Weekly Writing Assignments

December 10 – December 14

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How can you reduce your carbon footprint?

1) Title your paragraph.

2) Write two or three paragraphs about how to reduce your carbon footprint.

Paragraph 1: Introduction—Write a topic sentence that focuses on several ways people can reduce their carbon footprint. Write sentences that give examples of how to do this. Write details about how people of all ages can participate. Give specific examples that show how people can work together in order to keep our carbon footprints to a minimum.

Paragraph 2: Personal experience—Write about your experience or others you know who have made changes to reduce their carbon footprint.  Explain how you can improve on what you are doing right now. Write about how others can learn from this example.  Write about how you feel about how people’s awareness of reducing their carbon footprint.  Write a conclusion that summarizes how people can help the next generation by reducing their carbon footprint today.

Your paragraph should answer these questions: How can people work together to reduce their carbon footprints? Which steps are the most important ones to take to reduce our carbon footprint? What does each person in a family need to do to make changes to reduce their carbon footprints? How can you teach others the importance of reducing their carbon footprint? What responsibility do you have in reducing your carbon footprint for the next generation?

Remember to: 1) Title your essay and put your name in the header. 2) Write an introduction. 3) Write at least five sentences for each paragraph. 4) Write a conclusion that relates to your introduction. 5) Type your essay in Microsoft Word, double-spaced.  6) Due by Sunday, December 16, at 12 p.m. 7) Send your paragraph as a Microsoft Word attachment to slinn@sdccd.edu

Study the rubric on the Grading Policy page to learn how your assignment will be scored.

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November 5 – November 9

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What are the characteristics of a good marriage?

1) Title your paragraph.

2) Write two or three paragraphs about the characteristics of a happy marriage.

Paragraph 1: Introduction—Write a topic sentence that focuses on several characteristics that most people feel are important for a good marriage. Write sentences that give examples of how to do this. Write details about how couples can work on developing these characteristics over time. Give specific examples to show how people can cultivate these characteristics together.

Paragraph 2: Personal experience—Write about your experience or a couple you know who have or had a happy marriage.  Explain how you can tell the marriage is working. Write about how couples can learn from this example.  Write about how you feel about how couples can improve their relationships over time.  Write a conclusion that summarizes how people can maintain a happy marriage.

Your paragraph should answer these questions: How can couples work together to make a happy marriage? Which characteristics are essential in order to make this happen? What does each person in the marriage need to do in order to have a happy marriage? What should couples do if they find their marriage is not happy? How long should people stay together to maintain a happy marriage? What responsibility do couples have to their family to make a marriage work?

Remember to: 1) Title your essay and put your name in the header. 2) Write an introduction. 3) Write at least five sentences for each paragraph. 4) Write a conclusion that relates to your introduction. 5) Type your essay in Microsoft Word, double-spaced.  6) Due by Sunday, November 11, at 12 p.m. 7) Send your paragraph as a Microsoft Word attachment to slinn@sdccd.edu

Study the rubric on the Grading Policy page to learn how your assignment will be scored.

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October 29 – November 2

Due November 2 – 4

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What is the best way to find a mate?

1) Title your paragraph.

2) Write two paragraphs about the ways people can find their ideal mate. They can be traditional ways or modern ones that are used today.

Paragraph 1: Introduction—Write a topic sentence that focuses on several methods to find a mate. Write sentences that give examples of how this methods work. Write details about what is involved and how to go about doing it. Give specific examples to show how these methods have been successful.

Paragraph 2: Personal experience—Write about your experience or some you know who had an experience finding a mate.  Explain how this experience affected you. Write about how people your age find a mate outside of the United States and how people find a mate in the U.S.  Write about how you feel about recommending a method to meet someone to friends or family.  Write a conclusion that summarizes the best way to find a mate while living in a modern society.

Your paragraph should answer these questions: How do you feel about relying on others or on dating services to find a mate? Which have you relied upon in the past? How did you feel about that? What part have you played in helping others to meet someone special? Did you feel that your efforts were successful? How do you feel about the way people find a mate in the United States? What thoughts do you have about seeing your children (or nieces and nephews) find their mates in the future?

Remember to: 1) Title your essay and put your name in the header. 2) Write an introduction. 3) Write at least five sentences for each paragraph. 4) Write a conclusion that relates to your introduction. 5) Type your essay in Microsoft Word, double-spaced.  6) Due by Sunday, November 4, at 12 p.m. 7) Send your paragraph as a Microsoft Word attachment to slinn@sdccd.edu

Study the rubric on the Grading Policy page to learn how your assignment will be scored.

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October 22 – 26

Due October 26 – 28

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Which wedding traditions do you appreciate?

1) Title your paragraph.

2) Write two paragraphs about the wedding traditions you appreciate. They can be cultural traditions that you are familiar with or ones from another culture that you would like to adopt.

