: final potfolio
English 345-01 Dr. Rosalind Buckton-Tucker
Creative Writing Fall Semester 2014
FINAL PORTFOLIO (40 marks)
The portfolio should include three long pieces and two short ones, as follows:
SECTION A: ESSAY: SELF-CRITIQUE (10 marks) – to be completed by everyone This self-critiqueacts as an introduction to your portfolio and precedes the creative work. This is a piece of reflective writing in which you assess the progress of your writing over the semester. My comments on completed assignments may be of help in this respect. The aims of this essay include, but are not limited to, the following: · to introduce your own work and explain your preferences as regards genre of writing, style and choice of topics · to describe your perception of your development as a writer, and of your understanding of the creative process · to comment on particular exercises which you have found helpful or otherwise · to mention specific problems you have had, e.g. with choice of content and/or techniques, and how you attempted to overcome them · to comment on the impact of sharing your work with others in workshop sessions (if applicable) and of discussing others’ work · to say how you anticipate continuing the creative process in the future. The essay should be in some depth and should analyse your experience in the course as fully as possible. What you include and how you organize it is your choice; the above is just a guideline as to the approach to take. You should write about 800-1000 words. SECTION B: SHORT STORIES (10 marks each) Choose two of the following options:
- Write a short story of 1000-1500 words. Create your own title. The protagonist should be either Abdul in Christine Weston’s short story “The Mangoes are Gone” or the woman in Jenny Joseph's poem “Warning” or the mother in “The Ballad of Birmingham”. The other elements of the story are up to you, but you should try to make it as original and creative as possible, while drawing on the content of the story or poem for ideas.
- Write a short story of 1000-1500 words on the topic “The Decision”. You can use this as the title or create your own.
- Write a short story of 1000-1500 words on a topic of your own choice. This story should be discussed in a workshop or peer-reviewed prior to submission and then revised. You should submit both the original and the revised version in your portfolio).
- Rewrite one of your previous stories in order to improve and change it in accordance with your own hindsight and my comments. Again, if you choose this option the original story should be discussed in a workshop or peer-reviewed before the rewriting, and you should submit both the original and the revised version. (This option is open only for stories which received a grade of B- or below, i.e. 8 out of 10, 12 out of 15, 16 out of 20.)
SECTION C: SHORTER EXERCISES (5 marks each) Choose two of the following options:
- Write a poem on the topic of either change or nostalgia. The style and content are up to you, but you should try to show your awareness of how poetry can differ from fiction in its use of language, and how meaning needs to be concentrated in relatively few words. The poem should be at least 20-30 lines in length.
- Write a poem on a topic about which you feel strongly, with the intention, for example, of raising awareness, exposing injustice, or encouraging action. The instructions are as for the poem in Question 1.
- Write a short story of 500-700 words based on a memory from your childhood. Your character(s) should include a child as the protagonist. The point of view can be either1st or 3rd person. The story should convey the sense of a child’s perception of life.
- Write a non-fictional creative essay of 500-700 words about a possession which is precious to you. You should describe it and mention, for example, how you acquired the possession, why it is significant, how you use or display it and what emotions or inspiration it creates (as applicable).
Portfolios should be printed in a plain font such as Times New Roman or Arial, 12 pt. Include a title page with your name and student number, the course details, the title Final Portfolio and the due date. State the section and number and provide a word count for each piece. Please supply a hard copy and also enter your portfolio in Turnitin as a single file. ASSESSMENT will be based on the following (as relevant to fiction, non-fiction or poetry): · Choice and use of point of view · Ability to create a plot and structure which engage the reader · Development of characters and interaction between them · Realistic dialogue that helps portray the characters · Ability to develop and present a theme · Use of setting and atmosphere · Use of language: tone, register, imagery, vocabulary, etc. · Correct spelling, grammar and syntax. · Ability to edit work as necessary
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Distribution ChannelsAssignment Overview
One interesting aspect of distribution channels occurs when a retailer, in this case, Amazon,
integrates backward with the intent of attracting suppliers (authors with brand names) and the
expectation of utilizing other outlets (traditional bookstores) for full distribution of its products. In
this example, the largest traditional bookstore chain, which also has a significant online business, has
decided not to stock Amazon's products in the hope of discouraging authors from signing
publication contracts with Amazon. Effective distribution channels call for vertical cooperation, here
among authors and their agents, publishers, and retail outlets. But vertical integration invites
conflicts. The battle between Amazon and Barnes & Noble deserves further attention.
Review the followings articles related to recent developments in book retailing (Use the university
online library search engine on TLC homepage to find the articles):
Trachtenberg, J. A. (2014, Feb 27). Corporate news: Barnes & noble posts profit as digital device
sales tumble. Wall Street Journal.
Gelles, D. (2014, Feb 22). Barnes & noble receives conditional offer. New York Times.
Krug, N. (2012, Oct 31). Amazon books getting no shelf space. The Washington Post.
