1. Type the sentences that answer the following questions. a. What sentence is the topic sentence of the paragraph? A trip to the ocean can be a relaxing escape from the everyday pressures of life. b. What sentence is unrelated to the topic and can be eliminated? You should always be careful to avoid overexposure to the sun at the beach. 2. List four things to look for when you’re proof reading. Typos, Spelling, Grammar, and Consistency. 3. Complete the two following steps: a.
Define the term cliche’.
A cliche’ is a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought. b. Write one sentence that contains a cliche’. He’s so fat, he sat around the house. 4. Name and explain two types of prewriting. Free writing- you write any and every idea that comes to mind when prewriting. Researching- another name for prewriting, you get info from outside sources. 5. Choose one of the topics listed below and write a five-sentence paragraph using chronological order to arrange the details of the paragraph.
a. Signing onto my homepage is simple. b.
Writing a paper takes patience and time. c. Let me explain how to make my favorite sandwich. First thing I do to make my favorite sandwich is get my condiments out and in the line of order that I use them in. Second, I lay my bread out and get a butter knife and coat it with mayonnaise. Third, I put my ham and turkey on my mayonnaise bread. Fourth, I put mustard and any extra condiments I want on my sandwich. Fifth, I clean up my mess and my condiments. 6. Choose one of the following topics. Write an eight sentence paragraph that fully develops the topic.
a. Following instructions is very important. b. Job training programs (such as job corps) are valuable to both employers and potential employees. c. Advances in technology are making people less social. d. A high school diploma is important to my future. e. College is not for everyone. f. Drunk driving can be stopped. The best way to prevent drunk driving is to enforce stiffer penalties for anyone caught drinking and driving. The fines need to be much higher and their license should be much harder to get back.
It should be made that zero tolerance Breathalyzer machines should be mandatory in every new vehicle that you buy. Make it so that the car just won’t start even if you’ve only had a drink or two. There should also be designated drivers in every town and city all over the world. A designated driver is simply a person who agrees to not drink alcohol and be responsible for driving others home. The clubs should also have it in place so you can’t leave and drink and drive. Then maybe if we just get this all in place, maybe we can save a lot of lives each year and keep drunk drivers off roadways.