Project #11114 - Process Analysis Essay Prewriting

 

Process Analysis

Essay Prewriting

 

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE

 

To use the first-person pronoun I in an effective manner and

incorporate narrative and descriptive techniques. You’ll use

 

the process format to create a draft that will eventually be

 

developed into a lengthier essay.

 

TOPIC

 

The topic for this essay is balancing Penn Foster studies with

 

work and family demands.

 

DRAFTING YOUR ESSAY

 

 

This assignment contains two parts. Each part is one paragraph

of no less than 500 words.

 

Using the narrative or storytelling technique detailed in your

 

book, you’ll describe, in detail, the stresses you face in daily

 

life, and then you’ll detail the process of how you cope and

 

accomplish your schoolwork. You should use a paragraph

 

structure to plan the narration portion of what will eventually

 

become your essay in Lesson 5. This part of the assignment

 

should be at least 500 words.

 

Next, you’ll use process analysis to describe, through narration,

 

how you accomplish your weekly scheduling of family, work,

 

and school. You should again create a paragraph to accomplish

 

this, and this second paragraph should be at least 500 words.

 

When completed, you’ll have the two segments that will

 

eventually help to form your first essay.

 

 

 

 

 

This is an example of what the description portion might look

like:

 

My name is Jean. I am in my mid-forties, and I would

 

never have expected that I would one day have so many

 

different hats to wear. My husband thought it was a great

 

idea; he knew that I always wanted to be a real nurse and

 

that if we hadn’t gotten married so young and I hadn’t put

 

him through school that I would have been one. He was

 

so encouraging about it in the beginning. The boys thought

 

it was cool too; they both said it was going to be fun to

 

have to nag me to do my homework for a change. So finally,

 

with my family’s blessing, I decided to go back to school

 

to get a degree in nursing. When I made the decision,

 

everyone in my family agreed to do their part to make

 

sure I would have time to study and get through the

 

exams successfully. But now, a few months into school,

 

when I come home from my full-time job as a nurse’s

 

aide and take off that hat, it seems as though my day

 

has barely started. With two teenage children living at

 

home, I must put on my mother’s hat and enforce household

 

rules, dispense of advice, help with homework, and

 

occasionally provide a shoulder to cry on. Before my

 

husband comes home from his job, I have to pop on my

 

chef’s hat and get dinner started; the maid’s hat will come

 

out later when I do the family’s laundry and clean the

 

bathrooms. As if all this weren’t enough, the responsibility

 

has also fallen to me for looking after my aging mother,

 

thanks to my sister who can’t even look after herself. Two

 

or three evenings a week I slip on my daughter’s hat and

 

make the trip across town to my mother’s house, where I

 

spend an hour or so paying bills, restocking the cupboards,

 

and helping with other household chores. At least all I have

 

to do is light dusting, sitting at the table, and listening to

 

her talk about her television programs. In between all of

 

these other pressures on my time, I need to study and

 

take a test because I got an e-mail and need to attend

 

another webinar! Sometimes I really don’t know where I

 

am going to find the time, energy, or money to do all of

 

this, and I wonder once again if this is really worth it.

 

When I finally get some time around 11:30 at night, I

 

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discover that the dog has chewed through my study

 

guide. Okay, I take a breath because I think I can

 

remember most of the material, and I log onto the Web

 

site to take the test. However, when I do I discover that

 

my son has gotten onto my account and taken the exam.

 

Of course he failed! The next day when I call the school,

 

no one there believes me at first, and then I get advise

 

not to leave my passwords out and that I can retake the

 

exam in 48 hours. My frustration level has hit a new

 

high! Once again I am wondering why I am putting

 

myself through all this.

 

Here’s an example of what the process portion might look like:

 

After the first time that rotten dog chewed one of my study

 

guides and my 13-year-old son took one of my exams

 

because he wished to be helpful, I realized I needed a better

 

strategy to accomplish this whole school thing. I mean, I

 

am organized at work. After all, I need to be because I am a

 

nurse’s aide and I can’t mess up people’s charts or else I

 

would get fired. I must be organized in paying my mother’s

 

bills and taking care of my home finances, or else the bill

 

collectors will come after me. I make decent meals and

 

make thought-out grocery lists for both houses because I

 

only want to go to the store once a week and don’t want to

 

track back and forth through the aisles and buy impulse

 

items like I know they want me to. However, I need to

 

get a plan in place to make this work because this is

 

important to me. First, I call a family meeting and remind

 

them about the conversation we had and all the promises

 

they made before I started school. Next, I decide to

 

change my password and not leave it lying around so that

 

my son won’t get at it when he thinks he is trying to help.

