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Part 6-11 75-150 words apiece PLEASE COMPLETE ALL PARTS THAT IS LISTED

Part 6

yourself—or, better yet, have someone interview you—using the same or
similar questions Professor Rawlins used to interview his student on pp.
69-72 of The Writer’s Way. Write a 75 to 150-word process describing
the interview. Identify at least three ideas for essays which came from
your interview. What surprised you about this process?

Part 7

has been said that everyone has a story.These stories can be about
anything from heart-wrenching tales of love lost to nerve-racking
arguments in a grocery store parking lots.No matter the subject matter,
we tend to think that our adventures are the most enthralling events in
the history of mankind…until the next big thing happens.The assignment
for this week gives you the opportunity to tell your story, to write a
narrative essay about some pivotal event or moment in your life that
changed you in some way or taught some valuable lesson from which you
think a reader might benefit.Before sending this story out for the world
to see, it can be highly beneficial though to take a look at it before
submitting it to try determine if it is really as engaging and useful as
you think.

So, for this week’s discussion, address the following questions.

is the topic of your essay?Did you pick one of the essay ideas
generated from your interview in the W2 discussion, or did you decide to
go with something else?

Why might the reader want to read about this topic?

What can or should the reader learn from your story?Or, what is the main idea/thesis of your essay?

Finally, how is your narrative essay topic difficult to develop?How is the story difficult for you to tell?Or, is it?

is an opportunity to really dissect what you have or are thinking about
writing, so be as honest as possible with your responses.That is the
best way to help shape your narrative and the controlling idea that
should be driving it.

Part 8

Flip to “A Collection of Good Writing” in the back of The Writer’s Way and locate the following informative essays:

“How to Be Younger” by Laura Kate James (p. 352)

“Scratch that Itch” by Bennett Lindsey (p. 355)

“The Sprout Route” by Winston Bell (p. 356)

“Why Falling in Love Feels so Good” by Judy Krause (p. 358)

not read the entire essay just yet. Read only the title and first
paragraph of each. In your initial post, answer the following questions:

you had to read just one of these essays all the way through, which one
would you pick? Why? Did the subject already interest you or was there
something the writer did in the title and first paragraph which pulled
you in?

What does this tell you about the importance of titles
and introductions? Can you identify particular strategies to use in your
own writing?

Now go back and read only the last paragraph of
whichever essay you selected. Answer the following questions (do this in
the same initial post or add a second post; both of these will count as
your “initial post” for this discussion):

Did the conclusion fulfill some sort of “promise” set up in the introduction? Explain.

the conclusion leave you with a final thought or impression? If the
essay teaches you how to do something, do you feel compelled to do it?
Why or why not?

What does this tell you about the importance of conclusions? Can you identify strategies to use in your own writing?

Part 9

week 5 assignment consists of writing an informative essay. This is
type of exposition is one that we do all the time in our daily face to
face interactions (How do I find her house?This is what I had to do to
repair my credit and get approved for the mortgage).But what do you do
when you get bad information?

For this week’s discussion, think
of a time you were misinformed about something.Try to think of a time
you were receiving information such as how to do something or how does
something work for example and it turned out to be wrong.How did you
react?How did you get back on the right track? Was the information giver
helpful in getting you corrected? Was the misinformation a simple
misunderstanding, or was it intentional?Discuss the importance of being
forthcoming when giving information and how it can affect you and your
relationship with the person giving the information.

Part 10

To prepare for this week’s discussion, first go to YouTube and watch two videos:

I Love Lucy chocolate factory ()

Dove Evolution ()

(The above links are current; if they do not work, search for videos using the titles/key terms above.)

Now read “Lucy, You Have Some ‘Splainin’ to Do,” pp. 326-330 in The Writer’s Way.

this discussion, think about the ways the student author, Nicole
Benbow, connects something most of us are familiar with (The I Love Lucy
television series) to larger issues concerning perceptions of women in
the workplace. Think about how she tries to get us to see the TV
series—and the larger issue—in a new way.

