Journal: Language and Situation
Don’t forget to apply the stages of the writing process by, first, starting with an outline of your ideas about this week’s topic for your essay. Please include your bulleted outline as part of your submission this week.
This week you will explore how language changes based on the situation. Imagine a situation in which one person is asking another person for a favor (identify one favor and utilize it for the entire assignment). Select three of the following situations:
Grandchild talking to grandparent
Two romantically involved people talking
Employee talking to boss
Student talking to professor
Two siblings talking
Two neighbors talking
Parishioner talking to a pastor
Parent talking to a child
Two colleagues talking
For each situation that you select, write a dialogue between the two fictitious people; the dialogue should focus on one person requesting a favor from the other person.
Reflecting on your dialogues, answer the following questions:
How did the dialogues change?
Why did the dialogues change?
You are practicing the ‘Drafting and Revising’ stages of the Writing Process this week. Review this process below.
Outline and Draft
To begin, work from your outline and type out all your ideas into paragraph form, focusing on keeping the content relevant to the topic of the bulleted item/paragraph in your Outline. During this initial drafting stage, you don’t worry about spelling, grammar, or smoothness. We can focus on “polishing” the essay later in the process. For now, you just want to get all your ideas down, like a free-writing exercise. Just write ideas during the first draft. Drafts are “sloppy copies.” Drafts are meant to have mistakes.
Once you feel that you have filled in your outline and written out a good first draft that addresses all the points of the assignment, you are ready to begin revising. During revision, you start to reread through the paper and work on clarity of ideas and completeness of your explanations, while adding or deleting content. At this stage, it is important to ask another person to proofread your paper for flow and confusions and to provide feedback. Take these suggestions from your “peer reader” and decide if those suggestions improve your paper. If so, incorporate them into making your paper stronger.
Please review the rubric for this week’s assignment. It will provide you with exact details about what your instructor expects and how you will be graded.
Length: Each scenario must be at least 350 words (1050 words total)
Length: 1050 words
Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. These do not count towards the minimal word amount for this assignment.
References: Not necessary.