Student Name: Tesha Donald
Course and Section Number: E106
Date: 5/15/2019
UNIT 3 WORKSHEET 1 Note: the following are prompts to help you organize your work. Please make your answers clear and easy to read! Take all the space you need to answer the questions.

My general area of study is:

1. After doing some preliminary research, I am able to note below at least one argument / discussion / problem that surrounds my area of study:
Spoken word generally is vocalized and places emphasis on tone and body language. Very often we will see social issues being addressed in spoken word. What most commonly found is a very impactful social issue of hate in the world. Hate and ignorance around anything that people may not understand. Colorism, Race, sexual orientation and gender are examples of the social issues that spoken word is used to address.
2. The people or community of people most affected by this problem are…:
Spoken word can be seen as a catalyst and is used on all platforms whether on social media, used by artists that speak, sing, draw, paint to ignite and bring awareness to issues. This sometimes causes the issues to blow up sometimes positively or sometimes negatively.
3. Here are some key terms or phrases particularly associated with this issue. (For example, if your proposal is about hiking, you might use phrases like “manageable distances,” “maps,” “excursions,” “rough terrain,” “backpack,” “dehydration,” “survival in the elements,” “pathfinding,” et al.):
Key words you will often find is inequality, justice, hatred, sexism, racism, community distrust, hurt, struggle, discomfort, overcome, etc.

4. Here are the sources I have used so far to read about and otherwise learn about this issue. (Wikipedia, CNN, personal interviews, The New York Times, Psychology Today – whatever the source, please note it. Did you use the key terms you just listed, above, when you conducted your searches? If not, take some time and do so!):