In this assignment, you have the opportunity to explore your own experience of friendship. In 300-500 words, please consider the ethical dimensions we have explored in the class and describe your understanding of friendship. Discuss how you primarily relate to your friends and how factors such as the Internet, environment, or upbringing may influence your experience of friendships. Please share some of your hopes and/or concerns regarding the state of your current friendships. Please be sure that ethical considerations inform your response.
This course uses the American Psychological Association (APA) format for scholarly writing. References and citations must adhere to the proper format for all written work presented, including essays, discussion postings, and essay exams. Online tips for using APA style may be found at the Purdue Online Writing Lab. Your research should be documented by citing one or more credible sources, such as the textbook, a newspaper, a biographic article, book, or website. Wikipedia and any similar online reference sites where the content may be authored by anyone are not considered credible sources for scholarly writing.
To assist you in your research, the library has the following tutorials and links for you to use:
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Submit your essay in a Microsoft Word or Open Office document (freeware found at Open Office) and place it in the appropriate assignment dropbox. The assignment must be submitted in the proper module assignment dropbox. Do not submit assignments via email or virtual office.
Be sure to proofread your essay for spelling and grammar before submitting it. SmartThinking is available to assist you with your writing. Students may access SmartThinking assistance by selecting the “Free Tutoring” link on the course’s left navigation bar.
The Mini Essay is worth 10% of your overall grade and will be assessed using the SLA Writing Rubric [227.3 KB PDF file]
Compose your work using a word processor (or other software, as appropriate) and save it frequently to your computer.
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