COM 155 v4 Week 1 DQs

This pack of COM 155 v4 Week 1 Discussion Questions consists of:

DQ 1: Review the information provided in Ch. 6 of Writing for Success. Do you think that paying attention to your audience, purpose, and content improves the influence of your writing? Why or why not?
DQ 2: Consider the audience in the following scenarios:
- A news story that discusses the advantages and disadvantages of home schooling in a local newspaper.
- A letter from a school administrator to the parents of school-aged children that discusses the advantages and disadvantages of home schooling
How do these messages differ? Why would it be important to consider your audience in each situation?
How does this apply to your academic writing?
DQ 3: A good method of gathering information is to ask questions to determine the purpose of any communication. What questions might you need answered before writing an academic essay? Why?
DQ 4: A good paragraph has three key parts, one of which is a topic sentence. What do you think would be the reaction of a reader if the topic sentences in an essay did not align with the supporting points? Why?
DQ 5: Identify a serious error you find challenging to overcome in your own writing. What method will you use to avoid this error? Would you recommend the method to others? Why or why not?

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