Continue writing in your journal by responding to at least two of the following prompts in at least 175 words:
- What is your experience with writing using proper grammar, punctuation, or appropriate sentence structure? What are your strengths and weaknesses in these areas? Are there ways to take advantage of your strengths and overcome your weaknesses in writing? If so, what are they?
- How important do you think mechanics–such as spelling, punctuation, and proper formatting–are in writing? For example, what would writing be like if there were no such standards?
- Describe how the language you use in writing is different from the language you use in everyday speech. Provide a couple of examples.
- Explain how the differences in audience (readers) should determine differences in the tone and diction (word choice) of writing. Provide examples of what kinds of writing are most appropriate for different audiences. Think about how you communicate in class, at work, or on any social media sites with friends or family.
Refer to the MyFoundationsLab® overview and animations of this week’s topics, if you have not yet mastered this module.
Revise the 350- to 700-word rough draft of your essay from Week 2 by applying the suggestions from your instructor and any further editing you think appropriate to improve your essay.
Create a final draft of your paper. The final version should use appropriate grammar and syntax and be free of grammatical and punctuation errors. It should also contain a variety of sentence structures.