Read the article Why Failure is Good for Success

Read the article Why Failure is Good for Success

“Good Failure”

Read the article Why Failure is Good for Success found at http://www.success.com/article/why-failure-is-good-for-success

Your assignment is to write and deliver a speech in which you take a position on whether failure is truly good for success.

Use Microsoft Word to prepare your essay. Submit both the essay (a Word document) and the speech (an MP4 file) through the dropbox in the assignment page.

Remember to include the following information at the top of your paper and in your speech:

Your Name

GID Number

GU101

Today’s Date

Writing the Speech:

· Paragraph one is your introduction. It should introduce the topic and contain the thesis statement which contains your position on the topic.

· Paragraphs 2-4 are the supporting paragraphs for your thesis. They should support your thesis statement, have topic sentences that relate to the thesis statement, and contain additional information that further supports the thesis. You should use personal experiences from your life that demonstrate how you have failed, what you have learned from failure, and how you bounced back after failure.

· In this paper, you must incorporate one paraphrase from the article and cite it in text and on the Reference page properly using APA citations. This paraphrase must be highlighted in yellow.

· In this paper, you must also incorporate one short, direct quote from the article and cite it in text properly using APA citations. This direct quote must be highlighted in blue.

· The final paragraph is the conclusion. It should connect to the introductory paragraph and summarize the main points of the paper.

· Sources/References: List the author, title of article and source information. Refer to the Pocket Keys for Writers to help you prepare your source list.

Recording the Speech:

You will need to make sure you have the hardware (i.e. a webcam on your computer, or a cell phone that can take videos). If you need to download an app to make videos, try screencastomatic.com which is a free app that includes a tutorial on how to record videos.

You will save the video recording as an MP4 file. If you are using a Mac, you will need to make sure your file is converted to an MP4 file (search the internet for file conversion apps that can help you convert video formats into MP4).

Delivering the Speech:

Practice delivering your speech so that you are not just reading from the essay. You will want to make eye contact with the webcam so that your viewer feels you are addressing him/her. Note that it is easy to edit your video file in screencastomatic.com – you can watch the tutorial to see how to remove a segment from the recording.

For your delivery of this speech, focus on eye contact and speaking with conviction (use some inflection in your voice rather than reading in a monotone).

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Here is the grading rubric for this assignment.

MEETS OR EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS

(7 TO 10 POINTS)

DOES NOT MEET EXPECTATIONS

(2 TO 6 POINTS)

SAFEASSIGN ALERT: PLAGIARISM

(1 POINT)

ABSENT

(0 POINTS)

SPEECH DELIVERY:

EYE CONTACT

Eye contact was sustained and seemed very natural; it engaged the viewer

Little or poor eye contact

n/a

Did not submit an MP4 file

VOCAL DELIVERY

Vocal expression was dynamic and projected appropriate emotions

Monotone or non-expressive vocal delivery

n/a

Did not submit an MP4 file

ESSAY:

THESIS STATEMENT

The thesis statement accurately describes the point of the essay.

The thesis statement is off-track and does not exactly describe the point of the essay.

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1ST PARAGRAPH

The introduction provides excellent background for the points presented in the essay.

The introduction does not provide any background for the essay.

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2ND PARAGRAPH

The topic sentence and supporting evidence support the thesis and elaborate on the author’s point of view.

The paragraph either lacks a topic sentence or supporting evidence, or these do not relate to the thesis statement.

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3RD PARAGRAPH

The topic sentence and supporting evidence support the thesis and elaborate on the author’s point of view.

The paragraph either lacks a topic sentence or supporting evidence, or these do not relate to the thesis statement.

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4TH PARAGRAPH

The topic sentence and supporting evidence support the thesis and elaborate on the author’s point of view.

The paragraph either lacks a topic sentence or supporting evidence, or these do not relate to the thesis statement.

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CONCLUSION

The conclusion comes full circle and revisits the thesis statement with a final summarization of the author’s point of view.

The conclusion either does not revisit the thesis statement, or it does not provide a summarization of the author’s main points.

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PARAPHRASE

The paraphrase captured the meaning and intent of the original author

The paraphrase did not capture the meaning or intent of the original author

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DIRECT QUOTE

The direct quote was cited perfectly using APA style

The direct quote contained some errors regarding APA style

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