1. essay of limited to 500 words- What personal qualities or life experiences distinguish you from other
applicants? How do these qualities or experiences equip you to
contribute to the College?
2. written assignment 1- Find
three articles (in newspapers, journals, or online) that discuss the
value, soundness, or impact of online education. Write a brief (1½- to
2-page) summary of these articles in which you describe their points of
view. Begin with an introductory paragraph. In the body, summarize each
article in a paragraph and highlight at least three points made by the
author. End your summary with a statement about what you can conclude
about the impact of online education based on these articles. Be sure to
include at least one direct quotation from each article. this essay is in MLA or APA style
3. Think about the research process you used to complete Written Assignment 1. Use the following questions to frame your response:
Where did you choose to do research?
What sources did you consult?
What search engines did you use? Provide a list of your search terms.
Did you use any databases for your research in Assignment 1? If so, which? If not, use a database to research the subject you chose and report on the results. You have access to a number of databases through the Research Resources tab on the main course page.
Did you reject any of the sources you found? If, why?
Present your response in a fully developed informative essay, complete with an introduction and conclusion.
4. write an argumentative thesis, and support the
thesis in a four- to six-paragraph argumentative essay. write about this topic: Should newspaper reporters be required to reveal their sources?
a topic and write a short research proposal for your research paper.
You may choose your own topic; your mentor will approve or suggest
changes to your topic choice as a response to this proposal. If you feel
unsure about choosing a topic, contact your mentor before this
assignment is due.
In your proposal, be sure to include the following:
- Your purpose in writing the paper
- Your reason for choosing your particular topic: Why does it interest you?
- Your intended audience
- Your position as the writer
- Your preliminary thesis
6. Use both the library and the Internet to compile a working bibliography of 10
sources for your research paper topic. Use either the MLA or the APA
form, but do NOT mix the two in your bibliography. Please note that if
you use some sort of citation tool for the citation itself, you remain
responsible for making sure that the citation you submit is completely
accurate. These types of tools can be helpful, but they are not
a detailed outline for your research paper and send it to your mentor.
Be sure to review the material on outline development in Research for Writers, Chapter 5.
carefully revising and rewriting your research paper’s thesis sentence
(created in Written Assignment 3), include it in a carefully written
addition, write a correctly documented body paragraph for your research
paper that integrates source material from one of your note cards. Be
sure to use the style (MLA or APA) appropriate for your subject.
your Works Cited page, listing every source you actually use and credit
in your current draft. Be sure to use the style (MLA or APA)
appropriate for your subject.
(3) consecutive body paragraphs (you may not include your introduction)
from the current draft of your research paper. Revise those paragraphs
by adding, deleting, and moving material around until you are satisfied
with them. Check that they are carefully and correctly documented (MLA
or APA). Note all of your revisions and write a paragraph or two
explaining the changes.
11. Complete a final clean, revised, documented (MLA or APA) research paper. Remember
that your research paper should consist of between 5 and 10 pages of
text. In addition to these pages, please include a cover page and a
Works Cited page. The Works Cited page must include a minimum of 5
a 750-word paper about Thucydides versus Plato on the nature of the
Good Life. Some have claimed that Thucydides is making empirical claims,
whereas Plato is making normative claims. Is that true? Support your
answer in your paper.
a 750-word paper on the biblical view of science, technology, and the
business world. Back up your conclusions with examples from your
reading. How do you think the eighteenth-century world that gave rise to
the Utilitarians reacted to the biblical view?
14. write a 750-word-Is
there a contradiction between our demand that our children be honest
and moral persons and our demand that they be successful? Present the
argument that there is a contradiction, and see if you can answer it.
15. write a 750 word- Does
one who kills another "deserve" to die? Why or why not? Are there
circumstances that would change your answer? Make two lists (perhaps
using a table with two columns). In one column, list the circumstances
in which a killer would deserve to die; in the other, list circumstances
in which a killer would NOT deserve to die. Now analyze factors that
set the two lists apart, such as:
- Qualities of the killer?
- Previous circumstances or actions of the victim?
- Qualities of the victim?
- Qualities of the intention behind the act?
- Features of the society in which the killing takes place?
- Calculations of the likely consequences of assigning that particular penalty to that kind of act?
does the exercise tell you about your tendency to rely on deontological
or utilitarian reasoning? What does it tell you about your sense of the
sacredness of human life?
16. write a 750 word- Can
you show how Jefferson's theory of revolution (found in its shortest
form in the Declaration of Independence) follows from John Locke's
theory of government? Could it follow from Hobbes's theory of
government? Under what circumstances?
17. write a 750 word- Where
does patient autonomy leave off and professional expertise begin in the
practice of medicine? In the video presentation "Does Doctor Know
Best?" (Program 4), one physician is delighted to encourage the patient
to question physician judgment, to make her (the patient's) own
decision, to take treatment into her own hands. Another physician argues
that such deference is just "catering" or "pandering" to the patient
and will delay treatment. What do you think?
18. write a 750 word Where,
in general, does the responsibility of the corporate executive lie? Is
he or she primarily accountable to the shareholders, to the local
community, or to the polity at large? State what the law is, but state
also what it should be; then tell why, and give some examples of
19. write a 750 word -Discuss
the idea of loyalty presented in the biblical selection from Genesis,
chapter 22 (pp. 49–50 of the Source Reader) and in Josiah Royce's
"Philosophy of Loyalty" (pp. 133–137 of the Source Reader). Do you think
there should be limits to loyalty, either to God or country, especially
for the professional soldier? Explain and defend your position.
20. write a 750 word- Epictetus
(see Source Reader, p. 88) asserts that the keeping of a secret is the
most obvious exercise of free choice, since the choice of whether to
reveal the secret is clearly within your power. Another person can
imprison you, of course, if you will not tell, and even kill you, but no
one can make you reveal the secret. What do you think are the limits of
human freedom? What might make it IMPOSSIBLE for a person to keep a
secret? (You may consider historical examples in your answer to this
21. write a 750 word- You
are an assistant in a storefront legal office, a summer employee
planning to enter law school in the fall. You are assigned to do the
initial interview of a new walk-in client. The client wants to sue her
landlord for negligence in connection with severe injuries she sustained
on the staircase in her apartment house. However, you quickly find out
that the injuries are fictional. You know that the tendency in these
cases is for the client to collect a small amount anyway (it's cheaper
for the landlord to pay off than to fight). One way that your office
stays in business is on its share of just such suits. What do you tell
the client? What do you tell the attorneys.
22.write a 750 word -Chapter
11 in the Study Guide focuses only on the ethical dilemmas in testing
drugs on human beings. How are those dilemmas changed—made easier or
made more difficult—when the issue shifts to testing drugs on animals?
Focus your answer by addressing the major ethical dilemmas presented in
23.write a 750 word- What
legal invasions of privacy would you be willing to justify in the name
of public policy? Would you be able to defend surveillance for the
- Making sure that people stay within the law?
- Making sure that people are behaving themselves morally?
- Making sure that people are healthy?
- Making sure that people are happy?