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Week 7 Topic 1: Revising Paragraphs and Using Transitions, Semicolons, and Colons

Discussion Topic

Task: Reply to this topic

In this discussion, you will work on paragraphing and transitions in your writing.

Initial Post (due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday)

Select two consecutive paragraphs from your case study project and complete the following:

Post the original paragraphs

Revise the paragraphs to include appropriate paragraph breaks and transitions.

Also revise to use semicolons and colons, as appropriate.

Be sure to indicate your revisions in bold type.

Peer Response (due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday)

Review the original and revised paragraphs of at least one classmate and comment on the effectiveness of the revisions. Here are a few things you might consider when writing your response:

Do the revisions improve the clarity of the ideas? If so, how? If not, why not?

Is the use of semicolons and colons correct? How might they be used more effectively?

Are the transition words used in the revised paragraphs appropriate? If so, why? If not, suggest alternative transition words.

What insight about paragraphing and transitions in writing have you gained by reviewing your classmate’s post?

What insight might you offer your classmate regarding paragraphing and transitions in writing?

NEXT DISCUSSION POST Week 8 Topic 1: Your Revision Process

Discussion Topic

Task: Reply to this topic

In this discussion, you will share your revision process. You will also give and receive feedback from your classmates.

Initial Post (due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday)

Reflect on your revision process and complete the following:

Share an area of your case study project that needs revision. This could be an area that you identified or that was identified by your instructor.

Discuss how you plan to make the necessary revisions–including how you plan to improve your grammar and the flow of your essay.

Peer Response (due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday)

Respond to at least one of your classmates and provide any insight or suggestions that you may have to help her/him with making revisions.

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