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UofP COM 155 Complete Study Materials. Download Now!

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Since 2010 I've helped thousands of students do A+ work. I want you to have the best grades, but more importantly I want to help you.

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    • UofP COM 155 Complete Study Materials. Download Now!
    • It really works! Since 2010 I've helped thousands of students do A+ work. I want you to have the best grades, but more importantly I want to help you.
    • (VERSION 4) / Week 1 DQs  COM155 / COM 155 / (VERSION 4) / Week 1 DQs
    • Week 2 Writing Process Assignment  Choose one of the following scenarios: Imagine that you are teaching English in a local high school. Imagine that you are the parent or friend of a student having to write a series of essays for a high school English class. Imagine that you are a teaching assistant for a high school English class, and you want to help fellow students succeed. Create an instructional manual, a brochure, or a Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation on the writing process for future COM/155 students or inexperienced academic writers. Include the following in your job aid: Steps in the writing process Use correct subject– verb agreement and consistent verb tense in written work. Post your assignment as an attachment.
    • Week 2 DQs  COM155 / COM 155 / (VERSION 4) / Week 2 DQs
    • Week 3 Appendix C Rhetorical Modes  COM155 / COM 155 / (VERSION 4) / Week 3 Appendix C Rhetorical Modes
    • Week 3 DQs  COM155 / COM 155 / (VERSION 4) / Week 3 DQs
    • Week 4 Appendix D Selecting Topic Brainstorming  COM155 / COM 155 / (VERSION 4) / Week 4 Appendix D Selecting Topic Brainstorming
    • Week 4 DQs  COM155 / COM 155 / (VERSION 4) / Week 4 DQs
    • Week 5 DQs  COM155 / COM 155 / (VERSION 4) / Week 5 DQs
    • Week 5 Thesis Statement  Resource: Appendix E, located on the student website Write a single declarative thesis sentence in no more than 25 words that summarizes the main idea and intent of your essay. Use pronouns correctly. Post your thesis statement for your instructor’s approval and feedback.
    • Week 6 Appendix F Outline Thesis Guide  Resource: Appendix F Complete a topic outline for your academic essay. The outline should be based on the topic chosen in Week Four and will help you complete the final paper in Week Nine. Include at least three main points (I, II, III) related to your chosen topic from Appendix D. Include at least two subpoints (A, B) under each main point. You may include sub-subpoints (1, 2) beneath your sub points. Include your thesis statement at the top of your document, above your outline. Use adjectives and adverbs correctly in written work. Post your outline as an attachment.
    • Week 6 DQs  COM155 / COM 155 / (VERSION 4) / Week 6 DQs
    • Week 7 DQs  COM155 / COM 155 / (VERSION 4) / Week 7 DQs
    • Week 7 Rough Draft  Resource: Appendix E Write a draft of at least 900- words that includes your introduction, body, and conclusion. Use the following to write your draft: Develop an introductory paragraph for your essay. Include your thesis statement in this paragraph. Use your topic outline in Appendix E from Week Four as a guide to develop topic sentences and appropriate types of supporting paragraphs for the body of your essay. Develop a concluding paragraph to sum up the main ideas in your entire paper. Avoid adding any new information into the concluding paragraph. Include appropriate transitions within and between paragraphs. Post your draft essay as an attachment.
    • Week 8 DQs  COM155 / COM 155 / (VERSION 4) / Week 8 DQs
    • Week 9 DQs  COM155 / COM 155 / (VERSION 4) / Week 9 DQs
    • Week 9 Final  Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word final draft of your compare-and-contrast essay. Include the following elements in your essay: • An introduction paragraph that includes your thesis statement• At least three body paragraphs• Appropriate transitions within and between paragraphs• A conclusion paragraph Post your paper in the assignment section of eCampus as a Microsoft® Word attachment. Need help, tutorial, writing or finalizing final paper for COM 155 week 9 compare & contrast essay. Topic - Online College vs. Traditional education (brick & mortar schools).
