Grossmont College Important Factors in Social Problems Questions
For Essay 3, you will all be doing individual topics (you can check out the prompt later in this module). Therefore, I am hoping to give you this TED talk for inspiration as you begin to consider possible topics and writing. The talk below is quite short, but it makes some really powerful points. Check it out.
Step 1: Watch!
Step 2: Respond by Wednesday!
Smith gives examples of times he remained silent but shouldn’t have. Are there times in your life where you felt the same? What happened?
Smith says “Silence is the residue of fear.” What does that mean to you?
How would you respond to him if given the chance? How can your/our voices help address social problems in our country?
Step 3: Read and Respond to Your Peers by Friday
Once you have written your responses, you are to respond to two of your peers’ posts in at least 100 words each. Reply to two posts that have yet to be responded to by a classmate. If everyone’s post has been responded to, evaluate the ones with the least amount of replies. For example, if every student has at least one reply, then respond to the students who only have one or two replies instead of those who have 5 or 6 already.
Use your personal experience, if it’s relevant, to support or debate other students’ posts. If differences of opinion occur, debate the issues professionally and provide examples to support opinions.