Assignment: Adding Structure and Transitions


Question description

For this Assignment, you will review the Learning Resources on synthesis and paragraph development. With the princFor this Assignment, you will review the Learning Resources on transitions, paragraph development, and the MEAL plan. With the principles outlined in the Learning Resources in mind, you will add transitional phrases, words, or sentences that connect your three paraphrased main ideas from the Week 3 Assignment.

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review the Learning Resources related to transitions, paragraph development, and the MEAL plan.
  • Review your three paraphrased main ideas from the Week 3 Assignment with the MEAL plan model in mind.

The Assignment:

Revise the three paraphrased main points from the Week 3 Assignment to align with MEAL plan guidelines.

To do so, separate each main point into its own paragraph. Add a topic sentence (the M in the MEAL plan), and add 2–3 sentences per paraphrased main point to create connection between the ideas. Be sure to review your Week 2 Assignment where you created a rationale for selecting each main point. That particular Assignment may help guide you in creating transitional phrases for better flow.

Use the following questions to guide the writing of your paragraphs:

  • Does each paragraph begin with a clearly stated topic sentence?
  • Does each paragraph include a paraphrased main point?
  • Does each paragraph incorporate transitional phrases to flow from one idea to the next?

BY DAY 7

Submit your Assignment using the Walden Course Paper template. Your submission should be 3 paragraphs long.

REQUIRED READINGS

Walden University Writing Center. (2015i). Walden templates: General templates: APA course paper template (6th ed.). Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/te…

 

Arneson, B. K. (2014, May 11). Breaking down the MEAL plan: Wrapping up with lead out sentences [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2014/05/br…

 

Oyler, B. (2014, April 21). Breaking down the MEAL plan: Beginning with the main idea [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2014/04/de…

 

Skarbakka, K. (2013, January 10). Steer your reader right with effective transitions [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2013/01/st…

 

REQUIRED MEDIA

Walden University Writing Center (Producer). (2013, July 1). WriteCast: Creating a successful paragraph (Episode 3) [Audio file]. Retrieved from https://soundcloud.com/writecast/creating-a-succes…
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 21 minutes.

 

Transcript: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/tr…

 

Walden University Writing Center. (2015). Transitions video playlist [Video files]. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/pa…
Note: View the entire playlist of videos on this web page. The approximate combined length is 6 minutes.

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