Paragraph 1: Introduction—Write a topic sentence that focuses on several wedding traditions. Write sentences that give examples of how these traditions are carried out. Write details about how these traditions affect the bride, groom and their families. Give specific examples to show how these traditions have continued through many generations of weddings.

Paragraph 2: Personal experience—Write about your experience with these wedding traditions.  Explain how this experience affected you. Write about the importance of maintaining these traditions in the United States.  Write about how you feel about teaching your children or younger relatives about these traditions.  Write a conclusion that summarizes the feellings that you have about cultural wedding traditions and how you hope to see them continue in the future.

Your paragraph should answer these questions: How do you feel about carrying out wedding traditions? Whose wedding did you attend or learn about that made you aware of these traditions? How did you feel about the time and money spent on these traditions? What part did you play in carrying out these traditions? Did you feel that the traditions had meaning for everyone at the wedding? How do you feel about maintaining these traditions in the United States? What thoughts do you have about seeing your children (or nieces and nephews) carry out these traditions in the future?

Remember to: 1) Title your essay and put your name in the header. 2) Write an introduction. 3) Write at least five sentences for each paragraph. 4) Write a conclusion that relates to your introduction. 5) Type your essay in Microsoft Word, double-spaced.  6) Due by Sunday, October 28, at 12 p.m. 7) Send your paragraph as a Microsoft Word attachment to slinn@sdccd.edu

Study the rubric on the Grading Policy page to learn how your assignment will be scored.

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October 15 – 19

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What could you give up to simplify your life?

1) Title your paragraph.

2) Write two paragraphs about living in a modern society and how you think it is possible to give up the use of a modern convenience once a week.

Paragraph 1: Introduction—Write a topic sentence that focuses on the advantages of living in a modern society.  Write about the modern conveniences that people enjoy and to make their lives easier.  Write detail sentences about how living a life with technological gadgets can be positive. Give specific examples to show how people use these items on a daily basis and benefit from them.

Paragraph 2: Personal experience—Write about an item that you would be willing to give up once a week (every week) to simplify your life.  Explain how this item is important to you, but that you would be willing to see if you could live without using it or doing it for 24 hours. Write about the advantages or disadvantages to having your life change in this way.  Write about how you would feel about living a simpler life.  Write a conclusion about how your life would improve if you simplified it in this way.

Your paragraph should answer these questions: What modern items do you enjoy using? How often do you use these items? How would you feel about eliminating one item from your daily life for a short time? What else could you do if you don’t use this item? How would you let others know that this is what you are doing? How do you think your life will feel without using this item, even for a short time? How do you feel about making a change to simplify your life?

Remember to: 1) Title your essay. 2) Write an introduction. 3) Write at least five sentences for each paragraph. 4) Write a conclusion that relates to your introduction. 5) Type your essay in Microsoft Word, double-spaced.  6) Due by Sunday, October 7, at 12 p.m. 7) Send your paragraph as a Microsoft Word attachment to slinn@sdccd.edu

Study the rubric on the Grading Policy page to learn how your assignment will be scored.

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October 8 – 12

Due October 12 – 14

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Is a restricted life a good one?

1) Title your paragraph.

2) Write two paragraphs about the pros or cons of being raised in a restricted environment.

Paragraph 1: Introduction—Write a topic sentence that includes what you believe about having a strict upbringing. Write some examples of strict rules parents set. Write details about how living a life with strict rules is positive or negative. Give specific examples to show the positive or negative outcomes of living life with specific rules.

Paragraph 2: Personal experience—Write about your experience growing up with or without restrictions.  Explain how this shaped you as an adult. Write about the advantage or disadvantage to having lived life this way.  Write about how you feel about this experience.  Write a conclusion that summarizes the memories that you have about the way you were raised and how you hope to raise your children in the future.

Your paragraph should answer these questions: How strictly were you raised? Who was the one who set the rules and made sure you followed them? How did you feel about these rules? What did you do? Did you feel that the rules were reasonable or did you rebel against them? How do you feel about them now? How do you see yourself raising your children in the future?

Remember to: 1) Title your essay. 2) Write an introduction. 3) Write at least five sentences for each paragraph. 4) Write a conclusion that relates to your introduction. 5) Type your essay in Microsoft Word, double-spaced.  6) Due by Sunday, October 7, at 12 p.m. 7) Send your paragraph as a Microsoft Word attachment to slinn@sdccd.edu

Study the rubric on the Grading Policy page to learn how your assignment will be scored.

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October 1 – October 5

Due October 5 – 7

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What cultural or religious discipline are you familiar with?

1) Title your paragraph.

2) Write two paragraphs about a cultural or religious discipline you or someone in your family practices.

Paragraph 1: Introduction—Write a topic sentence that includes the name of the cultural group or religion and the way some people practice this observance. Write details about the discipline or rules which define this group. Give examples to show how this practice is carried out today.

