Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Active vs Passive Voice-Great Resource and Examples
SAS Writing Reviser Lesson
We will be using SAS Writing Reviser. We will open the SAS Writing Reviser Add-on and look at these two texts to learn more about active vs passive voice. We will look at number 1 and the passive verbs. Then, we will look at the second number 2 for passive verbs. Which is better? Why?
Now, you will open one of your previous writing assignments and begin using SAS Writing Reviser to revise for the following:
Consistent verb tense
Run-on sentences, fragments, and comma splices
In order to receive credit, you will complete this sheet showing me what you revised.
Pre-reading discussion before "The Pedestrian"
Book review submitted by tonight at 10PM
AOW due tomorrow. Just print out personal response. Make sure to include the title of your article. :)
Run-ons and Comma Splices
We will take notes on the video and play a few games to practice. You may have to play the HTML versions of these games.
A run-on is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses (i.e complete sentences) are joined without an appropriate punctuation or conjunction for example: It is nearly half past five we cannot reach town before dark.
Sentence fragments are groups of words that look like sentences, but aren't. To be a sentence, groups of words need to have at least one independent clause. An independent clause is any group of words that contain both a subject and a verb and can stand on its own. For example, 'I like cheeseburgers' is an independent clause.
Sentence fragments never have independent clauses, but instead are dependent clauses or phrases. Fragments can masquerade as real sentences because they begin with a capital letter and end with a period. If you read them more closely, you'll see that fragments don't form a complete thought. A sentence fragment is a little like having only half of the pieces to a puzzle. Without all the pieces, you won't have the whole picture.
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