Service Learning Project Write Up Evaluation Criteria.
please turn it in sooner if you can.
Service Learning is an integral part of the educational experience at College. The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse describes service learning as “a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”
This 100 point assignment is designed to get you to think of anthropology as more than a textbook, online tutorials, and lectures. It is about getting out in the field, learning and making a positive impact on your community. It is also intended to help you improve your writing skills.
Your paper must be double-spaced, 12 point font, with 1” margins, and must be between 2 to 3 pages in length.
Your paper will be graded based on the following criteria: 1) Organization, is there a clear introduction, body, and conclusion to your paper? (20 points); 2) Did you discuss the importance of service learning as part a quality college education? (20 points); 3) Provide a detailed description of what you did, who you worked with, where you worked, etc. (20 points); 3) How does what you did for your service learning project relate to the larger context of anthropology? (What kinds of questions does it bring to mind about understanding people?) (20 points); 4) The overall quality of your writing (how well did you express your ideas?) grammar, spelling, and punctuation (20 points).
Deductions will be made for not following the above directions (double-spaced, etc.)
Please take a look at the brief lecture I posted on writing tips. Also keep in mind that there is a writing center on campus you can get editorial help from. You may also send me drafts of your paper for comments. As long as it is not at the last minute and you have already given it a thorough editing yourself.
If you cite sources be sure to include them in bibliography at the end of your paper. Use of a title page is optional but not required. The text of your paper must be double spaced but references in the bibliography are single spaced.
Have some fun with this write up and convince me you learned something from it.
Service Learning Topic Proposal
To fulfill the service learning requirement, I would like to volunteer at the Operation Military Family Cares: After the Hug National Gala Event at the Lynnwood Convention Center on Veteran’s Day.
This event is to launch After the Hug, the newest campaign by OMF Cares, an organization that works to recognize and provide support to current and veteran military personnel and their families. The After the Hug campaign will “[address] real-time issues of homelessness, post service transitions, and critical healthy lifestyle issues for families” (EdCC Service-Learning website).
Sociocultural anthropology studies the “patterns of belief and behavior,” including the lifestyles, traditions, customs, and languages of different cultures over time. (Jurmain et. al, 11) I have always been interested in learning about other languages and cultures, and have been fortunate enough to travel to other countries and experience life outside the United States; this exposure has broadened my scope and definitions, and added to my understanding and awareness of human beings and cultures.
In my experience, I have found that looking at the similarities between cultures can add deeper understanding and connectedness between populations, rather than simply identifying differences. While volunteering for this event I will encounter a diverse population of people whom, although different in their backgrounds and personal experiences, are all connected by the United States military. The description of the event on the EdCC Service-Learning website describes a variety of positions that need to be filled, including “set up, greeting, valet parking, OMF Cares table, registration, coat rack, and tear down.”
I have already signed up for this service learning event, but if my participation is no longer required, for whatever reason, then I will choose another service learning opportunity related to the field of sociocultural anthropology.
Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to participating in this event.
The writer have to focus the topic to write my paper, not to explain what is service learning. If he see my sample paper, he did totally wrong work. And I send message to the writer told him my paperas the same as the sample paper except the topic and content are different. But he still did wrong. And, he chose the same topic with my first service learning topic, but I think Most information that he wrote on this paper is copy my first service learning topic idea, if he write more detail about the topic that is fine.