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Week 2: Writing Tips, Components of a Good Essay, and the Narrative Essay - Discussion

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This week's graded topics relate to the following Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

1 Given a writing assignment with a purpose and a defined audience, use appropriate discovery and planning strategies to generate ideas and content (prewriting/planning - invention).

2 Given a writing assignment with a purpose and audience, organize the writing for the most effective delivery of ideas (prewriting/planning - shaping).

7 Given various approaches to the writing process, utilize and demonstrate various techniques designed to aid in the writing process.

Topics for This Week's Discussions:

Objective Tone (graded)
Flawed Diction (graded)
Q&A Forum . . . for your questions and comments (not graded)

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Objective Tone (graded)
Flawed Diction (graded)
Q&A Forum

Objective Tone (graded)
Though an objective tone is probably most appropriate for nearly all academic and business writing, explain how injecting your personality and opinions into an essay or report may sometimes be necessary. Be sure to use specific examples.

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Responses are listed below in the following order: response, author and the date and time the response is posted. Response Author Date/Time* Objective Tone Instructor Lechner 1/6/2013 6:25:30 PM

Let's get started with the question above about using personality and opinion in your writing. I'm looking forward to your thoughts!

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RE: Objective Tone Sarah Gusman 1/8/2013 6:37:41 PM
An objective tone is probably best to use when writing for academic and businesses. When we are writing an essay or report for something it is probably good to inject our own personality into it. It is necessary to do this sometimes because for example when writing an essay like our narrative essay that we just did it is like our own story and when you put your personality in it people seem to be more interested and would continue to read your essay. In a report for example you might add your own opinions and by doing this people will not get bored from just reading facts but they would also be reading someone's opinion and they might agree with it.

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RE: Objective Tone Nicole Bennett 1/7/2013 8:05:45 PM
When writing a weekly news article like a column in the paper or even writing a blog, people continue to read it because they enjoy your personality or opinion on the topic. It is the reason they continue to come back to read it each week. There are times when opinions are injected through your choice of words. For example, there are news stories that use words that are opinionated. I was reading an article reporting on gun control and the author stated people that believe in gun control are naive. This showed his opinion on the subject and actually made me stop reading that article. The point is if you interject your opinion in the writing you could offend someone or put off your reader.

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RE: Objective Tone Annie Souaysene 1/7/2013 10:34:34 PM
Hi Nicole, I completely agree with you when you stated the fact that injecting your opinion could offend someone or put off your reader. This can sometimes be true because different people have different beliefs and perspectives. If they continue to read articles that they completely disagree with because of their own opinions, they are left being offended by it. So we have...
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