Category Archives: Composition

(Use one, and only one, example from the speech to support your answer.) 1. Your

(Use one, and only one, example from the speech to support your answer.)
1. Your opening sentence must get the reader’s attention. (Do not open with a question or a quotation.)
2. Your thesis sentence must be the last sentence of your introduction and answer the assigned question.
3. Your body paragraph must prove your thesis to be true.
4. Your conclusion must state why your thesis is important.
5. Each paragraph must be 5-7 sentences and the total length of your essay should be three paragraphs (introduction, body, conclusion).
6. Write only in the 3rd person. (Do not use I, you, we, us, or any other phrase outside of the 3rd person.)
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I am supposed to hand in a final draft of this essay and I will provide a file w

I am supposed to hand in a final draft of this essay and I will provide a file with the professor’s requests. One main comment was this
Decide what three points support your thesis statement, cite your points, and explain them more. She would also like additional sources to be added
Below are the original assignment guidelines
Assignment Guidelines:
Length: 750-1000 words (approximately 2.5-3.5 pages)
Format: Times New Roman (or similar) 12-pt. font, 1-inch margins, double spaced, proper MLA format
In your essay you are required to reference at least the assigned reading. You cannot use outside sources.
Make clear your stance in your introduction, and then support it using well-developed body paragraphs, with relevant facts, observations, descriptions, brief stories, and/or sound reasoning. (Avoid logical fallacies). For this paper, it is NOT okay to use first-person (I, me, my).
Looking for a solid thesis statement. This thesis statement should clearly state the paper’s perspective on the issue and what stance or perspective you are taking on it. Don’t just state a fact. Thesis statements always need to answer the “so what?” question. Your thesis should not include first person (I, me, my). It should be one sentence. It should be the last sentence of your introduction.
Looking for well-developed, body paragraphs. Follow the formula we reviewed in class:
M = main idea (or topic sentence): show what point this paragraph is making
E = evidence: support your point with your own observations and/or a reading from class. Always show your reader what you’re talking about. Don’t just tell your reader.
When using quotes, remember to use an introductory phrase (i.e., Gladwell states) and a parenthetical citation.
A = analysis: analyze the evidence. Connect it back to your thesis. How does this example prove your thesis?
T = transition: connect what you’ve said in this body paragraph to what you will say in the next body paragraph.

2 page summary of this article

2 page summary of this article
Read and Summarize.
Read Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation by Jean M. Twenge on p135-148.
Then write a 2 page summary.

Assignment Sheet for Movie Critique 1. Locate a film with possible controversial

Assignment Sheet for Movie Critique
1. Locate a film with possible controversial themes. 5 points
2. Watch the film, closely.
3. Identify one theme to discuss.5 points
4. Locate 3-5 examples from the film, i.e. scenes, dialogue, characters, setting, or social milieu to discuss in the paper 25 points
5. Write an essay with introduction, 3-5 body paragraphs and conclusion 40 points
6. Focus on one theme. 5 points
7. All examples should be cited with (Director’s last name, year).5 points
8. No References page is required if you only use the film as your source. 5 points
9. Name the film and the director in the introduction. 5 points
10. Pay attention to grammar and clarity.5 points

This is a writing pre immersion class for an MSN in nursing program. Assignment:

This is a writing pre immersion class for an MSN in nursing program.
Using all the writing skills you have learned, write 600-700 words of reflection on your experience with the Writing Express course. This essay should present your own experience in first person. As a way of organizing, you might think back to your expectations prior to beginning the Writing Express course; examine the process of working through each unit and the efficacy of each; consider the outcomes versus the expectations; offer a plan for utilizing the work of the Writing Express in future writing. Your work will be evaluated on your writing skills rather than the content, so consider the entire experience and be candid in your response. Your feedback is important to us as we continuously work to improve the Writing Express course.
Evaluation of Assignment:
Your assignment will be evaluated on your general writing ability considering all of the components of writing that we have covered over the past six units.
Unit 1- Introduction
Unit 2- Audience expectations
Unit 3- Research and evaluating sources
Unit 4- Working with sources and APA format
Unit 5- Thesis statement, paragraphs, transitions
(May include Purdue OWL guidance useful) This course will help strengthen writing skills that are necessary for research in furthering my education in my nursing career.

