REQUIRED JOURNAL ENTRY 8: ILLUSTRATION Think about what life…
REQUIRED JOURNAL ENTRY 8: ILLUSTRATION...
REQUIRED JOURNAL ENTRY 8: ILLUSTRATION Think about what life is like when you're able to keep a healthy balance among all your responsibilities-studies, career, family, friends, and your own needs. Remember specific times you struggled to achieve this balance. Through each experience you learned something that helped you better balance being a student with the other demands of your life. Prewrite on the topic as needed in a separate file or notebook, but don't submit that work. Feelings and situations: First, list several words describing how you feel about this balancing act (at least 10 words). Then, for three of the words, identify an example from your experience that illustrates your feelings. Use a different expe- rience for each word. (3 paragraphs, 3 sentences each) Thesis: Based on this exploration, write a one-sentence working thesis for an essay of three pages (around 600 to 800 words). The essay would inform an audience of fellow Penn Foster students about handling the stress of distance education with other responsibilities. (1 sentence) English Composition 98
REQUIRED JOURNAL ENTRY 9: COMPARISON AND CONTRAST Reread Abigail Zuger's "Defining a Doctor, with a Tear, a Shrug, and a Schedule" on pages 410-413. Describe an expe- rience you've had with a doctor or other medical professional. (1 paragraph, 5 sentences)Compare/Contrast: List the similarities and the differences of your own experience, showing how they match up with the work of the two doctors described in Zuger's article. (2 paragraphs, 5 sentences)
REQUIRED JOURNAL ENTRY 10: CLASSIFICATION AND DIVISION Review "Generating Ideas" on pages 432-436. Using either Method 1 or Method 2, explore the reasons students may be tempted to cheat on one or more assignments in their college program. Whichever method you choose, identify the principle of classification or division and devise a set of categories or parts in which you list the examples, situations, or other details you would use to describe each category or part. You may simulate a graphic organizer. (Open) Lesson 4 107
REQUIRED JOURNAL ENTRY 11: DEFINITION Prewrite: Examine the term cheating as it relates to one of the following contexts: your career, your family, or your personal needs. Don't write about cheating as it relates to academic studies. Explore the meaning of cheating by describing the feelings you associate with the term, the history or etymology of the word (check a dictionary), and distinguishing characteristics with supporting details. Also, use negation and exceptions. (1 page, open)Define: Freewrite an extended definition of cheating based on your prewriting. To develop that definition, use another pattern of development. (2 paragraphs, 5 sentences each)
REQUIRED JOURNAL ENTRY 12: ARGUMENT Analyze: Review "How Much Is That Kidney in the Window?" by Bruce Gottlieb on pages 578-581 and "‘Strip-Mining' the Dead" by Gilbert Meilaender on pages 582-586. Respond to the two viewpoints using either the compare/contrast or the classify/divide pattern of development. Review Chapters 12 and 13 if necessary. (Open, list) React: React to this thesis: A still-living human body and a newly dead body should be treated with the same degree of respect and dignity. Don't immediately choose to agree or dis- agree. Instead, explore in the entry your feelings and beliefs, both agreement and disagreement, until you reach a point of conviction, showing yourself coming to a place where you strongly agree or disagree. (3 paragraphs, 5 sentences each)
REQUIRED JOURNAL ENTRY 13: WEB SITE EVALUATION First, identify or make up a particular career need you've faced or might face, such as earning a promotion at your current job, switching jobs, or entering the job market. Then, reread "Choosing and Evaluating Useful Sources," pages 648-653, and "Improving Your Reading of Electronic Sources," page 660. Next, examine each of the following two sites: http://www.careerbuilder.com/ and http://www.rileyguide.com/. Argue in favor of the site you believe is most relevant for your career need and most reliable. As you discuss specific reasons to support your thesis, use the terminology and criteria for electronic sources discussed in the textbook. Include with your evidence why the other site isn't as satisfactory for your purpose. (5 paragraphs, 5 sentences each) English Composition 152 clarify that it's not your work, but it also helps to blend the material together. Pay attention to the proper punctuation of quotations. Pages 711-712. As you revise your paper, be prepared to cut any material that doesn't provide support and evidence for your thesis and lead to a clear conclusion. Remember to let your writing "rest" between revisions so you'll see what it actually says, and not what you intended it to mean. Pages 712-716. As you prepare your final draft, pay special attention to ¦ Formatting: Note the seven criteria listed on pages 712 and 715. ¦ The flowchart: See Figure 20.3 on pages 713-714. ¦ Editing and proofreading: A list of tips is on pages 715-716. Pages 716-734. This is a reference section to use in com- pleting your research paper in the Modern Language Association (MLA) style for citing sources. Pages 734-747. This reference section provides American Psychological Association (APA) conventions for citing sources in research papers. Pages 747-756. Study the "Students Write" feature, which is an example of a properly documented research paper. Pay close attention to the margin notes.
REQUIRED JOURNAL ENTRY 14: NOTES AND CITATIONS Reread "Writing Summary Notes," "Writing Paraphrases," and "Avoiding Plagiarism" on pages 683-688. Also review both the MLA and APA formats for citing Internet sources on pages 729-734 and 745-747. Go to www.careerbuilder.com. Scroll down to the section Job Search Tools. Click Career Advice from the bulleted list. Choose one of the following articles: under Job Search: "Using Keywords in Your Job Search"; under Getting Hired: "Why Should I Hire You?" or "Five Ways to Negotiate a Better Job Offer . . . Despite the Economy." Actively read and reread that article several times. Summary: Summarize the article. (1 paragraph, 3-5 sentences) MLA format: Write an accurate citation for the article using MLA format. APA format: Write an accurate citation for the article using APA format.
REQUIRED JOURNAL ENTRY 15: COURSE REFLECTION Reflect: Reread what you wrote for Journal Entry 1: "Me, a Writer?" Compare and contrast your attitude then with your attitude now. Reflect on how knowing who you are as a learner helped you with the course activities. Reflect on ways you've changed as a writer, reader, and/or thinker throughout the course. (3 paragraphs, 5 sentences each) Evaluate: Evaluate this English Composition course. Explain what you found most helpful, least understandable, and/or least helpful. Suggest ways to improve the course so it better accomplishes its objectives for college students. (2 paragraphs, 5 sentences each)