Herther, N. K. (2012). THE E BOOK WARS amazon versus the rest. Searcher, 20(4), 20-23,26-30.
Turner, K. (2012, Feb 05). Independent retailers turn page on business. McClatchy – Tribune
Develop a report in terms of the following guidelines based on the articles listed above and other
supplemental articles. A well-written report should have a brief introduction, headings or
subheadings, and a brief concluding comment.
Note that you should use some keywords as headings or subheadings such as “Facts Recap,”
instead of a sentence or a question.
1. Briefly review the facts on the battle between Amazon and Barnes & Noble reported in the
2. Was Amazon wise to get into publishing in addition to its very strong position in retailing new and
used books? Explain your answer.
3. If you were a popular author of children's fiction (with a successful past relationship with a
traditional publisher) and your agent (another member of the book publishing channel) asked you
whether to approach Amazon regarding the publication of your latest project, what would you say?
4. Would it matter if you were working on your first book and had no previous relationship with an
editor or publisher? If yes, why would this make a difference?
5. Considering traditional and contemporary distribution channels, and with the continuing decline of
its e-book sales, how would you recommend Barnes & Noble compete with Amazon in the future?
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Do you think acquisition is a feasible solution for Barnes & Noble? Why?
Assignment Expectations Regarding Your References and Defense of Your Positions
Write clearly, simply and logically. Your paper should be 750-1,000 words long, excluding title pages
and references, but quality of writing is more important than length. Use double-spaced, black
Verdana or Times Roman font in 12 pt. type size.
Back up your positions or opinions with references to the required reading found in the Module 1-4
Backgrounds and Ongoing Useful Resources. In using those references, demonstrate your
understanding of the concepts presented. Rather than grading on how much information you find,
emphasis will be on the defense of the positions you take on the issues. Also remember that:
1. The “why” is more important than the “what.”
2. The defense of your positions on the issues is more important than the positions you take.
Do not repeat or quote definitions. Your use of the required reading to support your opinions (that
is, contentions or positions) should demonstrate that you understand the concepts presented.
Do not include definitions or summaries of the readings or simply describe what the company did.
Instead, your responses to the questions should be analytical and should demonstrate that (a) you
understand the principles from the background reading and (b) you can apply them to this
particular case. Vague, general answers will not earn a good grade.
Avoid redundancy and general statements such as “All organizations exist to make a profit.” Make
every sentence count.
Paraphrase the facts using your own words and ideas, employing quotes sparingly. Quotes, if
absolutely necessary, should rarely exceed five words.
When writing an academically oriented paper, you will uncover many facts about the product. If
you paraphrase the facts, cite the sources in your text and link those citations to references at the
end of the paper.
Here are some guidelines on how to conduct information search and build critical thinking skills.
Emerald Group Publishing. (n.d.). Searching for Information. Retrieved from
Emerald Group Publishing. (n.d.). Developing Critical Thinking. Retrieved from
Guidelines for handling quoted and paraphrased material are found at:
Purdue Online Writing Lab. (n.d.). Academic Writing. Retrieved from
Purdue Online Writing Lab. (n.d.). Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing. Retrieved from
Purdue Online Writing Lab. (n.d.). Avoiding Plagiarism
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The role of local laws for OTT(over–the-top) services and internet policies
Dissertation Proposal Topic:
the role of local laws for OTT(over–the-top) services and internet policies””
Applicants must submit a dissertation proposal that is typed, double-spaced, and no more than 2,500 words (ten pages) accompanied by a bibliography that provides relevant research sources that may be used in the applicant’s dissertation. The proposal should provide enough detail to define the topic of the proposed dissertation with specificity and indicate its significance and issues to be investigated.
Relevant research sources that may be used in the applicant’s dissertation:
1- the U.N. organization. And UNODC
2- the WTO organization.
3- the ITU.
4- the ICCAN.
Indicate its significance and issues to be investigated:
1- Law Enforcement
2- Public Sector (Telecommunication Regulator Authority)
3- Private Sector (Telecommunication provider companies)
4- Internet policies
5- Private and information of internet users
6- Information and telecommunication regulations
7- International law& international business law.
8- International litigation.
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Lewis and Clark web page and gamePaper details
1. Lewis and Clark web page and game
Go to the Lewis and Clark handout in the Day 8 submodule of Unit 2. Read the handout and then do the interactive game. After doing the Internet game exercise, answer the following questions with TWO FULL paragraphs. What seemed to be the biggest hurdle for you in playing the game? What do you think were the biggest challenges for Lewis and Clark? What provided them with the most danger? Finally, put yourself in their shoes and discuss what amazes you the most about their explorations.
2. Watch the “Roundtable discussion on American Antislavery Writings.”
Go to http://vimeo.com/113943259. The panel includes Eric Foner. After viewing this video, analyze the main points of the four scholars. Write a full paragraph (about 14 sentences).
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