5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Use dashes (2 hyphens, no spaces) to
- Fix by inserting comma
- EXPERIENCED WRITERS' REVISION STRATEGIES TO EMBRACE
- Many students (inexperienced writers) think revision
- cs = comma splice
- a "Find the form and the shape of the argument" [Nancy Sommers and Hjortshoj promote this]
"Read out loud" [to a person, not the empty air]
"Avoid boring writing" / "Make it interesting: stories" [adding concrete details often livens up dry writing]
"Be careful about context/mechanical errors that you have made unconsciously" [Yes! Keep a list of errors for which you lost points on your previous papers and try to systematically learn to avoid and/or fix them. Success in matters of grammar and spelling doesn't happen overnight: You'll probably make more errors as you learn new rhetorical habits. Also, rhetorical and mechanical success also doesn't happen passively: You have to set out to learn what you don't yet know.]
"Go to Writing Center" [especially useful: help them help you by showing them old papers or, even better, your list of the habitual errors—gleaned from professors' comments on your papers—that you want to fix in your writing]
- b interrupt your sentnece to introduce new or extra information.
- c changing the vocabulary to make it sound- redoing and thus are uncomfortable with the idea of revision and even the word revision.
- d Sentence, sentence. (fix by changing the comma to a period)
- e before and. (or any coordinating conjunction: and, or, but for, so, yet)
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- wartime behavier
- ≠ editing
- a, b, and c)
- 1. EARLY = You haven't yet begun to research or write, but you are thinking about the asst. = All you have is a general topic: I'm generally interested in _____.
2. AT WORK = You have done enough preliminary research to have a clear question--i.e., research question--about your topic that you want to investigate. = My question is ______?
3. GETTING SOMEWHERE = You have a hypothetical answer to your research question--a working thesis: I'm going to argue that ______.
- Follow style requirements exactly!--That's what your professors are looking for. Lead ins: All quoted and paraphrased material MUST BE LED IN! (an author's name and page number in parentheses afterward does NOT suffice!) Lead ins: If full sentence, use colon after; otherwise, use comma or nothing, depending on whether you'd use a mark of punct. there without quoatation marks.
Lead ins: If initial, include author's full name and authority. For subsequent quoted or paraphrased material from same source, use author's last name only.
Lead ins: Omit any info mentioned in lead in from paren. ref.
Quotes: Be brief. Quote only what you must have in exactly the author's words. Mostly you will paraphrase with snippets of quoting. Long set in quotes are rare, esp. in short papers.
Quotes: Always process quoted and paraphrased material before moving on to the next paragraph.
Quotes: use square brackets to indicate necessary changes to original--but only if absolutely unavoidable.
Quotes: [sic] = [thus it is in the original] (sic = thus in Latin); use with care to avoid undermining your source's authority or engaging in an ad hominem attack rather than a responsible argument.
Works Cited Page: Alphabetize, double space just like rest of paper, use italics in lieu of underlining, number in with rest of paper, indent second and subsequent line(s) of each entry
5 True/False Questions
homophones/homonyms → memory device
Becoming an experienced writer → revise by reexamining their argument and making sure it works.
Writing process is recursive
use of semicolon → to jog your memory of words you already know well enough to use.
in the words of Loana → italicize words as words
How to make a passive voice sentence active → is when the subject of a sentence ≠ the doer (agent) of the verb. Passive is sometimes useful for focusing the sentence's attention on the object of the action rather than the agent, but, in general, agentless passive voice should be avoided, especially when it makes your meaning unclear. Don't use it t avoid saying "I." To fix: