Writing Question. Six-Word Memoirs: This assignment is in tandem with the website: Six Word Memoirs. As this class addresses communication, this website is an excellent partner for this assignment. The website encourages us to write out feelings in “six-word memoirs” and that is what you will be doing for this assignment! Read through and follow all instructions for this assignment:
Using the link provided (below), watch the video about Six Word Memoirs and read what this website and community is all about! https://www.sixwordmemoirs.com/about/#story-of-six-words (Links to an external site.) Open the “About” link at the top of the screen and read all information and watch the posted video with Larry Smith.
Send an email or text or have a face to face conversation with at least 5 friends or family members and ask them to:come up with 6 words that describe their definition, perception or feelings about communication and interpersonal relationships.
Also, ask them to explain the meaning of their six-word memoir. Ask for as much detail in the explanation as possible. You will need it for your presentation.
Create your own six-word memoir about relationships and communication following the guidelines for required content.
Essay requirements: You must incorporate all requirements into this essay. Here is a break down of content.
Introduction: Start with a proper introduction to your essay.Your introduction introduce the topic (Six Word Memoirs) and what you will be addressing in the essay (info about program/website, the 6 word memoirs of friends and family, etc.).
Provide information about the 6-Word beginnings—who started the program? When was it started? What is the history of this program? . Also, provide detailed information about the website and purpose. Do not use any video or audio from the “Six Word Memoir” links.
Body of the Essay: You will have 6 body paragraphs. The three required textbook references (from 3 different chapters) should be in the body of the essay and connected to the 6-word memoirs (yours and the 5 you collected). Each paragraph should include:
The name of the person you interviewed, their relationship to you and the “six-word memoir” they/you created.Examples: George (friend) “Love.Trust.Caring.Compromise.Forgiving.Lifeline”, Diane (sister) “You get back what you give”
Next, answer the following questions about each of the 6-word memoirs you have collected (including your own):Provide the meaning of/a detailed explanation of each memoir based on your follow-up conversation/discussion with your significant other. Example: When I asked Diane what she meant by her statement, she told me…
Next, incorporate your feelings and analysis of the memoir. I am looking for something other than “I liked it” of “I thought it was good”.What did the six-word memoir say to you about the person you interviewed?
Did you learn something new or interesting about this significant person?
Finally, explain what you got out of the interview, i.e., Do you see this person differently? Why?
Short example of narration incorporating textbook: In chapter 3, page 70 of our textbook , self-concept is defined as “a relatively stable set of perceptions you hold of yourself.” Our self-concept is formed based on the opinions of others. In her explanation about her six-word memoir, Diane reflected several elements of her self-concept including her solid integrity, compassionate nature and big capacity to love. [Do not use or paraphrase any part of this example in your essay].
Finish up your video slideshow with a proper conclusion.
Upon completion, your (original) post should:have a clear/short introduction, a detailed body of analysis and a clear/conclusion.
be 1000-1200 words in length.
include clear in-text references and citations (chapter, page number) from three different chapters in our textbook.
use “quotation marks” around words that are not yours! That is, when using word-for-word materials from the textbook, use quotation marks.
not include a reference page.
be free of spelling and grammar errors.
represent college-level writing