    • WEEK 1 ONE DQS  Discussion QuestionsList at least one of the serious writing errors identified on p. 385 and identify how such an error could negatively affect your writing.Identify which of the four most serious writing errors listed on p. 385 you find challenging to overcome in your own writing. State a method to avoid this error.Exercise Central’s activities this week provide practice with the key grammar points covered in this week’s objectives. What are the key lessons you learned from these activities? How might the exercises help you as you work on improving your writing?Page 391 provides information about verbs. List the difference between a linking verb and an action verb. Use at least one example of each type of verb in a sentence.List each of the seven basic parts of speech identified on pp. 385 & 386. Describe their usage and the most common ways they are misused.
    • Week 1 Assignment Sentence Structure Review- Appendix B  1. Assignment: Sentence Structure Review• Resource: Appendix B• Read Appendix B.• Review the eight sentences. • Identify which of the four errors, if any, is present in each sentence. • Rewrite the sentence so that it is a grammatically correct sentence. Post your assignment as a Microsoft® Word attachment in the Assignments link by Week One Day 6
    • Week 2 Assignment: Verb Practice  Assignment: Verb PracticeDUE DATE: Day 4 (Thursday)Resource: Weekly ReadingsWrite five sentences about the role of education in successful financial planning, in which you correctly use a different verb tense in each sentence. Mark each verb used in bold and, in parentheses, identify the specific tense used.Post your submission as an attachment.
    • Week 2 Two DQs  Discussion QuestionsHow might a potential employer evaluate your writing if you did not use proper verb tenses? Why?Identify the five trouble spots located on pp. 436–446 to help avoid making mistakes in subject-verb agreement. Which mistake do you think is the worst? Why?This week, we discussed verb usage by focusing on subject–verb agreement and verb tenses. Based on the grammar apply section of MyWritingLab, what lessons have you learned that will change the way you write in the future?What is the definition of subject–verb agreement? Provide one example of how to avoid making mistakes in verb tense and explain why this information will help your writing skills.What are the definitions of the past progressive and future progressive tenses? Write two sentences about family financial goals using the past progressive and future progressive tenses.
    • Week 3 Three DQs  Discussion QuestionsOften, students rely on improper punctuation and capitalization because of the popularity and convenience of sending text messages. In academic writing, however, you must strive to use appropriate punctuation and capitalization. Why do you need to use appropriate punctuation, including plurals and possessives, in your writing? Page 673 provides examples of how comma placements may completely change the meaning of a sentence. Knowing this, what can you do as a writer to ensure your comma usage helps you to communicate clearly?Review the lessons on commas and apostrophes in MyWritingLab. Based on what you learned, what can you do to minimize errors when using commas and apostrophes in your writing?Discuss the difference between plurals and possessives. Write three sentence using plurals correctly and three sentences using possessives correctly on the topic of how to store personal financial information effectively and efficiently.Chapter 41 shows examples of proper nouns that need to be capitalized. List four examples of capitalized proper nouns from this chapter. Explain your strategy for determining when to use capitalized proper nouns in the future.
    • Week 3 Assignment Identifying Errors in Writing- Appendix D  5. Assignment: Identifying Errors in Writing• Resource: Appendix D• Review the passage in Appendix D. o The passage has 20 errors related to the concepts covered in Ch. 37–41. o Mark each of the errors in bold and make the correction in parentheses after the error. o Example: My cars interior is black.This must be marked as follows: My cars (car’s) interior is black.• Post your assignment as a Microsoft® Word attachment in the Assignments link by Week Three Day 6.
