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Business communication involves communicating and working face-to-face with diverse internal and external stakeholders. Students will prepare a written report about lessons learned about cross-cultural communication and interactions. The report will be based on face-to-face interviews with at least three business and/or professional individuals who have experience working with diverse groups as well as self-observation when conducting the interviews. This information will be integrated with information found in the text, through research, and from preparing other class assignments. The purpose of the report is to learn about students’ own concerns, issues, strengths, and weaknesses communicating and working with diverse individuals, concerns and issues of diverse business people, and applying recommended cross-cultural communication and interaction practices. The assignment should be formatted as a formal business report.

Interview questions will be composed by the student and should be carefully thought out. Consider what information you would like to gain from the interviews and what youd like to learn from the experienced people that you are interviewing, and design relevant questions that will achieve your goals. Interview questions/transcripts of the interviews should be included in an appendix to your report.

reading response

Choose one of the questions below to answer in your reading response.  Please use at least 2 pieces of evidence from the text to support your answer to the question.  Your response should be at least 250 words – if it is not you will not get full credit. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER MORE THAN ONE QUESTION IN YOUR RESPONSE.  IF YOU DO THEN YOU WILL NOT GET FULL CREDIT FOR THIS READING RESPONSE.

1. Page 51 to Page 53 is in italics and is told in a different point of view.  Why does the author do this? What is the significance of this change in text and perspective?  What does it reveal to us about Lola that we do not necessarily have access to in the rest of the chapter / text?

2.Do a close reading of this passage on page 65:  I started to think that maybe it was like in the books; as soon as I lost my virginity I lost my power. What does Lola mean when she says this?  What kind of power has she lost? What books do you think shes referring to? What idea is she referring to?

3.Do a close reading of this passage on page 210:  It was only when I got on the plane that I started crying. I know this sounds ridiculous but I dont think I really stopped until I met you. I know I didnt stop atoning. The other passengers must have thought I was crazy. I kept expecting my mother to hit me, to call me an idiota, a bruta, a fea, a malcriada, to change seats, but she didnt.  Why is Lola crying at this point in the story? For whom is she crying? For whom is she atoning? What in the story or text leads you to believe that that is your answer to those questions?

4.Choose a particular facet of analyzing literature and discuss in-depth the greater significance of what you found in Oscar Wao  These facets include: setting, characterization, plot, theme, and imagery.  Please make sure youre spending more time explaining the significance of this particular facet and analyzing it rather than telling us what it is and providing summary of the story.

The article and reading response guidelines are attached.

reading response

Choose one of the questions below to answer in your reading response.  Please use at least 2 pieces of evidence from the text to support your answer to the question.  Your response should be at least 250 words – if it is not you will not get full credit. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER MORE THAN ONE QUESTION IN YOUR RESPONSE.  IF YOU DO THEN YOU WILL NOT GET FULL CREDIT FOR THIS READING RESPONSE.

1. Page 51 to Page 53 is in italics and is told in a different point of view.  Why does the author do this? What is the significance of this change in text and perspective?  What does it reveal to us about Lola that we do not necessarily have access to in the rest of the chapter / text?

2.Do a close reading of this passage on page 65:  I started to think that maybe it was like in the books; as soon as I lost my virginity I lost my power. What does Lola mean when she says this?  What kind of power has she lost? What books do you think shes referring to? What idea is she referring to?

3.Do a close reading of this passage on page 210:  It was only when I got on the plane that I started crying. I know this sounds ridiculous but I dont think I really stopped until I met you. I know I didnt stop atoning. The other passengers must have thought I was crazy. I kept expecting my mother to hit me, to call me an idiota, a bruta, a fea, a malcriada, to change seats, but she didnt.  Why is Lola crying at this point in the story? For whom is she crying? For whom is she atoning? What in the story or text leads you to believe that that is your answer to those questions?

