CHFD 348 Literary Elements
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Write briefly in response to the following, using your text and one other reference (preferably from the APUS online library) and citing both in APA format. This assignment should be approximately 1200-1500 words long.
1. Identify some pitfalls facing the beginning family therapist and give two ideas for circumventing these.
2. Compare the role of the Bowenian therapist to that of the Psychodynamic therapist.
1. 3. Chapter 8 talks about several approaches to couple and marriage enrichment. Choose one of the approaches that interests you, and discuss its pros and cons from your own point of view, AND/OR write a short case study of a troubled couple and explain how you’d use one of the enrichment theories to help the couple improve their relationship.
This forum need to be 300 words or more
Part I: Many of the elements can be found in various other formats. Lyrics, movies, and even television shows all spring from the written word. Select a song, movie, or television show and discuss how one of the literary elements contributes to the power of the work. You will need to be specific, so you are certainly welcome to focus on a specific episode or even a certain line of a song. Please include a link, if possible, so that everyone can get a clear picture of what you’re discussing.
Part II: Tell us which novel you have chosen to read for the last half of class. Why did you select it? Based on your initial reading, how does it relate to your life?
Submission Instructions: As with every “main” discussion post, please make comments substantive (in at least 300 words). Use quotations to support your points, but make sure to balance them with your own original ideas. Finally, please engage two of your classmates in their forum posts to help further our conversation.
Write a 500-750 word essay on one of the following topics.
- Give historical perspective to one of the works covered in weeks 3 or 4. Develop a thesis that reflects how the work is a reflection of the time period in which it is written.
- Write a critical analysis of one of the works from weeks 3 or 4. An overview of approaches can be found here, but many are quite straightforward. Psychological, gender, sociological, biographical, and historical are all approaches that many use naturally in viewing a work. However, if your interest lies elsewhere, feel free to choose another approach. Please include your choice of approach in the assignment submission text box.
- Compare and contrast two poems by the same author. You can choose any of their other works for this comparison. Certainly feel free to explore works we haven’t covered. Be sure that you have isolated a strong and debatable thesis on which to build the essay. Simply pointing out the differences is not analysis. Toward that end, you may want to focus on a specific element of the stories.
- If there’s an aspect of the stories from these two weeks that particularly interests you, you may choose your own topic, but you must run it by me first to be sure it is headed in an analytical direction.
Your essay should be formatted in MLA style, including double spacing throughout. All sources should be properly cited both in the text and on a works cited page. As with most academic writing, this essay should be written in third person. Please avoid both first person (I, we, our, etc.) and second person (you, your).
In the upper left-hand corner of the paper, place your name, the professor’s name, the course name, and the due date for the assignment on consecutive lines. Double space your information from your name onward, and don’t forget a title. All papers should be in Times New Roman font with 12-point type with one-inch margins all the way around your paper. All paragraph indentations should be indented five spaces (use the tab key) from the left margin. All work is to be left justified. When quoting lines in literature, please research the proper way to cite short stories, plays, or poems.
You should use the online APUS library to look for scholarly sources. Be careful that you don’t create a “cut and paste” paper of information from your various sources. Your ideas are to be new and freshly constructed. Also, take great care not to plagiarize.
Whatever topic you choose you will need a debatable thesis. A thesis is not a fact, a quote, or a question. It is your position on the topic. The reader already knows the story; you are to offer him a new perspective based on your observations.
Since the reader is familiar with the story, summary is unnecessary. Rather than tell him what happened, tell him what specific portions of the story support your thesis. The handout on “Literary Analysis” is a must for this aspect of the paper.