Week 2 discussion
We’ve covered a few very important characteristics of good
writing this week: How to write effective sentences and paragraphs, avoiding
common errors, documenting your sources, and thinking critically as you write.
Now, here’s a scenario that will allow you to practice what you’ve learned.
For any writer, telling one's life story in three paragraphs
can be a challenge, but an exciting one.
Initial Post Requirements
For this reflection, write an initial post composed of three
Your life story in roughly three full paragraphs.
A reflection: What was challenging about writing your life
story in three paragraphs? (one paragraph minimum)
A Personal Writing Plan: With this assignment in mind, list
some areas of written communication on which you'd like to focus in order to
become a better writer.
Some areas for writing improvement include (but are not
grammar and punctuation
using the best wording
writing with clarity
Reply Post Requirements
When responding to your classmates, discuss your thoughts
about their writing plan. What similarities and differences do you see to your
own? Share where you plan to focus your attention to improve.
Week 3 discussion
Reflection - Peer
Review of Thesis
This week, we're in the early stages of planning for our
final essay. You may have already selected a topic. If you haven't, select a
topic for our persuasion essay about which you are passionate. Click on the
link below for a list of approved topics.
After selecting your topic and watching this week's lecture
on thesis statements, post a working thesis statement in the discussion forum.
Later in the week, be sure to comment on classmates' thesis statements as well
as answer any clarifying questions students have about your work.
Peer critique is of great value to the writer and reader.
The writer benefits from another set of eyes and the reader is able to learn a
variety of ways in which to provide feedback. Your review is meaningful and
Week 4 discussion
and Personal Writing
What are the distinctions between professional, social, and
personal writing? Do you have a different approach for each? Do you see
yourself as strong in one or two areas but needing work in another?
Week 5 discussion
Reflection - My
This week's reflection coincides with the persuasive essay
you will be finishing next week. So far, what has helped you improve your
writing in general and your persuasive writing in particular?