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Welcome to KU 121, Unit 3 Seminar. Louisa Fordyce lfordyce@kaplan.edu IM User ID: LRFordyce Online Office Hour by appointment with 24-hour notice. The topics for this unit are the quiz, sentence fragments, and brainstorming. But first, we will go over some terms from the writing process.

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Welcome to ku 121 unit 3 seminar

Welcome to KU 121, Unit 3 Seminar

Louisa Fordyce

lfordyce@kaplan.edu

IM User ID: LRFordyce

Online Office Hour by appointment with 24-hour notice


Welcome to ku 121 unit 3 seminar

  • The topics for this unit

    are the quiz, sentence fragments, and brainstorming.

    But first, we will go over some terms from the writing process.

    Hint: these terms are also on the quiz, so it’s important to know and understand them.


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  • Terms on the quiz:

  • Writing process

  • Brainstorming

  • Pre-writing technique

  • The quiz is only 5 questions, all T/F.


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  • Class, first question:

  • Is writing the process or the product?

    • The question is asking if writing is an ongoing process with steps to complete or is writing the end, the result, the finished product?


Answer

Answer

  • Is writing the process or the product?

  • It is the process of creating an essay, for example, and the steps needed to create the finished product.


Question

Question

  • Class, what is brainstorming?

  • Please type responses now.


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  • During brainstorming, the writer –

    that is you – generates raw ideas.

    During brainstorming, you write down whatever you can think of that will apply to your topic.


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  • Is brainstorming just choosing a topic?

  • Please respond now.


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  • NOPE!

  • First you choose a topic; then you brainstorm ideas for that topic.

  • You start with a topic but then generate ideas.

  • This is what brainstorming is all about.


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  • Class, what is the writing process?

  • Please type responses now.


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  • The writing process - The step-by-step process anyone can follow in order to complete a writing assignment, whether it's for a class or a workplace project.


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  • We begin with the understanding that writing is a process, not a product. By this we mean that the action of writing goes through several steps or phases. It is like following a path with clearly designated markers along the way.

  • You have a “final destination” already in mind -- your professional autobiography -- but choosing how you get there is up to you!


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  • Class, what are pre-writing techniques?

  • Please type responses now.


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  • Pre-writing techniques are the various ways we can brainstorm.

  • Should you try only one pre-writing technique?


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  • NOPE!!

  • You should try as many pre-writing techniques as you need in order to get started with your essay.


Pre writing techniques

Pre-Writing Techniques

  • Jot lists

  • Free-writing

  • Mapping

  • Tape recorders or voice to text software


A little review

A little review

  • What is a sentence?


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  • A sentence is a complete thought.

  • A sentence has a subject and a verb at the very least.


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  • What is a fragment?


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  • A fragment is an incomplete thought.

  • After I went to the store.

  • Because it rained today.

  • Ran the vacuum.

  • Although all of the word groups have a period at the end, they are NOT sentences; they are fragments or incomplete thoughts.


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  • What is a run-on sentence?


A run on sentence is two or more sentences run together without proper punctuation

A run on sentence is two or more sentences run together without proper punctuation.

  • First I went to the store then I went to the library the library was closed however the bank was open so I stopped there instead.

  • There are at least 4 sentences run together without proper punctuation.


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  • First I went to the store. Then I went to the library. The library was closed. However, the bank was open, so I stopped there instead.


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  • What is a comma splice?


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  • A comma splice is when a comma is placed incorrectly between two sentences instead of using a period or a semi-colon.


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  • The library was closed, however, the bank was open, so I stopped there instead.

    Correction:

  • The library was closed; however, the bank was open, so I stopped there instead.

  • The library was closed. However, the bank was open, so I stopped there instead.


Prepositions

Prepositions

  • Turn to page 568 in the textbook.

  • I spend most of my time in the classroom or grading papers.


Prepositions1

Prepositions

  • During our stay in Hollywood, we rode in a limousine and ate at fancy restaurants.


Adjectives

Adjectives

  • Turn to page 562 in the textbook.

  • She bought three CDs, a blue sweater, and a new bathing suit.


Dependent clauses

Dependent clauses

  • Turn to page 585.

  • Before you leave, would you please shut the windows?


Interjections

Interjections

  • Turn to page 571.

  • Wait! Are you serious?


Linking verbs

Linking Verbs

  • Turn to page 556.

  • He is exactly right about that.


Brainstorming

Brainstorming

  • There are a variety of ways to brainstorm; just pick the method that works for you.


Clustering or mindmapping

Clustering or Mindmapping


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  • Start by putting your overall topic in the center.

  • For this assignment, the topic is your autobiography about your dream job.


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  • Then, in the surrounding spokes, fill in information such as the main topic for each paragraph.


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Writing

Choose main ideas to develop

Create structure that supports overall focus

Focus on body paragraph ideas, introductory & concluding paragraphs

  • Brainstorming

  • Also called “planning”

  • Or “prewriting”

  • Idea generating phase

  • Methods include:

    • Bubbling

    • Listing

    • Free writing

Funnel and

narrow down ideas

Create Final Draft

Revising

Make changes from peer suggestions

Make fine tuning corrections; spelling, grammar, noun/verb, sentence-level concerns

Brainstorm

Specific

Areas for

expansion


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