Complete Week 5 and Week 6 English Tasks (SHANNA)

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WK5

Informative Essay : INFORMATIVE OUTLINE FROM PREVIOUS WEEK ATTACHED

For 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.

b. 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.)

WK6

Persuasive Essay Rough Draft

This 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:

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

Utilize 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.

Criteria

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 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

Please note: you will have the opportunity to revise and perfect this essay, but you should do your best to make this draft as complete as possible so you can receive more relevant feedback from your instructor.

In addition submitting this assignment in the drop box, you need to submit it to the Week 7 discussion forum for peer review next week.