Generation Gap Paper

Topics: Family, Grandparent, Mother Pages: 2 (774 words) Published: February 2, 2011
First Paper Due Saturday Feb. 5th at 11:59 pm.
No late papers will be accepted.
Refer to the "General requirements for all papers" found in your syllabus. Submit a 2-3 page short essay discussing Generation Gaps. How is your generation different from your grandparents? What personal changes do you see? Name cohort changes. Do you agree with age grading? (Pg 83) How do they apply to you and to your career choices? Can you see area of your current job, or career goal; where age grading might occur?  (a tip to doing well on papers: answer all the questions systematically; one by one. If you don't answer all the parts to the papers, you won't get full credit!!!) Don't forget your 2 outside sources. You must submit this paper in the "writing assignments" icon on the home page. DO NOT EMAIL IT TO ME!

Trying to find differences from my generation to my grandparents generation is going to be hard for me. My grandfather on my dad's side died when I was 12, my grandmother on my dad's side died about 5 years ago but really, I wasn't very close with her at all. My grandparents on my mom's side I don't remember at all.

If I had to start somewhere in differences between my generation and my grandparents generation my views between what I knew from both sides of my families would differ greatly. Let's start with my dad's side. My grandfather was a hard working, self employed Real Estate agent. I'm not sure at what age he got into the Real Estate business but he was young. He was originally married to my grandmothers sister. When she died she made my grandfather promise to take care of her sister. He married my grandmother and not only took care of the kids he had with his 1st wife, but also the 14 kids he had with his 2nd wife (my grandmother). He took his responsibilities very seriously. Hard working, he kept his grievances to himself, any problems were taken care of or dealt with. He didn't complain about his hard life. He just did what he had to do and took...
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