Each topic sentence is followed by several examples. Circle the letter of the example that does not clearly
illustrate the topic sentence.
1. Although many people still pursue traditional hobbies like gardening and golf, others seek out more unusual
Journal Entry #13: Assigned Topic
Many people find that certain situations make them nervous or anxious such as giving a
speech, taking a test, offering a presentation, or teaching a class. Theres nothing worse than
feeling embarrassed and nervous, especi
Journal Entry #14 : Assigned Topic
Nowadays, cell phones have become a part of our daily life. They have affected the social
life, as well as the way people communicate. These days, it seems everywhere someone is
chatting or texting on their cell phones.
Journal Entry #15: Assigned
If I have a chance to visit a famous place in the world, I would like to visit Florida, which
is the place has many beaches along the sea. I have not been there yet, but I have heard about a
lot of beautiful things in Florida,
Journal Entry #16: Free Writing - People do many different things to stay healthy. What do
you do for good health?
Having a good health is the most important thing for living happily. People do many
different things to stay healthy. Personally, I think th
Write four prepositional phrases.
In this paragraph underline the prepositional phrases.
North Carolina waterfalls are just a few hours from the Triad area. The cooler mountain air
provides a respite from the hot days in the
MID-TERM REVIEW WORKSHEET
For each topic sentence, write a supporting-detail sentence.
Staying healthy and fit is important to me.
Although most people still think of the iPod as a digital music player, others are using these
Answers for Mid-term Review Book
Answers will vary (if you would like me to check yours individually, e-mail me, Pronto me, or
message me from Moodle with your answers. I will respond back as quickly as possible).
Chapter 2 Recognizing Subjects
In his recent speech with Republicans, Mitt Romney, one of the candidates running for
president said that he believes humans are responsible for climate change, particularly in the face
of global warming. "I believe the world is getting warm
WRITING ASSIGNMENTS (GRASSGROOTS PAGE 388)
Topic: Malcolm Xs inner life changed completely because of the dictionary he copied. Write
about a time when a book, a story, a person, or an experience changed your life.
Most experiences in our lives are diffic
Name _ Grade _
On the blank, write the plural form of the noun.
Write the correct singular or plural noun on the blank.
6. His boss made an (example, examples) of him. _
7. Both (instructor, instruc
Choose the correct singular or plural noun:
1. Many (people, peoples) consider Glacier National Park to be the best in the nation.
2. Tom introduced his friends to his two (brothers-in-law, brother-in-laws).
3. Another (dog, dogs) got into the trash last
JOURNAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND GRADING RUBRIC
Journal entries will not be assigned on a daily basis. It is your responsibility to pace yourself for
each journal entry. There are 8 weeks in the semester, but your journal is due on the 7th week, so
Unit 4 Review Worksheet
Read each sentence below for meaning. On the blank, write the coordinating conjunction that best expresses the
relationship between the two ideas.
1. Gail will work in her father's business, _ she will attend Montclair State Colleg
A few weeks earlier, as a chemistry tutor, I was trying to explain the structure of an atom
and how molecules form to a tutee of mine. The communication channel was the vocal channel
since I spoke directly to my tutee. Face-to-face conversation may give a
How to Grow a Crystal
By: My Mac
General Purpose: To demonstrate
Specific Purpose: To demonstrate to my audience how to grow a crystal using copper sulfate
I. Have you ever wondered to grow your own crystals at home?
II. Growing cr
BEING A HERO
What is the attention getter of the speech?
When I was a kid, my favorite super hero was Superman. The main reason why I like
Superman is because he helps people no matter what.
2. What was the full thesis statement of the speech?
Journal Entry #12 : Assigned
When I first started reading last summer, at least half a dozen people suggested I read
The Notebook. I admit this is my first Nicholas Sparkss book, and also my favorite one. Without
a doubt, I believe this is the kind of nov
Journal Entry #11 : Free Writing - Technology has made the world a better place to live.
Nowadays, technology has played an important role in our daily lives. People use
technology in almost aspects of their lives. And as a result, it has become part of o
Journal Entry #10 : Assigned
Most experiences in our lives are difficult at the time, but it becomes necessary for the
future. There are two kinds of experience which is bad and good. No matter it is bad or good,
there is always a valuable lesson that we
1. Pitts opens his essays by telling how the magazine GQ digitally altered photographs of
Kate Winslet. In my opinion, that is definitely an effective introduction. I thinks he shows his
attitude that there are no reasons that the magazine should digitall
Avoiding Run-Ons and Comma Splices FORM B
If the sentence is punctuated correctly, write C on the blank. If it is a run-on, write RO; if it is a comma
splice, write CS.
1. _ Sailing on Lake Superior is dangerous the weather often changes very quickly.
The Brenham Writing Room
Created by D. Herring
What is a Complex Sentence?
A complex sentence contains both an
independent and a dependent clause.
A complex sentence may contain more than
just two clauses.
A complex sentence may be co
A MEMORABLE PICNIC AT THE LAKE
Playing outside was always one of my favorite activities since I was a little girl. In the
spring of 1999, my parents took my brother and me for a picnic at Dam Sen Park as a reward for
our good results in school. As always,
Everyone has a person who changed their lives. Though there are many people who have
influenced me in my life, if you ask me whom I love the most in my life, I will tell you that is my
mother. However, if you ask me who inspires me, who influences me the
Journal Entry #1 : Free Writing : My Favorite Holiday
As an immigrant from Vietnam living in The United States, I have been celebrating many
holidays every year such as July 4th, Christmas, Easter, Labor Day. However, my favorite
holiday is still Tet Nguy
Journal Entry #2 : Free Writing : The person I love the most My mom
If you ask me whom I love the most in my life, without hesitation, I will tell you that is
my mom. My mom is special in a lot of different ways. She is not only my mother, but also my
Journal Entry #3 : Assigned
Have you ever read a book that causes you a strong emotional reaction? Message In A
Bottle of Nicholas Sparks is definitely would be classified as that. This book has adventure,
excitement, and most of all, a sad romantic story