Sample content Assignment: Pronoun Practice • Resource: Weekly Readings • Write several sentences describing a recent interaction with a friend or family member about personal finance or credit cards. This interaction may be imagined or real. • Use at least five different pronouns in your sentences. • Identify all pronouns used by bolding th
Resource: Appendix E, located on the student website Write a single declarative thesis sentence in no more than 25 words that summarizes the main idea and intent of your essay. Use pronouns correctly. Post your thesis statement for your instructor’s approval and feedback.
Resource: Appendix F Complete a topic outline for your academic essay. The outline should be based on the topic chosen in Week Four and will help you complete the final paper in Week Nine. Include at least three main points (I, II, III) related to your chosen topic from Appendix D. Include at least two subpoints (A, B) under each main point. You may include sub-subpoints (1, 2) beneath your sub points. Include your thesis statement at the top
COM 155 Week 6 DQs Week 6 DQ1 Are there any instances in your personal or professional life when you create or use an outline? How is this useful? Week 6 DQ2 Writing an effective essay involves developing an outline, planning topic sentences, and identifying supporting points. How will you use these three concepts in planning and writing your final essay? Week 6 DQ3
Assignment: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Comparisons • Resource: Weekly Readings • Use at least five adverbs and five adjectives to write a 150- to 300-word review of a movie, sporting event, musical performance, or television show. • Bold each adverb. • Underline each adjective. • Compare the event to one or more similar events. When comparing, use at least three comparatives and three superlatives. • Post your assignment as Microsoft® Word attachment in the Assignments link by Week Six Day 6.
COM 155 Week 7 DQs Week 7 DQ1 Identify an introductory technique that could be used to grab the reader’s attention and showcase the main idea. Why did you select this technique? Where would it be useful? Where might it not work? Week 7 DQ2 The Electronic Reserve Reading for this week, “Bare Bones Guide to Good Introductions,” states that an effective introduction must “make use of psychology” (p 20). What do you think the author meant? Week 7 DQ3 What do good manners look like in an introduction? How important are they? Why? Week 7 DQ4
Sample content Assignment: Paragraphs and Topic Sentences In a total of 200 words, write two paragraphs with about how interest rates affect our purchasing decisions. Identify the topic sentence in each by underlining it. Post your assignment as a Microsoft® Word attachment in the Assignments link by Week Seven Day 6.
COM 155 Week 8 DQs Week 8 DQ1 As you revise your essay, what important components should you look for? Week 8 DQ2 What is the difference between revising and editing? Which do you struggle with the most? Why is it difficult to do both at once? Which should be done first and why? Week 8 DQ3 Is it important to be objective when receiving feedback? Can your objectivity—or lack of it—affect your use of feedback when revising your rough draft? How, and why? Week 8 DQ4 There is no science to how long paragraphs should b
COM 155 Week 9 DQs Week 9 DQ1 What types or sources of feedback do you find most effective as you work toward completing your final paper? Why? Week 9 DQ2 Which university resources have you been using to help you be a more effective student? How might those resources help you be more effective in your next course? Week 9 DQ3 What steps will you take to ensure that your writing continues to improve throughout your college experience? Week 9 DQ4
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word final draft of your compare-and-contrast essay. Include the following elements in your essay: • An introduction paragraph that includes your thesis statement • At least three body paragraphs • Appropriate transitions within and between paragraphs • A conclusion paragraph Post your paper in the assignment section of eCampus as a Microsoft® Word attachment. Need help, tutorial, writing or finalizing final paper for COM 155 week 9 compare & contrast essay. Topic - Online College vs. Traditional education (brick & mortar schools).
Appendix E Sentence Correction and Changes in Writing Review the following sentences. Some of them are correct, whereas others contain an error with a commonly confused word. Identify those with errors by marking each of the errors in bold. Make the correction in parentheses after the error. For those that are correct, write correct at the end of the sentence.
Appendix F Summary, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation Review the four paragraphs below. There is one paragraph matching each of the following types: summary, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Once you have read each paragraph, complete the following chart to identify the type of paragraph for each. Paragraph Number
COM 155 Week 5 DQs Week 5 DQ1 What components are needed to develop a clear and concise thesis statement? Week 5 DQ2 Why do you think it is important for a thesis statement to be only one declarative sentence with 25 words or fewer? Do you agree or disagree with this writing technique? Week 5 DQ3 Chapter 9, Section 1, of Writing for Success explains how to write an effective thesis statement. What two key ideas have you learned in the reading this week that will help you write an effective thesis statement? Week 5 DQ4 How can you ensure you are using pronouns correctly? Elaborate on how correct pronoun use will help your writing in the future.
COM 155 Week 4 DQs Week 4 DQ1 What are some of the prewriting techniques you have used? How and why did they work? If they did not work, what do you think you will do differently this time? Why? Week 4 DQ2 Narrowing a topic can be challenging. You may make a topic so narrow or so broad that it loses relevance or appeal. What are the qualities of a good topic? How will you make sure the topic you choose is relevant and interesting? Week 4 DQ3 What questions might you ask yourself about your chosen topic during your brainstorming process to make it better? How do these questions help? Week 4 DQ4 Commas and apostrophes are particularly challenging for new writers to use correctly. What strategies do you apply to minimize errors when using commas and apostrophes in your writing? Week 4 DQ5 Comma placement may completely change the meaning of a