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Trouble starting a paper Hi, I have a paper due in a couple days about "My Endowment" at birth.  I also have to weave a newspaper or magazine article from the day I was born into the paper.  This is my first year of doing online classes so I just need a little help understanding how to write this paper.    Not sure if I'm liking this online stuff.  I'm not in the classroom to  ask questions if I need help.  First page need to be my outline with at least three headings and 2 sub-headings.  My first heading I have family listed with parents and Extended family as the subheadings.  In the actual paper he says "Contrary to what the guidelines say, the word "I" is allowed, but do not give me your life history.  If you remember somthing, that's a memory, not endowment."  I guess what I mostly need help with is the endowment part and how to connect it all?  I found a newspaper article too, my birthday is Feb. 2, 1976 so I found an article about groundhog's day. Thanks, Veronica

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An endowment could be anything that was passed down to you from financial gains to far less tangible gains.  An endowment could be a particular gift or talent that you got from a parent or ancestor.  It could also be the state of the world at the time you were born.  Since you article is about Ground Hogs day, you might want to go with something about the environment you were born into.  An article on finances, talents, or other endowments of the period might be a little easier to work into an article.  You could also look at the attitudes of the people during the time period.  An event like Ground Hogs Day might allow you to give some insights into the mind set and attitudes of the general populous in the year you were born.  You might go on to explain how these ideas shaped the person you became and the way you saw the world.

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Thanks so much for your help.  I have started on my paper and I decided to use my family and extended family for the first paragraph.  For the rest I'm using my community and my creative mind.

At the beginning I wasn't so sure about the online classes.  I did email my professor and he replied back within a few hours so that made me feel a lot better.  I honestly would rather take the in-class classes but right now it's just not possible.  But I do feel better about them.

Thanks Again,

Veronica