To prepare an 1,100- to 1,200-word, process analysis essay that incorporates narration and description, using the content and instructor feedback from the Process Analysis Prewriting assignment
For this essay, you’ll do the following: n Use prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing to write formal, college-level essays n Distinguish among different patterns of development n Apply an appropriate pattern of development to a specific purpose and audience n Write effective thesis statements n Develop paragraphs using topic sentences, adequate detail, supporting evidence, and transitions n Apply the conventions of standard written American English to produce correct, well-written essays Topic To illustrate your process for balancing your time and managing your schedule for the purpose of helping other distance education students learn how they can do the same
Writing Your Essay In your prewriting, you focused on what’s happening in your life. For your essay, you’ll revise and reorganize your prewriting to create an essay that would help other students manage the challenges they may face when taking online courses. You’ll also give them hope that they can manage their time effectively to accomplish everything they want. Your prewriting will require major reorganization and revision including n An introductory paragraph with a thesis statement that addresses the purpose of the essay n Three-to-four body paragraphs that begin with topic sentences and clearly relate to and support the thesis statement as well as combine elements from the narrative and process prewriting paragraphs n A conclusion that reinforces the thesis statement and purpose of the essay
Essays must be typed, double-spaced, using a standard 12-point font and left justification. Use 1-inch margins at the top and bottom and 1.25-inch margins for the left and right sides of the document. Each page must have a properly formatted header containing your name, student number, exam number, page number, mailing address, and email address (see page 6 for an example). Name each document using your student number first, then the six-digit lesson number, and finally your last name (for example, 23456789_050177 Doe). Save each as “File Type: Rich Text Format,” regardless of your word-processing program.
In the Successful College Writing textbook, read pages 338–345 and page 350. Then, complete the examination.