HLS599 Discussion Response

Discussion Requirements

A substantive comment should be approximately 300 words or more for the response (A total of 1 response). Please provide references.

Read the initial comments posted by your classmates and reflect upon them.

Before writing your comments:

Review the Discussion grading rubric to see what is expected for an excellent discussion, in order to earn full credit.
Review some resources to help you synthesize, such as the following:
Sullivan, J. (2011). Strategies for Synthesis Writing. Retrieved from http://www.findingdulcinea.com/features/edu/Strategies-for-Synthesis-Writing.html

NOTE: You are required to cite sources and include a reference list for the second post if it is simply your opinion. However, if your opinion is based on facts (as it should be), it is good practice to strengthen your position by citing sources. (PLEASE PROVIDE REFERENCES)

Be sure to meet all of the criteria in the rubric, as noted in the instructions above.

Third post for each module discussion:

Read the initial and secondary comments posted by your classmates and reflect upon them.

Directly respond to at least one classmate in a way that extends meaningful discussions, adds new information, and/or offers alternative perspectives.

Comment on those provided by your cohorts.

Note: Some expressions may be politically sensitive. It is not the intent of this exercise to stir controversy.




Classmates and Professor,

Constructing a project is a task that includes many processes and instructions. One of the most exciting things in the capstone project construction is the writing process. This process has revealed my conscious and unconscious creativity. The writing process entails various steps, which finally lead to a successful write-up. The process allowed me to discover new ways of expressing myself and generate new ideas (Keen, 2017). The writing process also enhances and triggers one’s thinking; therefore, it boosts critical thinking and creativity.

Various things are included in the writing process, and the process begins with writing a draft. The method of writing starts with prewriting, which involves writing the first draft, which includes what one is writing about (Spivey, 2018). The prewriting phase allows one to think and express how they feel about that particular topic. It also gives one the chance to identify the points that can be included in the topic and the things required to gain information about the subject.

In prewriting, one can organize their points appropriately and identify their audience. After prewriting, the second draft is writing, where the points are organized and explained (Keen, 2017). This is where the content is compiled, and the thoughts are fine-tuned. In writing, the flow of the thoughts should be well organized and easy to understand.

After writing, there is rewriting where the work is written afresh to ensure a flow of content and good application of the content and explanations. After making sure that every point is well organized, there is the revision phase to review grammar and sentence construction (Spivey, 2018). Revision helps to give the final product a professional taste and an appropriate language. It is interesting how the writing process is more of a sequence where steps follow each other. This project was long; therefore, the writing process helped me gather appropriate information, generate ideas, and plan how to organize my work. Writing the drafts before coming up with the final work helped in the organization and compiling of content. The writing process helped me understand that writing is not all about having a final product but also other processes.



Keen, J. (2017). Teaching the writing process. Changing English, 24(4), 372-385.

Spivey, B. L. (2018). What is the writing process? Super-duper Publications.


Hello All,

I must say the most difficult part of this capstone was deciding what topic would meet the criteria, be applicable and test my writing skills. Not to say my writing skills are all that great. I am not used to writing at such a level of professionalism. For my work, I usually write emails, use excels for reports, or use PowerPoint slides for presentations. So, needless to say, writing a 15-page proper language paper was definitely a task for me. I am not a person that speaks properly either so, as it is said, we tend to write the way we speak. It is a difficult habit to break.

Before taking these courses, I also had a difficult time with punctuation and tenses. I have greatly improved but I still stumble here and there. Run-on sentences were also a huge issue for me. I look back at some of my prior work and I just have to shake my head. Bottom line, I feel I have greatly improved and I hope to continue to improve my writing skills throughout my professional career.



Module 4 – Background
Avoiding Clich├ęs in Writing. (n.d.). The University of Richmond Writing Center.http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/cliche.html

How to Avoid Colloquial (Informal) Writing (n.d.) http://www.uaisresearch.com/uploads/2/7/1/6/2716219/how_to_avoid_informal_writing.pdf

Brief overview of punctuation. (1995-2020). Purdue Online Writing Lab, Purdue University. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/punctuation/punctuation/index.html


All the information is provided above, please respond to (RESPONSE 1 HAYWARD), only, the first discussion is my post(the DO NOT RESPOND one), it is provided for reference. Please provide some references. Thank you for asking.

A substantive comment should be approximately 300 words or more for each response (A total of 1 response).

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