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.
These essays (one on an Egyptian sculpture, the other on Munch’s painting, The Scream) are terrific examples of formal visual analysis. I have students read the essays and label the accompanying images with the terms and descriptors from the texts. These are very useful for demonstrating the difference between description and interpretation/analysis.