Unit One Technical Report Language and Characteristics
What will you learn today? Parts of Speech Multi-syllabic words Subject Verb Agreement Types of Sentences Parts of a Paragraph <ul><li>Making Sentences Say What You Mean </li></ul><ul><li>B . Precision in Using Words </li></ul><ul><li>C. Sentence Structure and Length </li></ul><ul><li>D. Paragraph Structure and Length </li></ul>
noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, interjection, conjunction Parts of Speech
Course Book Unit Two: Technical Report Language and Characteristics
<ul><li>Making Sentences Say What You Mean </li></ul>
<ul><li>Making Sentences Say What You Mean </li></ul>(Ensuring Clarity and Readability) objectivity accuracy clarity draft precision
Multi-syllabic words. Ready? Now to the peer work. Ready ?
Multi-syllabic words One syllabus : wet cut red Two syllabus : crisis music bacon Multi-syllabic : suddenly interested ultimately watermelon realistically
Knowing what words mean Avoiding vague words Leaving out unnecessary words Using simple, familiar, concrete words Avoiding overworked words and phrases Avoiding technical jargon B. Precision in Using Words Clarity conciseness courtesy accessibility completeness accuracy correctness
C. Sentence Structure and Length simple short A clause is a group of words that usually includes a subject and a pred icate A relative clause is a kind of subordinate clause ; it usually modifies a noun -I caught the dog that bit you A subordinate clause is a clause inside another clause -They wanted a promise that no one would be punished . - They saw nobody they knew .
Simple Sentence independent clause, contains a subject and a verb Types of Sentences Compound Sentence two independent clauses joined by a coordinator for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so Complex Sentence has an independent clause joined by one or more dependent clauses because, since, after, although, or when
D. Paragraph Structure and Length Parts of a Paragraph Topic Sentence Supporting Details Closing Sentence
..for all the hard work you have done! … .and see you tomorrow!
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/623/01/ References Purdue Online Writing Lab Writing a Paragraph+ Writing Process http://www.scribd.com/doc/491200/Writing-a-Paragraph-Writing-Process http://stewardess.inhatc.ac.kr/philoint/paragraph/paragraph-1-what-is-a-paragraph-1.htm What is a Paragraph