1- Discussion: Reflecting on Your Writing: Precision and ClaritySometimes, when students think of scholarly writing, they think of lengthy sentences full of painfully obscure meanings, which translates into difficult reading. This does not have to be the case. In fact, scholarly writing should be clear, concise, and precise.How do you attain this? Part of the answer is the iterative process of drafting and revising. However, there are some helpful skills you can master to ensure your intended meaning comes across to your reader, clearly and succinctly.This week’s Learning Resources will help you examine your work for precision and clarity. For this Discussion, you will reflect on your own writing in relation to precision and clarity. Based on what you have learned from the week’s Learning Resources, you will share your thoughts and experiences on revising for precision and clarity. You may also choose to reflect on your practice of responding to feedback.***********Review the Learning Resources on precision and clarityReview the Learning Resources on responding to feedback.Review your Self-Assessment from Week 1.Reflect on your writing process in relation to precision and clarity. You may even choose to consider how you approached this specific Assignment in relation to precision and clarity.Reflect on your progress so far, based on your Self-Assessment from Week 1.*********Post a 2-paragraph reflection on your use of precision and clarity. (Note: You may choose to reflect specifically on how you will apply concepts of precision and clarity in this week’s Assignment.) RESOURSESWalden University. (2015p). Scholarly voice: Precision, clarity, & academic expression. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/clarityhttp://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_i…http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2014/12/re…2-Responding to FeedbackBy now, you have received multiple weeks of feedback from your Instructor. Are you consistently and thoughtfully addressing his or her feedback in your revisions? Please do, as feedback is intended to be considered and appropriately addressed. In addition, you will want to review your work for further revisions, ensuring your writing is clear and precise.For this Assignment, you will review the Learning Resources on feedback and precision and clarity. With the principles outlined in the Learning Resources in mind, try your hand at further revising your paragraph from Week 5 Assignment.*******To prepare for this Assignment:Review the Learning Resources on feedback and precision and clarity.Review feedback obtained from your Instructor (weekly Assignments) and from colleagues (Discussion posts). You may wish to make a list of topics that your Instructor has raised in his/her feedback to you over the previous weeks, and construct a reference file for use in your future revisions.*******The Assignment:Revise the two paragraphs from your Week 5 Assignment, addressing relevant feedback from your Instructor. You may also wish to add new content to your paragraphs. However, you should not use any other sources beyond your chosen article. RESOURCES:ASSIGNMENT WEEK 5 ATTACHEDhttp://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/wr…http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2014/12/re…http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/sc…

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Week 5
Assignment Order and Transitions
Reflection offers the opportunity to consider how their experiences and personal observations
shape the thinking and acceptance of new ideas. Reflective writing helps us improve analytical skills
since it is required to express what you think, how and why you feel that way. In addition, the reflexive
analysis makes us recognize that thoughts are shaped by their assumptions and preconceived ideas. We
appreciate the opinions of others and realize what other thoughts and ideas are like, and perhaps
recognize how their ideas support or oppose what is read.
Order and Transitions
When writing, linking one idea to another requires the use of transitions. These transitions help
improve the cohesion of the ideas that are presented in the paper. When they are absent, a reader may
have difficulties moving from one paragraph to the next. One of the most important lessons that I learned
is the need to revise my work before submission. Errors in order and transitions can at times be
challenging to identify as one is writing a paper. Such revision can ensure that one identifies some of the
changes that could have been placed in the wrong manner and thereby correct them.
Another aspect I learned about order and transitions is that when one is revising the paper, one
may also get the opportunity to add new content to the document before it can be delivered. Adding new
content to the material is always a significant step towards improving the quality of the final paper.
Doing this can also help develop great order in the article where each of the central ideas supports the
thesis of the paper. In scholarly writing, each of the paragraphs following the introduction, are supposed
to help the hypothesis of the article. Where a section does not support the thesis, one can remove the
information contained therein and replace it with information that supports the argument. Doing this
helps improve the coherence of the scholarly paper, and this can improve the writing skills of the student.
These lessons will go a long way to improve my writing in the future.
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