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This week, you begin 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 quoting a source and citing that source in your journal entry. Please be sure to read and review the â€œExample Journal Entry â€“ Quotesâ€ document, which describes how to integrate quotations. You should also reviewÂ Guidelines for Quoting SourcesÂ andÂ English Composition I: Integrating Quotations into Sentences.
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, â€œSister Flowersâ€ and â€œI Want a Wife,â€ use narrative and/or descriptive elements (refer to sections 6.3 and 6.4 inÂ Essentials of College Writing), and each has a clear purpose.
Write about one of the essays assigned in this weekâ€™s readings. In 250 to 500 words
- State the purpose of the essay.
- Describe one descriptive writing pattern being used in the essay (refer to section 6.4 inÂ Essentials of College Writing).
- Explain why you think that descriptive writing pattern is used well by the writer.
- Incorporate a quote from the essay and properly cite the essay.
- Explain how you plan to use the same descriptive writing pattern in your personal essay.
As you are writing this journal entry, please pay attention to the areas that you struggled with in your â€œGrammar Assessmentâ€ quiz and â€œPractice Essayâ€ assignment.
Â It is advised that you check your document for originality (avoiding unintentional plagiarism) by using the Turnitin program. Please view the videoÂ Using TurnItIn Through WaypointÂ for guidance on using the Turnitin program.
When submitting your journal entry, make sure to
Â Please view the videoÂ Submitting an Assignment Through WaypointÂ for a step-by-step guide on uploading your assignment.
Â Please view the videoÂ Accessing Feedback in the GradebookÂ for guidance on how to review your instructorâ€™s feedback when the assignment is graded.
Carefully review theÂ Grading RubricÂ for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entries.