Week 7 Topic 1: Revising Paragraphs and Using Transitions, Semicolons, and Colons

In this discussion, you will work on paragraphing and transitions in your writing.

Initial Post (due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday)

Select two consecutive paragraphs from your case study project and complete the following:

  • Post the original paragraphs
  • Revise the paragraphs to include appropriate paragraph breaks and transitions.
  • Also revise to use semicolons and colons, as appropriate.
  • Be sure to indicate your revisions in bold type.

Peer Response (due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday)

Review the original and revised paragraphs of at least one classmate and comment on the effectiveness of the revisions. Here are a few things you might consider when writing your response:

  • Do the revisions improve the clarity of the ideas? If so, how? If not, why not?
  • Is the use of semicolons and colons correct? How might they be used more effectively?
  • Are the transition words used in the revised paragraphs appropriate? If so, why? If not, suggest alternative transition words.
  • What insight about paragraphing and transitions in writing have you gained by reviewing your classmate’s post?
  • What insight might you offer your classmate regarding paragraphing and transitions in writing?

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