English: Business/Technical Writing
|Question # 48101||English||2 months ago|
Assignment 1 – Read Carefully!!!
Part 1: Mechanics
a. Read the sentence.
b. Look for the error(s).
c. Tell me what the error is - list the rule. You may copy and paste the rule(s). See the letter C example in green below.
d. Correct the error(s) by rewriting the sentence correctly. See the letter D example in green below.
e. Next, tell me your source – where did you find the rule to support the new sentence……… See the letter E example in green below.
f. For this assignment, you should use the internet and other sources
Grammar: Subject/Verb Agreement, Complete Sentences, Verb use, Pronouns, Adjectives/Adverbs, Correct Word Choice
Mechanics: Abbreviations, Capitalization, Italics, Numbers, Punctuation, Spelling and Quotation Marks….
Correct the following sentence……
EXAMPLE SENTENCE - I enjoy reading the washington post.
C. Italicize the titles of magazines, books, newspapers, academic journals, films, television shows, long poems, plays, operas, musical albums, works of art, websites.
D. Sentence corrected: I enjoy reading The Washington Post.
E. The source is:
Please answer the following questions in the same C, D and E format:
1. The Simpsons is the best television show ever! (The issue is highlighted in red.)
2. I have 6 horses. (The issue is highlighted in red.)
3. I am a four year old boy. (Hint – There are two issues with this sentence – age and hyphens. The issues are highlighted in red.)
4. I am a part time student at CSM. (Hint – CSM is ok in this sentence because the acronym meaning (CSM) is understood by the reader – which is you.) (The issue is highlighted in red.)
5. The CSM Harry Potter Fan Club went to James apartment for dinner at half past five. And, we saw three deers fly across the sky!
(Hint – There are four (4) grammatical issues within the sentence/example #5 – please address each one to receive full credit. The issues are highlighted in red.)
(Extra hint: How do you write time?)
Part 2: Grammar and Mechanics
a. Read the question.
b. Answer the question. See the letter B example in green below.
c. Tell me your source – where did you find the rule to support your answer. See the letter C example in green below.
d. Give/Use/Write an example of the rule in a complete sentence. See the letter D example in green below.
e. For this assignment, you should use the internet and other sources
Mechanics and Grammar:
EXAMPLE QUESTION #1 - When can you use a dash and a hyphen?
B. Hyphens are used to link words and parts of words. They are most used in compound words, to join prefixes to other words and to show word breaks.
A dash is used in pairs, to mark off information or ideas that are not essential to an understanding of the rest of the sentence and to show other kinds of break in a sentence where a comma, semicolon, or colon would be traditionally used.
D. Thousands of children – like the girl in this photograph – have been left homeless.
My mother-in-law is staying for the weekend.
EXAMPLE QUESTION #2 - What is a noun?
B. A noun is the content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action. The word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition.
D. I enjoy eating cookies and cream for dessert after a meal.
Please answer the following questions (1 through 15) in the same B, C and D format above - except for Question 9. Use the last page of the assignment for Question 9. You will be creating an APA reference page for Question 9:
1. What is the difference between a colon and a semicolon?
2. Can you begin a sentence with the words “this” or “that”?
3. What is the Oxford comma?
4. When do you capitalize directions (north, south, east, and west)?
5. What is a proper noun?
6. What is the rule for using I or me in a sentence?
7. When do you capitalize a job title?
8. What guidelines do you follow when writing academic degrees?
9. Please read all parts of question #9 carefully!!!
PART I – List your answer here
What are the three (3) major writing citation styles? Please list each style with a brief explanation.
PART II – This part will be the last page of this assignment
Next, create an APA reference page (with hanging indents) at the end of this assignment. This will be the last page of the assignment. Use the four (4) fake samples references/titles below as your sources for the APA reference page. Again, create an APA reference page – it will be your last page for this assignment.
Important Note: For this course, APA style will be used. To assist you in writing your sources in the correct format, here are links to APA references, 1.) a sample APA reference page with hanging indents and 2.) a video on how to create hanging indents.
You must review a, b, and c below before you create your reference page:
a. APA References
b. APA Reference Page sample
c. APA Hanging Indents Video
Again, place the following four (4) references below in an APA reference page.
The APA reference page that you are creating will be at the end of this assignment.
Each of the references are from a different type of source. See the links below that explains how to write different sources for APA style: https://libguides.umgc.edu/c.php?g=1003870&p=7270653
HINT!!!: (On your APA reference page, only the first word of a title will be capitalized, except for periodicals – please see links above)
Below, are the four (4) fake titles you will use for the APA reference page. Place these four (4) fake titles in APA style. This will give you experience in writing APA titles from different sources. Again, the APA reference page you are creating from the fake references below will be the last page for this assignment.
The four (4) fake resources are below:
#1 Book Source
Author: Timothy Hughes
Title: How To Grow Your Hair Back In 30 Days
Publisher: CSM Book Division
Date Published: October 24, 2014
#2 Online Periodical Source
Author: Timothy Hughes
Title: How To Lose 30 Pounds in 30 Minutes
Source: Journal of Weight Loss Psychology Mumbo Jumbo Quarterly
Volume and Issue: 33 and 5
Date Published: November 23, 2016
Document Object Identifier
#3 Internet Source
Author: Timothy Hughes
Title: How To Make A Million Dollars in One Day Without Going To Jail
Date Published: April 15, 2017