18 January 2013
Power Points Notes: (Writing an Essay)
Understand what your assignment is asking you to do, begin with a plan, create detail, Do you have a prompt? Who is your audience?
Select words from your thesis, what does your conclude, language prompt, give example Conclusion:
Make sure you have enough to start a conclusion, reinstate some main points from your thesis. Do you have a smooth ending, avoid using you and I
Unit 1 Assignment
1. Working in A Writer’s Resource, Ch 2
a.How to approach assignments? Reading your assignment carefully and making sure you under what the assignment is asking of you. Write down things you would say, and give some examples. Think about whom you are writing to or about and how you would say it. b.The suggested “Activities for Exploring Ideas”. Start writing whatever comes to mind. You can start by jotting down your ideas and don’t worry about the spelling and punctuations. Give yourself a couple of minutes and stop. Pick out important ideas to start with. Explore your ideas in your own language. Keep notes and annotations, along with keeping a journal with you all the time. Jot down notes on daily matters just in case you may want to use it. c.The suggested steps in developing a working thesis.
It should make a special statement on your topic. You should be able to explore with different ideas. 2. Working in Patters, Ch 2 read and briefly summarizes the importance of: a.Invention or prewriting- What interests you, and developing ideas for your essay? Write down important words and highlight them. b.Understanding the assignment-
The important thing to remember is to make sure you understand the assignment. Read the assignment twice, and if you have any questions, ask your instructor. Underline the key words. What is this assignment asking you, a question or to read aloud.
c.Setting limits such as length, purpose, audience, occasion, and knowledge. When you understanding the assignment, set a limit on how long should it be, where’s it going, how to say and to whom you saying it to. Are you reading it to your class or a group? Determine how much or little information to give them. Did you take time to do any research? 3. Continuing in Patterns, Ch. 2, complete the following exercises: a. Exercise 2.
Make a list of different audiences to whom you speak or write in your daily life. Then record your answer to the following questions: I spent my daily life with co-workers, customers, and my family. 1.Do you speak or write to each person in the same way and about the same things? If not, how do your approaches to these people differ? I speak to my coworkers with friendly smiles and talk about how their weekend was. With my customers, you greet them with a smile, seeing if they need help in finding items. 2. List some subjects that would interest some of these people but not others. How do you account for these differences? The subjects that I would talk about with my co-workers and customers are very different from the conversation I would have with my family and friends. With family and friends we talk about our kids and school. And with co-workers and customers I talk about work, house ware, bedding, fashions, women’s and men’s wear.
3.Choose one of the following subjects, and describe how you would speak or write to different audiences about it. Taking a...