Case 4 is an essay in which students will communicate using their own thoughts, words, and ideas to demonstrate their ability to interpret text and organize ideas. In addition, the student will demonstrate the ability to integrate others’ words and ideas coherently into one’s own writing, using APA Style format.
More specifically, students will document their professional and educational journey, and construct an evidence-based narrative that displays future strategic plans for professional growth in relation to education and career.
Case 4 is a final essay – a culmination of the course in which students consider their SLP responses as well as Case 3, as they answer the question, Where am I going and how have my work and educational experiences impacted the journey?
As a reminder, the SLP’s addressed:
- The ways in which all of your past work experiences have shaped who you are today, preparing you for your educational and/or career plans.
- The ways in which your educational experience at Trident has shaped influenced and shaped you, preparing you for future educational and/or career plans.
- The ways in which the assigned readings and videos have influenced and/or impacted you as you consider your educational and/or career plans.
- Your personal educational and/or career goals. What’s next and how are you going to get there? What excites you? Will there be barriers? If so, how will you overcome them? How do finances play a role? Do you have a support system? What is the timeline and where do you see yourself two, four, eight years from now?
Case 3 addressed concepts such as stereotype, hiding, courage, generosity, humor, reality, worst moments, good life, and problems as they related to your own life experiences – past, present, and/or future – growing up, family, relationships, education, work, military, etc.
A well-organized essay has a beginning, middle, and an end. Much of what you have already written will make up the body of the essay. Still, one must think of the best way to organize it and tie it all together in an orderly fashion for the reader. In addition, an introduction much be written to attract the readers’ attention and include a thesis that states the main point of the essay. What is your message to the reader based on all you have read and written in this session? Finally, the essay must close with a conclusion that not only summarizes the main point of the essay, but may also provide some advice, based on your years of experience.
As always, be sure to proofread your essay and edit for proper grammar, punctuation, diction (word choice), and spelling, as errors in sentence skills will lower a final grade. A grade will be determined based on the Module Case expectations and the Trident University General Education rubric for English.
Papers must be double-spaced in Times or Times New Roman font (12 cpi) with standard one-inch margins.
When citing secondary source material within the essay, APA Style citations and a Works Cited page are required. Use sources from the previous modules you submitted papers for.
Write an organized and well-supported essay (no less than three pages in length) with an original thesis statement that finds connections among the concepts addressed in Modules 1-4.
Proofread the essay for errors in grammar, diction (word choice), punctuation, and spelling.