#1 Discussion Group Preparation Assignment:
You will need to complete these questions as preparation for the book discussion groups on Sunday,
August 18, 2013. One or more of these questions may be used to guide your discussion.
1. Log onto the webpage for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at www.missingkids.com/home. What is the “Take 25” program? What are the strengths and weaknesses of initiatives of this type? Be prepared to talk about this and the “Hours Challenge.”
2. What is IPATH? Using evidence from this site (www.indianaagainsttraffi cking.org/the-laws/), what can you determine are the primary causes of human trafficking in states like Indiana? How can community members get involved?
3. Conor Grennan started Next Generation Nepal. What are the three emphases of the program’s approach to the challenges facing Nepal (www.nextgenerationnepal.org/Our_Approach)?
4. The author will be on campus on Tuesday, September 10th and will present at 7:30pm in Emens Auditorium. What question would you like to ask him?
#2 Common Writing Experience Essay Assignment:
Once you’ve finished reading the book, log on to the Freshman Common Writing Experience Site athttp://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffi ces/FreshmanConnections/WritingExp.aspx to learn more about the essay.
You will then log in to the InQsit section of the Ball State University website at www.bsu.edu/inqsit/ at any time beginning July 15 and before August 15. When you log in, enter “Freshman Connections” into the box and click on “Students and Respondents” you will receive a prompt asking you to compose an essay on one of two specific questions, ideas, or issues raised by the book. You will have two hours to complete the essay, so be sure that you have sufficient time and are ready to write when you log in. This data may be used for assessment purposes and will not affect your course placement. All students participating in Freshman Connections Common Reading Program are expected to complete this assignment, regardless of current placement in the Writing Program or prior credit (AP, dual-credit, transfer, or other) for one or more Writing Program courses; if you’ve received such credit, you will still receive credit for those courses.
If you have any questions please e-mail us Freshmanconn@bsu.edu.
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