Associate Program Material
The Writing Process
This week, you may choose from two different assignment options. Each option requires you to address strategies for becoming a more effective academic writer. Select Option 1 or Option 2 to complete for your assignment.
Option 1: Strategies for Becoming an Effective Academic Writer
Address the following questions in 200 to 300 words:
• Consider how the writing process you read about in this class differs from the process you have used in the past. What specifically have you done in the past compared to what you have read about this week?
This will be my first writing class that I have attended; it has been difficult for me to grasp some of the correct ways of doing it. But I think by taking this class it is helping me to learn the correct way and the incorrect way of writing a paper. Before this class I did not know the difference between an expository essay and persuasive essay.
I like the idea of the Clustering or mind mapping, I think I am going to try that to see if it works for me. I’ve never had to write a paper before so I don’t have anything to compare it to from the past, the most I have written is OP ORDERS and there is a blanket format for that. I’ve used the brainstorming technique when I have had to put together a class by power point, which included researching.
Before attending this course, or the other course I am in, I was not clear on citing sources. I would research something and when I found it, I have difficulty putting it into my own words completely. But was and still having some issue remembering to cite the source.
I have no idea what it means when I hear ‘Write your Thesis Statement.’ I’ve never done one in the past, so when I read about it, it was like reading a foreign language.
• Which step in the writing process is easiest for you to complete? Why is it easier?
For me, the easiest part to complete would be the brainstorming. Because you’re...
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