4.Choose a particular facet of analyzing literature and discuss in-depth the greater significance of what you found in Oscar Wao  These facets include: setting, characterization, plot, theme, and imagery.  Please make sure youre spending more time explaining the significance of this particular facet and analyzing it rather than telling us what it is and providing summary of the story.

The article and reading response guidelines are attached.

reading response

Choose one of the questions below to answer in your reading response.  Please use at least 2 pieces of evidence from the text to support your answer to the question.  Your response should be at least 250 words – if it is not you will not get full credit. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER MORE THAN ONE QUESTION IN YOUR RESPONSE.  IF YOU DO THEN YOU WILL NOT GET FULL CREDIT FOR THIS READING RESPONSE.

1. Page 51 to Page 53 is in italics and is told in a different point of view.  Why does the author do this? What is the significance of this change in text and perspective?  What does it reveal to us about Lola that we do not necessarily have access to in the rest of the chapter / text?

2.Do a close reading of this passage on page 65:  I started to think that maybe it was like in the books; as soon as I lost my virginity I lost my power. What does Lola mean when she says this?  What kind of power has she lost? What books do you think shes referring to? What idea is she referring to?

3.Do a close reading of this passage on page 210:  It was only when I got on the plane that I started crying. I know this sounds ridiculous but I dont think I really stopped until I met you. I know I didnt stop atoning. The other passengers must have thought I was crazy. I kept expecting my mother to hit me, to call me an idiota, a bruta, a fea, a malcriada, to change seats, but she didnt.  Why is Lola crying at this point in the story? For whom is she crying? For whom is she atoning? What in the story or text leads you to believe that that is your answer to those questions?

4.Choose a particular facet of analyzing literature and discuss in-depth the greater significance of what you found in Oscar Wao  These facets include: setting, characterization, plot, theme, and imagery.  Please make sure youre spending more time explaining the significance of this particular facet and analyzing it rather than telling us what it is and providing summary of the story.

The article and reading response guidelines are attached.

reading response

Choose one of the questions below to answer in your reading response.  Please use at least 2 pieces of evidence from the text to support your answer to the question.  Your response should be at least 250 words – if it is not you will not get full credit. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER MORE THAN ONE QUESTION IN YOUR RESPONSE.  IF YOU DO THEN YOU WILL NOT GET FULL CREDIT FOR THIS READING RESPONSE.

1. Page 51 to Page 53 is in italics and is told in a different point of view.  Why does the author do this? What is the significance of this change in text and perspective?  What does it reveal to us about Lola that we do not necessarily have access to in the rest of the chapter / text?

2.Do a close reading of this passage on page 65:  I started to think that maybe it was like in the books; as soon as I lost my virginity I lost my power. What does Lola mean when she says this?  What kind of power has she lost? What books do you think shes referring to? What idea is she referring to?

3.Do a close reading of this passage on page 210:  It was only when I got on the plane that I started crying. I know this sounds ridiculous but I dont think I really stopped until I met you. I know I didnt stop atoning. The other passengers must have thought I was crazy. I kept expecting my mother to hit me, to call me an idiota, a bruta, a fea, a malcriada, to change seats, but she didnt.  Why is Lola crying at this point in the story? For whom is she crying? For whom is she atoning? What in the story or text leads you to believe that that is your answer to those questions?

4.Choose a particular facet of analyzing literature and discuss in-depth the greater significance of what you found in Oscar Wao  These facets include: setting, characterization, plot, theme, and imagery.  Please make sure youre spending more time explaining the significance of this particular facet and analyzing it rather than telling us what it is and providing summary of the story.

The article and reading response guidelines are attached.

reading response

Choose one of the questions below to answer in your reading response.  Please use at least 2 pieces of evidence from the text to support your answer to the question.  Your response should be at least 250 words – if it is not you will not get full credit. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER MORE THAN ONE QUESTION IN YOUR RESPONSE.  IF YOU DO THEN YOU WILL NOT GET FULL CREDIT FOR THIS READING RESPONSE.

