Write an essay
You are asked to reflect on your culture and its effect on your health (mental and physical) and to explore your awareness of your culture’s frameworks, assumptions, and traditions. It is also designed to encourage another form of writing and communicating as you explore the cultural sentiments and symbols in your life.
The Vignette, or short story, is to be written from your memories of your own growing up and/or adult life. You can choose from the topics below for your vignette, supplying your own unique title that fits your story.
Option #1: A celebration
Option #2: Learning about health
Option #3: Feeling you were different
The subject of your vignette should be chosen to illuminate the cultural framework in which you grew up (or that you have adopted now) and the broader social structures that influenced it.
- Your story should be 2-3 pages content (you can go longer if you wish).
- Your story needs a beginning, middle, and end – and make sure that your story has a point or a take- away message (obvious or subtle – that’s your choice!).
- Please start your story and cover page with its own interesting title.
- Use an APA 7th edition cover page, 1” margins, double-spaced, and 12 point font, but thefont can be of your choosing, as long as it is easily read.I hope you enjoy this opportunity to recall the feelings, smells, sounds, and experiences of your culture(s), and to explore writing in a different style than the other assignments in this class. Let your imagination and memory loose, particularly when recalling events or experiences of your childhood, but also use your adult sensibilities to interpret what you are describing and the cultural patterns of which it is a part. Your story will come from your own experience but reflect the wider world in important ways.A detailed rubric will be shared by 11.18.20 in Canvas; a general rubric is below. The Vignette (Homework #2) is worth 7.5% of the semester grade.
- Writing/grammar equals: 15%
- Description of an event or experience related to your culture: 40%
- Relationship of that event or experience to your own health and that of other members of the group, including a discussion of the related cultural aspects: 40%
- Adherence to assignment guidelines: 5%