Paragraph 2: Personal experience—Write about your experience with this form of cultural or religious practice.  Explain how you came to be part of this cultural group or religion. Write about the ease or difficulty in practicing this part of your culture or religion.  Write about how you feel about this experience.  Write a conclusion that summarizes the memories that you have with this practice and how you expect to continue with it.

Your paragraph should answer these questions: What is the name of the cultural group or religion you belong to? Who taught you about this aspect of the culture or religion? How old were you when you first started to practice it? What part of this discipline do you enjoy most? Why is it easy (or difficult) for you to practice? With whom do you or did you practice this cultural or religious discipline? How do you see yourself practicing or participating with this group in the future?

Remember to: 1) Title your essay. 2) Write an introduction. 3) Write at least five sentences for each paragraph. 4) Write a conclusion that relates to your introduction. 5) Type your essay in Microsoft Word, double-spaced.  6) Due by Sunday, October 7, at 12 p.m. 7) Send your paragraph as a Microsoft Word attachment to slinn@sdccd.edu

Study the rubric on the Grading Policy page to learn how your assignment will be scored.

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September 24 – September 28

Due September 28 – 30

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What was your favorite childhood story?

1) Title your paragraph.

2) Paragraph steps: Write a topic sentence that includes the title of a favorite childhood story. Write about the elements of the story that made it your favorite. Give examples to show why you enjoyed this story. Write a conclusion that summarizes why this was your favorite story and the positive memories that you associate with it.

Your paragraph should answer these questions: What is the title of your favorite childhood story? Who told you this story? How old were you when you first discovered it? What language is it in? Why is it your favorite story?  What associations do you have with this story now? To whom have you told this story as an adult?

Remember to: 1) Title your paragraph. 2) Write an introduction. 3) Write at least four more sentences. 4) Write a conclusion that relates to your introduction. 5) Type your paragraph in Microsoft Word, double spaced.  6) Due by Sunday, September 30, at 12 p.m. 7) Send your paragraph as a Microsoft Word attachment to slinn@sdccd.edu

Study the rubric on the Grading Policy page to learn how your assignment will be scored.

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September 18 – September 21

Due September 21 – 23

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What moral have you applied to your life?

1) Title your paragraph.

2) Paragraph steps: Write a topic sentence that includes a moral that you have applied to your life. Write about an experience that you have had where you could apply this moral. Give examples to support how this moral was useful and important.  Write a conclusion that summarizes how this moral played a big part of a lesson you learned in your life.

Your paragraph should answer these questions: Which moral have you used for a situation in your life? What happened to you and how did the moral help you? Why do you believe that this moral is an important one?  What life lesson did you learn from this experience? What will you do in the future to help you remember this moral?

Remember to: 1) Title your paragraph. 1) Write an introduction 2) Write at least four more sentences. 4) Write a conclusion that relates to your introduction. 5) Type your paragraph in Microsoft Word, double spaced.  6) Due by Sunday, September 23, at 12 p.m. 7) Send your paragraph as a Microsoft Word attachment to slinn@sdccd.edu

Study the rubric on the Grading Policy page to learn how your assignment will be scored.

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Due September 21 – 23

September 10 – September 14

Due September 14 – 16

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How are you like an insect?

1) Title your paragraph.

2) Paragraph steps: 1) Write a topic sentence that includes two adjectives to describe an insect you are like. 2) Give examples to support each description and explain why you believe this.  3) Write about how your own life relates to the description of that insect. 4) Write a conclusion that summarizes how your life and the life of this insect make the world a better place.

Your paragraph should answer these questions: Which insect do you relate to most? In what ways do your actions mirror those of this insect’s life? What do you do in your life that is similar to the things this insect does? How does this insect’s life benefit the earth? How does what you do benefit others? Why do you believe that both you and the insect have been put on earth?

Remember to: 1) Title your paragraph. 1) Write an introduction 2) Write at least four more sentences. 4) Write a conclusion that relates to your introduction. 5) Type your paragraph in Microsoft Word, double spaced.  6) Due by Sunday, September 16, at 12 p.m. 7) Send your paragraph as a Microsoft Word attachment to slinn@sdccd.edu

Study the rubric on the Grading Policy page to learn how your assignment will be scored.

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September 4 – September 7

Due September 7 – 9

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Be the Change You Want to Be

Write one paragraph about the changes you would like to be and see this semester.  Include answers to these five questions in your paragraph: How do you see yourself now and what do you want to change? What will you do to change? When will you begin this change? Why do you want to make this change? How will you stick to your plan to make these changes?

1) Title your paragraph. 1) Write an introduction 2) Write at least four more sentences. 4) Write a conclusion. 5) Type your paragraph in Microsoft Word.  6) Due by Sunday, September 9, at 12 p.m. 7) Send your paragraph as an attachment to slinn@sdccd.edu

Study the rubric on the Grading Policy page to learn how your assignment will be scored.

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