In your initial post, write a 75- to 150-word response in which you address the following questions:

What is the central point/thesis? What evidence does the author give to support this thesis? Is her argument convincing?

What is your reaction to this essay? Do you find Benbow’s argument convincing? Why or why not?

A good argument needs counterarguments. Can you think of some reasonable opposing views to Benbow’s argument?

the unorthodox structure the author employed in writing this essay. She
begins with a riddle and solves it at the end. Is this an effective way
to write an essay? What other rules does she “break”?

Part 11

all of the writing you have done in the last eight weeks of this
course. Think about the concerns and apprehensions you may have had at
the beginning of class about writing essays. You can even take a moment
and read your post for the first week’s discussion!

Are you more comfortable with the writing process? Has your attitude about writing changed during this class?

What is the most important take-away from this course?

What do you feel you still need to learn or improve?

about the future of your writing. How do you think what you have
learned and accomplished in this class help you throughout the rest of
your degree program and/or your professional (even personal) life?

Part 12

Literacy Narrative is a special kind of essay in which the writer
describes his or her relationship with reading or writing. A narrative
is not a person’s life story; it focuses on a single experience or event
in the person’s life and shows how the event shaped the person—what he
or she learned from it or how the experience helped him or her grow. For
example, your literacy narrative could be about how you learned the
value of writing or how the feedback of a teacher taught you to love (or
hate) writing.

This assignment has two parts. Please submit both parts as a single document.

Part I:

a brief (75 to 150-word) literacy narrative which explores some aspect
of the Four Basics (Exposure, Motivation, Practice, or Feedback) in The
Writer’s Way (pp. 7-10), as it applies to your experiences. Your
literacy narrative should describe one event or experience related to
writing and show what you learned from it or how it shaped your writing
process or attitude toward writing.

You might also want to review “What is an ‘Essay’?” on pp. 3-4.

Part II:

is important to know what resources you have to help you through this
class.Browse the following resources, and, in 75 to 150 words, describe
how you think you will be able to use two or more of these to improve
your writing skills.

EN101 Syllabus

EN101 APA Sample

EN101 APA Template

Writing and Documenting in APA

Glossary of Writing Terms

Frequently Asked Questions

Part 13

week, you will be preparing for next week’s essay: the narrative. Take a
moment and review the directions for the Week 3 narrative essay. Once
you have a topic you want to write your narrative about, you will
complete this two part assignment: prewriting and outlining.

Part I

first part of this assignment will help you “flesh out” your topic.
Take 10-15 minutes to free write about your topic. Chapters 4 and 5 in
your textbook can help you decide what kind of free writing you want to
do, but don’t feel restricted by one genre. Write down everything that
pertains to your topic, including questions your readers might have.
Don’t worry about grammar or sentence structure; this is a brainstorming

Part II

Next, create an outline as a
preliminary structure for the narrative essay. Use several of the
outlining rules on pp. 111-115 of The Writer’s Way, but be sure to
include the following:

Outline in three to five parts only (rule no. 1)

Don’t describe; summarize (no. 5)

Outline whole sentences only (no. 8)

may use as many of the other rules as you feel necessary. The goal is
to present a structure for how your final essay may look. As such, an
outline is not a series of paragraphs or a rough draft.

Part 14

Narrative Essay

This essay explores the Narrative Mode, which is perhaps the most natural style of writing for most people.

of the goals of the narrative form is to allow readers to feel as if
they are not simply reading someone else’s story, but that they are
somehow part of it. Unlike simply telling a story though, a narrative
essay has a specific piece of information to share, a lesson for the
reader. There should be a clear reason for your telling the story. This
is where the “essay” in the narrative essay becomes apparent.

assignment this week is to write such an essay. Refer back to your
outline of a significant event that you wrote for W2. Keep in mind that
you are writing a story and it is important to freely tell your story.
But, this is still an academic essay. The goal of your story is
to support a clearly stated thesis/lesson for the reader. As such, your
tale should be wrapped in a clear introduction and conclusion.


