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ENGL 135 Topic Selection Assignment Week 1 DeVry
Start your letter with your introduction of a sentence or two; be sure to name the author of the article you’re responding to as well as the entire title. Then add the purpose of your letter. End the paragraph with your thesis, which has your main idea plus the points you’re going to use to prove the main idea.
Begin your first point here; it should match up with the first point from your thesis above. You may want to add a transitional phrase to help the reader along, such as first. Then spend the rest of this paragraph supporting this first point. You may blend your argument for this point with personal experience. Add a cited statement of summary…
Theme/Topic: Technology-Texting and Driving
2. Angle: Since the use of services or devices that disable in-car cellphone messaging will be helpful in restricting instances of texting and driving, it may not be the most effective way to keep people from texting and driving.
3. Purpose and Thesis: I do not agree that the use of services or devices that disable in-car cellphone messaging is the best way to keep people from texting and driving because these services are flawed, optional and may not be accessible to all.
Reader/Audience Profile:The readers will expect the writer to address the advantages and disadvantages of the new device in preventing teens or people in general from texting and driving. In this regard, I plan to accommodate these…
Context: The audience may be both in favor of and against the use of the said devices or of
regulations on texting and driving in general. With that, I would…
…Another flaw of using these apps is that they can be removed or their features can be disabled. Although the parents will receive a notification that their children disabled the app’s features (Mays, 2014), such information may come too late…
ENGL 135 Source Summary Assignment Week 2 DeVry
Source Summary Prewriting-4 Parts
Topic: Texting and Driving
Title: “A meta-analytic comparison of the effects of text…
Intended audience: I think that the intended audience would consist of policy-makers who would have the authority to regulate…
In the article A meta-analytic comparison of the effects of text messaging to substance-induced impairment on driving performance, the authors (Pascual-Ferrá, Liu and Beatty, 2012) described the findings of a meta-analysis where they compared the effects of…
ENGL 135 Information Literacy Module Assignment Week 2 DeVry
Use the library databases to retrieve an article from the Course Theme Reading List on the topic you selected last week. If you are considering a new topic, confirm your choice with your professor. Once you retrieve the article, print it or save a local copy of the full text article to your hard drive so that you can refer to the contents of the article offline. ..
In your own words, identify points in the peer review cycle that seem especially important and explain why?
The most important points in the power point peer review cycle are as follows: creating an idea, researching said idea, peer reviewing the work, and the publication of the idea. The peer review cycle begins with a person and a new idea. Without an original idea there wouldn’t be a peer review cycle to begin with. The second most important point in the peer review cycle would be a peer…
Based on this information, explain whether your article for this week was peer reviewed? How can you determine this information?
I can determine that my article was peer reviewed because of several reasons. The first reason being that any peer reviewed article can be found in journals both online and in print (which mine was). These articles are written by experts in a field of study and tend to be longer, more in-depth then articles you find in newspapers and magazines. Secondly, scholarly articles are…
As you work on your research in this class, where specifically can you look to find peer-reviewed information?
Many databases, including DeVry’s library database, allow you to limit your search…
ENGL 135 APA Module Alternate Assignment Week 3 DeVry
Why is APA Style used to document ideas in writing? What is the purpose of the in-text citation? Demonstrate your understanding of the in-text citation by providing an in-text citation for the article you summarized for the week 2 assignment. (15 points)
ENGL 135 Proposal Pitch for Texting and Driving-Outline Week 3 DeVry
The purpose of a proposal is to highlight standout ideas, and to do so in a manner that can convince an audience to support a project. Proposals delivered in a workplace are often part of a competitive process in which the strongest proposal is offered the business. In these contexts, effective word choice and professional delivery define the effective communication of an idea. Your research proposal will be presented as a sentence outline. As the name suggests, the sentence outline presents complete thoughts in complete sentences as opposed to phrases. In each section of the proposal, choose ideas with the goal of persuading your reader to believe that you are interested in the topic and ready to learn how to develop the topic into a project. Use a complete sentence to provide the response to each of the questions below. You can use first person. Use APA documentation for the final section of the proposal to document any sources referenced in your proposal. Remember to put at least two items at any given level of the outline, as shown in this template and the sample proposal.
What is your research question?
ENGL 135 Annotated Bibliography Assignment Week 4 DeVry
To start your Annotated Bibliography, write an introductory paragraph to gain the attention of your reader and set the context for your research. Start with the attention-grabbing idea, such as an anecdote or fact about your topic. Provide your working thesis statement that answers your research question and provides the direction of your argument. Make corrections to…
This article describes the law on texting and driving in the state of Florida. More specifically, it
describes how texting and driving is considered only a secondary offense, preventing law
enforcers from effectively imposing it. In this regard, law enforcers advocate that texting and
driving should be considered a primary offense. Although research shows that…
Pascual-Ferrá, P., Liu, Y., & Beatty, M. J. (2012). A meta-analytic comparison of the effects of
text messaging to substance-induced impairment on driving performance. Communication Research Reports, 29(3), 227–238. doi:10.1080/08824096.2012.696079.
