The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks to structure the three thesis points. Your reading this week includes Chapters 17-20, and a summary of one of those chapters is due Friday, also. Be sure to practice quoting in MLA format by including direct quotes with attribution and a citation. See Purdue Wise Owl (link in Websites tab on left of Blackboard screen), for aIDitional help if you need it. We are going to continue sentence combining using conjunctions and proper punctuation, and learn about denotation, conotation, and inferences. See RWACI for further definitions of each. Instructions: MLA I need a summary Due on January 25, 2016 I need a thesis due January 27, 2016
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks READING GUIDE Chapters 1-5
Prologue: The Woman in the Photograph
the way a cell looks? What simile does she use to explain the functions of the different
parts of a cell? What do these similes suggest about biology?
Henrietta Lacks. Examine pages 5 and 6 and write down each step that Skloot took to
begin her research.
Chapter One: The Exam
feel right and going to the doctor?
was? What stereotype or bias might this assumption be based upon?
objective details in her medical chart, what can you infer about Henriettas life and
this finding suggest about Henriettas cancer?
Chapter Two: Clover
about the values of the Lacks family?
Locate a passage that you found particularly effective or memorable, and explain why
you selected it.
Henriettas friends and family. What are the connotations of the two sets of terms?
Point Steel Mill.
Chapter Three: Diagnosis and Treatment
diagnosed with cervical cancer.
subjects without obtaining their consent or offering them financial compensation? Do
you agree or disagree with their reasoning? Explain your answer.
statement, do you believe TeLinde and Guy had the right to obtain a sample from her
cervix to use in their research?
in medical research if she had been asked? Do you think she would have understood
what was being asked of her? Explain your answers.
differently from white patients in the early 1950s? Explain your answers.
Chapter Four: The Birth of HeLa
describe his personality.
think this was a good decision? Explain your answer.
initial growth of HeLa cells?
Chapter Five: Blackness Be Spreadin All Inside
about her personality based on this behavior?
diagnosis? What does this decision suggest about Henriettas personality?
cancer treatment? How did she react when this information was eventually shared with
Writing Assessment One:
20% of your Final Grade
Assignment/ Writing Prompt:
Although the right to privacy is not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, the Supreme Court has established that it is inherently protected by the Constitution. In a two-page typed essay, discuss three specific ways that the Lacks familys right to privacy was violated. Discuss the importance of the right to privacy.
Skloot begins the book with the following quote from Elie Wiesel: We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph. In a two-page typed essay, discuss three ways that Henrietta lacks and the members of her family were treated inhumanely, as objects, not people with families and feelings, by doctors and other medical professionals.
Guidelines for Writing:
Cover stories or people that relate to your thesis. Do not get bogged down in covering all details or chapters in this book.
Write your paper in your own words. Do not rely on summaries, book reviews, online sources, or friends/classmates.
Use MLA formatting to set up your paper. (This includes having one-inch margins, reasonable type/font size, double-spaced lines, proper page numbers, in-text citations, etc.)
Revise your writing for clarity and conciseness. Avoid clarity issues that come from excessive wordiness, parallelism errors, mixed grammar errors, and modifier issues.
Introduce your textual references and quotations appropriately. Use effective signal wordssuch as asserts, believes, explains, contends, etc.after the authors name to set up a quote, summary, or paraphrase of the ideas in the book.
Use clear transitions. Always use transitional wordssuch as next, however, consequently, etc.between each idea.
Check your grammar, spelling, and mechanics.
Make sure your paper is at least 2 pages in length and sticks to the writing prompt
Grading: Refer to the attached grading rubric to see how your paper will be graded. (All DRE 098 students will be graded the s
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