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ENG 121 Week 4 Discussion: Discussion Board 4


ENG 121 Week 4 Discussion: Discussion Board 4

This week, we look to Anne Lamott to guide our understanding on the importance of drafting.  Before starting on this assignment, be sure to read her essay, “Shitty First Drafts.”  Download “Shitty First Drafts.”Then, let her advice guide you as you draft the argumentative essay this week.

Spend some time reviewing the Argument Essay assignment instructions.  Be sure to also review the resources this week to guide your further understanding of argumentative writing:

Then, get started writing!  Remember, we are not expecting perfection this week.  We are looking to be sure you are applying the lessons on argumentative writing into your essay.  Your work this week will be graded on the presence of:

  • An introduction that overviews the topic and engages the reader’s interest
  • A claim/thesis statement that provides the writer’s clear position (this should be the last sentence of your introduction)
  • Argumentative body paragraphs that support the claim/thesis with research that is integrated into the essay with APA style
  • Acknowledgment of the opposition with response to it (refutation, conceding, etc.)
  • Conclusion (You may not feel ready to write a full conclusion yet.  That’s okay; just give it a try.)

Once you are ready to submit the essay for this week’s assignment, also submit it to Smarthinking Online Tutoring.  This will allow you to receive feedback from both your instructor and a professional tutor.

Discussion Content

Discussions play an integral role in monitoring your course participation throughout the term. You should check back to the weekly discussions multiple times throughout the week to engage in the discussion with your professor and peers. Participation is only counted during the week in which this discussion is assigned. Be sure to appropriately cite any sources you use to support your responses with standard APA citations. Answer the prompt question(s) thoroughly, using at least 150-200 words, and respond to as many of your peers as possible. Note that responses to 2 of your peers are required for full credit. Be sure to answer any additional questions asked by your professor in the discussion threads. Your initial post is due by Day 3 of the current week, and follow up posts to your peers are due on Day 7!

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