ENGL 135 Course Project First Draft Texting and Driving Week 5 DeVry
Start with the attention-grabbing story: Capture your listeners’ attention right away with a detailed story, an anecdote about the problem. You will explain that if this happened, there must be a problem that should be solved.
Identify the topic: This idea lets your readers know what your proposal is about in general terms. Express the purpose: this idea allows readers to understand the purpose of your proposal. Establish your credibility: you may have some experience with this topic, and this is your opportunity to tell about it briefly. You may not be an expert, but you have included the ideas of experts in your proposal; identify two or three standout sources that lend credibility to the topic.
se any of the versions you’ve developed for prior assignments.
The narrowed topic for my paper is about how laws are more effective in preventing texting and driving compared to the use of apps or devices that prevent the in-car use of cellphones.
Who is your primary audience or reader? Why? Be detailed in your answer about your audience.
My primary audience will consist of the teenagers and the young adults as they are the ones most likely to text and drive.
In a sentence or short paragraph, what is your thesis statement, including your angle? Write what will appear in your essay.
My point is that although the use of apps and devices that prevent in-car use of the cellphone is helpful at preventing drivers from texting and driving, the implementation….
What method of organization and development will you use to develop your paragraphs?
ENGL 135 Course Project Second Draft Texting and Driving Week 6 DeVry
Start with Section III, where you will identify and describe your plan to solve the problem that you previously discussed in Section II. You will also explain why your solution will work better than other ones, and what distinguishes it from others.
including your angle? Write what will appear in your essay.
My point is that although the use of apps and devices that prevent in-car use of the cellphone is helpful at preventing drivers from texting and driving, the implementation…
What topic sentences will you use as the foundation of your communication? (If necessary, add more points.)
In 2012, Texas college student Chance Bothe was texting that he needed to stop texting because he said that he could die in a car accident (Zafar, 2012).
What method of organization and development will you use to develop your paragraphs?
I will use stories of real-life texting and driving incidents to introduce my topic.
Texting started to become popular in the early 2000s and this has led to the…
In 2012, Texas college student Chance Bothe was texting that he needed to stop texting because he said that he could die in a car accident (Zafar, 2012). He was driving at the same time, causing him to drive into a cliff. He miraculously survived but not without serious injuries – traumatic brain injuries, a fractured skull, a crushed face and a broken neck (Zafar, 2012). In 2013, 19-year old Elizabeth Haley…
ENGL 135 Peer Review Week 7 DeVry
Rewriting and revising the article then resending it for review are important points in the peer review cycle because these parts of the cycle ensure the correctness, accuracy, and integrity of the article before it is published. In this regard, the editor is different from the peer reviewer in that the editor is not exactly an expert in the field of…
ENGL 135 Course Project Final Draft Texting and Driving Week 8 DeVry
Through the Course Project, students will engage in writing about a real-world topic that is aimed at a specified reader in the form of an argument.
ENGL 135 Entire Project Texting and Driving DeVry
Start with the attention-grabbing story: Capture your readers’ attention right away with a detailed story, an anecdote about the problem, or another technique. You will explain that if this happened, there must be a problem that should be solved.
Identify the topic: This idea lets your readers know what your paper is about in general terms. Express the purpose: This idea allows readers to understand the purpose of your paper. Establish your credibility: You may have some experience with this topic, and this is your…
ENGL 135 Discussions All 7 Weeks Advance Composition All Students Posts 353 Pages
ENGL 135 Exploring the Course Themes Discussions 1 Week 1 All Students Posts 41 Pages
The four course themes of education, technology, family, and health and wellness are topics that touch each of our lives in some way. In this discussion, practice exploring the themes as a researcher would: by creating problem statements.How do you do this? Ask and then answer the question using a sub-topic (see below). Here’s an example. “For whom is [school bullying] a problem?“ In your post, provide the question and then the answer to the question. For example, “School bullying is a problem for victims of bullying because. . . .” Complete the statement based on your experience and knowledge….
