Grammar lesson #4
A. Use a semicolon between closely related independent clauses.
A period signals complete separation between independent clauses.
A semicolon tells readers that the separation is softer.
This is my husbands second mar
The Gettysburg Address
November 19, 1863
On June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner referred to the most famous speech ever given by President
Abraham Lincoln. In his eulogy on the slain president, he called the Gettysburg Address a
Learning in the Age of Television
- By Neil Postman
December 4, 1985
There could not have been a safer bet when it began in 1969 than that "Sesame Street" would be embraced by children,
parents, and educators. Children loved it because they were raised on
Editorial Too much privacy can be hazardous to the person
Lawrence Solomon - The Next City - June 21, 1998
WITH VAST COMPUTER NETWORK DATA BASES storing detailed information about our private lives, many of us
are becoming uneasy about invasions of privac
Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Transform the Climate Debate
What would governments do if black and brown lives counted as much as white lives?
By Naomi Klein
The annual United Nations climate summit is wrapping up in in Lima, Peru, and on its penultimate da
How to use quotations
Never let a quotation speak for itself
Its evidence, but evidence of what?
Always explain the significance of the
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NRA: full statement by Wayne LaPierre in response to Newtown shootings
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The National Rifle Association's 4 million mothers, fathers, sons and daughters join the nation in horr
Step 1: Identify exact repetitions (e.g., free, freedom, freed)
Step 2: Identify groups (strands) of similar words (e.g., accuse, justice, witness)
Step 3: Locate groups of words that suggest oppositions or binaries (e.g., open/closed,
Can Satellites Learn to 'See' Poverty?
A new team improves on the old Earth at night technique.
Imagine the Earth at nightthe vast and curving darkness, splotched with rivulets of light. It is a gorgeous
sight, and a familiar one. Today, this image often
Write an essay on one of the following topics:
1. Discuss cultural appropriation. Be careful not to take a side for or against it.
Rather, explore some of the implications of cultural appropriation. Are there any
Write an essay on one of the following topics:
1. Compare two movies or TV shows in the same genre.
2. Compare two albums by the same musician.
3. Compare two social media platforms.
Your essay (1,000 words) should have a speci
GRAMMAR LESSON #5
a) Personal pronouns
1) identify the speaker (first person: I, we),
2) the person spoken to (second person: you), and
3) the person or thing spoken about (third person: he, she, it, they).
b) Possessive pronouns are
GRAMMAR LESSON #6
Apostrophes are marks within words that have two main uses:
1) to show possession with nouns and indefinite pronouns and 2) to show
where one or more letters have been omitted, as in a contraction. They
also 3) form certain plurals.
GRAMMAR LESSON #7
A modifier is a word or a word group that describes, limits, or qualifies
a true statement,
yards filled with rocks,
the horse that jumped the fence.
Adverbs and adjectives are modifiers that qualify, re
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Why House Plants are Better than Dogs
December 29, 2011
Some people believe that a home isnt a home without a dog. To hear these people talk, youd think that
shedded hair, sharp fangs, and crap on carpets are trivial matters. Theyre barking
Donald Trump: The Art of the Address
By BOB GARFIELD MARCH 31, 2016
FOURSCORE and seven years ago, our fathers and also, our mothers. I love mothers, too, because we
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Thesis check list
Is the thesis too general? Is it trying to cover too much ground?
Does it contain words such as aspects, characteristics, factors,
etc.? (Remove these; name th
Sentence fragments and comma splice
Independent and subordinate clauses
Independent clause: can stand alone as a sentence
Subordinate clause: cannot stand alone
The Perseid meteor shower occurs every August, although this year it was especia
Punctuation, usage, and spelling
Add an apostrophe + s to indicate possession for singular nouns
The cats tail
The plants roots
The pirates bottle of rum
The walruss flipper
Add apostrophe + s to indicate possession for plural nouns that do n
Items in a series
Commas separate items in a series.
We have chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice
He wanted to hike the West Coast Trail, the
Appalachian Trail, and the East Coast Trail.
At the bus stop, there were people with grocery
Commas, Semi-colons and Colons
To separate words in lists,
to indicate where quotations begin and end
to make number, place names, dates and titles clear
used in sentences with multiple parts (but, for, so, yet, or, nor connect two bala
each paragraph is a cluster of info supporting a main point
exception is special function paragraphs (intro and conclusion)
they should be focused, well developed, organized, coherent, not too brief or too long
Unity -begin paragraph with a top
Sentence Structure and Style
It is important to think about how easy it will be for the reader to follow what youre saying. The more
objective you can be, the better. Pay attention to a sudden shift, where something is randomly switched
in a sentence or b
Determining what a word is doing in a sentence depends on its context. Words can be used more than
Ex: Who- identify someone or to ask a question i.e. same word different context
Phrase: a group of words that lacks a subject, a working ve
Parts of Speech
Active/Passive Voice: Passive voice stresses the receiver of an action. Active voice stresses the performer
of an action. (Other than when the situation demands it, active voice is best).
Adverbs Modify verbs, adjectives, other adverbs and
In persuasive writing, Ethos = Credibility
Ethos does not mean an appeal to the ethos/morality of the reader (which I said, wrongly), it
actually refers to the credibility of the writer or speaker. So the more the writer appears to
Apostrophes, Quotation Marks, etc.
Apostrophe- used to form possessives in single or plural nouns that do not already end in S. (if single
do s no matter what, if plural then just do ). If a singular name ends in an s but sounds like a z or eez
November 30th 2016
The #blacklivesmatter movement was created in 2012, following the murder of Trayvon
martin, a 17-year-old unarmed black boy who was gunned down while walking home from a gas
November 2nd 2016
Prof: Ross Clarkson
James Howard Kunstlers main argument in Globalization is an anomaly and its time is
running out comes simply stated: He believes that todays global economic relations are a
product of two
October 5th 2016
Prof: Ross Clarkson
Although traditional gender roles have changed over time, (in some cultures more than
others) and women and men have been looked at more as equal in the eyes of society, a certain
February 3RD 2017
Analytical essay of two kinds by Amy Tan
The short story Two kinds by Amy Tan details the conflict between a mother and daughter
brought on by twisted idealism and nave expectations of the American Dream. The story