——————————————————————————————-| START ASSIGNMENT 1 |——————————————————————————————-| Writing Journal 3 |——————————————————————————————-This week the focus is on planning and drafting your essays. I’ve assigned the sections on Planning (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and Drafting (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.in Writing Commons. But rather than having you read each chapter in these long sections, I want you to pick at least one chapter in each section–an area where you want advice, or have questions, or want to improve. For example, as a student, I struggled with paragraph transitions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. in fact, sometimes I wasn’t even sure that I knew exactly what a paragraph was (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.or where it should begin or end. So the two chapters I linked to above, might be the ones in the “Drafting” section I’d want to read. I’d also need to plan to read at least one chapter in the “Planning” section. After you read for this week, I want you to write about what you’ve learned, and what questions you still have. Since you’re working on a draft of a whole essay, this doesn’t have to be long–one hundred and fifty words for the whole journal is more than enough. ——————————————————————————————-| END ASSIGNMENT 1 |——————————————————————————————-| START ASSIGNMENT 2 |——————————————————————————————-| Discussion Forum 3 |——————————————————————————————-So many of you mentioned in your first writing journals that you want to get better at making your essays longer, at elaborating on your thoughts without getting repetitive and making sure you’re able to meet your word count or page length requirements.I know of one way to do that, and it’s a little counter intuitive: break your writing assignment down into smaller parts. If, instead of thinking of writing, say, a four page paper, you work instead on a series of eight related half-page sections, the task is much easier. If a half a page is still daunting (and depending on the subject, it can be!), you can break it down further. There were parts of my dissertation (220 pages), that I had to write sentence-by-sentence, one sentence at a time, or I would never have finished.For this week’s Discussion Forum, that is what we are going to do. We are going to explore some different ways of breaking your essay into smaller pieces, and you are going to work on drafting some of those pieces a little bit at a time. My favorite way to do that is to create a storyboard, which I explain in one of the videos for this week. If you’d like to make a storyboard for your essay, please do so. If you would prefer a standard outline, do that. Either way, post your storyboard/outline to this forum. THEN, please turn a part of your storyboard/outline into a full paragraph or scene of at least 200 words that could go into your finished essay. Include both the outline/storyboard and the 200 words as part of your post. If you want to include dialogue, I have a handout on punctuating dialogue in the Grammar Fun! resource at the top of the course.——————————————————————————————-| END ASSIGNMENT 2 |——————————————————————————————-THANK YOU SO MUCH!