Reflect on your experience writing the practice essay
Prepare: As you prepare to write your first discussion for this week:
Review Chapter 1 of Essentials of College Writing.
Identify two writing tasks listed in Chapter 1 as your strengths and two tasks as your weaknesses.
Review your Grammar Assessment.
Reflect: Reflect on your experience writing the Practice Essay.
Write: In your initial post for this discussion
Describe at least one writing task that you believe you did well on when writing the Practice Essay in Week One.
Describe one writing task that you believe you need to work on based on your experience writing the Practice Essay.
Describe three grammatical errors that you had the most difficulty with on the Grammar Assessment. To do so, go into the Gradebook and click on your quiz score. When you see a question with a red “X” next to it, this signals that it was answered incorrectly.
Share what you plan to do to further maximize your strengths and resolve your weaknesses.
Use specific examples.
Ask a question about this week’s assigned reading.
Your initial post must be 200 to 300 words in length and posted by Day 3. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly sources, and properly cite any references as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Respond to Peers: Respond to two classmates. In each response
Select a classmate whose writing task strengths and weaknesses are very similar to or very different from your own and offer support for ways to resolve weaknesses.
Answer your classmate’s question to the best of your knowledge.
Response posts must be 125 to 200 words in length and posted by Day 7. If you have questions about how to participate in discussions, consult “About Discussions” under the Course Home menu. You are not required to support your claims with additional scholarly sources; however, should you decide to use additional sources, make sure you properly cite any references. Refer to the Ashford Writing Center’s Citation and Reference Guide for guidelines on citing sources in APA style.