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My assignment is the same as the first several on your memo board. I have to do an autobiography research paper. I am not asking for anyone to do it, I need to learn so I am asking for an opinion. When my instructions say, "use three sources, and on source ia a community member, leader, or representative from a local community organization" does that mean I have to find an organization in my area and go out and interview that person or can it be a neighbor of a different ethnic background? You see further up in the instructions, it says For the community you can consider relations within your neighborhood, local government, service groups, clubs, schools, workplace or any environment of which I am apart of. So can i use a co worker or does this particular person have to be part of an organization in my local neighborhood. I am confused as to what I am reading. I will copy and paste instructions so you can read them and perhaps give me an insight on it. I would appreciate it.
• Prepare a 1,400- to 1,750-word autobiographical research paper that analyzes the influences of race as it relates to your community. In your paper, write your first-person account of how human interactions in your community have been racialized. For the community, you can consider relations within your neighborhood, local government, service groups, clubs, schools, workplace, or any environment of which you are a part. In your paper, be sure to answer and provide examples for the following core questions:

o Do members of your community look like you? In what ways do they look the same or different?

o How do leaders within your community treat people who are like you? How do they treat people who are different?

o How do other members of your community treat people who are like you? How do they treat people who are different?

o Do your texts or work manuals contain information by or about people like you?

o Do the local media represent people like you? If so, in what ways?

o What are some similarities and differences between you and the people who are in leadership positions in your
community? Do you feel minority group interests are represented within your community?

o If you could resolve any inequities within your community, what would you change? How and why?

o Which main concepts from the text relate to race? Apply some of these concepts to your project.



• Ensure the following elements are included:

o The thesis addresses racial issues in your local community.

o The content is comprehensive and accurate.

o The paper itself draws on your personal experiences with and opinions about cultural diversity in your community.

o Three sources are used, and one source is a community member, leader, or representative from a local community
organization.

o The paper is written in first-person point of view, with an autobiographical approach.

o Text concepts are applied to your observations.

o Assignment questions are answered.

o The paper includes perspectives from supporting sources.

o The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.

o Paragraph transitions are present.

o The tone is appropriate.

o Sentences are well-constructed.

o The paper, title page, and references follow APA guidelines.

o Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.

o Spelling is correct.



• Post your completed research paper as an attachment.

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    You can interview anyone in your community who has knowledge of racial relations there. A neighbor of a different racial background would be one good choice.

    Since most racism seems to be directed against African-Americans, I suggest you interview an African-American community leader, such as an officer in the local NAACP, a clergy person, high school principal, etc.

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    When my instructions say, "use three sources, and one source is a community member, leader, or representative from a local community organization" does that mean I have to find an organization in my area and go out and interview that person or can it be a neighbor of a different ethnic background? You see further up in the instructions, it says For the community you can consider relations within your neighborhood, local government, service groups, clubs, schools, workplace or any environment of which I am apart of. So can i use a co worker or does this particular person have to be part of an organization in my local neighborhood. I am confused as to what I am reading.

    The words "a community member, leader, or representative" are pretty broad. It seems you can choose just about anyone who lives in or participates in your community, depending on how you choose to define it (community).

    Your research will include an interview with this person. (And it sounds as if you can have more than one person, if you wish.)

    Here are some websites on researching and citing sources:
    http://www.ipl.org/div/teen/aplus/

    (Broken Link Removed)

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/

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    Thank you, you guys were very helpful.

    I appreciate it.

    LN

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