|Due By (Pacific Time)||11/25/2016 12:00 pm|
This week, you continue writing your journal entries. This journal is designed to give you practice in academic writing, which is very different from the personal essay writing that you have been practicing. Academic writing entails making a point and supporting that point with information from a reputable source. There are three ways to support a point with information from a source: quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing. This week, you will practice paraphrasing a source and citing that source in your journal entry. Please be sure to read and review the “Example Journal Entry – Paraphrasing” document, which shows how quotations can be integrated.
Note: The journal assignment should not be confused with a personal journal. This activity requires organization, effective stylistics and grammar, and proper source incorporation. It is not a free-writing or reflective writing exercise.
Both of the personal essays we have read this week, “How to Say Nothing in 500 Words” and “Life Under the Chief Doublespeak Officer,” use narrative and/or descriptive elements (sections 6.3 and 6.4 in Essentials of College Writing, and each has a clear purpose.
Write about one of the essays assigned in this week’s readings. In 250 to 500 words
As you are writing this journal entry, please pay attention to the areas that you struggled with in your “Grammar Assessment” quiz and “Practice Essay” assignment.
The following resources will assist you as you write this week’s journal:
It is advised that you check your document for originality (avoiding unintentional plagiarism) by using the Turnitin program. Please view the video Using TurnItIn Through Waypoint for guidance on using the Turnitin program.
When submitting your journal entry, make sure to
In this class, you have three tutoring services available: Paper Review, Live Chat, and Email. Click on the Writing Center (AWC) tab in the left-navigation menu to learn more about these tutoring options and how to get help with your writing.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entries.
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