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Question;ENG121: English Composition I;Week One;Discussions;Discussions;Participate in the following discussions;Post Due by Day 3. Reading Strategies. After studying the;active reading strategies described in Chapter 2 of Essentials of College Writing, read;Chapters 1 and 2 and the ?Instructor Guidance? for Week One, apply the Survey-Question-Read-Recite-Review (SQ3R);strategy as you reread the materials. Discuss how this reading strategy is similar to and/or different from;the way you read course material previously. Did using SQ3R improve your comprehension of the course materials?;If so, explain how, if not, explain why? Be sure to use specific examples and you can also explore how you;might apply this strategy in your everyday life. How might SQ3R affect the way you read the newspaper or;online articles, for example?;Your initial post must be 200 to 300 words in length and;posted by Day 3.;1st Post Due by Day 3.Generating Ideas;for Writing. Review the techniques for generating ideas discussed in;Chapter 4 of Essentials of College Writing. Share your;experiences with your peers about your ideas for a narrative topic and how;you plan to go about developing it. In addition to your own topic, you can;explore what you think are the key elements of a narrative. What makes a;good story work?;Your;initial post must be 200 to 300 words in length.;Assignment;Due;by Day 3.;Diagnostic Essay. This diagnostic writing exercise will help;your instructor discover who you areas a writer. The essay will be;used to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses as a writer, and;it will allow the instructor the opportunity to identify grammatical;stylistic, and mechanical problems specific to each student. Do not fret;over the idea that grammar, style, and mechanics will be evaluated in this;assignment. This diagnostic writing exercise is merely one way to take a;look at any particular patterns that exist in your writing. You will earn;full credit for completing this assignment as long as you follow;instructions.;A narrative is a story that you;tell to an audience for a reason. You can use your own experience or your role;as an observer to frame a narrative, but the story itself should stir readers;into thinking about and remembering their own stories.;As children, we often seek out or create mysteries.;Every town seems to have stories of haunted houses or swamp monsters. One;reason might be that children have to learn how to conquer a fear of the;unknown. Based on your;17;Week Two;Discussions;Participate in the following;discussions;1st Post Due by Day 3.Elements of;Narration and Description. Review Chapter 6.3 and 6.4 in Essentials;of College Writingand the ?Instructor Guidance? for Week Two.;Identify at least two elements that you might use inyour Narrative;or Descriptive essay, the working rough draft of which is due this week.;Describe how you plan to use these elements and what effect you intend for;them to have on the reader. You are welcome to post a sample from your;working draft to demonstrate how you are incorporating elements of the;narrative essay.;ENG121;English Composition I Online;Your initial post must be 200 to;300 words in length and posted by Day 3;1st Post Due by Day 3.Strengths and;Weaknesses in Writing. In Chapter 1 of Essentials of College;Writing,you reviewed a comprehensive list of typical college writing;tasks, and you had the opportunity toidentify two tasks as;strengths and two tasks as weaknesses. In Week One, you completed the;Diagnostic Essay and Quiz. Based on the feedback you received and your own;assessment, describe at least two of your strengths and weaknesses. Share;with your peers what you plan to do further maximize your strengths and;resolve your weaknesses. Use specific examples.;Your initial;post must be 200 to 300 words in length and posted by Day 3. Support your;claims with examples from;Assignment;Due;by Day 7.;Narrative/Descriptive Essay ? Rough Draft. For this writing;assignment, you have two choices.Please select one of the;following options for your essay;Describe;a person, place, or object that has special meaning in your life.;Describe;a particular moment or occurrence in your life that had special meaning;to you.;Using the techniques described in;the Descriptive Writing Pattern and Narrative Writing Pattern sections of;Chapter 6 of your text and expanding upon the prewriting done in the discussion;forum this week, your essay should provide specific details about the person;place, object, or event so that readers can visualize the subject and/or feel;present in the story. Your description should be specific and appeal to the;five senses. If you choose Option 1, utilize the Descriptive Writing Pattern;described in Chapter 6. If you choose Option 2, utilize the Narrative Writing;Pattern described in Chapter 6.;This rough draft needs to be;between 350 to 500 words, and it should have a thesis statement that clearly;states what you are going to be writing about.;The;point of a rough draft is to allow your instructor to get a good sense of your;organizational writing skills, to examine your use of the strategies of;narration or description, and to give you feedback that you will incorporate;into your Narrative/Descriptive Essay ? Final Draft that is due in Week Five.;As you are writing this essay;please pay attention to the areas that you struggled with in your Diagnostic;Quiz and Essay.;When submitting your essay, make sure to;a.;Proofread;your work for errors in grammar, mechanics, and style.;b.;Format;the essay according to APA Style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.;c.;Perform;a word count check to make sure the essay is 350 to 500 words in length.;d.;Save;the document as a Microsoft Word or compatible.doc or.docx file.;Week Three;Discussions;Participate in the following;discussions;1st Post Due by Day 3.Strategies for;Persuasion Using Compare and Contrast. In Chapters 6 of the text, you;learned about different types of personal writing, including;descriptive essays and narrative essays. You also were able to use these;techniques in the essay you wrote during