Your essay should contain the following basic features:

introduction with an attention grabbing opening (hook), a well-defined
message or argument (thesis), and any background information the reader
needs to fully understand your story;

Body paragraphs which a tell the story of your clear and specific, singular event that illustrates the essay thesis;

language that works to recreate the event, including descriptions of
where the event took place, the people who were involved, and the things
these people said and did;

A conclusion that briefly implicitly
or explicitly reviews your story, reiterates the lessons you learned and
that you hope the reader to learn, and provides a closing thought such

owhy this event is still personally significant,

othe state of your life since the event and how you feel about it,

ofuture plans related to the event,

orhetorical questions for the reader, etc.

In addition to the above, the final draft of your essay should be:

From 250-500 words in length, typed in Times New Roman 12pt. font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins.

Uses APA style (a title page and citations as needed which are modeled in your APA guide),

Written in first person;

Edited for spelling, mechanical, grammatical, and typing errors

Part 15

Outline for an Informative Paper

week, you will be changing gears and moving from narrative writing to
beginning on the informative paper. For this assignment, please review
the directions for the Week 5 assignment and think of a topic you feel
would be appropriate for an informative paper. Then, once you have that
idea, you will complete an outline for that essay (please base your
outline structure off the example outline).

For your outline, please complete ALL of the following statements or questions:

The audience for my paper is ___________

What I want them to do/think is _________

Which essay prompt am I focusing on?

What is my topic?

What is the goal of my essay?

What details will I need to accomplish this goal?

What issues might I encounter?

What is my working title?

Part 16

Informative Essay

this assignment, write an Informative Essay. Choose one of the
following: a Profile or a How-to essay (Writer’s Way, Chapter 13).See
below for details

a. Profile: Interview someone you do not know
or do not know well. Find an “angle” that will make this person unique
or interesting to readers and focus on this angle in your profile. (For
an example, read “Victor,” by Solvejg Wastvedt in WW pp. 226-227; notice
how the angle being explored is Victor’s use of things people might
throw away.) Describe the person so the reader has a dominant impression
of him or her. Work in quotes from your subject as necessary. Do not
refer to yourself in the essay.

Note: Do not turn in your interview. Your Profile should be written in essay form, not as a series of questions and answers.

How-to: Write an essay explaining how to do something specialized or
out of the ordinary. Make your essay interesting and engaging, and write
to a specific audience that needs to know or can benefit from learning
how to perform this task. (For example, everyone needs to know how to
change a tire, but an essay about changing a tire will be more effective
if it targets college freshmen who commute to campus.) Include several
of the Eight Teaching Tips (WW, pp. 240-242) and be sure to avoid COIK
(pp. 239-240). Do not refer to yourself in the essay.

Additional requirements for your Informative Essay:

500-700 words

APA Style (title page, running heads, 12-pt. Times New Roman, double spaced, etc.)

Part 17

Persuasive Essay Rough Draft

essay explores the persuasive mode, one of the more common kinds of
writing you’ll experience throughout your college and professional
career. Your goal is to persuade your audience to consider your position
on a controversial, two-sided subject.

This five paragraph persuasive essay (introduction, 3 body paragraphs and a conclusion) is made up of the following:

clear persuasive thesis statement in the first paragraph after the
topic is introduced and the importance of the issue is clear to the

Logical transitions between the into, the body, and the conclusion

Body paragraphs that support the persuasive thesis with evidence as well as address the opposing viewpoints

A conclusion that wraps up all the information presented in the body

your pre-writing and outlining strategies from week two to help you
organize and plan your essay. It is not required to have research and
source material for this essay, though it can greatly help support your
argument. Using sources shows how your ideas build upon the ideas of
previous writers and why your claims merit consideration — because they
are supported by credible experts in their field. If you do use source
material from the EBSCO library, please give credit to the author with
in-text citations and a references page using APA formatting.