A. Instructions Choose a topic that enables you to tell a short, interesting per

A. Instructions
Choose a topic that enables you to tell a short, interesting personal story. Your story can be funny, suspenseful, meaningful, or exciting, but it must focus on one event. For example, if you decide to write about traveling to Denmark, you should not write about the entire trip. Choose one event (e.g., an afternoon you spent bicycling on an island, or your first taste of smoked herring, or your visit to the childhood home of Hans Christian Anderson) and tell a detailed story that focuses on that event.
The following are some ideas that can help you to select a topic for your story:
Firsts: Think of a “first” in your life and describe that moment in detail.
Proud Moment: Choose a moment when you felt proud about an accomplishment.
Adversity: Describe a time when you had to think or act quickly to overcome a challenge.
Travel: Recall a memorable experience you had while visiting an interesting place.
B. Think About Your Writing
Below your completed narrative, include answers to all of the following reflection questions:
1. Which narrative techniques did you use to bring your story to life? (2-3 sentences) Sophia says: Did you use vivid description, sensory details, and/or dialogue to engage readers? Provide two examples from your essay in which you “show” readers rather than “tell” them. EXAMPLE: A sentence such as “I glanced at the clock, grabbed my briefcase, and sprinted for the elevator” uses more descriptive language than simply saying, “I was running late for the meeting.”
2. How did your purpose and audience shape the way in which you wrote your narrative? (3-4 sentences) Sophia says: Your hypothetical audience extends beyond the people who will evaluate your narrative. Which individuals or groups were you addressing when you wrote your narrative, and how did consideration of your audience and your purpose influence the way in which you wrote it?
3. Provide a concrete example from your narrative that shows how you have written specifically for this audience and purpose. (3-5 sentences) Sophia says: Consider including a quotation from your essay and explaining how it was written to appeal to your audience, and to accomplish your purpose. Alternatively, you might describe a theme, tone, or narrative technique that you used and explain how it was intended to appeal to your audience and achieve your purpose.
C. Narrative Guidelines
DIRECTIONS: Refer to the checklist below throughout the writing process. Do not submit your Touchstone until your essay meets all of the guidelines.
Narrative Focus and Flow
❒ Are all of the details in your story relevant to your purpose?
❒ Are the events presented in a logical order that is easy to follow?
❒ Is your story 500-800 words in length? If not, which details do you need to add or subtract?
Narrative Structure
❒ Is there an opening paragraph that introduces the setting, characters, and situation?
❒ Are there middle paragraphs that describe the progression of events?
❒ Is there a closing paragraph that provides a thorough resolution to the story?
Narrative Language and Techniques
❒ Have you incorporated narrative language and techniques (e.g., figurative language, concrete and sensory details, dialogue, and vivid description)?
❒ Can examples of narrative language and techniques be found throughout your story, or are they only evident in some places?
❒ Have you double-checked for correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, formatting, and capitalization?
❒ Have you proofread to find and correct typos?
Before You Submit
❒ Have you included your name, date, and course in the top left corner of the page?
❒ Have you answered all of the “Think About Your Writing” questions?
❒ Is your essay between 500 and 800 words in length (2-3 pages)?
D. Scoring
Your composition and reflection will be scored according to the Touchstone 1 Rubric, which evaluates the narrative focus, narrative flow, narrative structure, narrative language and techniques, use of conventions (grammar, punctuation, etc.), and your answers to the “Think About your Writing” questions above.

Instructions for the writer: I have attached a pdf file that you need to read f

Instructions for the writer:
I have attached a pdf file that you need to read first and write a summary of an article. Please do NOT cite from the book, everything should be written by your own words. No more than 500 words.
Page 440-456. “Do speed cameras produce net benefits”
I know that it’s not easy to make this in 3 hours, Thank You !

Exam Prompt: At the end of the story, Pancake crafts a final image of Hollis suc

Exam Prompt:
At the end of the story, Pancake crafts a final image of Hollis succumbing to the reality of his dire situation. Pancake uses funeral imagery to describe Hollis as he takes his nap, and we can assume Pancake wants to convey how dead and hopeless Hollis feels. But why? Now, look back at the story and develop a thesis explaining which elements from the story help to understand/reveal/prove why Hollis feels like he is attending his own funeral.
Provide support for your claims; Use quotes from the text
Develop your analysis in each body paragraph but only one point per paragraph
Discuss his main conflict within the story/why he would feel so dead
You may want to analyze symbols/symbolism which help to reveal his feelings
You may want to describe and/or use examples from the text /Pancake’s descriptions of the setting to support your understanding of Hollis’ feelings
Maybe discuss family relationships, guilt and neglect–are these factors?
5 paragraphs
3 body paragraphs

Hello, this is an interpretation paper about Marionettes, Inc. I attached the st

Hello, this is an interpretation paper about Marionettes, Inc. I attached the story below. My professor posted about the requirements for this paper two different times. I’ll separate them below. Let me know if you need any help.
This is the first set of instructions
The Interpretation Essay on “Marionettes, Inc.”
your essay must have three main parts: the summary of the story itself, your explanation of what you think the underlying message of the story is, and then your evaluation of that message.
The total word count must be at least 800 words.
You must have a two-tiered title, and you must quote from the story at least twice.
At the end, provide a word-count statement. Be sure to mention the complete name of the short story and the full name of the author in your paper.
Since this is a famous story that is easily accessed from the Internet, this mention of the name of the story and of the name of the author will serve as the paper’s Work Cited page.
Second set
*Backstory* “Programmed for Love” is the last story I wrote a critique about.
Differences between a Critique (as a Level-1 Critique) and an Interpretation (as a Level-2 Critique
A little confusing, I know (see the title above), but here’s my point. The essay for “Programmed for Love” involved a summary section and an evaluation section. We called this a “critique”. The essay that you will write now, for “Marionettes, Inc.” will also involve a summary section and an evaluation section, so it, too, can be viewed as a type of critique.
But the difference is this. The story “Marionettes, Inc.” actually has two layers to it. There’s the literal story, which you will have to recap (pretend that the readers of your essay haven’t read the story, so you’ll have to bring them up to speed on the basic plot of the story). And then there’s the figurative meaning behind the story, which you’ll have to recap as well. This is where you will express what you think Ray Bradbury is really trying to say in his story.
So for this essay, the first half of the essay will involve a literal summary, and then it will involve an interpretation (or your recap of what you see as the “real” message to the story). The essay on “Programmed for Love” did not have this interpretation section. So for this reason, we can call the essay for “Programmed for Love” a level-1 critique, and since the essay for “Marionettes, Inc.” involves an extra section, the interpretation section, we can call this type of essay a level-2 critique. Both are critiques, but one type has an extra part.