 

Then, I get all my books and put them in one place on a

 

shelf next to the dining room table. I cannot have my own

 

room because we can’t afford another computer, but now

 

everyone knows this is my stuff and no one is supposed

 

to touch it. I made that fact clear after I yelled at them

 

during my tirade over the destroyed book and exam my

 

son took. Next, I ask my husband if he could help with the

 

cooking or would mind pizza one night a week so I would

 

have more time to study. Then, I teach my oldest son how

 

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to run the washer and dryer; after all he is almost 16, and

 

if he thinks I am going to follow him to college and do his

 

laundry he has another thought coming! I cannot do anything

 

about the time I devote to my mom, and I will not

 

begrudge her that. However, my sister can help a bit more

 

and has agreed to at least do the shopping and spend one

 

night a week with her; I’ll still pay the bills because my

 

sister can’t manage her own finances. Honestly, now that

 

I have a plan and everyone has agreed to help out more, I

 

don’t feel so stressed and have a bit more time to study,

 

so I feel better and think I can accomplish this.

 

SIX TRAITS OF GOOD ESSAY

 

WRITING

 

All the assigned readings you’ve been given to date, coupled

 

with the objective exams, have brought you to the point where

 

you’re about to submit your first writing assignment. Your

 

submission will be evaluated according to a predetermined

 

standard.

 

From this point on, each time you submit a writing assignment,

 

you’ll have a similar rubric. Working with these rubrics, both

 

you and your instructors will understand exactly what’s expected.

 

Therefore, you should have an understanding of what each

 

of the areas in the rubric mean.

 

Criteria

 

 

Ideas and content. The essay’s content is clear, original,

and pertains to the assigned subject. In addition, you should

 

have a well developed thesis that fits the topic, audience, and

 

purpose of the assignment. There should be enough evidence

 

(which shouldn’t be researched unless this is part of the

 

assignment) to help the reader understand the point you’re

 

making and to keep the reader’s interest.

 

 

Organization. All essays need a clear beginning, middle,

and end. Consider each paragraph as a mini-essay, containing

 

a thesis that’s related to the main purpose of the entire

 

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essay. Thinking this way can help your essay retain unity

 

and make sense. Use transitional phrases to ease the movement

 

and make connections between the paragraphs.

 

 

Voice. Use first person for personal essays. You want to

connect to your audience and demonstrate that you’re

 

present in your writing.

 

 

Word choice. Don’t, however, use slang, jargon, Internet

abbreviations, or profanity. Remember, these are college-level

 

essays; you aren’t texting your friends. However, you do

 

want to write from your heart—don’t use a thesaurus to

 

find awkward words that you would never use in normal conversation.

 

 

Sentence fluency. Mix your sentence styles. Readers often

dislike reading all short choppy sentences or one big run-on

 

sentence.

 

 

Conventions. You’ve run a spell check and grammar check,

and you’ve proofread the essay. In addition, you’ve met the

 

length requirements.

 

Skill Levels

 

All these criteria are evaluated according to skill levels. here’s

 

an explanation of the skill levels:

 

 

Skill not evident. If the essay scored in this category, the

assignment either does not include this required element or

 

severely lacks this trait.

 

 

Skill emerging. If the assignment scored in this category,

the writing lacks the trait or is below average for a collegelevel

 

paper.

 

 

Skills developing. If the essay scored in this category, the

essay shows effort and competence but indicates a lack of

 

complete understanding or command in this area.

 

 

Skill realized. If the assignment scored in this category,

the writing demonstrates that you’re in command of the

 

skills.

 

 

 

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Essays must be typed, double-spaced, using a standard 12-point font and left justification. Use

 

 

 

1-inch margins at the top and bottom and 1.25-inch margins for the left and right sides of the

 

document. Each page must have a properly formatted header containing your name, student

 

number, exam number, page number, mailing address, and e-mail address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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