Required Journal Entry 2: Prewriting
Brainstorming: Brainstorm about specific positive and negative effects computers have had on our personal, professional, and academic life. Create a one-page list of your ideas.
Thesis: Based on your brainstorming, write a one-sentence working thesis statement that Focuses on the impact of computers related to a single area of your life (personal, professional, or academic). The thesis should be one you could develop into an essay of about one page (250–300 words), directed to readers of your local newspaper. Don’t draft the essay in your
journal, however. You need only your list from brainstorming and you’re working thesis statement
Then from that
Required Journal Entry 3: Drafting
This entry builds on the brainstorming and thesis you developed for Journal Entry 2.
Evidence: Identify three different types of evidence you could use to develop your working thesis
from Entry 2. Use specific information from your brainstorming list, and any other ideas that
come to you. (Length open)
Organization: Choose a method of organization for your evidence. Using that evidence, prepare
an outline or simulate a graphic organizer to show your organizational plan for the one-page
essay. Don’t draft the essay in your journal, however. (Length open)