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ENG121: English Composition I

ENG121: Week 5 – Final Paper

Week 5 – Final Paper

Final Critical Response Essay

[WLOs: 1, 7, 8] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read and review the Sample Final Essay  download, and Chapters 4 and 5 of Essentials of College Writing. Also, view the ENG121 Week 5 Final Assignment: Final Paper (Links to an external site.) video. Lastly, view the following web pages: Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)Grammar & Punctuation (Links to an external site.)Introduction to APA (Links to an external site.)Quoting, Paraphrasing, & Summarizing (Links to an external site.), and Writing a Discussion Board Post (Links to an external site.) from the Ashford Writing Center.

In Week 3, you wrote the rough draft of your Critical Response Essay in which you stated your critical response to one of the available library essays. This week you will complete and revise this draft and turn in your final essay.

As you are writing this essay, incorporate your instructor’s feedback from your Week 3 draft, Ashford Writing Center feedback, applicable peer reviews, and other activities completed throughout this course. Expand upon the prewriting done in the discussion forum for the past five weeks to provide specific details about the reading you selected, the topic that it explores, and your critical response to that topic.

In your paper,

  • Build on your Outline and Rough Draft by responding to the main points of your selected essay with a clear argument.
  • Revise and edit previous work, incorporating instructor feedback from previous submissions in the course.
  • Support your response with examples from the selected essay, and include at least one quote and one paraphrase (a total of two citations) in APA format.
  • State specific details about the essay you selected, the topic that it explores, and your critical response to that topic.
  • Produce academic argumentative writing using appropriate tone, style, and citation format as well as correct grammar, spelling, and sentence mechanics.
  • Include the structural components of academic writing: an introduction with a thesis, support paragraphs, and a conclusion.

The Final Critical Response Essay

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