Week of 11 September 2006
Informal discussion about what you learned from Par 1.
I also want to introduce "Check for Action," the 2nd of Raimes's "Five C's of Style," and discuss the topic for paragraph 3.
I'm going to use a slideshow called Troy Sterling and the Active and Passive Verbs.
For your revision, empahsize the actions you will take now that you have received the printed feedback on your pretest performance, consulted the areas of Keys for Writers that correspond to your areas of most need, and visited the writing center.
The online diagnostic test you took at the end of last week asked you to complete questions that tested your knowledge in certain areas. Your performance in each area is on shown on the prinout I showed you on our first day back from the holiday. The following list shows which sections in your textbook Keys for Writers correspond to the subject matter covered by the test. Thus, if you had trouble with pronoun-antecedent agreement, look in sections 44 and 44d in Keys for Writers.
After you have cut all the wordiness from your draft of paragraph 2, make your paragraph more specific by including concrete steps that you will take to improve your wriitng. Remember, a paragraph is designed to develop a single idea, so don't just include a list of what you plan to work on.
Sentences, cohesion, other issues that arise from Par 1.