September 19, 2013
Tonight’s Agenda
 Sentence Structure (p. 366, 379)
 Thesis Statements (p. 11)
 Organizing (p. 12)
 More on MLA Documen...
Sentences
 Finding the subject
 Who or what is doing the action (verb) in the sentence?
 Knowing the subject is importa...
Sentence Types
 Simple
 Compound
 Complex
 Compound-Complex
Sentence Types
 Simple
 One independent clause
 Compound
 Two or more independent clauses
 No dependent clauses
 Com...
Sentence Types
 Compound-Complex
 At least two independent clauses
 At least one subordinate clause
Sentence Types
 Simple
 One independent clause
Eva could not visit her parents in Lima.
Spring comes in like a lion and ...
Sentence Types
 Compound
 Two or more independent clauses
 No dependent clauses
The car broke down, but a rescue van ar...
Sentence Types
 Complex
 One independent clause
 One or more dependent clauses
If you leave late, take a cab home.
What...
Sentence Types
 Compound-Complex
 At least two independent clauses
 At least one subordinate clause
Before class, I hol...
Thesis Statement
 Acts as the main idea of the paper
 Allows you to achieve unity and coherence
 Is neither too broad n...
Non-Example
There is too much crime today. Maybe by
becoming a crime scene investigator I will help bring
justice to crime...
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PPT ENC 1101 Fall 2013 Class 4
PPT ENC 1101 Fall 2013 Class 4
PPT ENC 1101 Fall 2013 Class 4
PPT ENC 1101 Fall 2013 Class 4
PPT ENC 1101 Fall 2013 Class 4
PPT ENC 1101 Fall 2013 Class 4
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PPT ENC 1101 Fall 2013 Class 4

  1. 1. September 19, 2013
  2. 2. Tonight’s Agenda  Sentence Structure (p. 366, 379)  Thesis Statements (p. 11)  Organizing (p. 12)  More on MLA Documentation (p. 89)  Homework: Topic Proposal
  3. 3. Sentences  Finding the subject  Who or what is doing the action (verb) in the sentence?  Knowing the subject is important for avoiding some of the most frequent grammar errors, such as SVA, FRAG, etc.
  4. 4. Sentence Types  Simple  Compound  Complex  Compound-Complex
  5. 5. Sentence Types  Simple  One independent clause  Compound  Two or more independent clauses  No dependent clauses  Complex  One independent clause  One or more dependent clauses
  6. 6. Sentence Types  Compound-Complex  At least two independent clauses  At least one subordinate clause
  7. 7. Sentence Types  Simple  One independent clause Eva could not visit her parents in Lima. Spring comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.
  8. 8. Sentence Types  Compound  Two or more independent clauses  No dependent clauses The car broke down, but a rescue van arrived within minutes. A shark was spotted near shore; people left immediately.
  9. 9. Sentence Types  Complex  One independent clause  One or more dependent clauses If you leave late, take a cab home. What matters most to us is a quick commute.
  10. 10. Sentence Types  Compound-Complex  At least two independent clauses  At least one subordinate clause Before class, I hold office hours, and this extra time can be beneficial.
  11. 11. Thesis Statement  Acts as the main idea of the paper  Allows you to achieve unity and coherence  Is neither too broad nor too narrow  Satisfies the questions on p. 12  Belongs in a specific place: the last sentence of the first paragraph
  12. 12. Non-Example There is too much crime today. Maybe by becoming a crime scene investigator I will help bring justice to crime victims. CSI is an exciting show that reveals some of what crime scene investigators do. Forensics is the use of evidence to solve crimes. Many criminals accidentally leave evidence they were at the scene of a crime. Our country has a lot of work to do to decrease crime.
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