Assignment # 2:Analysing and Writing Paragraphs and Essay
This assignment is out of 30 marks and is worth 15%.
There are three parts to this assignment:
Part A - Brainstorming and synthesizing Ideas
Part B - Outlining Ideas
Part C - Constructing Paragraphs
Follow the instructions to each of the parts to complete the task.
Use the rubrics given below to guide you in writing the assignment.
The assignment will be due in Week 6, during second tutorial.
This assignment must be typed on A4 papers; use font type Times New Roman and size 12.
The final task must contain 5 pages consisting of cover page, actual essay page and reference page; (Part A and Part B will be on separate pages and attached to the rest of the essay).
Part A - Brainstorming and Synthesising Ideas(7 marks)
Read the following instructions to complete this part of the assignment:
Brainstorm Ideas on the following general topic;
"WHAT IS AUTONOMY?"
Group the ideas you have brainstormed into various specific areas.
Example autonomy, advantages, disadvantages, independence etc...
Analyse and Focus your ideas by narrowing your topics.
Benefits of Achieving Autonomy.
The process of autonomy
Place the notes (from a. & b.) on an A4 paper for submission.
Part B - Outlining Ideas(5 marks)
Follow the instructions given below for this part of the task:
Based on the topic that you constructed in Part A, make an outline.
Use hierarchy and economy concepts learnt in LA 101 course in your outline.
Your outline should be organized using the paragraph feature (TS, SS & CS).
Provide support details in the outline; not just the main ideas.
Part C - Constructing an Essay(18 marks)
Use the outline (in Part B) to construct an expository essay of three (3) paragraphs.
Discuss two points in your essay.
Ensure that your essay contains the three features: topic sentence (TS), supporting sentence (SS) and the concluding sentence (CS). Additionally, also consider the structure of your essay.
Use appropriate transitional markers to achieve unity and coherence in your paragraphs and in the whole essay.
Provide references for your essay.