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Emphasis handout - Emphasis Emphasis can be lost at either...

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Emphasis Emphasis can be lost at either the sentence or the paragraph level. At the sentence level, choose a subject for your sentence according to your intended emphasis Sentences can sometimes have their main ideas buried in subordinate clauses. Looking carefully and critically at what your key sentences are trying to accomplish and what a reader might get out of a sentence can be a useful self-editing process. The subject of your sentence establishes the focus for that sentence. Examples: Our study showed that 25 percent of college students' time is spent eating and sleeping. (focus on the study) College students eat or sleep 25 percent of the time, according to our study. (focus on students) Eating or sleeping occupies 25 percent of students' time, according to our study. (focus on eating and sleeping) Twenty-five percent of students' time is spent eating or sleeping, according to our study. (focus on percentage of time) Print out a draft with a wide left margin.
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