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I need help with the course journal composition. I have

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Hi, i need help with the course journal for english composition. I have until sept 1st to send it.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Writing Homework
Expert:  asciandwildlife replied 2 years ago.
I would be glad to assist. Please send the details of the assignment.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Final Examination:
Course Journal
Your course journal should be completed already, because it
was assigned as part of each lesson. Before you prepare the
file and turn in your journal, read through it and make sure
it’s presented in a way that will be easily understood by your
instructor. Remember, the emphasis is on its content (your
thought processes and ideas, rather than structure and conventions),
but it still must be understandable.
Review the Course Journal Evaluation Chart, which will be used
to grade your exam. Because the journal counts as 33 percent
of your final grade, it’s important to make sure you include
all 15 entries in the required format and with the necessary
The journal assignments require you to think on paper rather
than demonstrate polished writing. Each entry is rated for the
completeness of the assigned task, as well as the depth and
breadth of thought. Your goal is to demonstrate quality of
thinking, rather than to produce a certain quantity of words
(never write words just to have words). Consider your journal
the place where you interact with yourself in an animated,
thought-provoking written conversation (on which the
instructor then eavesdrops).
Six Levels of Intellectual Thinking
To become familiar with the kinds of thinking that show
learning, study the types of thinking below. They’re based on
Bloom’s revised taxonomy, which defines six levels of intellectual
thinking. The levels begin with the lowest or easiest type
of thinking and move to the highest or most complex level.
Your assignments will concentrate on the higher levels of
Remembering. Recall or recognize relevant information.
Understanding. Explain the meaning of what you’ve learned.
Applying. Use what you’ve learned in a different context
Analyzing. Break what you’ve learned into parts, and relate
each part to the others and to an overall purpose.
Evaluating. Justify your decision or choice according to
certain criteria (either your own or some specified set).
Creating. Develop something original; put together what
you’ve learned in a new way
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Evaluation Criteria
As noted, your journal takes the place of a final examination
for the course and is worth 33 percent of your course grade.
Your writing will be graded according to the following criteria.
A-level: Your entry shows fresh insight into yourself and the
writing process. You include appropriately specific details to
support what you say as you explore the assignment from
different perspectives or possibilities. You think primarily at
the Analyzing, Evaluating, and Creating levels.
B-level: Although your entry shows a good attempt at the
Creating level, your content is mostly Analyzing and Evaluating.
The entry tends toward a general explanation of the thinking
process leading to the conclusions you give, rather than considering
a different angle on the topic. Your voice seems lost
or mechanical at times, so the conversation sounds a little
forced or stilted instead of naturally flowing from within you.
C-level: You refer to the assignment, but your approach is more
general than specific, superficial or commonplace, instead of
insightful. Your writing lacks depth and complexity or profound
thought. Your discussion is usually at the Understanding,
Applying, and Analyzing levels, rarely moving into Evaluating
or Creating.
D-level: Your entry is short and perfunctory, merely skimming
the assignment, providing bits and pieces of information about
yourself but with distant or general feeling. Your writing is
too broad and tends to cover areas only loosely related to the
assignment. Specific details are inadequate and without clear
connection to the assignment focus. You, as an individual,
don’t seem to be present because you’re mostly going through
the motions. Your thinking is primarily Remembering and
Understanding with some Applying and perhaps a small
amount of Analyzing.
F-level: Either you don’t write the entry or what you write is
off topic and so general that you shed little or no light on the
assignment’s focus. Few specifics, if any, are given. It’s clear
that you’re merely putting words down for the sake of filling
space rather than interacting with the topic to produce new
and deeper thinking
Expert:  asciandwildlife replied 2 years ago.
Do you need help with each journal assignment or just the final?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Final, the course journal
Expert:  asciandwildlife replied 2 years ago.

From reading what you sent me, it looks like the final is all your journals put together. Do you have each of your journals completed?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
see attached
the others are just questions and answers
Expert:  asciandwildlife replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for posting those files.
I am still unclear. What do you need me to do?