HW Assignment. Critical Read and answer the questions. (DUE WITHIN 2 HOURS)
I need one homework done within 2 hours! Homework assignments are designed to accomplish several goals: impel you to do the reading, ask you to critically engage with the readings and apply them to films and stories, provide skills practice (quoting, paraphrasing, citing, paragraphing, and so on), and, whenever possible, provide fodder or preparation for essay/exam writing. You may reuse any homework writing on essays and the final. Some questions may be identified as short-answer responses. In other words, you may respond directly to the question, just jump right in without preamble or topic sentences or concluding sentences. Many homework questions ask you to write a paragraph. Write as much as you need to fulfill the criteria. Please note that I am not going to give you paragraphing templates every time; I expect you to be able to assemble a chunk of writing that is classically organized, self-contained (with appropriate topic and concluding sentences), coherent, unified (focused on a single point), and grammatical. If you need help with paragraphing, see the Essay Basics file in your bundle. I have also posted a few grammar resources on Blackboard. Your response must also be appropriate for what each question asks you to do. If you are asked to define or explain but you are not asked to argue or offer an opinion, then argument has no place in that paragraph. If you are asked your opinion but all you do is explain someone else's point of view, then you are similarly deviating from the stated purpose of the paragraph. Sometimes, I may ask you for a list with descriptions of each element in complete sentences; fragments would not be suitable. In short, carefully read and follow the directions. In their layout, homework assignments need to be formatted much like an essay, with a five-line heading, page numbers for multi-page documents, standard margins, and so forth. The main difference is that the pages can be single-spaced. You may answer in the file and print that out, or just type your numbered answers in your own file to save paper or money (or both). Terminology: If you have taken English 1A or 1B at UCR and were using the St. Martin's Guide to Writing, then you should already know that the book uses the term textual evidence to refer to evidence from the text (story, film, ad, whatever) that you are analyzing or reviewing. ETA: The final exam allows you to borrow course writing from yourself, including any homework writing you have done. Some of your homework writing may very well wind up on the final.