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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_avRz5cj7M and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plagiarism

Here you’ll get a thorough review of these concepts. 

Also visit https://www.plagiarism.org/ for more information.

This is important information to have and know for  submitting work in a remote/correspondence course.

Also read  https://fs.blog/2021/02/feynman-learning-technique/?utm_source=pocket-newtab.

The article regards the use of writing as a learning tool since writing is a form of teaching/explaining and teaching is the best way to learn anything.

Remember to email me your questions to dlorenzo@mdc.edu.

WEEK 2.  Composition Exercise #1 due by Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 10pm.

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Visit http://style.mla.org/ to get help with quoting, citing, formatting, grammar and style