Date: 2017-03-17 11:22
ScholarWorks Arts&Sciences English Teaching/Writing
The second part of that advice might seem obvious and unnecessary, but we all know those students who fail to carefully read the question or prompt and then too quickly write about a vaguely related topic or those who believe essays are graded on word count and prefer to write a lot about a topic they know well -- or everything they know about a variety of topics -- rather than risk writing too little about a less familiar, though assigned, topic.
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Four College-Level Writing Assignments: Text Complexity, Close Reading, and the Five-Paragraph Essay
Elizabeth Brockman and Marcy Taylor
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The most important part of writing a five-paragraph -- or any other style -- essay has little to do with the actual essay writing: When it comes to a successful essay, the most crucial step is the planning. In fact, a properly planned essay will practically write itself.
(Required within the first 6 credits of graduate study for all new graduate students, except MBA students). An overview of the skills needed for academic and professional success. Focus is on enhancing communication and critical thinking skills. Assignments provide familiarity with tools such as social media and library and information resources. APA style and resources are also addressed.
I do something similar to this, but with a ham sandwich. It makes it easy to explain to the kids that their sandwiches can have turkey or salami, but they are still sandwiches- just different!