct, and credible. • Clear: This means your writing should be clear to your reader. It is not enough if it is clear to you. The final decision about whether your writing is clear or not must be made by the reader. • Concise: This is related to clarity. Your writing should be as concise as possible. Most readers will lose interest if your writing is wordy. Would you willingly read 10 pages of text if you knew that the same amount of information could be found in a 3 page version. • Correct: Your writing should be grammatically correct, including spelling and punctuation. Writing that is clear and concise also tends to be more grammatically correct. • Credible: Any facts you use to support your argument need to be either commonly accepted or supported with appropriate documentation. Your essay should be constructed such that your conclusion follows from the arguments in your essay. In most cases, you should be able to state your thesis in terms of one or more logical syllogisms. If you don’t know what that means, you should definitely read the recommended book A Rulebook for Arguments. ✔ A long paper is not necessarily better than a short one. I would much rather read a shorter essay that is clear, concise, and correct than a longer rambling paper that doesn’t have a clear structure and is full of errors. In some cases, errors of grammar, spelling, and punctuation can change your meaning substantially. Check the following court case that was decided on the basis on a comma, Students often make a fairly constant number of mistakes per hundred words. Therefore, a long paper is likely to contain many more mistakes and be less clear than a short one. I am looking for papers th ...
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The Four Noble Truth of Buddha – Outline
Thesis: Reading the four noble truths of Buddha changed my perception of suffering as it gave
me insight into the significance of Buddha’s teachings in understanding my problems from a

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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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