Introduction to Composition 110
Macey Schuler • Beth Undem-Instructor • Fall 2014
Sounds from Wednesday evening by MaceyElaine
"Stress in high school students is a rising epidemic that is constantly worsening and is not showing any signs of getting better. "
This thesis statement was something I liked because it gave a strong introduction to my paper and it explained how the paper was going to be set up.
The video below helps explain when one should cite a source.
THINGS I HAVE LEARNED
- In Introduction to Composition 110 I learned how to write a Division and Classification essay. Classification groups ideas or subjests into already established categories while division separates classes of ideas or subjects into categories. This essay examines the common characteristics of subjects. Each paragraph has it's own category on a specific subject and it ends with a stated conclusion that can be drawn on the subject.Before this semester I had no idea this essay even existed. After writing this type of essay I had found myself using it in other classes. To learn how to write this essay our class read a chapter on it and read many examples. Here is a link to my Division and Classification essay that I wrote this semester: https://www.dropbox.com/s/et13jyiixcokgn5/Division%20and%20Classification.pdf?dl=0
- Another article of information that I gained in this class would be how to write a research paper. A research paper conducts research using print and Internet sources. When available, using databases is the best souces along with written sources. Google is not the most trustworthy source. In the research paper I wrote this semester I learned many things including how to correctly use a parenthetical citation and how to correcly write notes. When writing a parenthetical citation in the past I would always insert it wrong in the paragraph. A parenthetical needs to be in parentheses and have the punctuation after it. When writing notes I used the note card method to gather information. This way was organized and helpful in the structure of my paper. Here is a link to my research paper: https://ww w.dropbox.com/s/6yhoezpl5oq4m42/Research%20Paper.pdf?dl=0
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