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Book Report. Read the book Still Alice, written by Lisa Genova, and write a 3-4 page double-spaced (Arial font, 1-inch margins) personal reflection on the story (50 total points possible). Your grade will be determined based in part on how well you respond to each of the following questions in your own words (30 points):

(1) Can you relate to the story line as a friend or family member of someone diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disorder, addictive disorder, or severe mental illness? (10 points)

(2) Which book character do you think you?d most relate to if someone close to you received such a diagnosis? (10 points)

(3) What has he book taught you about the impact of such disorders of the mind on relationships and society in general? (10 points)

Use specific examples with page numbers from the book to illustrate your points.

The remaining 20 points will be awarded based on length, spelling, and grammar. 10 points per day will be deducted for lateness.

Writing Tips:

1. Do not use contractions. No one has ever told you this, but I am not sure why. Professional writing does not contain contractions.

2. Do not use direct quotes. Although we were all taught this in high school, most professional writing uses paraphrasing instead. Please use paraphrasing when referencing items inthe book.

3. Make sure your noun and verb agree. A lot of people write the way they talk, but we often do not speak in a grammatically correct way.

4. Do not use foul language. You would probablybe surprised at the number of papers I have read with foul language; please keep it clean.

5. Do not overuse commas, but make sure you are using them everywhere they are needed. Do not use commas to create run-on sentences. That can be easy to do, but an easy way to fix that is to read the paper out loud to yourself.

6. Proofread, proofread, proofread!