Michelle C , Sanna G , Josefina L 4th period
The Writing Process
- Understanding writing assignments
- Developing an outline
- Audience analysis
Academic Writing/ Establishing Arguments
- An argumentative or persuasive piece of writing must begin with a debatable thesis or claim.
- Pollution is bad for the enviroment.
- At least 25 percent of the federal budget should be spent on limiting pollution.
Common writing assignment/ Understanding writing assignment
- Read the prompt the entire way through once. This gives you an overall view of what is going on.
- Underline or the positions that you absolutely must know. This information may include due date, research requirements. page length, and format.
- Underline or circle important phrases.
- Think about how you will address the prompt.
- Rank ideas in descending order, from most important to least important.
- Ask your instructor questions if you have any.
Mechanics/ Parts of speech overview
a noun is a word that denotes a person, or thing. In a sentence, nouns answer the question who and what.
The dog ran after the ball.
a pronoun is a word that takes the place of the noun in a sentence.
She decided to go to a movie.
articles include a an and the. they precede a noun or a noun phrase in a sentence
an adjective is a word that modifies or describes a noun or pronoun.
a verb is a word that denotes action, or a state of being in a sentence.
just as adjectives modify nouns adverbs modify or further describes verbs.
is a word that joins two independent clauses or sentence together.
Grammar/Prepositions for Time, Place, and Introducing Objects
On is used with days
- I will see you on Monday
- My plane leaves at noon
- He likes to read in the afternoon
- The days are long in August
To express extended time, English uses the following prepositions: since, for, by, from-to, from-until,during,(with)in.
to express notions of place, English uses the following prepositions to talk about the point itself in, to express something contained inside, to talk about the surface on, to talk about a general vicinity, at.
Higher than a point
to express notions of an object being higher than a point, English uses the following prepositions; Over and above.
Lower than a point
to express notions of an object being lower than a point, English uses the following prepositions; under, underneath, beneath, below.
Close to a point
to express notions of an object being close to a point, English uses the following prepositions; near, by, next to, between, among, opposite.