Health and Wellness
School Bullies Multitasking and Technology Sexualization of Girls College Students and Weight Issues
No Child Left Behind Act/Race to the Top Technology and Social Isolation Gender Discrimination Childhood Obesity
Grade inflation Perils of Social Networking Unequal Rights in Marriage, Children Fad Diets
College Students and Underage Drinking Online Dating/ Online Predators/Sex Offenders Children of Divorce Junk Food
Student Debt Illegal Downloading of Protected Content Domestic Violence Sedentary Lifestyles
College Students, Cheating and Plagiarism Internet Censorship/ Classified Information Leaks Cyberbullying Teenage Pregnancy
College Dropout Rates Identity Theft Life-Work (Im)balance/ Flexible Work Schedules Concussions in Athletes
High School Dropouts Texting and Driving Insurance Premiums for Smokers and Obese Employees
ENGL 135 Starting Your Research Process Discussions 2 Week 1 All Students Posts 29 Pages
and Starting Your Research Process Discussions Week 1 All Students Posts 70 Pages
ENGL 135 Argumentative Strategies Discussions 1 Week 2 All Students Posts 23 Pages
ENGL 135 Internet Reliability Discussions 2 Week 2 All Students Posts 22 Pages
How reliable is the Internet as a source of information for your research? What are the ways you can validate information that you find on the Internet? Why is this necessary? Use examples from the Information Literacy module you reviewed this week. These questions are good ones. What do you think?…
ENGL 135 Argumentative Strategies and Internet Reliability Discussions Week 2 All Students Posts 45 Pages
ENGL 135 Presenting Ideas Discussions 1 Week 3 All Students Posts 26 Pages
ENGL 135 Preparing the Research Proposal Discussions 2 Week 3 All Students Posts 21 Pages
How important is it to be personally invested in an idea? Can you sell an idea that you have no stake in? Why or why not? Using one of the resources from the Course Readings, provide an example of an author who is communicating in a way that tells a reader that the author is credible and is a trustworthy source….
ENGL 135 Presenting Ideas and Preparing the Research Proposal Discussions Week 3 All Students Posts 47 Pages
ENGL 135 Annotated Bibliography Entries Discussions 1 Week 4 All Students Posts 32 Pages
In presenting an argument, should a writer strive to be the final authority or a reasonable voice on an issue? Review Chapter 22 to understand the difference. Then, using your topic and one or more of your sources, define and provide an example of an arguable claim as opposed to a personal judgment. We touched upon this last week. Using your topic, post a sentence that is factual, and then post a sentence that is emotional….
ENGL 135 Annotated Bibliography Entries and Argumentative Strategies Discussions Week 4 All Students Posts 54 Pages
ENGL 135 Analyzing a Sample Argument Discussions 1 Week 5 All Students Posts 20 Pages
In the textbook, review the student essay on p. 199, “Allowing Guns on Campus Will Prevent Shootings, Rape.” In an abbreviated format, the sample contains the elements that you will be including in your Course Project. The controversial subject matter (the content) may engage you right away. This is a sign that the writer is applying an argumentative strategy. Focus on the organization. What do you notice about the way the topic is introduced? How will your draft be similar or different? What was the author’s intro strategy? What are some other intro strategies?…
ENGL 135 Organizational Patterns in Argument Discussions 2 Week 5 All Students Posts 22 Pages
Review each selection and include in your post responses to these questions. What do you notice about how each is organized and presented? on in parentheses. Example: There are many ways to do it (Jones, 2013).
Which method do these authors use most?…
ENGL 135 Analyzing a Sample Argument and Organizational Patterns in Argument Discussions Week 5 All Students Posts 42 Pages
ENGL 135 Rebuttals and Refutations Discussions 1 Week 6 All Students Posts 27 Pages
In short, what do people of the other side of your argument say? What is one of the claims they make, and how can you refute that claim?
Anticipating readers’ objections is one way to determine what other sections to include and support in your paper. Practice writing a rebuttal or a refutation by taking your thesis and considering the point of view of someone who believes differently or even the opposite of the argument you are making. To do this, review Chapter 10, pp. 449–452 and post a paragraph that summarizes an oppositional point of view to your thesis and then refutes it. As peers, reply to one another explaining whether or not your classmates are presenting the opposition objectively and whether the refutation is logical. Give one another ideas or suggestions for points that may be left out or might need to be further developed. The paragraph you draft here can be used in a section of your Second Draft this week….
ENGL 135 Designing Your Course Project Discussions 2 Week 6 All Students Posts 21 Pages
While APA-style citation and format is required, you do have the flexibility in the design of your Course Project to include a visual element. Review Chapter 17, pp. 382–387. How does the use of visual elements enhance or detract from the presentation of research? Will you add graphs, charts, or images to your draft? Why or why not?…
ENGL 135 Rebuttals and Refutations and Designing Your Course Project Discussions Week 6 All Students Posts 48 Pages
ENGL 135 APA Workshop Discussions 1 Week 7 All Students Posts 19 Pages
Each academic area of study has a particular style for documenting the ideas of other scholars. The standards of formatting document you’ve been using is from the American Psychological Association (APA). This is the preferred style in the social sciences. As you’ve noticed, there is a strong emphasis on the publication date. Why do you think there is such an emphasis on the date? As you work on revising your Course Project, what questions do you have about how to incorporate standard APA format and documentation guidelines into your essay? Are there any sources you are having a hard time documenting? Any questions about your reference entries?…
ENGL 135 Peer Review Teams Discussions 2 Week 7 All Students Posts 26 Pages
This week, we’ll be sharing our writing in a class peer review. In order to make this process run smoothly, please be sure to follow the instructions noted below.
Return your completed Peer Review Worksheet as an attachment in a response post to each of your peers separately. This must be completed no later than Friday night.
Continue to check into your group Discussion area in the event your peers pose any follow-up questions….
ENGL 135 APA Workshop and Peer Review Teams Discussions Week 7 All Students Posts