ENG 122 Week 3 – Discussion 2

  

Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Discussion 2

 

Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
 

     

Writing   Your Conclusion Workshop

Prepare

As you   prepare to write your second discussion for this week, take a few moments to   do the following:

Reflect

Before   drafting your initial post, take time to reflect on your closing argument.   Does your conclusion reemphasize the important points that you have made in   your essay? Have you summarized your main points and rephrased your thesis   statement? Do the final lines of your conclusion leave your readers with   something interesting to consider?

Write (due Thursday, Day 3)

  • In 200 to 300 words, share        your concluding paragraph. Your conclusion should reiterate the position        of your paper by summarizing your main points and rephrased thesis        statement. In a final paragraph, share your original thesis statement.
  • In a separate paragraph,        identify and explain the following:
    • What is your conclusion’s         closing argument?
    • In addition, note any         questions you may have regarding your conclusion (e.g., rephrased         thesis statement, summarized main points, etc.) so your classmates can         assist you. 

Respond to   Peers (due Monday, Day 7)

  • In 125 to 200 words each,        discuss and critique the concluding paragraphs of at least two of your        classmates. Please identify, analyze, and discuss the following:
    • Rephrased thesis statement
    • Main points of the argument         (e.g., are the main points summarized?)
    • Closing argument (e.g., was         the thesis proven?)
    • Questions and concerns         regarding the development of the closing argument
  • Substantiate your ideas and        suggestions with specific examples from your classmates’ concluding        paragraphs and the assigned reading materials. 

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