Also, sources are required for this assignment even though you are making up a story. You will have to do research to learn what day-to-day life was like back in the Renaissance, and that research must be documented.***
***Please note the additional length requirement of 250 words. Grades will be significantly deducted if 250 words are not written. ***
My interpretation of the Discussion Questions:
- Choose the type of person that you want to write about: peasant girl or boy, famous nobility, royalty, rich merchant, farmer, writer, artist, child, widow/widower, poor, vagrant, warrior, politician, tax collector, craftsman, etc.
- Name the fake person and provide relevant background information, ie: year they were - born, married, and died; place that they live perhaps both country and town/city, type of dwelling; occupation, things they enjoy, medical condition(s) if any, dreams/hopes/desires; personality type; character flaws; etc.
- Include what activities he or she might be involved in during a typical day and what his/her living conditions were like. Think about details. Take the background information identity traits above and decide which personality aspects or parts are most important. Then break the main and most relevant background information personality/identity traits into more detailed parts.
- If you still need more to hit the 250 word requirement, choose another identity trait from background information and elaborate on it. If you still need more, then repeat this step until 250 words are reached.
- Do not just list the character traits, personal information, etc. This must be written in an actual story - full on academic writing with sentences and separate paragraphs. This has to read like a story in a book or magazine.
- You can add humor, you can write about darker things such as the brutal nature of humanity, and can even use profanity if it is justified by the character's personality - anything you can think of to make the character more real.
• Write a summary of the individual's persona in a 250 WORD PARAGRAPH.
• View your classmates' postings and provide feedback in the discussion thread. Remember not to cut and paste from any source, or from your fellow students’ posts.
Discussion 7.2 Renaissance Man (or woman)
- From the top of your head, after reading the textbook, how would you define the phrase “Renaissance Man.” I suggest first writing down your definition as you perceive it. Then you may look up the term online or in other resource, and paraphrase (write in your own words) the information into a definition from that source or those sources. The definition is not allowed to be copied directly. The definition MUST be in your own words based upon your impression of the meaning of the term and what you discovered from other sources. Shut down all resources when crafting your definition. You definition is expected and required to be more than one sentence long. It is a very complicated term and all aspects of the term need to be explained. One sentence answers will be docked heavily in points. remember that the Course Information that lists Course Expectations demands that 150 words per question are required. I do not get as nit-picky when there are more than three questions, but I do not tolerate one or two sentence resposes. (Be sure to write down the web address/website and put that information at the end of your discussion with the rest of your sources.)
- Think of someone who fits your definition of the term “Renaissance Man/Woman” This person MUST have lived within the last 100 years, give or take a decade. Leonardo DaVinci is the quintessential Renaissance Man and the man whom which the term embodied. You must find someone like him in current and modern times.
- Do NOT run to Google to do an internet or Google search for "Modern Renaissance Men." I know the askmen or BuzzFeed list and who is on it. Don't bore me and your fellow students, and do not look like you are dependent upon the internet to give you all your answers. Please do not just find a person you find on a list on the internet by searching “Modern Renaissance Man.” Sometimes students have to learn to think for themselves without running to Google all the time. It shows employers that you are an individual thinker that is not just going to give them regurgitated websites. Pick someone that you can think of on your own.
I don’t want to hear about James Franco from everyone. I don’t want to hear about anyone on the list of “10 Modern Day Renaissance Men from BuzzFeed or AskMen: Viggo Mortensen, Steve Jobs, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Sailor Jerry Collins, etc.”
The person you choose should come from your own head. NOT the internet.
- Discuss details of how that person fits both your definition of the term, and how they fit the term based on your research. Name key attributes, character traits, accomplishments, and other areas that support your claim that this person is a modern-day Renaissance Man. Focus on how their accomplishments and character traits and interests fit your definition. Do not just list their accomplishments. Discuss why those accomplishments make them a Renaissance Man/Woman.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||10/23/2013 12:00 am