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ENG 121 Entire Course


ENG 121 Week 1 Diagnostic Essay
ENG 121 Week 1 DQ 1 Strengths and Weaknesses in Writing
ENG 121 Week 1 DQ 2 Reading Strategies
ENG 121 Week 2 DQ 1 Generating Ideas for Writing
ENG 121 Week 2 DQ 2 Elements of Narration
ENG 121 Week 2 Narrative Essay Draft
ENG 121 Week 3 DQ 1 The Qualities of an Editor
ENG 121 Week 3 DQ 2 The Importance of Grammar, Mechanics, an

d Style
ENG 121 Week 3 Final Narrative Essay
ENG 121 Week 4 Descriptive Essay Draft

ENG 121 Week 1 Diagnostic


Diagnostic Essay. The diagnostic writing exercise will help your instr
Essay
uctor discover who you are as a writer. The essay will be used to he

lp you identify your strengths and weaknesses as a writer, and it wil


l allow the instructor the opportunity to identify grammatical, mech
anical, and stylistic problems specific to each student. You will earn
full credit for completing this assignment, as long as you follow inst
ructions.
Word Range: 400-500 Estimated Time on Task: 1hour
Please select one of the topics below as the subject of a short essay
.
Topic 1: Favorite Location

ENG 121 Week 1 DQ 1 Streng


Strengths and Weaknesses in Writing. In Chapter 1 of Essentials of
ths
and
Weaknesses
inof typical
Writ
College
Writing, you
reviewed a comprehensive list
colleg
e writing tasks, and you had the opportunity to identify three tasks
as strengths and three tasks as weaknesses. Identify and share thes
ing
e strengths and weaknesses, citing examples from past experiences

. Then, tell specifically how you plan to resolve the three weaknesse
s you identified.

ENG 121 Week 1 DQ 2 Reading Strategies


Reading Strategies. After studying the active reading strategies in C

hapter 2 of Essentials of College Writing, read Chapters 1 and 2 and


the Instructor Guidance for Week One again, applying the SurveyQuestion-Read-Recite-Review (SQ3R) strategy as you reread the mat
erials. Discuss how this reading strategy is similar to and/or differe
nt from the way you read course material previously. Relate how th
is strategy improved your comprehension of the course materials i
n just the first two chapters. Do you think this strategy will be helpf
ul to you in other college courses? Explain with support from your r
eading.

ENG 121 Week 1 Quiz


ENG 121 Week 1 Quiz

ENG 121 Week 2 DQ 1 Generating Ideas for Writing


Generating Ideas for Writing. Review the material in Chapter 3 of th

e Essentials of College Writing text regarding development of thesis


statements. Then, review the techniques for generating ideas discu
ssed in Chapter 4 of Essentials of College Writing. In preparation for
your narrative essay, use both chapters to experiment with generati
ng ideas for your narrative essay and to produce a working thesis st
atement for your draft this week. Share your experiences in this dis
cussion indicating the topic you have chosen, your working thesis st
atement, and the technique(s) you have employed to properly orga
nize your essay.

ENG 121 Week 2 DQ 2 Elements of Narration


Elements of Narration. After reading the essay The Death of My Fat

her by Steve Martin in Chapter 5 of Essentials of College Writing, id


entify at least three elements of narration in Martins essay and ana
lyze the effectiveness of those elements by describing what made t
hose elements effective. You should also be able to state the autho
rs purpose for writing the narrative, determine the intended audie
nce, and identify the thesis statement

ENG 121 Week 2 Narrative Es


Narrative Essay Draft. The body of the essay draft must be 500 to 6
say
Draft
00 words
in length (approximately two body pages), and it must hav

e a title page. The essay must be formatted according to APA style a


s outlined in the Writing Center, located within the Learning Resour
ces tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.
Choose one of the following topics:
a. Draft a narrative about returning to school. You may explore the i
ssues regarding why you decided to return to school, the benefits o
f obtaining a college degree, changes in your lifestyle required for y
ou to pursue your degree, obstacles to successful completion of yo
ur degree program, strategies you will use to overcome these obsta
cles, or any other subject related to your educational pursuits.

ENG 121 Week 2 Quiz


ENG 121 Week 2 Quiz

ENG 121 Week 3 DQ 1 The Qualities of an Editor


The Qualities of an Editor. A good editor often pays close attention

to detail, practices patience and self-discipline, demonstrates good


organization, and seeks to correct issues in content without losing t
he original intent of the work. Select two qualities of an editor that
are likely to prove important to your editorial work in this course a
nd explain why they will be instrumental in improving the quality of
your written work as you go forward.