Week Two. For this week?s;assignment, you will be writing a comparison/contrast essay on the;differences and similarities between a narrative essay and a descriptive;essay, ending with a persuasive statement on which style of essay you;believe is superior to the other, based on the examples you selected. For;more information on how to write a persuasive statement, please reference;Chapter 7 of your text.;Choose one story from the;Narrative Essay list located in the Week Two Required Readings section and one;story from the Descriptive Essay list. After reading, identify key elements;such as the author?s purpose for writing the narrative, the intended audience;and impact on the reader. Compare and contrast how each essay addresses these;elements. Which essay is more appealing and why? Keep in mind there is no right;or wrong choice here. You are using your reading and critical thinking skills;to explain your choice.;Your initial post must be 200 to;300 words in length and posted by Day 3.;1st Post Due by Day 3.Thesis and;Outline Development. Review Chapter 6 in Essentials of College;Writing.In addition to simply comparing and contrasting;elements of the narrative and descriptive essays you have chosen, you will;develop a thesis that will persuade the reader that one essay is more;compelling than the other. The key to a successful persuasive essay is a;strong thesis statement. Post the thesis you have developed for your;compare-contrast essay to this discussion.;Your;initial post will only be a sentence, so there is no word count. The thesis;statement must be posted by Day 3.;28;Assignment;Due;by Day 7.;Compare-Contrast Essay ? Rough Draft. In Chapter 6, you learned;about different types ofpersonal writing, which include;descriptive essays and narrative essays. You were also able to use these;techniques in the essay you wrote during Week Two. For this week?s essay;you will be writing a Compare-Contrast Essay on the similarities and;differences between a narrative essay and a descriptive essay, ending with;a persuasive statement on which style of essay you believe is superior to;the other, based on the examples you selected. For more information on how;to write a persuasive statement, please refer to Chapter 7 of your text.;To;assist you in writing this Compare-Contrast Essay, you were asked to choose one;descriptive and one narrative essay to use from a list of possible essays. In;the Week Two assignment, you wrote a draft of an essay that utilizes the;techniques implemented by these authors.;During your discussion forums;this week, you identified similarities and differences between the essays you;chose. Now, you will use those items to create a Compare-Contrast Essay.;Chapter 6 from Essentials of College Writing references two ways to organize;this type of essay. In your essay, you will present several points of;comparison and contrast in either block arrangement or point-by-point;organization.;In;your draft;a. Present several points of;comparison and contrast in either block arrangement or point-by-point;organization. Make sure to address the structural components of each essay.;b.;Incorporate;the following;? A quote from one of the chosen;essays.;? A summary of a section of one of;the chosen essays.;? A paraphrase of a section from;one of the chosen essays.;c.;Conclude;with a persuasive statement about which style of essay is superior, based on;the examples you selected. Make sure to address how the structure of the essay;contributes to its superiority.;This;rough draft needs to be between 900 and 1000 words, and it should have a thesis;statement that clearly states what you are writing about. For more information;about writing thesis statements, review Chapter 5 of Essentials;Week Four;Discussions;Participate in the following;discussions;1st Post Due by Day 3.Elements of a;Compare-Contrast Strategy for a Persuasive Essay. After readingChapter;6, identify at least two elements of an effective compare-contrast essay;and explain how you are utilizing these elements in your own final;compare-contrast essay. How do these elements help you in persuading the;reader that your comparison has merit? You must give examples from your;selected narrative and descriptive selected readings as support.;Your;initial post must be 200 to 300 words in length and posted by Day 3.;1st Post Due by Day 3.Peer Review.;As part of the writing process, you are expected to reflect upon your work;and revise and edit accordingly. It is also useful to establish a;community of learners where you help one another edit and proofread each;other?s papers. Not only does this help you identify areas of strength and;weakness in other?s writing, but you are also able to reflect on your own;work and perhaps discover similar mistakes. It is truly a reciprocal;relationship. For this week, you will be performing a peer review on your;final Compare-Contrast Essay.;For the review, please either (1);upload your paper (DOC format) as a new thread with your name and title of;paper, or (2) create a new thread where you cut/paste your essay into the body;of the thread. After doing so, you will be performing two peer reviews in which;you will complete the Peer Review Template and upload it as.doc file;(available for download in your online course). Please peer review your;classmates who have not yet received a peer review.;Assignment;Due;by Day 7.;Revision of Essays. This week you should begin revising your;essay drafts in order to polishthem up and get them ready to;submit next week. Make sure to review all of your feedback from your;instructor on both drafts, as well as the feedback you received from your;peer review activity this week.2.;Note: There is nothing to submit for this assignment.;Week Five;Discussions;Participate in the following;discussions;1st Post Due by Day 3.Reflection on;the Peer Review Process. Upon reviewing the feedback that you received;last week during the peer review process, as well as the feedback from;your instructor, take a moment to describe the main areas of your paper;that you need to work on, as well as areas that your reviewer felt you did;well on.How;will you remedy any areas of weakness in