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  • 1. Grammar and Summary Week 3, Part 1
  • 2. Today
    • 6 Biggest Grammar Errors
    • Summary
  • 3. Word of the Day
    • Wrest
    • To twist, turn, or pull
    • To take away by force
    • The heckler wrested the comedian’s authority from him.
    • I want to wrest the cigarette from my grandma every time she lights up.
  • 4. 6 Biggest Grammar Errors
    • Parallel structure
    • Comma splices/run-ons
    • Fragments
    • Subject agreement
    • Dangling modifier
    • Wrong word
  • 5. Dangling Modifier
    • Dangling Modifier:
    • A modifier that does not refer logically to any word in the sentence. It suggests but does not name the true subject.
  • 6. Dangling Modifier
    • Diseased, the farmers disposed of the potatoes.
    • Checking the call display while biking, a dog ran in front of me.
    • Deciding to join the navy, the recruiter enthusiastically pumped Joe’s hand.
    • Upon entering the doctor’s office, a skeleton caught my attention.
  • 7. Dangling Modifier
    • Though only sixteen, UCLA accepted Martha’s application.
    • To please the children, some fireworks were set off a day early.
  • 8. Try It!
  • 9. 6 Biggest Grammar Errors
    • Parallel structure
    • Comma splices/run-ons
    • Fragments
    • Subject-verb agreement
    • Dangling modifier
    • Wrong word
  • 10. 6. Wrong Word
    • Affect/Effect
    • Its/it’s
    • Allot/a lot
    • Who’s whose
    • Your/you’re
    • They’re/their/there
  • 11. Try It!
  • 12. 6 Biggest Grammar Errors
    • Parallel structure
    • Comma splices/run-ons
    • Fragments
    • Subject-verb agreement
    • Dangling participle
    • Wrong word
  • 13. Why the Blog?
    • Post comments and practice your writing
    • Post group work for group work mark and participation
    • Find past PowerPoints
    • Find readings
    • Ask questions that may apply to the whole group
  • 14. The Blog!
    • Wait for an email—no email? Email me!
    • Click on the link
    • Sign in with previous google account OR create google account
    • Sign in with new google account
  • 15. Ten Steps
    • Identify reader and title
    • State the complete thesis (controlling idea and supporting reasons).
    • Include significant points
    • Maintain the order (except for the thesis)
    • Maintain the proportion
    • Be neutral
    • Exclude your own response
    • Be brief
    • No quotations except for key words
    • Put only the author’s words in quotations
  • 16. Steps to Completing a Summary
    • Read through piece carefully
    • Read piece again and again, until you have main ideas
    • Look at the title, subtitle, and headings (if any)
    • Write an outline with controlling idea and main points (in the same order as the article)
    • Write your summary from the outline
    • Use the present tense
  • 17. Details—exclude these
    • Authorities cited or quoted
    • Research findings, data
    • Examples (brief or extended)
    • Literary devices (eg metaphors, imagery)
  • 18. Summary
    • You have the rest of the class
    • No electronic dictionaries
    • English-English paper dictionaries permitted
    • Write double-spaced
    • Write in pen
  • 19. Summary: How it will be marked
    • Structure
    • Content
    • Sentence-level