Friday, February 6, 2009

Writing assignment/discussion post

Thanks to everyone who has brought up stuff in the comments. I think I need to clarify a few things about the writing assignment/discussion post.

First, I refer to this as a "writing assignment" because I want everyone to treat this as a formal writing assignment wherein the rules of grammar, structure and style apply. However, the format is a discussion post, meaning that you post your paragraph in a discussion forum.

Here's how you do it:
  1. Go to the John Chavez, "The Lost Land" learning module.
  2. In the table of contents (links on the left side of the window) click the one that says, "Lost Land discussion"
  3. That will open a window that gives the instructions, along with the four questions I have suggested as prompts for writing. Only respond to one question.
  4. Compose your response in a word processing program. Print it. Proofread it (preferably by reading aloud). Make your corrections.
  5. Copy your work and paste it into the window that opens when you click "create message."
Be sure to read "What is a Paragraph?" before you write your discussion post.