Identify Five Foundational Values Start by identifying five foundational moral valuesvalues you believe are central to who you are and want to be as a person.

Identify Five Foundational Values Start by identifying five foundational moral valuesvalues you believe are central to who you are and want to be as a person. You might start with a list of 1020, and then narrow it down, or you might know your five right away. See the list of values in the attached guidelines to get you started if necessary. Once you have your five, practice philosophical inquiry by asking why, how and what does that mean over and over again until you have several specific, concrete, personalized statements about each one. (See the example in the attached guidelines.) Step Two: Draft and Polish your Forward-Looking Reflection Next, create a rough draft reflection on the kind of person you want to be in twenty years using your foundational value exercise from week one as a guide. Ideally, youll have your rough draft completed with enough time to take 1-3 days off from looking at the paper, so you can then revise with fresher eyes to submit a clear, well-structured, compelling draft by the end of Week 5. (if you need an extra 1-3 days, please just send me an email letting me know by Friday of this week.) The Draft By the end of Week 5, you should submit a 23 page draft (double-spaced, 1-inch margins, Times New Roman 12-pt font) reflecting on the process and conclusions. Parts of the Reflection Essay: Brief introductory paragraph: whats the main thing you learned while doing this assignment and whats the top action youll take as a result. Just give me a preview. 24 paragraphs about the values you chose and the process. After mentioning your 5 values (in paragraph 1 or 2), for the rest of the essay, just focus on ONE value and the digging in and future-projecting process that you did on that one. A concluding paragraph wrapping up and indicating what youll do in (and out of) our course to make progress on your value(s)Show more

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