ENG 121 Week 3 DQ 2 The Importance of Grammar,


Mechanics,
and
Style Mechanics, and Style. You have receiv
The Importance
of Grammar,
ed feedback on the Diagnostic Essay and Diagnostic Quiz from Wee
k One as well as your Narrative Essay Draft from Week Two. You hav
e also read about and explored common writing problems after visi
ting the Writing Center. Review the feedback you have received; the
n, identify and discuss three errors noted in grammar, mechanics,
or style. Explain why you think the errors occur, how you plan to co
rrect the errors (specifically), and how you might avoid the errors in
future work.

ENG 121 Week 3 Final Narrat


ive Essay
Final Narrative Essay. After reviewing instructor feedback from your Nar

rative Essay Draft, revise, edit, and proofread your draft to produce a po
lished narrative essay. The body of the Final Narrative Essay must be 50
0 to 600 words in length (approximately two body pages), and it must h
ave a title page. The essay must be formatted according to APA style as
outlined in the Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources ta
b on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.
Your revised, Final Narrative Essay must:
a. Demonstrate effective techniques of narration as outlined in your tex
tbook.
b. Support your thesis statement by utilizing effective evidence and det
ails.
c. Demonstrate logical order.
d. Be proofread for grammatical, mechanical, and stylistic errors.

ENG 121 Week 3 Quiz


ENG 121 Week 3 Quiz

ENG 121 Week 4 Descriptive Essay Draft


Descriptive Essay (Draft). The body of the essay draft must be 500 to

600 words in length (approximately two body pages), and it must hav
e a title page. The essay must be formatted according to APA style as
outlined in the Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources
tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.
Choose one of the following topics:
a. Have you ever felt drawn to a work of visual art, such as a photogra
ph, painting, mural, or sculpture? If so, consider taking the art work a
s the subject of your descriptive essay. In your essay, you will need to
help your reader visualize the art work while explaining what feature
s of the art work compel your attention and/or provoke an emotional
response. You will also need to explain why your response to the art
work is meaningful to you and is likely to be meaningful to others.

ENG 121 Week 4 DQ 1 Elements of Description


Elements of Description. After reading, Good boy, Beau. Stay, wha

t did you notice about the way Anna Quindlen uses description and
the way she organizes her essay? What point is she trying to make?
What sensory details stood out for you and why? Be specific in your
explanations.

ENG 121 Week 4 Quiz


ENG 121 Week 4 Quiz

ENG 121 Week 5 DQ 1 Appeals to Logic and Reasoning

Appeals to Logic and Reasoning. In Chapter 7of Essentials of Colleg

e Writing, appeals to logic and reasoning are important component


s of persuasive writing. Take a moment to review one of yourown p
roblems of grammar, mechanics, or style that you have been able t
o remedy as a result of working through this course. Your job is to c
onvince others to avoid this error before revising, editing, and proo
freading their final descriptive essays. Use examples from your own
experiences, evidence from your own essays, and good old-fashion
ed logic and reason to persuade people to avoid the pitfalls of the g
rammatical, mechanical, or stylistic error you have chosen

ENG 121 Week 5 DQ 2 Looking Back and Looking Forward

Looking Back and Looking Forward. As you near the end of this cou

rse, reflect on what you have learned about English composition ov


er the past five weeks. What are the most important concepts you l
earned from this course? Which chapters in your reading were the
most valuable for you and why? What guidance provided by your in
structor or TA was most useful? What areas of your writing do you t
hink have improved the most? Going forward, what areas will you f
ocus on to continue to improve your writing skills?

ENG 121 Week 5 Final Descriptive Essay

Final Descriptive Essay. After reviewing instructor feedback from yo

ur Descriptive Essay Draft, revise, edit, and proofread your draft to


produce a polished descriptive essay. The body of the Final Descript
ive Essay must be 500 to 600 words in length (approximately two b
ody pages), and it must have a title page. The essay must be format
ted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center, located
within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in
your online course.
Your revised, Final Descriptive Essay must:
a. Demonstrate effective techniques of description as outlined in yo
ur textbook.
b. Support your thesis statement by utilizing effective evidence and
details.

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