This is what they are asking for. I actually need 4 papers. 2,5 pages each Writ


This is what they are asking for. I actually need 4 papers.
2,5 pages each
Writing Assignment 1 – The Personal Narrative
Writing Assignment 2 – The Persuasive Letter
Writing Assignment 3 – The Compare/Contrast Essay
Writing Assignment 4 – The Argumentative Essay
Course Description
This course helps students develop transferable writing skills by exploring the steps involved in the writing process through various rhetorical modes: narration, persuasion, compare/contrast, and argument. Students will write and revise approximately 12 pages as a requirement for the course, as well as critically review the work of professionals and peers. The importance of both global and sentence-level revision is highlighted throughout the course, as students are encouraged to consider revising their work for enhanced readability. Students also learn effective and ethical research techniques, utilizing the Modern Language Association’s (MLA-Version 8) formatting recommendations.
Course Objectives
After completing this course, students will be able to:
State a purpose and stick with it–providing appropriate evidence and details as needed by the genre, purpose, style and audience.
Organize an essay into a well-written introduction, body, and conclusion.
Identify and compose the following types of writing: narrative, persuasion, exploratory, compare/contrast, and argument.
Consider the rhetorical nuances of writing and how these considerations play out in writing: audience, form, purpose, and style.
Understand and explore the rhetorical purposes and best case scenarios for summarizing, paraphrasing, and/or utilizing direct quotations.
Curate appropriate primary and secondary sources in order to develop an understanding of a chosen issue and to define an idea and persuade a reader.
Analyze and evaluate the validity of the various kinds of reading materials.
Explore and analyze both reader and professional writings, as they relate to course topics and assignments.
Develop a clear and precise vocabulary about what works and what needs to work in a particular piece of writing by participating in critical reading review.
Give credit to sources when credit is due using the Modern Language Association’s (MLA’s) format and style guide.
Successfully revise and proofread all aspects of an essay.
Throughout all stages of the writing process, demonstrate control over language: grammar, mechanics, and tone.
MLA Research Guidelines and Formatting
This course follows the research guidelines of the Modern Language Association (MLA). These guidelines are reflected in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (8th ed.).
Academic Honesty
Academic honesty is expected of all students.
To reflect academic honesty, students must:
Submit only their own work.
Use quotations and citations to indicate words taken from another source.
Cite instances of paraphrasing (rewording) information.
Cite ideas or examples that are not general knowledge.
Important Course-Related Terms
In this course, different terms are used to designate tasks:
Tutoring: memberships include online tutoring for students to access with any content/subject related questions in the place of faculty. If your tutor is not able to answer your questions please contact a student advisor.
Graded Exercises: Informal writing opportunities or quizzes. These are graded for completion.
Writing Assignment*: A written piece that will be submitted for a grade when the final draft is complete. Your final grade for each assignment is calculated from the raw score provided from. If you have any questions about your calculated Assignment grade, please contact your course advisor. Writing exercises and assignments may only be submitted as .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .txt files.
Graded Quiz: A graded online assessment.
*Each Graded Writing Assignment must be completed to complete this course.
Course Evaluation Criteria
Your score provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. A passing percentage is 70% or higher.
There are a total of 1000 points in the course:
Topic Assessment Points Available
1
Graded Exercise: Academic Honesty Quiz
40
1
Graded Exercise: Setting an Intention Activity
20
2
Writing Assignment: The Personal Narrative
225
3
Writing Assignment: The Persuasive Letter
225
4
Writing Assignment: The Compare/Contrast Essay
225
5
Writing Assignment: The Argumentative Essay
225
6
Graded Exercise: Revisiting Your Intention
20
6
Graded Exercise: Final Self-Assessment
20
Total
1000
All required assignments must be submitted in order to be issued a transcript.
Course Topics and Objectives
Topic
Lesson Topic
Subtopics
Objectives
1
Course Introduction
Review the Course
Review the Academic Honesty Policy
Assess understanding of plagiarism and academic honesty
2
Getting Started
Set an Intention
3
Writing Assignment 1 – The Personal Narrative
Telling a story
Story format
Story development
Transitions
Character description
Sensory details/imagery
Dialogue
Review and engage content as necessary
Draft and edit the Personal Narrative
Participate in optional draft review through reader review, tutoring and the writing center
Submit your Personal Narrative for evaluation
4
Writing Assignment 2 – The Persuasive Letter
Persuasive writing
Rhetorical situation
Thesis/claim development
Language/audience/tone
Appeals: logos, pathos, ethos
Persuasive vs argument writing
Organization
Topic sentences
Review and engage content as necessary
Draft and edit the Persuasive Letter
Participate in optional draft review through reader review, tutoring and the writing center
Submit your Persuasive Letter for evaluation
5
Writing Assignment 3 – The Compare/Contrast Essay
Exploratory writing
Thesis/claim development
Research/evidence
Compare/contrast signal phrases
Utilizing credible sources
MLA style and formatting
Review and engage content as necessary
Draft and edit the Compare/Contrast Essay
Participate in optional draft review through reader review, tutoring and the writing center
Submit your Compare/Contrast Essay for evaluation
6
Writing Assignment 4 – The Argumentative Essay
Taking a position
Analysis
Policy claim/support points
Counterargument
Rebuttal
Organizational structure
Scholarly evidence
MLA style and formatting
Review and engage content as necessary
Draft and edit the Argumentative Essay
Participate in optional draft review through reader review, tutoring and the writing center
Submit your Argumentative Essay for evaluation
7
Course Wrap-Up
Analyze course intention
Final self-assessment


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