Final project for English 101 at thomas edison state, 750 word essay on top of correcting the other three essays.
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Final project for English 101 at thomas edison state,  750 word essay

on top of correcting the other three essays. 

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Benjamen English 26 JUNE 2016 ENC-101-GS003 Writng Descripton Last summer my co-worker SPC Krampen wanted to take his wife and himself on a 4 day vacaTon. He told me that he was going to go to Virginia Beach, Virginia, which happens to be my home town. He knew that and came to me to ask what fun acTviTes were there to do there that can Ft into four days. I immediately started rambling a ton of things o± the top of my head because I was excited that he was going to my town. I then had to narrow them down to just a few things to Ft his Tme schedule. ²he Frst place I told him that he should visit was Busch Gardens. Busch Gardens is an amusement park near there and it lots of fun, they had just opened up a new roller coaster ride called the Gri³n. It’s a great place for families and also just for couples with a ton of di±erent assortments of rides, games and shows that can easily take up an enTre day. Another seller point for Busch Gardens was that once a year they o±er free admission for military personal and both he and I know you can’t pass up a free Tcket. I told him that he should rent a hotel room there because for day two he is right around the corner from Water Country USA which is one of the biggest water parks on the east coast and they also o±er free admission to military personal once a year. ´or the third day I told him that he needs to go and see the beach and the AtlanTc Ocean. ²he boardwalk there is amazing. ²here are too many restaurants to count and if you like music trust me you will Fnd something to listen too. ²he boardwalk itself is only a couple miles long but you can start on one end and walk to other side and hear every genre of music you could possibly think of. Every weekend
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there are free concerts all day long and it’s a really good experience to hear songs from the small musicians trying to make it big. There is this one ice cream shop right on the beach in the center of the boardwalk which on the ho±est summer day has the most refreshing scoops ice cream you can imagine. To top the night oF down the beach I told him that he needed to stop at any of the three ²orbe’s Candies shops down there. I know from experience that they make the best salt water taFy on the east coast and I dare anyone to try to contest that. On the last day there I told him he should stop by a place called Mt. Trashmore. I know it sounds like a hideous place but trust me it’s a very nice park to take your family too. It used to be the city’s dump but the city got together and built something out of it. They took layers upon layers of dirt and piled it on top trash mounds. It took years for the dirt to se±le and for the trash to decompose but ³nally they were able to build a park on it with a beau´ful lake to take paddle boats out on it. Also on the side of the mountain is the city’s seal built into the side of it. It is the perfect place in the city to have a nice picnic and just relax. That in my opinion would be the best way to spend a couple days in the city of Virginia Beach.
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ENC-101: ENGLISH COMPOSITION I Final Project Portfolio Assignment At the end of the semester you are required to submit a portfolio of your written work. This portfolio will contain four items. Three of these items will be essays from assignments that you submitted before the midterm examination and revised during the second half of the course, based on feedback you received from your mentor. The fourth item is an essay that will document your awareness of the decisions you made and processes you employed as you revised the other three items in your portfolio. This assignment will account for 20 percent of your final grade. The object of this exercise is for you to improve your writing skills by being consciously aware of the decisions you make and the processes you use when developing written work. That is why you are asked to take notes as you revise your assignments (see #2 and #3 below). In technical terms you will be recording your metacognitive process. Metacognition is usually defined as “knowing about knowing”: analyzing your own learning or thinking process. The metacognitive process is actually two separate processes that take place at the same time. First, you will be checking your progress as you learn; second, you will be making any adjustments necessary to improve your performance if you think you need to do better. The essay you are to produce as part of this assignment should be based on your notes and should be a polished explanation of the process, describing what you did to improve your earlier assignments and why. Guidelines: Portfolio Assignment Completing the final project involves four steps: 1. The first step is to choose three of the six essays you handed in before the midterm examination; these three should be ones that you want to revise and resubmit as part of this portfolio. 2. The second step to analyze your three essays to see where you could improve them while keeping notes on the process. You will use these notes to produce a final essay of approximately 750 words discussing the decisions and choices involved in your revisions. 3. The third step is to revise the three essays you chose while continuing to keep notes detailing your writing and revision processes. 4. The fourth step is to write your final essay and combine it with your revised essays into a single submission that explains the processes you used when writing and the best examples of your work. Copyright © 2016 by Thomas Edison State University. All rights reserved.
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Step 1: Select Which Previous Assignments to Revise When you are selecting which previous essays to revise, try to find a way to link them together. Ask yourself questions such as: What do these essays have in common? Answers may include: They are all addressed to the same kind of audience (pp. 89-93). They all have similar errors that need to be addressed (see the Table of Contents or Index in the text for help with the errors). They all have the same aim: expressive, referential, or persuasive (pp. 241 and following, p. 391 and following, and p. 327 and following). Step 2: Analyze Your Assignments and Make Notes After you have selected the three essays to revise, the main question to ask yourself is: How can I improve these essays? Review the readings from the Gong and Dragga text to find answers to this question. Answers may include: The sentence structure needs work or the paragraphs don't flow well (pp. 155-158). I communicated my purpose well in one but not in the other two (pp. 144-146). The thesis is weak (p. 152). I need to develop a better style (pp. 173-190). Additional questions that you should ask yourself when considering how to improve your essays are: Which of the common concerns for writers apply to these assignments? Are there areas that I can see where my writing breaks down? What are the external and internal forces that interfere with my writing process? What can I do to counter these breakdowns? What other ways can I tie these essays together with a common theme from the text? Step 3: Revise Your Assignments and Make Notes After you have analyzed your three essays to see where you can improve them, start the revision process. You should edit the essays according to the notes written by your mentor, the answers to the questions like those listed above in Step 2 above, and the readings from Gong and Dragga. As you edit, continue to record the process you use. Keep making notes on your decisions. These notes will be essential when it comes to writing the final essay that you must include in your portfolio. Copyright © 2016 by Thomas Edison State University. All rights reserved.
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