Topic For Composition Exercise #2:
Discuss a skill (aside from writing) you want to master. How will this skill help you in your personal and/or professional life? Discuss one liability you have and how you plan to convert it to an asset? Discuss one area of your professional and/or personal life where you want to be smarter? Please answer all these questions and explain your answers. Also quote from the videos.
For composition exercises two and three please write:
1. (format) a 500-word composition. Use Courier New, 12-point font and double space and MLA style.
2. (content) Your composition needs an answer and specific details for each question in the topic. Within your 500-word limit you must cite from the material you’ve read and/or watched to support your ideas. As Abraham Lincoln wrote, “It is a pleasure to be able to quote lines to fit any occasion.” Use two-three quotes from the sources in your composition to “fit” your interpretation of the material.
3. (focus) Stay focused on the topic. Everything you write should have a connection to the topic and your ideas.
4. (clarity) When you proofread check for common errors like fragments, run-on’s, commonly confused words, tense shift, subject-verb disagreement, spelling, etc. Try to adhere to the KISS Principle. This means keep your sentences short and simple and divide your composition into short easy to read paragraphs.
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