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Week 6: Revising: Responding to Feedback

Week 6: Revising: Responding to Feedback
You have now made several revisions to your work, moving from a rough first draft to more fully developed paragraphs with effective transitions between main ideas, written in an appropriate scholarly tone. Great job!

This week, you will focus on responding to your Instructor’s feedback and making revisions for flow and cohesion. After reviewing the Learning Resources for this week, you will post a reflection on your writing in relation to flow and cohesion, sharing your thoughts and experiences with your colleagues and Instructor. You will also further revise your paragraph(s) from Week 5, ensuring that you address Instructor-provided feedback on your work.

For this Assignment, you may use Instructor feedback from any of the previous weeks’ Assignments or posts.

Learning Objectives
Students will:
Apply concepts of responding to feedback to revisions
Assess own writing on flow and cohesion
Revise writing incorporating concepts of flow and cohesion
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Learning Resources
Required Readings
Walden University Writing Center. (2015i). Walden templates: General templates: APA course paper template (6th ed.). Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/templates/general

Laureate Education. (2015). [Infographic]. Top 5 Rules for Receiving Faculty Feedback, Baltimore, MD: Author.

Cook, A. (2014, October 21). Help them help you: Being receptive to faculty feedback [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2014/10/help-them-help-you-being-receptive-to.html

Oyler, B. (2013, December 23). Five ways to create flow in your writing [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2013/12/five-ways-to-create-flow-in-your-writing.html?view=sidebar

Required Media
Walden University Writing Center (Producer). (2014, November 14). WriteCast: What to do with negative feedback on your writing (Episode 15) [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/multimedia/podcast#s-lg-box-2814414

Scroll through the Episode Archive to find the designated episode. Note that the episodes appear in descending numerical order.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 19 minutes.

Transcript: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/transcripts/podcasts/ep015

Walden University Writing Center (Producer). (2015, August 3). WriteCast: Why word choice matters (Episode 24) [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/multimedia/podcast#s-lg-box-2814414

Scroll through the Episode Archive to find the designated episode. Note that the episodes appear in descending numerical order.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 24 minutes.

Transcript: http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/transcripts/podcasts/ep024

Discussion: Reflecting on Your Writing: Flow and Cohesion
Flow and cohesion are abstract terms that many people, including both Instructors and students, interpret differently. In this week’s Assignment, you are to think about flow and cohesion as guiding your reader through your essay. Cohesion binds your paragraphs, linking them together so your reader can understand why one idea comes before the next. Flow is what transitions and guides your reader form one paragraph to the next.

This week’s Learning Resources will help you examine your work for flow and cohesion. For this Discussion, you will reflect on your own writing in relation to flow and cohesion. Based on what you have learned from the week’s resources, you will share your thoughts and experiences on revising for flow and cohesion. You may also choose to reflect on your practice of responding to feedback.

To prepare for this Discussion:

Review the Learning Resources on flow and cohesion.
Review the Learning Resources on responding to feedback, including the infographic.
Review your Self-Assessment from Week 1.
Reflect on your writing process in relation to flow and cohesion. You may even choose to consider how you approached this specific Assignment in relation to flow and cohesion.
Reflect on your progress so far, based on your Self-Assessment from Week 1.
By Day 3
Post a 1- to 2-paragraph reflection on your use of flow and cohesion in your scholarly writing. (Note: You may choose to reflect specifically on how you will apply concepts in this week’s Assignment.) You may also choose to post a reflection on any changes in your writing process since Week 1.

Read 3–5 of your colleagues’ posts.

By Day 5
Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts in one or more of the following ways:

Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posts.
Offer and support an opinion.
Validate an idea with your own experience.
Make a suggestion.
Ask a probing question.
Expand on your colleague’s posts.
By Day 7
Return to this Discussion to read the responses to your initial post.

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