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Sec 2 e writing tips

  1. 1. Writing TipsPersonal Response Exam Review
  2. 2. Structure of Personal ResponseYour personal responserequires only 2paragraphs: the first oneto explore the text andthe second one to makeconnections with thetext.
  3. 3. Structure of PersonalResponseYou do notneed aseparateintroductionbut anintroductorysentence isa good idea.Example:After watchingPersepolis, amovie thatchronicles ayoung girl’sexperiencesliving throughthe Iranianrevolution, Ilearned that…
  4. 4. Structure of PersonalResponseYou do notneed aseparateconclusionbut anconcludingsentence isa good idea.Example:To conclude, theevents thatMarjaneexperiencedduring her youthshaped her andmade her thestrong womanthat she istoday.
  5. 5. Organization and Content ofPersonal ResponseYou must make twoobservations per paragraphand you must use two of theprompts provided to makeyour observations. Therefore,you need to have twoprompts per paragraph.
  6. 6. Organization and Content ofPersonal Response**Your observations must beabout the story of the text(or movie) and NOT aboutthe politicalsituation, historicalcontext, or geographicallocation of the text ormovie.
  7. 7. Organization and Content ofPersonal Response**You must also NOTWRITE A SUMMARY ofthe text or movie . Thereshould be very little plotsummary in your responseto support and givecontext to yourobservations.
  8. 8. Organization and Content ofPersonal ResponseYou must support each ofyour observations bymaking reference to thetext (or movie)!!! You cando this by citingexamples, scenes orcharacters from the text.
  9. 9. Stylistic Conventions-SlangInformal wordsthat are morecommon inspeech than inwriting can alsodevalue whatyou are trying tosay.Examples got kid
  10. 10. Stylistic Conventions-VocabularySpecificVocabularyUsing moreprecise wordsclarifies yourarguments andmakes themeasier tounderstand.
  11. 11. Stylistic Conventions-SentencesBeware of thelength of yoursentences!Use punctuationor write shortersentences.While watching the moviePersepolis I found that itwas very depressingbecause it is very toughfor a maturing teenagerof Marjane Satrapi’s ageto live in a difficult settingsuch as a war, arevolution or even a newcountry to call home andriding the merciless,emotional andpsychologicalrollercoaster that she
  12. 12. Mechanics-Verb tenseBe sure not toswitch verb tensesin the middle of asentence.Also, you shouldeither write in thepresent or the past,NOT the future.They could not dowhat they wantwithout having tohide themselves.For example, if theythrow a party, theyhad to be careful notto be seen bysomeone elsebecause if so, theycould get in big
  13. 13. Mechanics-Verb tenseBe sure not toswitch verb tensesin the middle of asentence.Also, you shouldeither write in thepresent or the past,NOT the future.They could not dowhat they wantwithout having tohide themselves.For example, if theythrow a party, theyhad to be careful notto be seen bysomeone elsebecause if so, theycan be in big
  14. 14. Mechanics-Verb tenseBe sure not toswitch verb tensesin the middle of asentence.Also, you shouldeither write in thepresent or the past,NOT the future.They could not dowhat they wantedwithout having tohide themselves.For example, if theythrew a party, theyhad to be careful notto be seen bysomeone elsebecause if so, theycould have been in
  15. 15. Mechanics-HomophonesWHEREvs.WEREvs.WE’RE
  16. 16. Mechanics-HomophonesTHEREvs.THEIRvs.THEY’RE
  17. 17. Mechanics-HomophonesTHENvs.THAN
  18. 18. Mechanics-HomophonesWHICHvs.WITCHvs.WICH???
  19. 19. Mechanics-HomophonesYOURvs.YOU’RE
  20. 20. Mechanics-Mistake I never wantto see again!They could of gone tothe store.Marjane would of beenkilled.Uncle Anouchecould’ve died in prison.They could havegone to the store.Marjane would havebeen killed.Uncle Anouchecould have died inprison.
  21. 21. JUNE EXAMYou will write a 200-250 word personalresponse on ThePearl or on TheLord of the Rings.
  22. 22. JUNE EXAMYou will prepare yourobservations in classand write them on anote taking sheetwhich will be given toyou during the exam.
  23. 23. JUNE EXAM** Be aware **Do NOT compare andcontrast the novellaand the movie. Youmust choose one andrespond to it.

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