7. Journal Entries: Module 1

Journal entries, Module 1 – Due: by Sept. 1 (remember, one per day only)

For your first three journal entries, I would like you to think about the process of writing and why you are in this course. I know these are not the greatest topics, but they will help you to think about writing, things you might simply take for granted or ignore. I want you to think about writing and what it involves. Remember, you will write one entry per day (or every other day, however you feel comfortable). Don’t write every entry now. You will have to come back into this assignment area at least three times to complete the task. Remember, there is no length limit, but try to brainstorm for at least five to ten minutes. Good luck

Here are your first three topics:

  1. Evaluate your own personal writing skills. What are your strengths, your weaknesses? How often do you write? What kinds of writing do you do? How important is writing to you?
  2. Analyze your thoughts on what you feel English Composition is all about. Why are you required to take the course? What do you hope to get out of it? What kinds of things would you like to see covered in composition?
  3. Assess the need for journal writing. Do you think it’s a good thing or a waste of time? How often have you had to write a journal? Do you write one for your own purposes (diary)? Why do you think English teachers are so adamant about journal writing?