2010 English150 Week5 Part1

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2010 English150 Week5 Part1

  1. 1. Writing Process Week 5, Part 1
  2. 2. Today <ul><li>Quiz preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introductions and Conclusions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quizzes returned </li></ul>
  3. 3. Word-of-the-day <ul><li>Tacit </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone understands without saying it or expressing it. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Her tacit approval of his lifestyle came at a cost. </li></ul><ul><li>She tacitly acknowledged his temper tantrum. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Grammar Quiz # 2 (next class) <ul><li>Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Fragments </li></ul><ul><li>Commas (again) </li></ul><ul><li>Quotation marks (new) </li></ul><ul><li>Apostrophes (new) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Apostrophe <ul><li>Used to announce possession </li></ul><ul><li>Mark possession with an apostrophe AND an “-s” </li></ul><ul><li>Test possession by reversing it: </li></ul><ul><li>Sara’s coat OR The coat of Sara. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Michael’s hand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The cat’s fur </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The school’s books </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Apostrophe <ul><li>If the original ends in an “-s” because it is plural, just put an apostrophe. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 3 cats’ fur NOT The cats’s fur </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The many schools’ books NOT The schools’s books </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Apostrophe <ul><li>Used for contractions </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use contractions in your formal writing. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Apostrophe <ul><li>Do not use apostrophes for numbers. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1980s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perfect figure 8s. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His IOUs are mounting. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Never use an apostrophe <ul><li>When something is just plural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 2 cats have fur NOT The 2 cat’s have fur </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For “its”—you will never have this mistake in formal writing anyhow. </li></ul><ul><li>No such thing as its’ </li></ul><ul><li>Promise from me </li></ul>
  10. 10. Practice <ul><li>The managers itineraries are in their mailboxes. </li></ul><ul><li>The managers who are now on vacation want email access. </li></ul><ul><li>My managers typing speed is up to ten words a minute. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Practice <ul><li>The managers’ itineraries are in their mailboxes. </li></ul><ul><li>The managers who are now on vacation want email access. </li></ul><ul><li>My manager’s typing speed is up to ten words a minute. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Quotation Marks <ul><li>Use double quotation marks for everything (one small exception) </li></ul><ul><li>Use double quotation marks for any title that cannot stand on a bookshelf by itself. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Quotation Mark Meets New People? <ul><li>Periods and commas go inside the quotation marks. </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-colons and colons go outside the quotation marks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Though he never quite felt “intelligent,” others told him he was. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He told Karen that he could “swim.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tiina mentioned the car had a “problem”: no brakes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mrs. Williams said she felt “cold”; she knew it was over. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Practice <ul><li>The author explains “Canadians need a better tactic” and she goes on to explain that Americans do as well. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ It’s all over now’ this is the headline of her latest blog. </li></ul><ul><li>She wants “security” he wants freedom. </li></ul><ul><li>The scientist examines “how light-ray therapy can save lives” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Practice <ul><li>The author explains, “Canadians need a better tactic,” and she goes on to explain that Americans do as well. </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s all over now”: this is the headline of her latest blog. </li></ul><ul><li>She wants “security”; he wants freedom. </li></ul><ul><li>The scientist examines “how light-ray therapy can save lives.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. Parts of an Essay <ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thesis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major Point # 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major Point # 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major Point # 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Informative Essay <ul><li>Peer edit Due: February 8 (section 27) or </li></ul><ul><li> February 9 (section 31) </li></ul><ul><li>Final Due: February 10 (section 27) or February 11 (section 31) </li></ul>
  18. 18. Informative Essay <ul><li>Informative: delivering facts </li></ul><ul><li>Not the same as “old ground” </li></ul><ul><li>Should not have same details as classmates </li></ul><ul><li>Be inventive </li></ul>
  19. 19. Writing Process <ul><li>Chapter 5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainteasers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrowing a topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thesis/working thesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chapter 6 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The draft </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chapter 7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revisions </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Working Thesis <ul><li>Different than a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Audience (For whom is this written?) </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose (Why am I writing this?) </li></ul><ul><li>Freshness (What obvious topics should I avoid?) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Exercise <ul><li>Take your group’s bullet from 113 </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an informative style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essentials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Causes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare/contrast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classification/division </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a scratch outline </li></ul>
  22. 22. Example <ul><li>Texting </li></ul><ul><li>Texting in class </li></ul><ul><li>Causes: What causes someone to text in class? </li></ul><ul><li>Scratch Outline </li></ul>
  23. 23. What Causes Someone to Text? <ul><li>Emergencies: family responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Checking words on a dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Checking facts in google </li></ul><ul><li>Job responsibility: must contact someone at a certain time </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty “unplugging” from cyber world and transitioning to real world </li></ul><ul><li>Boredom in class </li></ul>
  24. 24. Reverse-Scratch Outline <ul><li>Bubble sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Good student example </li></ul>
  25. 25. 1 B 8 B 15 A 2 A 9 C 16 C 3 A 10 A 17 A 4 C 11 B 18 C 5 B 12 B 19 B 6 A 13 A 20 C 7 C 14 B 21 A

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