    • Week 4 Assignment: Sentence Correction and Changes in Writing  Assignment: Sentence Correction and Changes in WritingDUE DATE: Day 4 (Thursday)Resources: Weekly Readings and Appendix EThis assignment has three distinct parts.o First, determine whether the sample sentences in Appendix E are correct. If it is not correct, make the correction needed.o Second, write five sentences in which you address changes in your writing.o Third, write a brief 100-word explanation in which you explain how the material studied this week has changed the way you write.Provide at least two specific examples of changes you have implemented based on what you learned this week.Post your submission as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
    • Week 4 Four DQs  Discussion QuestionsWriting errors, such as those identified in the readings for this week, may influence the way a reader interprets your writing. A résumé that is marred by grammatical errors, for example, may prevent a job candidate from progressing to the interview stage. Do you think it is appropriate for people to be judged based on their writing? Explain your answer.List five commonly confused word mistakes. Then, demonstrate their correct usage in well-written sentences.This week, the discussions have focused on the importance of word choice and avoiding commonly confused words. Identify three key strategies to ensure you will choose words correctly in the future to improve your writing.Page 634 mentions that a thesaurus is a helpful tool. One challenge of using a thesaurus is that each word has its own connotation, and although the meanings may be similar, there are often subtle differences. Think about the following pairs of words: confident and arrogant, quiet and introverted, pure and naïve. The general meaning is the same, but one word in each pair typically has a positive connotation, whereas the other has a negative connotation. Write one sentence using each word to demonstrate that you understand the correct connotation. When using synonyms, what steps might you take to ensure your word choice carries the correct connotation?Spelling errors may be eliminated by using spell check. Spell checks often do not catch errors if the wrong word is chosen, however.
    • Week 5 Assignment: Pronoun Practice  Assignment: Pronoun PracticeDUE DATE: Day 7 (Sunday)Resource: Weekly ReadingsWrite several sentences describing a recent interaction with a friend or family member about personal finance or credit cards. This interaction may be imagined or real.Use at least five different pronouns in your sentences.Identify all pronouns used by bolding them.Post your assignment as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
    • Week 5 Five DQs  Discussion QuestionsWrite six original sentences in which pronouns are used in a consistent manner. What strategies might a writer use to ensure pronouns are used effectively? Rewrite the first sentence of Ch. 27 in your own words. Identify the three basic types of pronouns mentioned on pp. 495 & 496. Explain why using pronouns may help make your writing more effective.This week, we discussed how to properly use pronouns. You have been asked to complete several exercises to help practice using pronouns effectively. Explain which of these exercises you found most useful and elaborate on how it will help your writing in the future.The words who and whom are often used incorrectly. Review pp. 509 & 510. Imagine that you are teaching an ESL (English as a second language) student about how to use who and whom. Provide an explanation to make it easy for him or her to understand the concept. Provide at least three examples using each pronoun. Academic writing standards generally condemn the use of first- and second-person pronouns such as I, me, my, you, and your. Why do you think this is the case?
    • Week 6 Assignment: Review – Adjectives, Adverbs, and Comparisons  Assignment: Review – Adjectives, Adverbs, and ComparisonsDUE DATE: Day 4 (Thursday)Resource: Weekly ReadingsUse at least five adverbs and five adjectives to write a brief review of a movie, sporting event, musical performance, or television show.Bold each adverb.Underline each adjective.Compare the event to one or more similar events. When comparing, use at least three comparatives and three superlatives.Post your assignment for faculty review.
    • Week 6 Six DQs  Discussion QuestionsReview pp. 517–520. Describe your experience with credit and credit cards in a brief paragraph using at least five adverbs and five adjectives in your description. Bold the adverbs and underline the adjectives. What is the most effective way to determine whether a word is an adjective or an adverb?Students are often confused about the use of the words good and well in their writing. Write a 100-word passage to Susan Anker, the author of the course’s textbook, in which you describe five details from her book that are good and five details about thebook that are written well.It is not unusual for writers to confuse adverbs and adjectives. How did the material in MyWritingLab help reduce the possibility of confusion? Describe the strategies you have developed to avoid confusing the use of adverbs and adjectives in the future.Find a movie review in an online publication for a movie currently playing in theaters. Post the link to the review for the class and provide five examples of how the reviewer used adverbs and five examples of the use of adjectives. Has the reviewer used them effectively? Why or why not?Compare and contrast your abilities as an academic writer now as opposed to when you began at Axia College. Using four comparatives and four superlatives within your responses, explain what has led to these changes and what changes you will make in the future.
