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COM 120 Entire Course

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COM 120 Week 1 CheckPoint: Persuasive Essay Topic


COM 120 Week 1 DQs
COM 120 Week 2 CheckPoint: Brainstorming Techniques
COM 120 Week 2 Assignment: Persuasive Essay Characteristics

COM 120 Capstone Discussion Question

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Capstone Discussion Question


Due Date: Day 3 [Main] forum
Post your response to these questions: How did using a formal writing process
(planning, drafting, developing, revisin

COM 120 Week 1 CheckPoint Persuasive


Essay Topic

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CheckPoint: Persuasive Essay Topic


Appendix A will familiarize you with the phases of the writing process as well as the
deliverables that will be due throughout the course regarding your persuasive essay.

COM 120 Week 1 DQs

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Discussion Question 1
Due Date: Day 2 [post to the Main forum]
Post your response to these questions: What writing process have you used in the
past? What worked well for you? What is your biggest obstacle to becoming an
effective writer?

COM 120 Week 1 Grammar Exercise 1

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COM 120 Week 1 Grammar Exercise 1

COM 120 Week 2 Assignment Persuasive


Essay Characteristics

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In a persuasive essay, the writer assumes a position on a subjectwhich your text


refers to as taking a standand then tries to persuade his/her readers to agree with
that position by supplying evidence that is accurate and trustworthy.

COM 120 Week 3 CheckPoint Thesis


Statements

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CheckPoint: Thesis Statements


Course Syllabus Page 12 COM 120
COM 120 Effective Persuasive Writing

COM 120 Week 3 DQs

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Discussion Question 1
Writing a topic sentence is similar to writing a thesis sentence but on a smaller scale.
Whereas, the thesis statement conveys the main idea of the entire paper, a topic
sentence conveys the main idea of a single paragraph.

COM 120 Week 4 Assignment Full


Sentence Outline, Thesis Statement, and
Working Reference List

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Assignment: Full Sentence Outline, Thesis Statement, and Working Reference List
Before you write a first draft of your Persuasive Essay, you will need to organize the
structure of your paper. One way to organize your ideas is by creating a formal
outline. Normally, an outline organizes only the body of your paper.

COM 120 Week 4 CheckPoint


Paragraphs

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Often, writers use more than one type of supporting paragraph to develop an essay.
The type of supporting paragraph depends on the type of thesis statement the writer
has chosen. For example, an argument might be supported by an example or
cause/effect

COM 120 Week 4 Grammar Exercise 2

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COM 120 Week 4 Grammar Exercise 2

COM 120 Week 5 CheckPoint Formatting


PART 2 of 2

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CheckPoint: Formatting
Resources: Appendix F, Appendix G, and Sample APA paper:
http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c09_s4.html
Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum

COM 120 Week 5 CheckPoint Formatting


PART 1 of 2

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Resources: Appendix F, Appendix G, and Sample APA paper:


http://www.dianahacker.com/resdoc/p04_c09_s4.html
Due Date: Day 5 [Individual] forum

COM 120 Week 5 DQs

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Discussion Question 1
Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum
Post your response to these questions: What are the advantages of using APA
formatting for academic papers? What aspect of APA formatting

COM 120 Week 6 Assignment Rough


Draft of Persuasive Essay

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Assignment: Rough Draft of Persuasive Essay


Be sure to submit a Rough Draft of your Persuasive Essay that is complete enough
for the instructor to provide constructive feedback.
Resource: Appendix A

COM 120 Week 6 CheckPoint


Introductions and Conclusions

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CheckPoint: Introductions and Conclusions


An effective introduction serves to arouse a readers interest. Starting a paper with In
this paper, I will is the surest route to boredom

COM 120 Week 7 CheckPoint Peer


Review- Appendix H

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As writers, we can become personally attached to our work. That attachment can
make it difficult for us to see how our work might be received by an audience. Peer
reviews provide a valuable opportunity to both give and to receive feedback as writers
strive to create a successful final product.

COM 120 Week 7 DQs

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Discussion Question 1
Due Date: Day 2 [Main] forum
Post your response to this question: What is the purpose of revising and editing an
academic paper?
3. Discussion Question 2
Due Date: Day 4 [Main] forum

COM 120 Week 8 Assignment Commonly


Misused Words

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Assignment: Commonly Misused Words


One aspect of becoming an effective writer is learning how to use words effectively.
For this CheckPoint exercise, refer to the list of commonly misused words at
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/
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COM 120 Week 8 CheckPoint Revised


Rough Draft

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CheckPoint: Revised Rough Draft


Due Date: Day 4 [Individual] forum
Revise the Rough Draft of your Persuasive Essay. Identify the portions of the paper
you revised by using bold or colored font or asterisks (*)

COM 120 Week 9 Assignment Final


Persuasive Essay

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Assignment: Final Persuasive Essay


Resource: Appendix A and Appendix I
Due Date: Day 7 [Individual] forum