RWA4: How Do You Write?
Using as many separate sheets of paper as necessary, please respond to the following questions. This is informal writing, meaning the form and voice in which you reply is quite open ended. Please type your responses to these questions, follow MLA formatting guidelines and make sure to read over your responses at least once before handing in the assignment.In one to two pages, I'd like you to describe how you write. I'm interested in knowing DETAILS regarding your history and experiences with writing, as well as how you write for college courses. When did you learn to write? What is your writing process like? Where do you write? What are the steps in your writing process? I'm interested in all of the gory details here: How, when, and where do you come up with your ideas for what to write? How do you get started writing? And then what do you do? I'm interested in EVERYTHING that happens from the moment you receive a writing assignment to your submission of the final draft. Do you write your ideas down? Do you write your ideas and drafts by hand or on the computer? Do you take a walk at some point to think about your writing? Do you take a nap at some point? Do you print out your drafts to revise them? And then what? And then…? And then…?
Reading and Writing Assignment 4: What Is Grammar?
1/ Please describe your understanding of the term grammar and the basis for that definition, e.g., I've been told that I have bad grammar by teachers because I cannot spell well, etc.
2/ Look up the definition of grammar in a dictionary. Write down the definition. Please also include the title of the dictionary from which you took the definition and the page number on which the definition was found. For example: Definition of the term grammar. The Oxford American College Dictionary (2002), p. 707.
3/ Please read the Sandy Chung and Jeff Pullman essay "Grammar" and the Edward Finegan essay "What Is 'Correct' Language?" After reading both essays, please do the following:
a/ explain in one sentence what the overall purpose of each essay is
b/ explain in one or more paragraphs what you learned from each essay
c/ make a list of questions that you have regarding these essays or for these authors regarding the topic of grammar