    • Week 7 Assignment: Paragraphs and Topic Sentences  Assignment: Paragraphs and Topic SentencesDUE DATE: Day 7 (Sunday)Write two paragraphs about how interest rates affect our purchasing decisions.Identify the topic sentence in each by underlining it.Post your paper as an attachment.
    • Week 7 Seven DQs  Discussion QuestionsBased on the readings in Ch. 3, identify key points to keep in mind when writing a topic sentence. How might these key points help you write effectively?This week, you were asked to review the Topic Sentence section in the Center for Writing Excellence. Using the topic of home ownership versus leasing, identify a topic and provide a topic sentence you would use in a paragraph about the topic.After reviewing the information in Ch. 3, identify the three key parts of a paragraph.Page 50 has five paragraphs. Review the five paragraphs and identify which you think is most effective. Explain why you think it is the most effective.When writing a paragraph, it is important that the topic sentence and supporting points within that paragraph be directly related. What would be the reaction of a reader if the topic sentences in an essay did not coincide with the supporting points.
    • Week 8 Assignment: Summary, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation  Assignment: Summary, Analysis, Synthesis, and EvaluationDUE DATE: Day 4 (Thursday) Resource: Appendix FRead the four sample paragraphs in Appendix F.Identify whether the paragraph was a summary, analysis, synthesis, or evaluation.Write a paragraph explaining the key differences between the four types of writing. Post your assignment as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
    • Week 8 Eight DQs  Discussion QuestionsRead the summary paragraph on the bottom of p. 37. Identify the author’s goal in writing the paragraph. How effectively do you think the author met that goal?Read the two-paragraph analysis passage on p. 38. Identify the purpose of the writing.Pages 6 & 7 of the Guidelines for Writing Academic Papers show many different types of writing. Explain the key differences between the following types of paragraphs: summary, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.Read the second paragraph of the synthesis passage. It may be found on pp. 38 & 39. Using your reading for the week and this paragraph in particular, answer the following questions.o What is the key objective when writing a paragraph on synthesis?o Do you feel the author was effective?Review the evaluation paragraph on p. 40. Identify what the author did well and what the author could have done better. Explain what situations lend themselves to evaluation.
    • Assignment: Final Assignment  Assignment: Final AssignmentDUE DATE: Day 7 (Sunday)Resource: Appendix GRead two of the five paragraphs provided in Appendix G. Write a brief paragraph of about 150 words in which you do the following:o Identify which paragraph was more effective and analyze why this was so.o Include a discussion of sentence variety and the rhythm of the author’s writing.o Focus on the writing rather than the opinions presented.o Underline your topic sentence.Submit your paragraph to WritePoint in the Center for Writing Excellence.Review the feedback provided by the Center for Writing Excellence and make corrections to your paragraph.o When doing so, understand that WritePoint may be helpful but is not always correct. Make only the corrections you feel are appropriate.Write a second paragraph, also of about 150 words, in which you describe the feedback you received from WritePoint, providing specific examples of helpful suggestions, as well as ones you felt may have been incorrect and why you think thatis the case.o Underline your topic sentence.Write a third and final paragraph in which describe your strategy for using WritePoint in the future.o Include a discussion of how to accommodate submission and feedback time.o Underline your topic sentence.Post your three paragraphs as a Microsoft® Word attachment.
    • Week 9 Nine DQs  Discussion QuestionsIt is important to consider sentence variety and rhythm in your writing. Define sentence variety and rhythm in your own words and explain how they interact in effective writing.Define repetition in writing and explain why it is important to avoid repeating words or phrases when you create an academic essay.You will be required to write multiple paragraph essays in future courses. One common mistake to avoid is writing paragraphs that are too short or too long. After reviewing the sentence variety exercises for this week, how can you ensure that your paragraphs are of an appropriate length?Review the example paragraphs on pp. 563 & 564. In what ways, if any, are these changes significant? What specific modifications make one paragraph more effective than the other?What are two common mistakes a writer might make that could cause his or her writing to be ineffective for readers? What steps might you take to avoid these mistakes early in the writing stage, thereby communicating more efficiently and effectively.