Chapter 1. Pg 3. Soup-can labels can be fascinating. How many of you would rather do ANYTHING (even reading soup can labels) rather than start working on a paper. Remember: You have some valuable ideas to tell your reader You want to communicate those ideas well. Selecting a subject.
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Analyze these ads (Choose 1, write on a separate paper)
By asking these questions
Present to the class
9. Practice audience awareness
10. Describe your own writing process
11. Write progress reports
12. Become sensitive to language
13. Write your own personalized text book.
Inadequate – be more specific, don’t say “I think”
Inadequate – Declare, don’t ask. Too broad
Inadequate –just a statement, not an opinion. “Bad” is not specific enough.
Inadequate – “my essay will tell you” is an announcement
Inadequate – the two parts are unrelated and this is not specific enough to make sense
Inadequate – unclear: is body piercing to be illegal? Or is it just unsightly?
Inadequate – statement is unreasonable
Inadequate – “very important” is too vague. Assert a specific idea