THERE SHOULD BE TWO DOCUMENTS ATTACHED WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED: ONE FOR THE DISCUSSION FREEWRITE POST AND THE OTHER FOR THE NARRATIVE PARAGRAPH! BOTH SHOULD BE ON THE TOPIC OF A SPRING BREAK MEMORY.
Prewriting–Freewrite on a Spring Break Memory
Freewriting is one type of prewriting that helps many students get their thoughts down on paper. Hacker states that “freewriting is simply nonstop writing. You set aside ten minutes or so and write whatever comes to you, without pausing to think about word choice, spelling, or even meaning.” Anker discusses Freewriting on p.52. For this week’s Discussion Board post, I want you to freewrite on the topic–Spring Break Memories. Post your Spring Break Memory freewrite here before midnight on Sunday, March 20. This DB post, like all DB posts this term, is worth 10 points.
After reading this week’s reading assignments and completing your Spring Break memory freewriting, write a
narrative paragraph (8-10 sentences) about one specific Spring Break memory. This should not be the same thing you posted on the DB. The DB post should be freewriting on any Spring Break memories that came to your mind while you were freewriting. When freewriting, you shouldn’t worry about spelling, grammar, or organization. This paragraph, on the other hand, should be a well-organized narrative paragraph that you have polished and proofread. In this narrative, you will describe one specific Spring Break memory. It does not have to be the same memory you freewrote about. Like all narratives, your paragraph should tell a story. You could write about any experience that you’ve had during any Spring Break memory (recent or from your childhood). You may want to skim through chapters 5-8 in Anker if you have little or no paragraph writing experience. This paragraph, like all writing assignments this term, will be submitted in Assignments and will be worth 100 points. Click on the underlined heading of these directions to submit this paragraph as an attached file. Make sure your saved file has a .doc, .docx, or .rtf extension. Read the how-to documents posted under Course Documents on formatting paragraphs, saving files, and submitting work. Also, make sure your paragraph is your own work; do not use any outside sources. Due: before midnight on Sunday, 3/20.
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