Reclaiming our lives

THE LINK BELLOW IS THE READING FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT.***** The annotation is to be 500 words An annotation involves explaining what the article is about, identifying and briefly summarizing what the author or authors have to say about a topic. Your annotation should consider these questions: What are the key points? Is the thesis supported? What evidence is presented? Assess the validity of the thesis. Identify how the article’s findings fit within perspectives from other feminist writers and theorists. Use unit lectures and readings to support and place your discussion within a relevant context. A good way of ensuring that your annotation is clearly written is to ask yourself, ‘could my annotation be understood by someone who has not read the article’? The final section of the assignment is dedicated to your Critical Reflection. Give your appraisal in a critically informed manner to demonstrate your understanding of the author’s position and to make a personal connection to the article’s content. What words in the article stand out for you? Why? Consider: Where does your opinion come from? What biases or experiences of privilege and/or oppression might inform your response to the article? Be sure to include your name, assignment and course number at the top left side of the first page of your assignment. Title pages, page numbers, headers, footers, embedded bibliographic formats, etc. are unnecessary and slow the grading process. Single line spacing is preferred to double spacing. Sans-serif fonts such as Arial and Calibri are easier to read. Please, no ‘shaded text’ or text set into background shading. References locate the source so that the information can be checked. Review the requirements for referencing and acknowledging your sources using Parenthetical Citation. The format to follow can be found in the Resources section under the Contents heading on the course website. Articles and unit lectures should be listed with complete publishing details in the Works Cited (see the sample Works Cited on the course website). Edit your writing carefully, paying close attention to sentence construction, composition and word usage. Correct all grammatical errors before submitting your work. Don’t miss opportunities to link the course concepts to your discussion. Use the material introduced in unit lectures and readings to support or round out your observations. Two additional sources are suggested as a minimum. This course was designed with everything included and needed to meet requirements. Use references to recognize where the information came from and where it can be located. Avoid vague allusions to course content. A common error is to refer to something pertinent without identifying the source. Opt for ‘feminist writers’ or ‘authors’, ‘researchers’, ‘theorists’ in place of ‘the course manual says’. The reference is usually placed at the end of the sentence in front of the period (e.g Luxton 89). If you are citing a secondary source named in a unit lecture, try: Smith writes that….. (quoted in WGSX 1005 unit # p. #). Remember, this is an academic endeavour. Thus, attention to assignments that are well expressed and clearly written while crediting your sources is essential. All assignments should have the following components: an introduction in which you clearly state your topic and the scope of your essay (i.e., what you intend to discuss); the body where you argue or discuss your topic, with supporting evidence taken from academic sources such as the course lectures and readings accompanied by proper references using Parenthetical Citation as your format; a conclusion; a Works Cited list should have all the sources used in your essay.

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