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weeks5-7

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Academic Composition classes scheduled Dec 25-29

 

Class A 

Sunday 1050-1135 in Auditorium

This class took place Thursday Dec 22 at 1035-1120 (not C ) 
Class B  Sunday 1050-1135 in Auditorium 

Monday Dec 26 at 1050-1135

Class C  Sunday 1050-1135 in Auditorium
Tuesday Dec 27 at 1050-1135
Class D  Sunday 1050-1135 in Auditorium 
Wednesday Dec 28 at 1050-1135 

 

Your current weeks' work

 

Week 7: Dec 25 to Dec 29 

 

This week you will complete your description of a process

You will also learn basic formatting in Word 

 

You should by now have written a 4-paragraph essay about  your adventure training, including a conclusion after the paragraph where you described how to do something you learned. 

 

Your teacher has MARKED your work according to what you have done in class so far.  

 

You will meet in the Auditorium on Sunday Dec 25.  You should bring your laptop there.

  1. You can continue to work on your project.  
    1. Correct your work according to feedback given by your teacher
    2. When you have completed the Google Doc part, get your instructions for formatting in Word and paste your work into a Word Document formatted as in the model here:
      sample Word document
  2. Everyone will receive instructions for formatting in class this week. 
    By the end of this week you will receive your mark for Phase 1

 

Instructions for your project

The final essay will be at least 200 words and in four paragraphs, where you:

  1. Explain in general about adventure training
  2. Explain in general your experience there
  3. Describe how someone else might do something you learned how to do there 
    1. Find on the Internet a website that shows pictures of what you are trying to explain
    2. Illustrate your work with 2 to 5 pictures from the Internet
    3. Attribute the photos and references (show exactly where you got them) 
  4. Write a conclusion paragraph (at least 2 sentences)
  5. When your Google Doc has been completed paste your completed work (4 paragraphs and 2 pictures with credits) into a Word document
    1. Use these instructions for formatting - download the instructions  
    2. Email your work in a Word attachment to vstevens@hct.ac.ae
  6. The final step (after next week) will be to create your own blog and publish your work there 

 

Components to help you complete this assignment:

  1. Model paragraph (FIND the process markers in the process paragraphs)
    1. How to check your SCUBA equipment - download sample Word document
    2. http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/process.html
  2. Directions for how to proceed with this assignment are at the wiki portal.
  3. A template for formatting in Word - download the instructions from the wiki portal
  4. Marking for this assignment

 

First phase: Marking for FOUR paragraphs in Google Docs

 

 

Your

mark

 
6 Wrote on topic of shaheen in general (6 points)
6 Wrote at least 3 sentences (6 points)
5 The paragraph has a good topic sentence (5 points)
5 The mistakes in the paragraph have been corrected (5 points)
6 Wrote  about your experience (6 points)
6 Wrote at least 3 sentences (6 points)
5 The paragraph has a good topic sentence (5 points)
5 The mistakes in the paragraph have been corrected (5 points)
6 Wrote about steps to a process (6 points)
6 Wrote at least 3 sentences with steps to a process (6 points)
5 The paragraph has a good topic sentence (5 points)
5 The mistakes in the paragraph have been corrected (5 points)
6 Wrote a conclusion (6 points)
6 Wrote at least 2 sentences in a conclusion (6 points)
5 The paragraph has a good topic sentence (5 points)
5 The mistakes in the paragraph have been corrected (5 points)
4 Indented all paragraphs (4 points)
4 Inserted two pictures from the Internet (4 points)
4 Included picture credits (4 points)
100 Total (so far, you can work on it until Thu Dec 29)

Download a copy of this marking scheme

 

Phase 2: Your correctly formatted Word document submitted in email tovstevens@hct.ac.ae

 

For work you did before on this, 

See Weeks 4-5

 

Upcoming Assessments

 

  • Dec 26 –29 - 
    You have an intermediate grade on 
    work done on your Adventure essay so far.
    This is to gauge your class participation during month of December


  • Jan 2-5 - 
    Final grade on Adventure essay next week – 
    Paste the text and pictures to a WORD document
    and email the attachment to vstevens@hct.ac.ae

  • Some time NEXT week or the one after
    Writing test in auditorium on process writing

 

 

Your Academic Composition Essay test #1 Dec 13 and 14 (auditorium)  

 

You were asked to write an essay of at least 150 words, two paragraphs, similar to those you have written so far in Academic Composition 

 

You will be marked on:

  1. Paragraph format (indent 5 spaces)
  2. Correct grammar and capitalization
  3. Spelling (you can use a dictionary, but not computers) 
  4. Good topic sentences
  5. Appropriate paragraphs for the subject assigned 
  6. Each paragraph has at least 3 sentences (topic sentence, support details, and / or conclusion). 
    6 good sentences will earn you a C on this test; more might result in higher marks (A or B) 

 

See the marking rubric for this exam 

 

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