RHT 095-014 Homework Assignments

Monday 7-9:45pm Room E146

 

 

 

RHT 095-014

Due Monday, 11/20/17

--Complete the 3 additional MWL grammar topics you have chosen based on your needs. See p. 32 for details. To receive full credit (15 points each) for a module you must complete the following:  

  o   Read the Overview or view the Animation   

  o   Complete the Recall 1 activity  

  o   Complete the Apply activity   

  o   Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries.

 

--Complete the Recognizing an Essay (W7.1) topic in the Essay Development MWL Writing Skills module. You need to complete the same four activities as listed above for the grammar topics.

----Complete the Illustration Reflection Assignment on p. 85 in your book. A completed sample is provided on pp. 83/84 in the book. Basically, what you’ll do for this assignment is use your own writing to improve your writing moving forward. You’ll review my comments on your graded illustration final draft packets and summarize what strengths you should be sure capitalize on and which areas of your writing need improvement. You will also specifically review the editing marks on the rough and final drafts and analyze how you’ll find and fix such errors in the future.

 

--Read over pp. 155-160 in your book.

 

--If you did not turn in your descriptive (house) final draft packet, the last chance to do so is by noon (12pm) on Friday. You should put it in my mailbox or slide it under my office door (E102H).

 


Due Monday, 11/27/17

--If you did not complete this in class on 11/20, then by midnight on Tuesday 11/21, submit your argument essay rough draft to MWL Pearson Tutor, by doing the following:

    • Sign into our course in your MWL account.
    • Click on Pearson Tutor Services.
  • Read the screen and click on START.
  • Click “submit your paper.”
  • On the next screen, you have to include information about the paper.
  • Put a title on your essay and enter it in the title box.
  • For description, you can put “five-paragraph argument essay that allows personal examples.”
  • For type of writing, click OTHER and in the blank box type “argument essay that allows personal examples.”
  • Choose two areas for the tutor to focus on. If your concern is support, click on content/development. The others are self-explanatory.
  • Under Writing Document – Click Attach paper.
  • Then it’ll let you browse your computer to find the document you want to attach. Click on the document and it’ll appear in the box.
  • For email ID, enter the email you use for your mywritinglab account.
  • You can click MORE if you want to specify the due date of the paper and other information. Then click SUBMIT.
  • A screen will come up asking if you want to expedite your feedback. It costs extra to do this. Not required by me!
  • You have to wait to get feedback. You should receive an email within 48-72 hours of submitting the essay.
  • If you want to resubmit the draft to have them review it for other elements on their checklist of options, you can. However, that counts as one of the three submissions you are entitled to with your MWL access code. While you must submit the paper to Pearson once for this assignment, you are not required to resubmit. You paid for the three submissions, so feel free to use the other two for papers you may have due in other classes if you want to get feedback. How you use your extra two submissions is up to you.

 

Starting Friday 11/24, check on the status of the feedback:

    • Sign into our course in your MWL account.
    • Click on Pearson Tutor Services.
  • Read the screen and click on START.
  • On the next screen, click “submitted papers.” The status box will say “completed” if the essay with feedback is available.
  • If so, click on the file name in the view/download column.
  • Download the essay, open it and save it with comments with a different file name than the original you sent. I usually include CMT in the file name for essays that include comments. How you indicate that this is the commented-on draft is up to you though.
  • Print out the essay with the Pearson comments.
  • Read over the general comments included before the essay. Then read through the essay and the embedded comments. Make a note of any comments you do not understand. It’s possible the respondent offers advice that contradicts what we’ve discussed in class. If that happens, please ask my advice as to whether or not to follow the Pearson recommendations.
  • If you feel you do not have enough feedback, and you’ve received the comments quickly, you can resubmit the essay to be read for the same elements or check others off on the list on the submission screen.
  • Bring the commented-on essay with you to class on Monday, 11/27/17.

--Complete prewriting pp. 145/146. For extra credit, complete one side of freewriting for each supporting point in the essay.

--Complete a key-sentence outline for the rough draft.

--Bring all of these pieces of the argument essay writing process to class: original argument essay you wrote in class with my feedback, prewriting (145/146 and any freewriting you did), key sentence outline, typed rough draft with Pearson Tutor comments. Hopefully, you will complete a rewrite of your essay in class and be able to put this packet together and turn it in. If that does not happen, you can turn it in late in your portfolio (due 12/4).

