29 Mar Write a discussion board post that identifies which resource you’re writing about, and then explain how it echoes, emphasizes, or disputes at least three ideas from anywhere in Modu
- write a discussion board post that identifies which resource you're writing about, and then explain how it echoes, emphasizes, or disputes at least three ideas from anywhere in Module 2. Your post should be 300+ words in length, and should compare at least three ideas from the resource to ideas from Module 2. You can discuss how the resource agrees with, supports, adds to, disagrees with, disputes, or introduces something new.
- After posting your response, respond thoughtfully to at least two of your classmates to complete this assignment.
Choose at least two of the discussion board entries made by other students in the class and reply to their statement with 200+ words in length. Share your thoughts with them about their ideas. When replying, think of questions like:
- Why do you agree or disagree with their perspective?
- What do you think is important about what they’ve offered to the discussion board for this topic?
- What did they say that resonated with you or your experience and why?
- Keep in mind that a simple response of "I agree" or "I disagree" without a thorough explanation is insufficient and may result in no credit given for those entries.
- Instead, respond as you would if you were having an academic conversation with a fellow classmate in real-time (this would mean politely, of course.) Failure to follow the rule for polite discourse may also result in a zero on your own discussion board assignment.
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WRITING ACADEMIC ESSAYS
The Writing Process
The writing process is something that no two people do the same way. There is no "right way" or "wrong way" to write. It can be a very messy and fluid process, and the following is only a representation of commonly used steps. Remember you can come to the Writing Center for assistance at any stage in this process.
Steps of the Writing Process
Step 1: Prewriting
Think and Decide
· Make sure you understand your assignment. See Research Papers or Essays
· Decide on a topic to write about. See Prewriting Strategies and Narrow your Topic
· Consider who will read your work. See Audience and Voice
· Brainstorm ideas about the subject and how those ideas can be organized. Make an outline. See Outlines
Step 2: Research (if needed)
· List places where you can find information.
· Do your research. See the many KU Libraries resources and helpful guides
· Evaluate your sources. See Evaluating Sources and Primary vs. Secondary Sources
· Make an outline to help organize your research. See Outlines
Step 3: Drafting
· Write sentences and paragraphs even if they are not perfect.
· Create a thesis statement with your main idea. See Thesis Statements
· Put the information you researched into your essay accurately without plagiarizing. Remember to include both in-text citations and a bibliographic page. See Incorporating References and Paraphrase and Summary
· Read what you have written and judge if it says what you mean. Write some more.
· Read it again.
· Write some more.
· Read it again.
· Write until you have said everything you want to say about the topic.
Step 4: Revising
Make it Better
· Read what you have written again. See Revising Content and Revising Organization
· Rearrange words, sentences, or paragraphs into a clear and logical order.
· Take out or add parts.
· Do more research if you think you should.
· Replace overused or unclear words.
· Read your writing aloud to be sure it flows smoothly. Add transitions.
Step 5: Editing and Proofreading
Make it Correct
· Be sure all sentences are complete. See Editing and Proofreading
· Correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
· Change words that are not used correctly or are unclear.
· Make sure you are using the appropriate style formatting.
· Have someone else check your work.
1st responder to the text above
As I read through "The Writing Process" article by KU Writing Center, I found myself impressed by its straightforward and informative approach. The article's clear explanation of each step in the writing process made it easy for me to follow along and understand. The use of numbered steps and bolded main ideas, with additional details provided in bullet points, helped visualize the process and made it comprehensible.
I definitely preferred reading the articles over watching the videos, such as the "Writing Process" and "Building an Essay." Unlike the article the videos were lengthy compared to the KU article it provided more information in a shorter period of time, making it a more beneficial resource. However, it was interesting to note that the article did not include brainstorming as a step in the writing process, despite its importance. While I agree that brainstorming is a crucial step, it was unfortunate that the KU article did not address it as part of their writing process.
While comparing the article "The Writing Process" by KU and the Module Two Lesson on "The Writing Process," I have seen a notable difference in the amount of information provided on rough drafts. While the module briefly touched upon the definition of a rough draft, the KU article delved deeper into the topic by outlining the essential steps involved in producing a well-written rough draft. The article provided more comprehensive insights on the necessary components of a rough draft, which can aid writers in producing a polished final product. This discrepancy highlights the importance of seeking out comprehensive resources when engaged in the writing process.
As I progressed through Module Two, I found myself gaining valuable insights and knowledge on the writing process. While I appreciated the abundance of information provided, I also recognized the need to streamline my learning and prioritize certain resources. In this regard, I found "The Writing Process" article by KU to be a concise and easily digestible overview of the writing process. However, I acknowledge that the article may not have provided the same level of detail as some of the lessons in Module Two. As such, I opt to combine the resources, utilizing select components of Module Two in conjunction with the KU article. This approach allows me to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of the writing process and apply that knowledge to my own work effectively.
This is a discussion question so I need to respond / reply to the first responder with 350 words .
When replying please share your thought with 1st responder about these three ideas.
1. why do you agree or disagree with them
2. what do you think is important about what they have offered to the discussion?
3.what they say that resonated with you or your experience and why?
PLEASE WRITE IT IN MLA FORMAT. THANKS
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