two 200 word journal responses no citations or references needed

*****First one*****

  • Instructions

    In this unit, you will be revising your Unit V Illustration Essay, but you will also be looking forward to the Unit VII submission of your Expository Essay. Choosing a topic can be a great challenge to students at times because they want to choose a topic that is reasonable and one that is interesting to them. However, some students struggle with choosing a topic because there are so many possibilities. In the lessons for this unit, we discussed some different ways that you can come up with a short list of possible topics, including talking to those around you, observing important issues, reflecting on issues that are important to you, and thinking about topics in relation to disciplinary categories.After considering some of these generative methods, what topics have you come up with? Describe them, along with giving a short explanation of how you came to your topics. You might choose just one topic and share your process. If you do not have a topic(s) in mind, then describe some general areas of interest or where you think you might want to find a topic. Sometimes just describing these vague thoughts can be very productive for you and others!Your response should be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.
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*****Second one*****

Instructions

As described in Unit VI and reinforced in Unit VII, the expository essay is instructional and educational in that the purpose of this essay is to confer information from the author to the reader. There are many different kinds of expository writing that surround us each day. In fact, you have more than likely written in an expository manner before. Any time you have written to a friend and described the process for cooking a favorite dish, explained the process for enrolling in a fantasy football league, or explained how to plan and then execute a quilt, you were writing in an expository manner.

For this journal, briefly introduce the topic of your expository essay. This is not a formal disclosure. Instead, describe what you intend to write about in your Unit VII expository essay. Use the following questions as a guide:

  • What is your topic?
  • How are you approaching it?
  • What do you already know about the topic?
  • What do you want others to know about the topic?
  • What attracted you to this topic?
  • Do you have a personal interest in the topic?
  • What was the inspiration for writing about this topic?
  • What do you want to know about the topic?
  • What kinds of research are you doing already?
  • How do you feel about the drafting process so far?

You certainly should not feel as though you need to answer all of the questions above. Instead, in your description, picture your course mates as your audience. Imagine that we are all sitting in a classroom together, and the instructor has the class to go around the room and describe their projects.

Your response should be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.

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