Objective: Prepare to participate in controversial discourse by exploring and formulating personal context
1. Read the "At Issue" box on page 61.
2. View the attached PowerPoint presentation on Understanding Your Personal Context: understanding Your Personal Context.QQtx! A+ (Source: Montgomery College English Faculty)
3. For each of the 8 context dimensions, write a short paragraph of 3-5 sentences explaining your personal context.
4. For each dimension, rate whether it's very important, important, or not important.
5. In paragraph 9 answer the question: Where do you stand in regards to recycling? That is, how far are you willing to go to make sure you do not create long-lasting waste? Do you generally believe in beneficial environmenta1 effects of recycling? Do you follow waste sorting guidelines only when you have to or do you go an extra mile? Do you try to limit your purchase of items that require recycling or are hard to recycle, e.g. plastic bags, disposable containers, plastic straws, etc? Exprain how your personal context affects your thoughts on this issue.
Length: 9 short paragraphs
Because the information you share is personal, you will submit this assignment only to me, and it will be evaluated only on completeness.
Anna writes: Dimension 3 - Culture (important) "I have never thought much about my culture, but when I think about it, I realize it has been a huge influence. My culture values education, so there was never a question of whether I was going to college - I think my family would have disowned me if ever suggested otherwise! Also, nobody ever stepped through our doors without being offered food - lots of it. If my mom needed to grill a dozen burgers, she bought enough ground beef for two dozen, just in case. Also, in my culture, if someone needs help, you don't ask if the person needs help; you just try to help without being asked. This exercise has made me realize that part of my sense of good manners and right and wrong is a result of how I grew up."
Due: Wednesday, Week 1
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