Chapter 6: Effective sentences

-Developing a clear style:

Give your sentences content.

Make your sentences specific.

Avoid overpacking your sentences.

Fix major sentence errors.

Pay attention to word order.

Avoid mixed constructions and faulty predication.

-Developing a Concise style

Avoid deadwood constructions.

Avoid redundancy.

Carefully consider your passive verbs.

Avoid pretentiousness.

-Developing an engaging style

Use specific, descriptive verbs

Use specific, precise modifiers that help the reader see, hear, or feel what you are describing.

Emphasize people when possible,

Vary your sentence style. 

Avoid overuse of any one kind of construction in the same sentence

Don’t change your point of view between or within sentences.

-Developing an Emphatic style

Word order.




Chapter 5: Drafting and Revising

Thinking critically as a writer:

1.)Learn to distinguish fact from opinion

2.)Support opinion with evidence

3.)Evaluate strength and source of evidence

4.)Use enough supporting evidence

5.)Watch biases and strong emotions that may undermine evidence

6.)Check evidence for logical fallacies

Chapter 14: Writing a Paper Using Research

Beginning your library research:

-General reference works

-Online catalogs


-The internet

-Special collections

-The personal interview( Know your purpose, Make an appointment, Educate yourself, Plan some questions)


-Author’s or editor’s full name(and name of translator if given)

-Complete title, including subtitle if one exists

-Edition number

-Volume number if the book is part of a series

-City of publication ad name of publisher

-Date of publication

-For a reading or article in an anthology, title and author

-Library call number or location of source


-Author’s full name (if given)

-Title of the article

-Title of the journal, magazine, or newspaper

-Volume and issue number of the journal or magazine

-Date of publication

-Page numbers of the article (section and page numbers for the newspaper)


-Author’s full name or name of sponsoring organization

-Title of document

-Information about print publication

-Information about electronic publication

-Access information


-Interviewee’s name and title

-Interviewee’s organization or company, job description, or other information regarding his or hr expertise, including pertinent publications, studies, presentations, and so forth

-Date, place an method of interview

English: Evaluation

Everything went well in our group project. Everyone did their part as asked to and we got out essay don’t on time. There were a few bumps along the road where we changed our topic a couple of times. We found it difficult to write a whole paper with the ideas with had. Kye edited most of the edition after i edited it and I learned a lot from reading her edit part of the essay. Rob also edit and helped write the essay.

“I love you” me…

“I love you” means that I accept you for the person that you are, and that I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times. It means loving you even when you’re in a bad mood, or too tired to do the things I want to do. It means loving you when you’re down, not just when you’re fun to be with. “I love you” means that I know your deepest secrets and do not judge you for them, asking in return that you do not judge me for mine. It means that I care enough to fight for what we have and that I love you enough not to let go. It means thinking of you, dreaming of you, wanting and needing you constantly, and hoping you feel the same way for me.”