1. Page 51 to Page 53 is in italics and is told in a different point of view.  Why does the author do this? What is the significance of this change in text and perspective?  What does it reveal to us about Lola that we do not necessarily have access to in the rest of the chapter / text?

2.Do a close reading of this passage on page 65:  I started to think that maybe it was like in the books; as soon as I lost my virginity I lost my power. What does Lola mean when she says this?  What kind of power has she lost? What books do you think shes referring to? What idea is she referring to?

3.Do a close reading of this passage on page 210:  It was only when I got on the plane that I started crying. I know this sounds ridiculous but I dont think I really stopped until I met you. I know I didnt stop atoning. The other passengers must have thought I was crazy. I kept expecting my mother to hit me, to call me an idiota, a bruta, a fea, a malcriada, to change seats, but she didnt.  Why is Lola crying at this point in the story? For whom is she crying? For whom is she atoning? What in the story or text leads you to believe that that is your answer to those questions?

4.Choose a particular facet of analyzing literature and discuss in-depth the greater significance of what you found in Oscar Wao  These facets include: setting, characterization, plot, theme, and imagery.  Please make sure youre spending more time explaining the significance of this particular facet and analyzing it rather than telling us what it is and providing summary of the story.

The article and reading response guidelines are attached.

reading response

Choose one of the questions below to answer in your reading response.  Please use at least 2 pieces of evidence from the text to support your answer to the question.  Your response should be at least 250 words – if it is not you will not get full credit. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER MORE THAN ONE QUESTION IN YOUR RESPONSE.  IF YOU DO THEN YOU WILL NOT GET FULL CREDIT FOR THIS READING RESPONSE.

1. Page 51 to Page 53 is in italics and is told in a different point of view.  Why does the author do this? What is the significance of this change in text and perspective?  What does it reveal to us about Lola that we do not necessarily have access to in the rest of the chapter / text?

2.Do a close reading of this passage on page 65:  I started to think that maybe it was like in the books; as soon as I lost my virginity I lost my power. What does Lola mean when she says this?  What kind of power has she lost? What books do you think shes referring to? What idea is she referring to?

3.Do a close reading of this passage on page 210:  It was only when I got on the plane that I started crying. I know this sounds ridiculous but I dont think I really stopped until I met you. I know I didnt stop atoning. The other passengers must have thought I was crazy. I kept expecting my mother to hit me, to call me an idiota, a bruta, a fea, a malcriada, to change seats, but she didnt.  Why is Lola crying at this point in the story? For whom is she crying? For whom is she atoning? What in the story or text leads you to believe that that is your answer to those questions?

4.Choose a particular facet of analyzing literature and discuss in-depth the greater significance of what you found in Oscar Wao  These facets include: setting, characterization, plot, theme, and imagery.  Please make sure youre spending more time explaining the significance of this particular facet and analyzing it rather than telling us what it is and providing summary of the story.

The article and reading response guidelines are attached.

reading response

Choose one of the questions below to answer in your reading response.  Please use at least 2 pieces of evidence from the text to support your answer to the question.  Your response should be at least 250 words – if it is not you will not get full credit. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER MORE THAN ONE QUESTION IN YOUR RESPONSE.  IF YOU DO THEN YOU WILL NOT GET FULL CREDIT FOR THIS READING RESPONSE.

1. Page 51 to Page 53 is in italics and is told in a different point of view.  Why does the author do this? What is the significance of this change in text and perspective?  What does it reveal to us about Lola that we do not necessarily have access to in the rest of the chapter / text?

2.Do a close reading of this passage on page 65:  I started to think that maybe it was like in the books; as soon as I lost my virginity I lost my power. What does Lola mean when she says this?  What kind of power has she lost? What books do you think shes referring to? What idea is she referring to?

