Unit 2 Assignment: Read Good Writers Become a Better Writer
Before a personal trainer can develop a workout and nutrition plan he or she will meet with the client ask questions and determine the clients current strength and ability. Writing instructors use a similar process to help students diagnose their writing strengths and weaknesses and develop a training plan!
A diagnostic writers response is intended to help you and your professor learn more about your individual writing strengths and weaknesses. The feedback you will receive from your professor will help you think more about your writing and what you need to address to strengthen your personal academic and professional communication.
Step 1: Select an article relevant to your field of study from one of the following Professional Websites. If your field of study is not listed here or if you do not find an article in one of these websites you wish to use visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook and locate a different professional website that you find more interesting or relevant to you and your field of study.
Read the article and apply what you have learned about effective reading and writing to complete this assignment.
Step 2: Identify the author title and publication information for your article. Identify the article’s audience and purpose and summarize the main points in the article in your own words.
Next analyze what the author does to develop or support these main points.
Then analyze the effectiveness of the article. Identify 12 specific qualities of the article you read that you find to be effective given the author’s audience and purpose.
Your submission should be organized into 3 well-developed paragraphs with an introductory paragraph body paragraph and concluding paragraph. The essay should be approximately 1-2 and 1/2 double spaced pages in length. Although you will not be assessed on APA format you can use the following 5-minute video from the KU Writing Center to format your paper:
APA FORMATTING VIDEO
Find out how your instructor will grade your Unit 2 Assignment by reviewing the rubric.
Submitting your Unit 2 Assignment:
Remember that you must use Microsoft Word for this and all projects submitted for this class. When you are ready to submit the Assignment go to the Unit 2 Assignment Dropbox and complete the steps below: