English ; Essay Composition Writing

English
English

English.

A trip to the ocean can be a relaxing escape from the everyday pressures of life.

A sailboat glistening on the horizon provides a mental escape to faraway places.

The rhythm of the ocean beating against the sand is sedating music to a troubled mind.

A slow, gentle breeze can relax your tensions.

You should always be careful to avoid overexposure to the sun at
the beach.

1. a. What sentence is the topic sentence of the paragraph?
b. What sentence is unrelated to the topic and can be eliminated?

2. List four things to look for when you’re proofreading.

3. Complete the following two steps:

a. Define the term cliche.
b. Use a cliche in a sentence that you create.

4. Name and explain two types of pre-writing.

5. Choose one of the prompts listed below.

Write a five-sentence paragraph using chronological order to explain the steps that you would take to complete the task you select.

Describe the steps you would take to:

a. prepare for a test.
b. prepare to host a party or an event.
c. get ready for work.
d. clean your room or your home.
e. build a snowman, sandcastle, or sculpture.
f. create a budget.

6. Choose one of the following topics.

Write an eight-sentence paragraph that fully develops the topic.

a. Following instructions is very important.
b. Job training programs (such as Job Corps) are valuable to both                 employers and potential employees.
c. Advances in technology are making people less social.
d. A high school diploma is important to my future.
e. College is not for everyone.
f. Drunk driving can be stopped.

Correctness; Reading Response

Correctness.

Correctness
Correctness
First, be sure to do Wednesday’s reading and then answer the following:

Williams portrays correctness as “historical accident”.

How are the “rules of grammar” of Standard Written English (SWE) based in “historical accident”?

How does Williams suggest that we navigate these “rules of grammar” some of which have dubious bases of authority?

Can we ignore the rules of standard English entirely? How might that be dangerous?

Should we follow all of the rules all the time? How might that be detrimental?

Second, choose just one of the many “invented rules” that Williams details on pages 17-26.

Have you ever been taught this “rule” before?

How easy or difficult is it for you to understand and follow?

What do you understand about it? What don’t you?

Try to create your own an example of this “rule” (one that Williams hasn’t used).

Native English Writer; Student Report

Native English Writer
Native English Writer

I am seeking a Native English Writer who has a good command of school report language features.

The successful applicant will be provided with examples and guidelines and well as a questionnaire completed by each student.

There are 22 individual comments, each of which should be 150 words. This will be an ongoing job subject to satisfactory work.

You will be asked to answer the following questions when submitting a proposal:
  1. Please indicate if you would prefer a fixed or by the hour contract
  2. How many hours would it take you to write 22 x 150 word student comments?
  3. Please provide an example

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Proposal for the Formal Analytical Report

Proposal for the Formal Analytical Report

Write an informal proposal seeking approval for the topic of your recommendation report.

• What problem will your report address?
• Have you clearly defined a conflict between a desired situation and the current situation for a specific audience, the audience of your recommendation report?
• Whose problem is it? In other words, who will read your final report? (Your audience for the final report must be someone in a position of authority who is able to implement your recommendations.) Why is this problem significant for the intended audience of your final report?
• Can you demonstrate to me in this proposal that you are capable of unbiased research? While you may already have a single solution in mind, avoid presenting that solution as the only possible solution at this point. Convince me that you are willing to seek out and examine any number of solutions.
• What sorts of research will you conduct during the course of your study? What will it take to gather the necessary information and complete your analysis? Only secondary research should be conducted.
• What makes you qualified to carry out this project? Is the project related to your major? Your career plans? Your present—or previous—employment? Also, keep in mind that it isn’t always a case of “what you know,” but whether you know people who can provide you with the information you need.
• Can you complete your report by the due date, using resources available to you?
• Do you have a plan or schedule that shows specifically when certain activities must be completed if you are to finish this project on time?

Select your information and organize it in a persuasive and accessible letter. Include:

• An introduction that contains a clear and concise RCPS (to gain my approval), along with a preview of the letter’s contents. The introduction is also a good place to note who the audience of your formal analytical report will be. In other words, whose problem are you proposing to solve?
• A section of background information (if necessary)
• A section on the problem that includes a detailed, well-developed problem statement.
• A section that describes some possible solutions to the problem (if necessary)
• A section describing the research you plan on conducting. Convince me you know what kinds of information you’ll need, as well as where to find it.
• A discussion of your credentials. Convince me that you have the qualifications needed, as well as access to the sources you’ll need, to conduct your research.
• A schedule. Convince me that you know what activities your research will require and that you can complete them on time.
• A conclusion that formally requests permission to proceed.