Prepare: Review the handout, “My Ashford University Course Playbook.”
Please view the video Downloading a Document for guidance on accessing “My Ashford University Course Playbook.”
Reflect Icon Reflect: Reflect on your strengths and weaknesses in writing and reading as you have experienced them in this course.
Write Icon Write: Based on your experience taking our course, fill out the “My Ashford University Course Playbook” handout.
Fill out the section of the document entitled “ENG121: English Composition 1.”
Each portion of the table should be 100 to 200 words in length.
Upload a copy of your playbook to the discussion forum.
Prepare: As you prepare to write your first discussion for this course, take a few moments to
Read over the numerous quizzes you’ve taken, starting with the “Grammar Assessment.”
Review the feedback you received from your instructor.
Review the Grading Rubric for this discussion.
Review section 9.4 of Essentials of College Writing.
Download the “Editing Checklist” handout.
Please view the video Downloading a Document for guidance on accessing “Editing Chechlist” handout.
Reflect Icon Reflect: Take time to reflect on what errors continually recur in your instructor feedback and quiz results.
Write Icon Write:
Create a list of your five most frequent errors.
Add your list of five errors to the “Editing Checklist” handout.
Next, choose two proofreading strategies from section 9.4 of Essentials of College Writing and use those strategies to edit your essay.
For your initial post
Attach a copy of your editing checklist.
Describe the two proofreading strategies that you used.
Explain which strategy you prefer and why.
Explain what the benefits and drawbacks are for each strategy.
Please view the video Attaching Documents to Discussions for guidance on how to upload a copy of your “My Ashford University Course Playbook.”
Reflection posts must be 300 to 400 words in length and posted
In Week Three, you wrote a personal essay draft in which you described a person, place, or object that has special meaning in your life or 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 final Personal Essay. Please be sure to read and review the “Example Personal Essay” document before beginning your final draft for more guidance on writing a descriptive essay.Be sure to utilize one of the writing patterns described in Chapter 6. The Personal Essay must be at least 1000 words (excluding the title page). Review the Example Personal Essay.
Your essay must include
A clear thesis statement in the introductory paragraph.
Specific details about the person, place, object, or event so that readers can visualize the subject and/or feel present in the story (i.e., your essay should be specific and appeal to the five senses).
A concluding paragraph.
As you are writing this essay, please pay attention to the areas that you struggled with in the “Grammar Assessment” quiz and “Practice Essay” assignment. Please also incorporate your instructor’s feedback on your journal assignments, your Week Three draft, and other activities completed throughout this course.
When submitting your Personal Essay, make sure to
Proofread your work for errors in grammar, mechanics, and style.
Check that the essay is at least 1000 words.
Use the “APA Template” handout provided to format your essay.
Include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Begin the essay with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
End with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Format the essay 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_w5_a1.doc).
|Due By (Pacific Time)||09/07/2015 12:00 am|
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