Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Today's Menu ~ February 23

Writer's Notebook/Blog Topic: Persuasion. How often do you utilize this technique? Are you good at it? To get your way, what tactics to you most often use? Is persuation important in your life? Think of television...how often do you witness persuasion being used?

Top 20 Terms:

  • Test...part 1...today!
  • Test...part 2...Thursday!

Essay: Review assignment!

Clauses: Time to get a little complex!

"If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured, or far away."
(Henry David Thoreau)

"Although volume upon volume is written to prove slavery a very good thing, we never hear of the man who wishes to take the good of it by being a slave himself."
(Abraham Lincoln)
  • Know your conjunctions! In Thoreau's sentence above, identify the two type of clauses being used. Now identify the two clauses in President Lincoln's statement.
  • Be creative here.
  • Now...go to your essay draft and analyze your writing style for sentence types. Out beside each paragraph, create a list of sentence types per paragraph. Are you using a variety of sentence types? Yes? Great! No? Then revise for next time!

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