- Length: 3 pages + a reference page
Scholarly Sources: Five (5) scholarly sources or more are required. APA is likewise required.References: APA and listed on a separate reference page at the end of your essayTopic: Putting into practice your proposed social change strategy for including more women in STEMM, reflected on with social constructionist ideas and practices from our textbook by Dr. Dr. Kenneth Gergen (2009) and the article by Dr. Sheila McNamee (2010)The purpose of Essay # 2 is to present solutions and specific actions to include more women in STEAMM. In other words, the focus of this essay is action-based. Reflect on the social change strategies presented in class at the beginning of the semester, e.g. public hearings, street theater, etc. Propose using one of these or another possible strategy focused on including women in STEAMM. Make reference to the handouts from the beginning of the semester, “Checklist for Tactics” and “Using the Strategy Chart to Plan a Tactic”, for consideration as one example of manyto organize your ideas for this essay. What strategy are you proposing for including more women in STEAMM and how is the information in your scholarly sources informing you about this strategy related to including more women in STEAMM? How have Dr. Sheila McNamee (2010), in her article Research as Social Construction, and Dr. Kenneth Gergen (2009) in our textbook, Relational being: Beyond self and community, informed you on joint action for carrying out your proposed strategy? What steps are needed to accomplish your proposed strategy through joint action? Specifically, how can we work together through joint action? In addition, what are the possible consequences of using this strategy for including more women in STEAMM?With regard for your scholarly sources, use some or all of the scholarly sources on which you reported in your Annotated Bibliography. A minimum of five (5) scholarly sources is required for this essay.Furthermore, as with Essay #1, keep in mind that Discourse has many possibilities. Our scholarly discussions/dialogues (use your class notes), readings from the UMKC Discourse Reader in addition to the information gathered about historic black feminists (scholarly sources needed), to the poem, short stories and interview, and your writings such as your poem and Interpretive Journal may all be useful for adapting, quoting or paraphrasing in this essay. These possibilities
may be used in a number of different manners including in the introduction (hook for example), body of the essay and/or your conclusion. Be creative.
Similarly to other essays in this course, show effective paragraph development with topic sentences, supporting information and transitional ideas at the beginning of paragraphs linking them with a similarity or difference between the main idea of the previous paragraph with that of the new paragraph. Use the following required organization:
o Thesis Statement
o Statement of Main Ideas/Actions Body
o Main Ideas and Actions
What strategy are you explaining how to do including more women in
STEAMM and how is the information in your scholarly sources informing you
about this strategy related to including more women in STEAMM?
- How have McNamee (2010) and Gergen (2009) informed you on joint actionfor carrying out your proposed strategy?
- What specific steps are needed to plan, design and do this strategy?
- What are the possible consequences of the multiple steps needed to do this? Conclusion
o Communicate directly the beginning of your conclusion, e.g. in conclusion,
to conclude, in sum
your scholarly sources have informed you, how McNamee (2010) and Gergen (2009) have informed you on joint action, what specific steps you propose, and their possible consequences to include more women in STEMM
o Statement of human interest to engage the reader—reach her/his heart, much like the hook in the intro. and as a final statement with which to leave your reader.