your paper? Did your reviewer feel you;did a solid job comparing and contrasting your topics? Did you effectively;persuade your reader, why or why not?;ENG121: English Composition I;Online;When responding to your peers;direct them to the various resources for improving academic writing that have;been discussed throughout the course. These could be links to the Ashford;Writing Center, the Ashford University Library, or any other resources that;have helped you improve and develop as a writer.;Reflection;posts must be 300 to 400 words in length and posted by Day 3.;1st Post Due by Day 3.Reflection on;Reading Strategies. Throughout this course you have been exposed to a;multitude of reading strategies geared at improving your reading;comprehension. As you journeyed through this course, what reading;strategies have you found most helpful and which ones do you see yourself;using in future courses?;Reflection;posts must be 300 to 400 words in length and posted by Day 3.;Final Portfolio;The;final assignment for this course is a Final Portfolio. The purpose of the Final;Portfolio is for you to culminate the learning achieved in the course by;revising your rough drafts of both your Week Two and your Week Three essays to;create two final polished essays. The Final;Portfolio represents 35% of the overall course grade.;ENG121: English Composition I;Online;Part 1;Narrative/Descriptive Essay ? Final Draft;In Week Two, you wrote a rough;draft of an essay that reflected one of the following options;Describe;a person, place, or object that has special meaning in your life.;Describe;a particular moment or occurrence in your life that had special meaning to;you.;This;week you will complete this draft and turn in your Narrative/Descriptive Essay;? Final Draft. If you chose Option 1, utilize the Descriptive Writing Pattern;described in Chapter 6. If you chose Option 2, utilize the Narrative Writing;Pattern described in Chapter 6. The Narrative/Descriptive Essay ? Final Draft;needs to be between 550 and 800 words.;Your essay must include;A;clear thesis statement in the intro paragraph.;Specific details about the person, place;object, or event so that readers can visualize the subject and/or feel;present in the story. Your description should be specific and appeal to;the five senses.;3. A conclusion paragraph.;As you are writing this essay;please pay attention to the areas that you struggled with in your Diagnostic;Quiz and Diagnostic Essay, as well as incorporate all of the feedback provided;to you by your instructor on your rough draft and your writing throughout this;course.;When submitting your;Narrative/Descriptive Essay ? Final Draft, make sure to;1. Proofread your work for errors in;grammar, mechanics, and style.;2. Check that the essay is 550 to;800 words.;3. Format the essay according to APA;style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.;4. Save the document as a Microsoft;Word or compatible.doc or.docx file.;5. Use a naming convention that;includes your last name, week number, and the assignment number (e.g.;smith_w5_a1.doc).;Writing the;Narrative/Descriptive Essay ? Final Draft;The Final Draft;Must be 550 to 800 words in length, and;formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing;Center.;Must;include a title page with the following;ENG121: English Composition I;Online;a.;Title;of paper;b.;Student?s;name;c.;Course;name and number;d.;Instructor?s;name;e.;Date;submitted;Must;begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.;Must;address the topic of the paper with critical thought.;Must;end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.;Part 2;Compare-Contrast Essay ? Final Draft;In;Week Three you wrote a rough draft of a Compare-Contrast Essay that examined a;narrative and a descriptive essay to determine which style of essay was;superior. This week you will complete the final version of your essay. Your;Compare-Contrast Essay ? Final Draft needs to be between 1500 and 1700 words;and should have a thesis statement that clearly states what you are writing;about. Your essay must;Present;several points of comparison and contrast in either block arrangement or;point-by-point organization.;2. Incorporate the following;a. A quote from one of the chosen;essays.;A;summary of a section of one of the chosen essays.;c. A paraphrase of a section from;one of the chosen essays.;Conclude with a persuasive statement about;which style of essay is superior based on the examples you selected. Make;sure to address how the structure of the essay contributes to its;superiority.;ENG121;English Composition I Online;As you are writing this essay;please pay attention to the areas that you struggled with in your Diagnostic;Quiz and Diagnostic Essay, as well as incorporate all of the feedback provided;by your instructor on your rough draft and your writing throughout this course.;When submitting your;Compare-Contrast Essay ? Final Draft, make sure to;Proofread;your work for errors in grammar, mechanics, and style.;Check;that the essay is 1500 to 1700 words.;Include;a title page and a reference page (these are not counted in the word;count).;Format;the paper according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.;Save;the document as a Microsoft Word or compatible.doc or.docx file.;Use a naming convention that includes your last;name, week number, and the assignment number (e.g., smith_w2_a1.doc).;Writing the;Compare-Contrast Essay ? Final Draft;The Final Draft;Must;be 1500 to 1700 words in length, double-spaced, and formatted according to;APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.;Must;include a title page with the following;Title;of paper;Student?s;name;Course;name and number;d. Instructor?s name;e. Date submitted;3. Must begin with an introductory;paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.;4. Must address the topic of the;paper with critical thought.;Must;end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.;Must;document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing;Center.;Must include a separate reference page;formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 

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