Instructions Write 500?600 words about the topic description located below these instructions (you may go over by a few hundred words if you want and not be penalized, but if possible try to edit longer essays down to 500?600 words). Submit your document in the “Concluding essay dropbox located in the “Concluding Essay section of our course Contents (it is also accessible via the “Dropbox” section located inside the “Assessments” tab of d2l). Document should be MS Word, Plain Text, or PDF format, so if you use something like iWork Pages, please export the document into one of those formats. Note: The title of the document being uploaded to d2l can only contain numbers and letters; please call the d2l help line if you are having problems or have questions about uploading your document. There is no right or wrong answer, the only wrong answer is if you do not follow the directions or answer the questions coherently. We will deduct points if your essay falls below the word count, so use the word count function in your word processor to check this. Concluding essay topic For your concluding essay, you will select and write about the two most important “things (concept, exercise, an article, an image or video) from this course that you believe relate to your “Initial Essay that you wrote at the beginning of the term. The two “things you choose could relate to your initial essay in various ways: they might address a misconception about culture in your “Initial Essay, they could label a great insight you had in your “Initial Essay, and so on. Simply do the following: In one short introductory paragraph, restate what you wrote about in your initial essay, and briefly describe the two things you chose to write about here and why you chose them. Important suggestion: Although there is no “right or “wrong thing, in most cases, try to strike a balance between “too general (e.g. choosing a general concept like “culture) or “too specific (e.g. simply describing the “video about saying no in Japan without explaining its broader significance to your initial essay). Focus on picking “things that you can clearly relate to your initial essay. You may have to select a variety of “things and start writing a bit before you decide what your best two choices are. For each of the two things you select, write a paragraph with the following structure (if you want to, it’s OK if you split one long paragraph into two shorter ones for each thing you write about): A. Number and name the concept using all capital letters (e.g. “1. LEVELS OF CULTURE) and cite its source (example: “Module 3: Part 1: Definitions of Culture”, section subtitled Levels of Culture”). In most cases, you will write a better essay if you do not pick something too general such as “culture or “stereotypes instead, you’d want “levels of culture or “media based stereotypes. Or instead of choosing “cautions about culture which refers to a long list, say “culture is contextual which is one of the cautions about culture we mentioned. B. Write 2 to 3 sentence summary or description of what this thing is about. C. The rest of the paragraph explains how this concept adds depth to your initial essay you wrote at the beginning of the term. Please clarify the relationship by citing specific aspects of your essay and if necessary adding more details about your own culture or the intercultural encounter you cited in your initial essay (for example, if you mention a concept related to “media stereotypes and you did not talk about stereotypes in your initial essay about culture, then add a few words about how this gives insights into your culture or the intercultural encounter you had). After you’ve done the above for the two “things, write one concluding paragraph where you summarize what you wrote about and its significance.