3.Do a close reading of this passage on page 210:  It was only when I got on the plane that I started crying. I know this sounds ridiculous but I dont think I really stopped until I met you. I know I didnt stop atoning. The other passengers must have thought I was crazy. I kept expecting my mother to hit me, to call me an idiota, a bruta, a fea, a malcriada, to change seats, but she didnt.  Why is Lola crying at this point in the story? For whom is she crying? For whom is she atoning? What in the story or text leads you to believe that that is your answer to those questions?

4.Choose a particular facet of analyzing literature and discuss in-depth the greater significance of what you found in Oscar Wao  These facets include: setting, characterization, plot, theme, and imagery.  Please make sure youre spending more time explaining the significance of this particular facet and analyzing it rather than telling us what it is and providing summary of the story.

The article and reading response guidelines are attached.

reading response

Choose one of the questions below to answer in your reading response.  Please use at least 2 pieces of evidence from the text to support your answer to the question.  Your response should be at least 250 words – if it is not you will not get full credit. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER MORE THAN ONE QUESTION IN YOUR RESPONSE.  IF YOU DO THEN YOU WILL NOT GET FULL CREDIT FOR THIS READING RESPONSE.

1. Page 51 to Page 53 is in italics and is told in a different point of view.  Why does the author do this? What is the significance of this change in text and perspective?  What does it reveal to us about Lola that we do not necessarily have access to in the rest of the chapter / text?

2.Do a close reading of this passage on page 65:  I started to think that maybe it was like in the books; as soon as I lost my virginity I lost my power. What does Lola mean when she says this?  What kind of power has she lost? What books do you think shes referring to? What idea is she referring to?

3.Do a close reading of this passage on page 210:  It was only when I got on the plane that I started crying. I know this sounds ridiculous but I dont think I really stopped until I met you. I know I didnt stop atoning. The other passengers must have thought I was crazy. I kept expecting my mother to hit me, to call me an idiota, a bruta, a fea, a malcriada, to change seats, but she didnt.  Why is Lola crying at this point in the story? For whom is she crying? For whom is she atoning? What in the story or text leads you to believe that that is your answer to those questions?

4.Choose a particular facet of analyzing literature and discuss in-depth the greater significance of what you found in Oscar Wao  These facets include: setting, characterization, plot, theme, and imagery.  Please make sure youre spending more time explaining the significance of this particular facet and analyzing it rather than telling us what it is and providing summary of the story.

The article and reading response guidelines are attached.

reading response

Choose one of the questions below to answer in your reading response.  Please use at least 2 pieces of evidence from the text to support your answer to the question.  Your response should be at least 250 words – if it is not you will not get full credit. PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER MORE THAN ONE QUESTION IN YOUR RESPONSE.  IF YOU DO THEN YOU WILL NOT GET FULL CREDIT FOR THIS READING RESPONSE.

1. Page 51 to Page 53 is in italics and is told in a different point of view.  Why does the author do this? What is the significance of this change in text and perspective?  What does it reveal to us about Lola that we do not necessarily have access to in the rest of the chapter / text?

2.Do a close reading of this passage on page 65:  I started to think that maybe it was like in the books; as soon as I lost my virginity I lost my power. What does Lola mean when she says this?  What kind of power has she lost? What books do you think shes referring to? What idea is she referring to?

3.Do a close reading of this passage on page 210:  It was only when I got on the plane that I started crying. I know this sounds ridiculous but I dont think I really stopped until I met you. I know I didnt stop atoning. The other passengers must have thought I was crazy. I kept expecting my mother to hit me, to call me an idiota, a bruta, a fea, a malcriada, to change seats, but she didnt.  Why is Lola crying at this point in the story? For whom is she crying? For whom is she atoning? What in the story or text leads you to believe that that is your answer to those questions?

4.Choose a particular facet of analyzing literature and discuss in-depth the greater significance of what you found in Oscar Wao  These facets include: setting, characterization, plot, theme, and imagery.  Please make sure youre spending more time explaining the significance of this particular facet and analyzing it rather than telling us what it is and providing summary of the story.

The article and reading response guidelines are attached.