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  1. COM 120 learning consultant / tutorialrank.com For More Tutorials www.tutorialrank.com

  2. COM 120 learning consultant / tutorialrank.com COM 120 Capstone Discussion Question (UOP) COM 120 Entire Course (UOP) • Capstone Discussion Question • • Due Date: Day 3 [Main] forum • • Post your response to these questions: How did using a formal writing process (planning, drafting, developing, revising, editing, and proofreading) help you create a more effective academic paper? Which part of the writing process caused you the most difficulty? Explain your answer. • COM 120 Week 1 CheckPoint: Persuasive Essay Topic • COM 120 Week 1 DQs • COM 120 Week 2 CheckPoint: Brainstorming Techniques • COM 120 Week 2 Assignment: Persuasive Essay Characteristics • COM 120 Week 3 CheckPoint: Thesis Statements • COM 120 Week 3 DQs

  3. COM 120 learning consultant / tutorialrank.com COM 120 Week 1 CheckPoint: Persuasive Essay Topic (UOP) COM 120 Week 1 DQs (UOP) • CheckPoint: Persuasive Essay Topic • Appendix A will familiarize you with the phases of the writing process as well as the deliverables that will be due throughout the course regarding your persuasive essay. • A Persuasive (or an Advocacy) Essay is a type of research paper that asks that you take a stand on an issue • Discussion Question 1 • • Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum] • • Post your response to these questions: What writing process have you used in the past? What worked well for you? What is your biggest obstacle to becoming an effective writer? • 5. Discussion Question 2

  4. COM 120 learning consultant / tutorialrank.com COM 120 Week 1 Grammar Exercise 1 (UOP) COM 120 Week 2 Assignment: Persuasive Essay Characteristics (UOP) • COM 120 Week 1 Grammar Exercise 1 • Assignment: Persuasive Essay Characteristics • In a persuasive essay, the writer assumes a position on a subject—which your text refers to as taking a stand—and then tries to persuade his/her readers to agree with that position by supplying evidence that is accurate and trustworthy. In this assignment, you will have an opportunity to evaluate the strategies other writers use to write persuasive essays.

  5. COM 120 learning consultant / tutorialrank.com COM 120 Week 2 CheckPoint: Brainstorming Techniques (UOP) COM 120 Week 3 CheckPoint: Thesis Statements (UOP) • CheckPoint: Brainstorming Techniques • In traditional brainstorming, individuals or groups of people compile ideas on a topic but do not evaluate or organize the ideas presented. In contrast, mind-mapping (also called concept mapping) visually places the thoughts into categories. • CheckPoint: Thesis Statements • Course Syllabus Page 12 COM 120 • COM 120 Effective Persuasive Writing • A thesis statement should be created for every academic paper you write. Often appearing at the end of a paper’s introduction, the thesis informs readers in a concise manner regarding your intention in writing the paper.

  6. COM 120 learning consultant / tutorialrank.com COM 120 Week 3 DQs (UOP) COM 120 Week 4 Assignment: Full Sentence Outline, Thesis Statement, and Working (UOP) • Discussion Question 1 • Writing a topic sentence is similar to writing a thesis sentence but on a smaller scale. Whereas, the thesis statement conveys the main idea of the entire paper, a topic sentence conveys the main idea of a single paragraph. Having a topic sentence in each paragraph helps to ensure unification of the ideas in the paragraph. • Assignment: Full Sentence Outline, Thesis Statement, and Working Reference List • Before you write a first draft of your Persuasive Essay, you will need to organize the structure of your paper. One way to organize your ideas is by creating a formal outline. Normally, an outline organizes only the body of your paper.

  7. COM 120 learning consultant / tutorialrank.com COM 120 Week 4 CheckPoint: Paragraphs (UOP) COM 120 Week 4 Grammar Exercise 2 (UOP) • CheckPoint: Paragraphs • Often, writers use more than one type of supporting paragraph to develop an essay. The type of supporting paragraph depends on the type of thesis statement the writer has chosen. For example, an argument might be supported by an example or cause/effect, and a personal experience might be supported by details. • COM 120 Week 4 Grammar Exercise 2

  8. COM 120 learning consultant / tutorialrank.com COM 120 Week 5 CheckPoint: Formatting PART 1 of 2 (UOP) COM 120 Week 5 CheckPoint: Formatting PART 2 of 2 (UOP) • CheckPoint: Formatting • • Resources: Appendix F, Appendix G, and Sample APA paper: http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c09_s4.html • • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • • Identify specific APA formatting errors in the text contained in Appendix G. • • Look for errors in the following areas: • CheckPoint: Formatting • • Resources: Appendix F, Appendix G, and Sample APA paper: http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c09_s4.html • • Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum • • Identify specific APA formatting errors in the text contained in Appendix G. • • Look for errors in the following areas:

  9. COM 120 learning consultant / tutorialrank.com COM 120 Week 5 DQs (UOP) COM 120 Week 6 Assignment: Rough Draft of Persuasive Essay (UOP) • Discussion Question 1 • • Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum • • Post your response to these questions: What are the advantages of using APA formatting for academic papers? What aspect of APA formatting do you find most troublesome? • 3. Discussion Question 2 • • Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum • Assignment: Rough Draft of Persuasive Essay • Be sure to submit a Rough Draft of your Persuasive Essay that is complete enough for the instructor to provide constructive feedback. • • Resource: Appendix A • • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • • Submit a Rough Draft of your Persuasive Essay,

  10. COM 120 learning consultant / tutorialrank.com COM 120 Week 6 CheckPoint: Introductions and Conclusions (UOP) COM 120 Week 7 CheckPoint: Peer Review- Appendix H (UOP) • CheckPoint: Introductions and Conclusions • An effective introduction serves to arouse a reader’s interest. Starting a paper with “In this paper, I will…” is the surest route to boredom. Just as a first impression when meeting someone is important, a first impression when reading an essay is also important. • CheckPoint: Peer Review • As writers, we can become personally attached to our work. That attachment can make it difficult for us to see how our work might be received by an audience. Peer reviews provide a valuable opportunity to both give and to receive feedback as writers strive to create a successful final product.

  11. COM 120 learning consultant / tutorialrank.com COM 120 Week 7 DQs (UOP) COM 120 Week 8 Assignment: Commonly Misused Words (UOP) • Discussion Question 1 • • Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum • • Post your response to this question: What is the purpose of revising and editing an academic paper? • 3. Discussion Question 2 • • Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum • Assignment: Commonly Misused Words • One aspect of becoming an effective writer is learning how to use words effectively. For this CheckPoint exercise, refer to the list of commonly misused words at http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/ • Course Syllabus Page 20 COM 120 • COM 120 Effective Persuasive Writing

  12. COM 120 learning consultant / tutorialrank.com COM 120 Week 8 CheckPoint: Revised Rough Draft (UOP) COM 120 Week 9 Assignment: Final Persuasive Essay (UOP) • CheckPoint: Revised Rough Draft • • Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum • • Revise the Rough Draft of your Persuasive Essay. Identify the portions of the paper you revised by using bold or colored font or asterisks (*), and explain how you incorporated the feedback from your instructor and peer reviewer. • Assignment: Final Persuasive Essay • • Resource: Appendix A and Appendix I • • Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum • • Proofread your Final Persuasive Essay using the Final Persuasive Essay Checklist. If you cannot answer yes to an item on the list, make the correction before submitting the paper to your instructor.

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