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Let's Talk About COVID-19

By zeynep teymuroglu1, E Cabral Balreira2, Joanna Wares3

1. Rollins College 2. Trinity University 3. University of Richmond

This exercise asks you to write a short paper reflecting on your personal experiences (or those you have read about) with COVID-19

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Version 1.0 - published on 26 Aug 2020 doi:10.25334/CFQM-RE18 - cite this

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The novel coronavirus has affected lives all around the world, including all of ours. Before we discuss it in class, I want to know how it has been affecting yours. If you feel comfortable sharing your personal journey with COVID-19, please complete the following assignment for me. If not, please use news articles to complete the same assignment but from a less personal point of view, or talk to me about how we can accommodate you to do other work.

This exercise asks you to write a short paper reflecting on your personal experiences (or those you have read about) with COVID-19. Please only share what you feel comfortable sharing. Please do not share your health history. 

The prompt for this reflection paper is as follows: How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting your life? Do you know people who have been affected by COVID-19? Do you believe that race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, lack of health insurance, and other connected factors impacted your/their experience with COVID-19? Do you believe that it is important to address those issues in the class? Why? Why not?

Please keep your paper short and succinct. If there is anything that you want to tell me in private in a non-written manner, I would love to speak with you about this also, at any time during the semester. The precise format for the paper is open.

Modified from  Math for Social Justice Writing Assignment by Dr. Nathan Alexander (Morehouse College)


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