 

Due Monday 12/4/17

--Study the Final Review sheet at the end of this handout (and review your graded midterm) to prepare for the objective exam you will take in class.

--To prepare to write the timed essay part of your final, review your graded in-class essay,         p. 149/150 sample essay and pp. 155-160 and 162/163. You will NOT be able to use these during the test, but reviewing them in advance should be helpful. BRING A BLUE BOOK (FOR SALE AT THE TRITON BOOKSTORE) AND GET TO CLASS ON TIME! 

 --Turn in your portfolio (see below for assignment instructions). NO LATE PORTFOLIOS ACCEPTED. 

This is the last actual class meeting.   


PORTFOLIO ASSIGNMENT – RHT 095 - 100 points total

 

PART ONE: WRITING COLLECTION (50 points–8 points each + 2 extra credit)

 

Your portfolio should consist of the following items in this particular order:

 

Final draft packets (including grade sheet) of your…

 

  • 3 illustration paragraphs 
  • illustration reflection (p, 85)
  • descriptive paragraph  
  • argument essay

 

All of these pieces must be gathered together in a folder in order for you to receive the 50-point portfolio grade.

 

PART TWO: PORTFOLIO REFLECTION ESSAY (50 points)

Your final assignment for this class is to write an essay in which you analyze your writing from this semester. This should be written as a traditional five paragraph essay with an introduction, three supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.

 

From the five major assignments you completed, choose the three you think are the most significant in these terms: the one I would rewrite if I had the chance, the one I enjoyed writing, and the one I am most proud of. Each of these choices then will be the basis of a supporting paragraph. You should begin each of these paragraphs with a topic sentence clarifying which paper you’ll be evaluating in which category.* Follow that with a couple of sentences summarizing it. Then explain why that particular piece of writing fits into that particular category for you.

 

* If these categories don’t all work for you, you can change them or reword them. Just make sure each supporting paragraph analyzes one aspect of your progress as a write this semester (successes and continuing challenges) and uses specific examples from your work as evidence.

 

You do not need to have all the usual parts this time, just a typed rough draft and final draft. This essay must be typed in the usual format and placed in the front of your portfolio folder. This essay is worth 50 points. If you include prewriting and/or a rewriting plan, you will receive extra credit.

 

The portfolio and accompanying essay together are worth 100 points.

 

Due Date: 12/4/17 – THIS CANNOT BE TURNED IN LATE!

 

   

FINAL CONFERENCES  

These conferences will take place during our normally scheduled final exam time, but you will already have completed the final on 12/4. See below for a reminder of the block of time during which your section will meet with me, but remember you’ll only be coming for a short conference within that time frame. You will know what time you need to show up at our USUAL CLASSROOM because you will have signed up for a conference during our 11/27 class. You do not need to bring anything to this meeting. During this conference, I’ll let you know your timed essay score, course average, final grade and whether you have made enough progress to move on to RHT 096 or whether you have met your writing requirement for RHT 101. You’ll also get your portfolio back at the conference.  

SECTION 014 – Monday, 7pm class - Final conferences for our class take place during our scheduled final time on Monday, 12/11, from 7-8:50am in E-146.


     

 Final Exam Review Sheet 

 The lists below remind you of the concepts we’ve discussed so far this semester, which you’ll be tested on. The test will consist mostly of multiple choice and true/false questions. There will be some questions that require you to make grammatical corrections to examples as well. The numbers in parentheses indicate page numbers from your book that may be useful to review. 

 To study, make sure you can… 

 --name the three major steps of the writing process and know the key purpose and techniques for each  -- (19) 

 --identify well-written topic sentences  -- (43-48) 

 --provide examples of transitions for each ordering system (look under “coherence” in the writing guides)  -- (34) 

 --identify revising changes to improve unity or support or coherence  -- (20/21) 

 --correct run-ons in several ways – (189) 

 --identify subjects and verbs in sentences  -- (181) 

 --find and correct fragments   -- (195) 

 --rewrite a sentence to make it concise – (99) 

 --know how to write an effective argument   -- (155-160) / (162/163) 

 --know the correct location for a thesis and a topic sentence  -- (114) 

 --know the parts of a thesis   -- (120/124) 

 --know descriptive techniques  -- (89) 

