Week 4 Topic 1: Facts and Opinions on Health and

 

Week 4 Topic 1: Facts and Opinions on Health and Wealth

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In this discussion, you will share your perspective on health and wealth, and you will examine the perspectives of your classmates.

Initial Post (due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday)

Reflect on the assigned readings for this week and the connection between health and wealth.

Assigned Readings:

Purnell, J. Q. (2015). Financial health is public health. In L. Choi, D. Erickson, K. Griffin, A. Levere, & E. Seidman (Eds.), What It’s Worth: Strengthening the Financial Futures of Families, Communities, and the Nation (pp. 163-171). Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. http://www.strongfinancialfuture.org/essays/financial-health-is-public-health/

Clay, R. A. (2001, October). Wealth secures health. Monitor on Psychology, 32(9), p. 78. http://www.apa.org/monitor/oct01/wealthhealth.aspx

Saplosky, R.M. (2018). The health-wealth gap. Scientific American, 319(5), pp. 62-67. http://ezproxy.umgc.edu/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edb&AN=132271091&site=eds-live&scope=site

Then, write 2-3 paragraphs where you:

(1) give your perspective on the relationship between health and wealth

(2) support your perspective with facts and/or opinions 

(3) explain how your core values affect your perspective on health and wealth 

(4) demonstrate the grammar and writing skills covered in the previous weeks

Peer Response (due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday)

Respond to at least one of your classmates and discuss the effectiveness of her/his support. Here are a few things you might consider when writing your response:

  • Is the support relevant? Why or why not?
  • Are the facts verifiable? If so, how? If not, why not?
  • Are the opinions well-reasoned? If so, how? If not, why not?
  • What insight on facts and opinions have you gained from reading about your classmate’s post?
  • What insight might you offer your classmate regarding using facts and opinions to support ideas?

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Week 4 Topic 2: Writing Concise Sentences

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In this discussion, you will work on writing concise sentences. 

Initial Post (due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday)

Select a sentence from any of your own prior writing that could be made more concise. This could be writing you have submitted or posted in discussions in this class or it could be from another context.

  • Post the original sentence.
  • Revise the sentence to make it more concise. Be sure to indicate your revisions in bold type.
  • Using what you have learned about the functions of commas, demonstrate informed and deliberate choices about comma use in your revised sentence.
  • Demonstrate the grammar and writing skills covered in previous weeks.

Peer Response (due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday)

Review the original and revised sentence of at least one classmate and comment on the effectiveness of the revisions. Here are a few things you might consider when writing your response:

  • Do the revisions make the original sentence more concise? If so, how? If not, suggest an alternative revision.
  • Does the revised sentence accurately capture the meaning of the original sentence? If not, mention why and/or suggest an alternative revision.
  • What insight about concise writing have you gained by reviewing your classmate’s post?
  • What insight might you offer your classmate regarding concise writing?

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