ENGLISH 1010 ASSIGNMENTS

  • Thinking About Writing Communities
  • Writing a Summary, Reviewing a Text
  • Analyzing a Text
  • Establishing the Facts
  • Reflection Essay

 

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ASSIGNMENT SUMMARIES

THINKING ABOUT WRITING COMMUNITIES

This paper targets a deeper reflection about writing and language in light of personal experiences with writing, reading, and speaking. Students write about a time in their life when they successfully joined a specific community of speakers or writers.

WRITING A SUMMARY, REVIEWING A TEXT

In this paper students demonstrate their abilities to carefully read and understand a specific text. They will summarize a text's main points for an outside reader and offer a recommendation and evaluation of the text's effectiveness.

ANALYZING A TEXT

The purpose of this paper is to better understand how different situations and contexts affect the ways authors craft their arguments. More specifically, students analyze the ways in which authors have considered the audience, purpose, stance, context, and medium/design as they wrote a particular text.

ESTABLISHING THE FACTS

The purpose of this paper is to better understand an interesting and relevant issue of our day. This paper has two related sections: a section that responds to a systematic set of questions and a counterpoint that is supported with evidence from an article students locate through library research.

REFLECTION ESSAY

This essay offers students the opportunity to take a good look back at their writing during the semester and to evaluate it on their own terms. Students will carefully chronicle their learning and how this course has shaped their writing and thinking.