 --know the parts of a topic sentence and a supporting point sentence  

 --know the difference between editing and revising  -- (19-21) 

 --know the parts of an essay – (113/114) 

 --identify active verbs in a passage  -- (101/102) 

   

   

 Define and recognize the following: 

 Topic sentence                                       Paragraph 

 Essay                                                    Rough draft 

 Freewriting                                            Vague  

 Illustration paragraph                            Sentence  

 Clause, independent and dependent  

 Run-On                                                  Fragment  

 Unity                                                     Support 

 Coherence                                             Concise language 

 Active verbs                                          Anecdote 

 Scenario                                                Clustering 

 Counterargument                                   Adverb/adjective 

   

 

 

OUR CLASS IS CANCELLED MONDAY, 11/6/17. CHECK YOUR TRITON EMAIL FOR DETAILS ABOUT ASSIGNMENTS.

 

RHT 095-014 - Due Monday, 11/6/17

--Bring your three graded illustration paragraph packets with you to class.

--If you did not already do so, complete the reflections assignment on p. 85. You need to review your GRADED ILLUSTRATION PARAGRAPH PACKETS in order to complete this.

--The descriptive final draft packet is due. See the notes below to help you rewrite. You will be expected to turn the stapled packet in at the beginning of class. 

1)     Read over your rough draft for any highlighted forms of the verbs TO BE or TO HAVE. When you rewrite, REWORD these using more ACTIVE VERBS (see p. 101).

2)     Read over your rough draft for any sequences of sentences where more than one sentence uses the same subject. Consider COMBINING these sentences. You will be able to REMOVE repetitive words to make it more concise. You should also be sure to put adjectives in front of the nouns they describe (see p. 102).

3)     You can choose to complete the Rough Draft Review sheet on p. 107 to create a quick evaluation of your strengths and areas needing improvement on the rough draft. This is OPTIONAL—not required.

4)      Read over any in-class comments on your rough draft.  Using those notes and your own Descriptive Rough Draft Review sheet if you did it, complete the Rewriting Plan on p. 109, which includes creating rewriting NOTES on the draft and the plan.

5)      Remember to work on REWORDING as you REVISE to use concrete, sensory details. Also, be concise. For example, place adjectives BEFORE the nouns they describe. Look for and REWORD any use of “you” in the paragraph, as in “you can see,” “you can hear.” REMOVE that wording and just make the sight or sound the subject of the sentence instead of the pronoun YOU.

6)      It may help to review the comments on your illustration final drafts as well as your illustration reflection to avoid recurring editing errors/issues.

7)      Once you have completed all rewriting, save it with a file name different from that of the rough draft, and print out two copies of this final draft.

8)      On one copy of the FINAL DRAFT, highlight anything that changed from the rough draft. If you removed something, put a capital R where it was removed.

9)      Use the Final Draft Packet Checklist (p. 112) to put your final draft packet together to turn in on Monday, 11/6. IGNORE THE FOLLOWING ON THE CHECKLIST—NOT REQUIRED IN THE PACKET = Musker comments, p. 107, key elements labeled on final draft. Your packet MUST include a rough draft AND a rewritten final draft. If you turn it in without both of these, it will be returned to you, you’ll be required to resubmit it correctly by the next class meeting, and your grade will be reduced by 20%. If you don't turn the packet in on time, you can still turn it in to my office (E102H) by 12 noon by Friday, 11/10 for a 10% late penalty. After 11/10, any packet not submitted (or resubmitted) will receive a grade of 0.  

 --By MIDNIGHT, complete the MWL Subject-Verb Agreement (W2.4) topic within the Sentence Skills module in the Writing Skills Learning Path. To receive full credit, complete the following:   

   o   Read the Overview or view the Animation    

   o   Complete the Recall 1 activity   

   o   Complete the Apply activity    

Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher

 

 

 

Homework due 10/30/17

--Complete the MWL Consistent Verb Tense topic (W2.5) within the Sentence Skills module in the Writing Skills Learning Path. To receive full credit (15 points each) for a module you must complete the following: 

 o   Read the Overview or view the Animation  

 o   Complete the Recall 1 activity 

 o   Complete the Apply activity  

 o   Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries 

 

--Complete the Illustration Reflection Assignment on p. 85 in your book. A completed sample is provided on pp. 83/84 in the book. Basically, what you’ll do for this assignment is use your own writing to improve your writing moving forward. You’ll review my comments on your graded illustration final draft packets and summarize what strengths you should be sure capitalize on and which areas of your writing need improvement. You will also specifically review the editing marks on the rough and final drafts and analyze how you’ll find and fix such errors in the future.

