Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy of your answer before submitting

Directions: Be sure to make an electronic copy
of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete
sentences, and be sure to use correct English spelling and grammar. Your
response should be a maximum of two (2) double-spaced pages. Refer to the “Assignment Format” page
for specific format requirements.
You are
required to write a descriptive paragraph for this assignment for a total of
100 points. You may choose any person you have known personally or any place
that was important in your life as your topic. However, you must demonstrate
mastery of the following in your paragraph. Therefore, the depth (length) of
your paragraph must be sufficient to demonstrate these concepts.
a.
Topic Sentence – Be sure this is a general
statement that states the person, place, or thing you will describe. Highlight this sentence in aqua blue. (10 points)
b.
Body Sentences – Be sure to select ideas and
write sentences that appeal to the senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, and/or
touch) and that are definitely related to the topic sentence. The quality and relationship of these
sentences will be evaluated. (10 points)
c.
Coherence: Be sure that you organize your
paragraph in the best way possible. A coherent paragraph is clear, logical, and
readable.
(1)
Order:
Select the best order for your paragraph (time, space, or importance).
Select transitions for your paragraph that demonstrate your understanding of
the order. At a minimum, you must use
three (3) transitions to demonstrate your understanding of this concept. Highlight these transitions in yellow. (15 points)
(2)
Related Sentences: Be sure to repeat words and ideas; use
synonyms and substitutions to demonstrate your understanding of this
concept. Highlight these related words
or sentence parts in gray. (15 points)
d.
Sentence Structure: In your paragraph, demonstrate your
understanding of the following sentence structures. You must demonstrate at least one (1) of EACH
of the following structures. Highlight
these in green. (5 points each, for a possible total of 20
points)
(1)
Coordinating conjunction
(2)
Semicolon
(3)
Conjunctive adverb
(4)
Subordinate clause followed by an independent
clause
e. Concluding Sentence: Be sure to complete your paragraph with a
well-written concluding sentence. (15 points)
f. Mechanics and Grammar – Be sure that you
complete the final step of the writing process: proofreading. Your paragraph
should be free from sentence construction errors and should be spell-checked.
(15 points)