Instead of saying "you," say "the reader" or "the audience".
Avoid contractions- just write it out (it'll make your word count go up!)
Never ever talk in first person. As a professor once told me, no one cares about your opinion.
Fix the following paragraph:
I believe that Abigail Williams is to blame for this whole mess. She had the affair with John Proctor and tried to kill Elizabeth Proctor by drinking chicken blood. If she wasn't such a terrible person none of this would've happened. On page 173, you will see that she says, "Not me-Tituba and Ruth" (The Crucible). This is the first time of many that you will see her lie.
More practice with Diction
"The man sighed hugely." -E. Annie Proulx
1. What does it mean to sigh hugely?
2. How would the meaning of the sentence change if we rewrote it as: The man sighed loudly.
Apply: Fill in the blank:
The man coughed ____________________.
What does the word you chose express about the man?
Underline, italicize, or quotation marks?
Titles of movies and books are underlined if writing or italicized if typing
Shorter works like short stories, songs, and poems are put in quotation marks
Write a title of a song, book, and movie appropriately (use quotation marks, underline, or italicize).
MLA review; copy these notes
All essays should be 12 point Times New Roman
The title should NOT be bold or underlined
The title should be original, NOT the title of whatever your essay is written about.
After you copy the notes, write whatever thoughts you have on The Crucible so far.
Feb 3: Free Write!
Feb 6: No warm-up
Feb 7: Make at least four sentences using the new vocab words. Remember to be careful about what part of speech they are. Also remember that A LOT of you got points taken off the last quiz because I couldn't tell that you actually knew the words from your sentences. For example, "She is ___________" won't cut it. "She" could be a lot of things. Explain why "she" is that way or not that way, etc.
Correct the following sentences as if they were written in a formal paper: Melody Kayler states, "Don't ever leave your trash in my classroom or I will hurt you."(Kayler) On page 118, the author tells me, "Don't ever leave your trash in my classroom or I will hurt you" (118) In her famous autobiography about the ups and downs of impacting teenagers' lives, Melody Kayler writes, "Don't ever leave your trash in my classroom or I will hurt you. (Kayler)".
Complete the sentences with either their, there, or they're:
She has to meet her friends _____.
_____ dog is dark brown with white spots.
He does not have _____ phone number.
_____ not really ready for college.
_____ having a really great day.
_____ does not have to be that many plates for the party.
She doesn't like _____ car.
_____ mom goes to work over _____.
Feb 10: Free write!
Copy the following notes:
External conflict: a struggle between a literary character and an outside force
Man vs. Man; man vs. Nature; man vs. Society
Internal conflict: a struggle occurring within a character's mind
Man vs. Self
Write an example of external conflict an internal conflict from a movie.
COPY THESE NOTES
Lose vs. loose
Lose is the verb
Loose is the adjective
Complete the sentences:
If my head wasn’t attached to my shoulders, I would _________ it.
We’re not allowed to run on the bleachers outside because the bolts will come _____.
Than vs. Then
Than: used for comparison
Then: used for time
We’ll go to Target, ____ go to Kroger.
I prefer Publix, rather _____ Kroger.
Feb 15: Write an intro paragraph to a paper about the pressures of going to college as a high school student. Take a stance: is it for everyone? Write the intro paragraph WITHOUT using rhetorical questions.
Feb 16: Create a quiz using at least fifteen of the vocab words from these past two weeks. You will switch with a partner afterwards.