 

--Complete the Descriptive Clustering assignment (p. 93). Remember that this is just about the OUTSIDE of a house, real or imagined. You MUST use one of the dominant impression words in the bulleted list on p. 93 as the focus of your descriptive clustering. As far as supporting points, I suggest you use one of the three-part structures I offer on p. 93. As you brainstorm, come up with as much sensory detail as possible, with each new detail, each new adjective even, in its own circle. This clustering needs to have at least 40 circles. You need to number each circle and put the total number on the clustering. It should help you to refer to the clustering sample passed out in class on Friday.

 

--Complete a key-sentence outline (the outline can be handwritten) and rough draft for your descriptive paragraph about the house—using your descriptive clustering to help you. Bring hard copies of the outline and draft (which should be AT LEAST 14 sentences long). Be sure you also have digital versions of these with you (on a flash drive or accessible via email).

 

I recommend you look at the Writing Guide on pp. 95-97 and the sample draft on p. 90. Remember that overall, you are trying to create a dominant impression of this house in the reader’s mind with vivid sensory details, but you are still using a three-part structure as you did with your illustration paragraphs.

 


 

Homework due 10/23/17

 --Complete the MWL W2.2 Fragment topic within the Sentence Skills module in the Writing Skills Learning Path. To receive full credit (15 points each) for a module you must complete the following: 

o   Read the Overview or view the Animation

o   Complete the Recall 1 activity

o   Complete the Apply activity

o   Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries

 

--The only other homework would be to turn in any final draft packets you did not turn in on Monday night. Remember to drop these off at either my office (E102H) or my faculty mailbox, also in E102. Please email me to receive a confirmation that your packet(s) was received. The deadline for this is noon (12pm) Friday, 10/20. After that, any packet not turned in will receive a grade of 0/50. You cannot email these but must turn in hard copies.
 

 

Homework due 10/16/17

 

 --The three final draft packets for your illustration paragraphs are due. Be sure to fill in the final draft packet checklist (p. 77 – completed sample p. 76) to match the pieces you actually have in each packet. You CANNOT turn in drafts that are not typed for credit. You also cannot turn in a packet with a rough draft that has not been rewritten into a final draft. You will not receive a grade for such a packet. You need to come to class with the packets ready to turn in. Turn in whatever packets are ready. You can still turn these in for a grade by noon Friday(10/20) with a 10% deduction from your grade for late submission. After Friday, no credit will be issued for illustration paragraph packets.

 

--Study for the midterm you'll be taking in class on Monday, 10/16. A review sheet to help you focus your studying is on the next page.

 

--You will be completing a practice essay in class that counts toward your grade, so to prepare, I suggest you read over pp. 155-163.



 

 RHT 095   

 Midterm Exam Review Sheet 

   

The lists below remind you of the concepts we’ve discussed so far this semester, which you’ll be tested on. The test will consist mostly of multiple choice, true/false and fill-in-the-blanks, identifying good versus bad topic sentences, evaluating and creating key sentence outlines. The numbers in parentheses indicate page numbers from your book that may be useful to review. 

   

 To study, make sure you can: 

 --Identify the prewriting techniques (p. 15)  

 --name the three major steps of the writing process and know the key purpose and techniques for each (p. 19) 

 --identify well-written topic sentences   (pp. 43-48) 

 --identify revising changes to improve unity or support or coherence (p. 20-21) 

 --know the correct location (for this class) for a topic sentence (p. 43) 

 --know the parts of a topic sentence and a supporting point sentence (p. 57) 

 --know the difference between editing and revising   (p. 19) 

 --know the purpose of unity, support, coherence (pp. 28/30) 

   

 Define these terms: 

 Topic sentence  

 Paragraph 

 Rough draft 

 Freewriting    

 Vague  

 Illustration paragraph 

 Sentence  

 Clause, independent and dependent  

 Unity 

 Support 

 Coherence 

   

 You need to review the following handouts or exercises: 

   

