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Topic & Concluding Sentences

Review MLA activity


Questions about grammar
Shifts
Critique article discussions
Eng 102

Matching

Match topic sentence with its concluding sentence

Proofreading Marks

Period
Insert space
Capitalize
Lowercase

Spell out/ misspelled


Close-up

Transposed letters/switch order


delete
Start new paragraph
Insert

Italicize
Do not italicize

Grammar Task

Create an illustration to aid in remembering each proofreading mark (there are 10).

Review MLA
Activity

Questions about
Verbs
Prepositions
Pronouns????

Grammar Tasks

Write five active verbs. Write five passive verbs.

Restructure or rewrite five sentences that end in a preposition. Make sure to include the original
sentence.
Create a mad lib in which players have to apply each pronoun reference rule and each pronoun
& antecedent agreement rule.
Link to define madlib

http://www.itsamadlibsworld.com/

How to create a Madlib


Choose a topic (I chose hippos)

Write one sentence illustrating each rule.


(No one wants to be eaten by a hippo while wearing his or her dirty underwear. A family of hippos
was drinking from its watering hole. The male and female hippo knew that they must stay hydrated.
*continue for all rules written in blue; there are 10*)

Underline each pronoun and its antecedent


Submit the paragraph with the pronouns and antecedents underlined

Erase each underlined word or phrase


Create a list indicating which type of pronoun or antecedent is needed to complete the blank
Submit these steps as well

How to create a Madlib


___1___wants to be eaten by a hippo while wearing ___2___ dirty underwear. A ___3___ was
drinking from ___4___ watering hole. The ___5___ hippo knew that ___6___ must stay hydrated.
*continue for all rules*
1.

Singular antecedent

2.

Singular pronoun

3.

Collective noun antecedent

4.

Singular pronoun

5.

Compound antecedent

6.

Plural pronoun

Shifts

Eliminate distracting shifts

These distract or confuse readers


Point of view
Verb tense

Mood or voice
Indirect to direct questions/quotations (statements to questions)

Make the POV consistent in person


& number

First person emphasizes writer


Good for informal letters and writing based on personal
experience
Second person emphasizes reader
Good for giving advice or explaining how to do something

Third person emphasizes subject


Best for formal academic and professional writing

Make the POV consistent in person


& number

Our class practiced rescuing a victim trapped in a


wrecked car. We learned to dismantle the car
with the essential tools. You were graded on your
speed and your skill in freeing the victim.

Our class practiced rescuing a victim trapped in a


wrecked car. We learned to dismantle the car
with the essential tools. You were graded on your
speed and your skill in freeing the victim.

Maintain consistent verb tenses

When writing about literature, use present tense


(especially fiction)
The scarlet letter is a punishment sternly placed on
Hesters breast by the community, and yet it was
a fanciful and imaginative product of Hesters
own needlework.
The scarlet letter is a punishment sternly placed on
Hesters breast by the community, and yet it is a
fanciful and imaginative product of Hesters own
needlework.

Make verbs consistent in mood & voice

Three moods in English


Indicative is used for facts, opinions, questions
Imperative is used for orders or advice

Subjunctive is used to express wishes or conditions contrary to fact


The counselor advised us to spread out our core requirements over two or
three semester. Also, pay attention to pre-requisites for elective courses.

The counselor advised us to spread out our core requirements over two or
three semester. She also suggested that we pay attention to pre-requisites
for elective courses.

Make verbs consistent in mood & voice

Each student completes a self-assessment. The self-assessment is then given


to the teacher and a copy is exchanged with a classmate.

Each student completes a self-assessment, gives it to the teacher, and


exchanges a copy with a classmate.

Avoid sudden shifts from indirect or


direct questions or quotations

Indirect question: We asked whether we could visit Miriam


Direct question: Can we visit Miriam?
Which of the following is correct?
1. I wonder whether Karla knew of the theft and, if so, whether she reported it
to the police.
2. I wonder whether Karla knew of the theft and, if so, did she report it to the
police?
1. I wonder whether Karla knew of the theft and, if so, whether she reported it
to the police.

Avoid sudden shifts from indirect or


direct questions or quotations

Which of the following is correct?

1. The patient said she had been experiencing heart palpitations and could
the doctor please run as many tests as possible to find out whats wrong.
2. The patient said she had been experiencing heart palpitations and asked
me to run as many tests as possible to find out what was wrong.
2. The patient said she had been experiencing heart palpitations and asked
me to run as many tests as possible to find out what was wrong.

Grammar Task

Give an incorrect example of each shift rule. Then, correct the


example.

Critique reading discussion

Freewriting
Given a topic
Write for given time
Do not stop writingif you get stuck, pick a word and just keep
writing it until your next thought comes through
What makes you happy?

Groupsdiscuss questions

To what extent does the author succeed in his/her purpose?


To what extent do you agree with the author?
In Pursuit of Happiness by Mark Kingwell
Cyan, Reese, Jennifer, Nigel

The Dalai Lamas Ski Trip: What I Learned in the Slush with His Holiness by Douglas Preston
Travis, Destinie, Serena, Dalton

A Balanced Psychology and a Full Life by Martin Seligman, Acacia Parks, and Tracy Steen
Lily, Anisa, Jason, LaBrayla

Finding Flow by Mihaly Csizszentmihalyi


Martinea, Kayoda, Bryce, Morganne

Yes, Money Can Make You Happy by Cass R. Sunstein


Olabisi, Ric, LaTionna, Raya

Happiness: Enough Already by Sharon Begley


Brock, Josh, Tyler

Jigsaw!

Share information from first group with new group

Critique assignment
Read Rubric!!!!

Upcoming due dates

Optional critique conferences H 2/25


Critique rough drafts T 3/1

Grammar Portfolio due H 3/3


Critique final copies T 3/8
Summary mulligans also due T 3/8