The rough draft of your essay should contain the following basic features:

A well-defined issue that is controversial by nature

A clear thesis statement that demonstrates the position you will be taking throughout the essay

A counter argument with at least one credible source defending the opposing viewpoint

A refutation to or compromise with the counter argument

In addition to the above, the rough draft of your essay should be:

From 500 to 700 words in length, typed in Times New Roman, 12pt. font, double-spaced, with one inch margins

Written primarily in third person

Edited for spelling, mechanical, grammatical, and typing errors

Part 18

Persuasive Essay Final Draft

assignment calls for you to revise your Persuasive Essay from week six
into a final draft.All good writers revise their work, often multiple
times. Revising isn’t just looking for grammatical errors; editing alone
is not revision (though we do want you to edit too). Revision literally
means to “see again.” In the revision process, you improve your
analytical skills, sometimes challenging your own ideas which can serve
to deepen your argument.

Review the feedback your instructor
provided on your rough draft as well as the information from the peer
review in week seven.As you begin revising your paper, be sure to
consider the following:

Did I fulfill the assignment criteria?

Did I say what I intended to say?

Do I have a two-sided topic?

Is my thesis persuasive in nature?

Do all my paragraphs serve to support my thesis?

Is my argument convincing, my support logical, my evidence sufficient?

Does my conclusion sum up the essay?


The final draft of your essay should contain the same basic features as the rough draft:

A well-defined issue that is controversial by nature

A clear thesis statement that demonstrates the position you will be taking throughout the essay

A counter argument with at least one credible source defending the opposing viewpoint

A refutation to or compromise with the counter argument

From 500 to 700 words in length, typed in Times New Roman, 12pt. font, double-spaced, with one inch margins

Written primarily in third person

Edited for spelling, mechanical, grammatical, and typing errors

Part 19 (75-150 words apiece)

  • Discuss
    whether or not you were aware of the differences between managers and
    leaders. Now that you are aware of the differences, does this change
    your outlook on being a manager versus a leader? Why or why not?
  • What was your perception of HR prior to this week’s lesson?Has this perception changed?Why or why not?
  • Would
    you agree or disagree that social media is the future of marketing? Why
    or why not? How is social media currently being used to market
  • Why is financial management essential to the success
    of a company? What can potentially happen if the cash flow is not
    properly managed?
  • What is the impact that technology has had on our society? What would our world be like without it?
  • What does it mean for a business to act ethically and why is it important?

Part 20 (500-750 words a piece)

  • Research, identify, and discuss the six key functions of a business’s operations.
  • Research,
    identify and discuss the 4 basic functions of management. Also, explain
    which function you feel is most important and why.
  • Research,
    identify, and discuss the basic roles of HRM professionals, as well as
    explain how their roles have changed over the year.
  • Research, identify, and discuss what the marketing mix is as well as why it is important to a business.
  • Research,
    identify, and discuss what financial planning for a business is, why it
    is important, and what can happen if not done accurately.
  • Research, identify and discuss the evolution of Information Technology and the impact it has had on businesses.
  • Research, define and discuss social responsibility, what it means, and its role in business.


  • Company
    Description, What differentiates the chosen business from others, and
    the markets the business serves? Provide a written company
    description.Be sure to include all the basic components of a company
  • Market Analysis, What are the strengths and
    weaknesses of each primary competitor in terms of sales, quality,
    distribution, price, production capabilities, reputation, and
    products/services? Does the chosen business have a competitive
    advantage? Please explain.
  • Organization & Management, What
    are the responsibilities and expertise of each manager? What role will
    they play in managing personnel and resources? Be sure to outline the
    skills and talents that each person posses (or will possess).
  • Service
    or Product Line, Does the chosen business provide a service or product?
    What are the specific benefits of the product or service from the
    customers’ perspective? How does the product or service meet the
    consumer needs? Explain the production process for the service or
  • Marketing & Sales, How will the chosen business
    reach their customers? Provide a written description of the marketing
    strategy for the chosen business. Be sure to include all the key
    components of a marketing strategy.

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