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2010 English150 Week4 Part2

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  • 1. Grammar/Punctuation Quiz Informative Writing Week 4, Part 2
  • 2. Today
    • Essay format
    • Parts of an essay
    • Informative Introduction
    • Grammar Quiz
  • 3. Word of the Day
    • Precipice
    • -Cliff that has an
    • overhang (or is straight
    • vertical)
    • -Can be metaphoric
    • “ The parents in the novel are on the precipice of divorce.”
  • 4. Parts of an Essay
      • Introduction
        • Thesis
      • Major Point # 1
      • Major Point # 2
      • Major Point # 3
      • Conclusion
  • 5. Example
  • 6. The Perfect Paragraph Topic Sentence Point #3 Point #2 Point #1 Concluding Sentence to Summarize and Transition
  • 7. Informative
    • Also known as “expository”
    • Is the majority of writing at the college level
  • 8. Informative Writing
    • Excludes your opinion (like the summary)
    • Includes details (unlike the summary)
    • Is accurate, thorough, concise, and in your own words
    • Has minimal research (for this exercise)
    • Is not just a boring repetition
    • Does not give information everyone already knows
  • 9. Informative Basics
    • 75% details; 25% ideas
  • 10. Informative Writing
    • Process
    • Essentials
    • Causes
    • Effects
    • Comparison-Contrast
    • Classification-Division
  • 11. Topic Choosing: Problems
    • How to play piano
    • Safe driving
    • Basics of gardening
    • What makes a good marriage
  • 12. Topic Choosing: Better
    • Why truck drivers are the safest
    • Health hazards of gardening
    • How to handle a family argument over money
    • Six questions to ask your fiance before walking down the aisle
  • 13. Reminder
    • Don’t be boring!
  • 14. Grammar-rama
    • Commas
    • Semi-colons
    • Colons
    • Comma splices
  • 15.
    • I can’t believe that my computer just told me that things that go away by themselves can come back by themselves, I think that is untrue, especially with computers!
    • I can’t believe that my computer just told me that things that go away by themselves can come back by themselves. I think that is untrue, especially with computers!
    • Pele was a superstar soccer player from Brazil, a country that takes its soccer very seriously.
    •   Pele was a superstar soccer player from Brazil, a country that takes its soccer very seriously.
  • 16. Brazilians are also very interested in politics, as are many people in other South American countries. Brazilians are also very interested in politics, as are many people in other South American countries. To many students from other countries, Canadian instructors at first seem disorganized and lackadaisical, then they begin to understand that there is more than one way of teaching. To many students from other countries, Canadian instructors at first seem disorganized and lackadaisical. Then, they begin to understand that there is more than one way of teaching.
  • 17. Kami thought that one difference was that in Japan teachers focused on memorizing, while Canadian teachers focused more on understanding. Kami thought that one difference was that in Japan teachers focused on memorizing, while Canadian teachers focused more on understanding. Steve went shopping, he was looking for a birthday present for Jennifer, but he came home empty handed. Steve went shopping. He was looking for a birthday present for Jennifer, but he came home empty handed. She loved cooking, cleaning up the kitchen was another matter. She loved cooking; cleaning up the kitchen was another matter.
  • 18. Quiz Time
    • 45 Minutes (rest of class)
    • Multiple choice—only put answers on marking sheet
    • Only fix errors