Archive for the ‘Writing’
Touches on thesis statements, linear structure, transitions, concision, and other points of a good academic essay. Contributed by Rachid.
These are some of the explanations and exercises I have found most useful for dealing with mixed constructions, dangling modifiers, and tangled logic in sentences. Source: Diana Hacker’s Rules for Writers.
This lesson aims to teach adjective clauses in a fun and engaging way; to eliminate short, choppy sentences and encourage longer, more complex sentences; to help students eliminate misplaced modifiers and correct general word order problems within a sentence. Contributed by Jennifer Ostrega.
This works well as a first day exercise to get students thinking about their deep motivations for being educated. Of course, it can be used as reading/writing practice anytime during the semester as well. The reading is on three pages; the book jacket on one page; I’ve appended the essay prompt to page two. The source is a book of J. Krishnamurti’s lectures on education called “This Matter of Culture.”