 Key sentence outline writing – p. 58

 Key Sentence Outline evaluations – p. 60

 Topic sentences – pp. 46 & 48

 Caps and plural editing  - pp. 197/198

 Run-on and fragment editing pp. 202-205

   

 

 

 

 

Homework for 10/9/17

 

--Complete the MWL W2.3 Run-on topic within the Sentence Skills module in the Writing Skills Learning Path. To receive full credit (15 points each) for a module you must complete the following:

o   Read the Overview or view the Animation

o   Complete the Recall 1 activity

o   Complete the Apply activity

o   Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries

 

--If you did email me the two rough drafts that were due by last Friday, you can send me ONE this week that you want my comments on for an L grade. Be sure to copy the paragraph into the message of the email as well as attaching it as a document. You will get this draft by next week with comments.

 

--By next week, your third draft (or any draft that does not have my comments) needs to have a Rewriting Plan completed for it. These are on pp. 71, 73, 75 in your book. There is a completed sample on p. 69.

 

--Bring ALL the pieces of your writing process for the Illustration Paragraphs next week. That means for each topic, be sure to have the freewrite, clustering, revised outline, typed rough draft with my comments or typed rough draft with rewriting plan WITH YOU IN CLASS. Also have all of your rough draft in digital form, so you can work on rewriting in class.

 

 

Homework for 10/2/17

--Complete the run-on exercise on p. 189 in your book.

--Complete the MWL W2.1 Sentence Structure topic within the Sentence Skills module in the Writing Skills Learning Path. To receive full credit (15 points each) for a module you must complete the following:

Read the Overview or view the Animation

Complete the Recall 1 activity

Complete the Apply activity

Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries

--Compose the rough draft for your stress illustration paragraph and the rough draft for one of your other illustration topics. I suggest you make the second draft whichever topic you are less sure about because I will be giving you comments on this one. These two drafts that will receive my comments should be emailed to me by midnight Wednesday. They should be sent as attached Word documents AND copied into the message of your email. I will comment on these via email, and then you’ll review those next week in class and ask me any questions. The rough draft for the third topic is also due next week, but you should just print that one out and bring it to class.

Remember to review the step-by-step instructions on pp. 62/63. It’s VERY IMPORTANT to review these pages before or as you work. Also be sure to use correct formatting: indent the first line (hit the tab key), double-space, use 12-point font and 1 inch margins. Refer back to the Computer Use handout for detailed instructions on using Word if you need to. Each paragraph should be at least 14 sentences long. Don’t forget to USE YOUR REWRITTEN KEY SENTENCES IN YOUR ROUGH DRAFTS!! Reviewing the diagram on p. 55 might help too as a reminder of what goes into the rough draft in what order.

 

 

 

Homework for 9/25/17

 

--Complete the MWL Writing Skills Path Builder.

--Also complete the Parts of Speech, Phrases, Clauses (W1.1) topic within the Basic Grammar module in the Writing Skills Learning Path. To receive full credit (15 points each) for a topic you must complete the following:

o   Read the Overview or view the Animation

o   Complete the Recall 1 activity

o   Complete the Apply activity with a score of 60% or higher in two tries

o   Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries **

 

Detailed MWL instructions are on pp. 31-33 in your book.

 

--Read over any rewriting notes you took in class on your outlines. Rewrite the outlines (revise and edit) and highlight anything that changed from the original version. Print out the new version with highlighted changes and staple it to the original. Detailed directions for completing this rewrite assignment are on p. 61 in your book.

 

--Read the sample illustration paragraphs on pp. 67/68, and label them as we labeled the sample on p. 16 in your book.

 

--Complete the exercise on transitions on p. 35.

 

 

 

   

 

Due Monday, 9/18/17

----Read pp. 51-57 in your book. Using what you learn in these pages, write a key sentence outline for each of your illustration paragraphs. Look at pp. 57 and the top of p. 58 for examples.

Remember that each outline will just be four sentences: your topic sentence (rewritten if I made suggestions in class) and three supporting point sentences. Your clustering can help you come up with the three supporting points. Remember that these must be distinct points (not repetitive), points of equal value (not “First my boss makes my job stressful” and “Secondly, it’s stressful when my boss yells at me for not wearing my nametag.” In this case, the second one is more specific than the first and is an example that should be in part one rather than its own supporting point.), and expressed as grammatically correct sentences.

You can type the three four-sentence outlines in one document. Bring a printout of this with you to class next week.

