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This blog is for any student writing papers for college, for current and former students in my Communications Cluster at Lindenwood University, and my students at St. Charles Community College.

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I write for myself, for the web, and for everyone who gets me. I've been on a fasting liquid diet, traveled to Europe, and raised 2 kids. And I'm directionally challenged - I get lost a lot.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Major Assignments for Communications I

General Directions:
Write a 5-7 page paper using the essay method (for example: narration, description,...) you have selected from the options below. Be certain your essay uses the techniques for that method that we discussed in class, has a strong central thesis statement, uses effective introduction and conclusion devices, and is free of errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Each paper should include a sketch outline with an introduction and conclusion, points that develop your thesis, and supporting details. Be sure to label your paper with the essay type you’ve chosen. Do not use outside sources, as we have not discussed how to cite them. These two papers should be based on your personal experiences. Turn in all drafts, brainstorming and peer review with the final draft. This should all be in a two-pocket folder that has your name on the front. Due dates are in the cluster schedule.

Short Paper 1:

Select one of the following essay methods and construct your essay according to that form:

Short Paper 2:

Select one of the following essay methods and
construct your essay according to that form:
Process Analysis

Oral Presentation on one of the short papers:
Use one of the previous two papers as a basis and revise it to make an oral presentation about your paper topic. You will probably need to shorten it to meet the time requirement. You may either recite the speech from memory or use note cards to aid your presentation. You are encouraged to use visual aids, but they are not a substitute for content in the speech. Remember to keep your audience in mind and make the speech as interesting as possible. Your speech should be 5-7 minutes long.