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English150 Week3 Part1

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

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