English 1301 . August 27 CW: Chapter 1 BH: MLA Essay Format & Active Verbs. Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers, Chp . 1 Myths versus Reality. Myth: Writing is easy for some.
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CW: Chapter 1
BH: MLA Essay Format & Active Verbs
A ritual is a ceremonial behavior performed not for its own sake but for some other goal. For example, the habit of fastening your seatbelt becomes a ritual when doing this reminds you to drive safely.
In writing, sharpening pencils or finding a favorite pen, fixing coffee, or cleaning your desk may be habits that lead to successful writing.
Describe your own writing rituals: When, where, and how do you do your best writing?
In two or three sentences, complete the following thoughts: “First, my greatest strengths as a writer are……….BUT the area(s) I hope to improve the most in during this semester is (are)………………”
In a few sentences, complete the following thought: “In my previous classes and from my own writing experiences, I’ve learned that the three most important rules about writing are….”
Margins – 1” top, bottom, left, right
Font – 12 pt. Times New Roman
Title – We always need a title. Centered on the page.
Indent new paragraphs ½”, or one tab.
Page numbers – in top right. Use last name plus page number. Page number on 1st page.
10 September 2009
The UC: Life in the Slow Lane
Life in the university center, aka the student center tends to be dull and uninteresting. However……………………….
The Prussians were victorious over the Saxons in 1745.
The entire operation is managed by Ahmed, the producer.
There were shouting protestors on the courthouse steps.
A strange sound was made in the willow tree by the monkey that had escaped from the zoo.
Her letter was in acknowledgement of the student’s participation in the literacy program.
The work of Paul Oakenfold and Sandra Collins was influential in my choice of music for my audition.
The only responsibility I was given by my parents was putting gas in the brand-new Mitsubishi they bought me my senior year.
The monkey that escaped from the zoo made strange sounds in the willow tree.
She wrote a letter acknowledging the student’s participation in the literacy program.
The work of Paul Oakenfold and Sandra Collins influenced my choice of music for my audition.
The work of Paul Oakenfold and Sandra Collins influenced the music I chose for my audition.
My parents gave me the responsibility of putting gas in the brand-new Mitsubishi they bought during my senior year.
This sentence may be hard to get away from the passive voice. For example,
It is my responsibility to put gas in ….
I have the responsibility to put gas in ….
I am responsible for putting gas in ….