Journal: Language and Situation Don’t forget to apply the stages of the writing
Journal: Language and Situation
Don’t forget to apply the stages of the writing
process by, first, starting with an outline of your ideas about this week’s
topic for your essay. Please include your bulleted outline as part of your submission
This week you will explore how language
changes based on the situation. Imagine a situation in which one person is
asking another person for a favor (identify one favor and utilize it for the
entire assignment). Select three of the following situations:
talking to grandparent
romantically involved people talking
talking to boss
talking to professor
talking to a pastor
talking to a child
For each situation that you select, write a
dialogue between the two fictitious people; the dialogue should focus on one
person requesting a favor from the other person.
Reflecting on your dialogues, answer the
did the dialogues change?
did the dialogues change?
You are practicing the ‘Drafting and Revising’
stages of the Writing Process this week. Review this process below.
Outline and Draft
To begin, work from your
outline and type out all your ideas into paragraph form, focusing on keeping
the content relevant to the topic of the bulleted item/paragraph in your
Outline. During this initial drafting stage, you don’t worry about spelling, grammar,
or smoothness. We can focus on “polishing” the essay later in the process. For
now, you just want to get all your ideas down, like a free-writing exercise.
Just write ideas during the first draft. Drafts are “sloppy copies.” Drafts are
meant to have mistakes.
Once you feel that you
have filled in your outline and written out a good first draft that addresses
all the points of the assignment, you are ready to begin revising. During
revision, you start to reread through the paper and work on clarity of ideas
and completeness of your explanations, while adding or deleting content. At
this stage, it is important to ask another person to proofread your paper for
flow and confusions and to provide feedback. Take these suggestions from your
“peer reader” and decide if those suggestions improve your paper. If so,
incorporate them into making your paper stronger.
Please review the rubric
for this week’s assignment. It will provide you with exact details about what
your instructor expects and how you will be graded.
Length: Each scenario must be at least 350 words
(1050 words total)
Length: 1050 words
Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. These do
not count towards the minimal word amount for this assignment.
References: Not necessary.
Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or