--Complete the practice key sentence outlines on p. 58.

--Complete the MWL Writing Skills Path Builder. Also complete the Parts of Speech, Phrases, Clauses (W1.1) topic within the Basic Grammar module in the Writing Skills Learning Path. To receive full credit (15 points each) for a topic you must complete the following:

o   Read the Overview or view the Animation

o   Complete the Recall 1 activity

o   Complete the Apply activity with a score of 60% or higher in two tries

o   Complete the Post-test with a score of 70% or higher in 2 tries **

 

Detailed MWL instructions are on pp. 31-33 in your book.

 

 

NO CLASS NEXT WEEK, 9/4/11 - LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Due 9/11/17  

--Complete the three illustration paragraph clusterings, using narrower versions of your journal topics (ex. ONE stressful thing in your life, ONE positive influence). Remember to follow the directions on p. 39 and review the sample on p. 40. Be sure that the outer circle details are specific. You should not write a clustering so vague that I could come up with the same one! Number each circle when finished and write the total number of circles at the top of the page. 

 

  --Watch the following video and write down three differences between the video explanation of the writing process and mine on p. 19 in your book. To explain a difference, you must include BOTH sides of the contrast. You can't just say "On page 19, it says XXXXX about prewriting." That doesn't explain the difference. Instead, you need to say "On page 19, it says XXXXX about prewriting, whereas in the video, it states XXXXXX."   

 

    http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=12512   

 

 --Read the illustration paragraph sample on p. 16 in your book and complete the questions about it on p.17. This is an assessment. Just do your best. Do not leave any blanks. 

 

 --Read pages 19-30 in your book. Complete a “5 Things Learned” assignment (see p. 13 for detailed directions).  

 

 

 

 

Homework Assignments due 8/28/17

Complete the Student Information Sheet (pp. 7/8 book or handout packet).

Complete the “Getting to Know Your Syllabus” sheet (pp. 9/10 book or handout packet). Be sure to read over the syllabus as part of this assignment.

NOTE: Both of these are included in the packet passed out in class on 1/23. If you already bought the book, you can find them in there as well.

Class materials and the Campus Resources Assignment. Before class, check off all of the materials YOU HAVE WITH YOU on the p. 11 checklist. Bring all materials as well as your stapled, initialed campus resources sheets to class.

You can buy your book (RHT 095 Writing and Reference – 2016 ed.) at either the Triton Bookstore or Fifth Avenue books. It cannot be bought online. It does NOT look like a regular textbook; it is a plastic wrapped packet of handouts on three-hole paper. If anyone tries to sell you a regular textbook, do not buy it. It’s the wrong thing. Your MWL access code (which is just packaged in a folded piece of cardboard) can be bought at either bookstore or online. You do NOT need to do anything with this access code yet, other than bring it to class next week. I highly recommend you do not even open the cardboard until class next week. If you have purchased the wrong access code, you will NOT be able to return it if you opened it already. Remember that if you are using financial aid for your books, you need to buy them at the Triton Bookstore.

Complete Journal One (p. 37), which consists of three FULL SIDES of freewriting--ONE side for each of the three topics you are using from p. 37. Everyone has to use topic #1 (something that stresses you out) as one of the three topics. Remember to make this about your own experience rather than a general piece of writing about all people. It's about YOU. You can either dive deeply into one idea in your freewrite or explore several. For example, your freewrite can be one whole side just about how stressful it is to be in college, or it can cover your stress at school, home, work--follow your mind wherever it goes. As we discussed in class, other prewriting techniques like listing (good to do before you freewrite) or questioning (jot "who, what, where, when, why, how" in the white space at the top of your page), can help. If you get stuck, a glance at those question words may help you KEEP WRITING. It's best to write as much as possible in one sitting. The longer you freewrite in one stretch, the more likely you'll get past the general, predictable ideas to ones that are more unique to you. Refer back to the reminders on how to do this assignment on p. 37 and the sample on p. 38. 

Watch the YouTube video on prewriting by clicking this link:

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j27mMyGWfM . 

 If the link doesn't work, go to Google and type in -- the writing process: prewriting you tube. The video is about ten minutes long. You might need to watch it a couple of times to be sure you understand it. Choose three things you learned from the video and write each as a sentence IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Do not just copy an exact quote from the speaker. If you have any questions, jot those down too.