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  1. Transitions Getting from here to there to somewhere else.

  2. Revision Strategy Review • Revision Strategies – not just for rewriting! • Incorporate these strategies as you write! • Use Sentence Patterns • Adds variety and complexity to your writing • Details • Adds depth and credibility to your writing • Word Choice • Adds clarity and specificity to your writing

  3. Quick Sentence Pattern Review • For this Revision Strategy, it is important to review a couple of sentence patterns. • Conjunctions: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So (FANBOYS) • SS, c SS I was angry I lost my Oscar pool, so I punched my neighbor in the esophagus. • Conjunctive Adverbs: • SS; ca, SS At 10 a.m., Paul was supposed to be taking his biology midterm; instead, he was flirting with the pretty waitress at the coffee house. • It’s also possible to use a Conjunctive Adverb as an Introduction: Paul’s flirting was supremely subpar. However, he was relentless in his pursuit of the pretty girl.

  4. Transitions • Transitions work to connect ideas within your writing. • Types of Transitions • Similarity - similarly • Exception / Contrast - nevertheless • Time - earlier • Example – specifically • Emphasis – in fact • Cause and Effect - consequently • Additional Support or Evidence - moreover • For each Type, come up with another transition word/phrase

  5. General • Highlight 4 citations

  6. General • Highlight 4 citations • What is your main idea? Write it above your title.

  7. General • Highlight 4 citations • What is your main idea? Write it above your title. • What sentence(s) in your introduction best reveal that main idea? Underline it.

  8. General • Highlight 4 citations • What is your main idea? Write it above your title. • What sentence(s) in your introduction best reveal that main idea? Underline it. • Where did you include your counter-argument? Underline and label it.

  9. RS #1 – Sentence patterns: Highlight your use of each of these in a different color • Simple sentences (these can be used for effect) • I like pizza. • Compound sentence with a comma and conjunction (FANBOYS) • I like pizza, but I don’t like calzones. • Compound sentence with a semicolon. • I like pizza; my mom likes chicken. • Compound sentence with a colon • I like pizza: the combination of cheese and sauce is delightful. • Compound sentence with a conjunctive adverb • I like pizza; however, I don’t like calzones. • Sentence with an introductory group of words • Because it is so delicious, pizza is my favorite food. • Sentence with an interrupting cow • Pizza, the best food in the word, makes me happy.

  10. RS #1 – Sentence patterns • You have to use each one at least 1 time! • Simple sentences • Compound sentences with a comma/conj., semi-colon, conj. Adverb • Intro group of words • Interrupting cow

  11. Subject-verb agreement • Choose 3 of your labeled sentence patterns and find the subject(s) and verb(s) in each.

  12. RS #3- Word Choice • Find weak verbs – like helping verbs AND find 5 GOOD verbs • I was a crybaby when I was little. • When I was little, I cried all the time.

  13. Helping verbs • couldwould • havehadhas • willcanshall iswaswere dodoesdid should maymightmust  bebeingbeenamare

  14. Indefinite Pronouns

  15. Crazy Indefinites • All, any, most, none, some, enough, and half can be singular or plural, depending on the phrase that follows. • Most of the story takes place in England. (singular) • Most of the characters are orange. (plural)

  16. Rs #4 – Transition use • Highlight your use of any of the following transitions (and label as TRANSITIONS). • If you lack transitions WITHIN your paragraph, you need to find appropriate places to insert them in order to show relationships between your ideas.

  17. Banned • You are forbidden from using the following transitions! • In conclusion • First… second… third… • While these are useful in elementary writing and speeches, more sophisticated writing requires more sophisticated transitions.

  18. Practice • Choosing the correct transition requires knowing the connection between the ideas. What is the relationship between the following ideas? Similarity Exception / Contrast Time Example Emphasis Cause and Effect Additional Support or Evidence • Many have taken issue with what they see on TV. • The Federal Communications Commission ought to consider more carefully regulating what types of violence they allow on the air.

  19. Practice • Choosing the correct transition requires knowing the connection between the ideas. What is the relationship between the following ideas? Similarity Exception / Contrast Time Example Emphasis Cause and Effect Additional Support or Evidence • I love eating cheap pizza while watching the Oscars. • Celebrities prefer dressing in expensive gowns and giving each other awards.

  20. Practice • Choosing the correct transition requires knowing the connection between the ideas. What is the relationship between the following ideas? Similarity Exception / Contrast Time Example Emphasis Cause and Effect Additional Support or Evidence • He slept through class again. • He didn’t even wake when the bell rang.

  21. Practice • Choosing the correct transition requires knowing the connection between the ideas. What is the relationship between the following ideas? Similarity Exception / Contrast Time Example Emphasis Cause and Effect Additional Support or Evidence • This weekend I Hustled Up the Hancock to raise money for lung cancer. • My legs feel like they want to fall off.

  22. Practice • Choosing the correct transition requires knowing the connection between the ideas. What is the relationship between the following ideas? Similarity Exception / Contrast Time Example Emphasis Cause and Effect Additional Support or Evidence • Peter, Paul and Mary love playing acoustic instruments. • They love sitting in circles and talking about their feelings.

  23. Practice • Choosing the correct transition requires knowing the connection between the ideas. What is the relationship between the following ideas? Similarity Exception / Contrast Time Example Emphasis Cause and Effect Additional Support or Evidence • Dogs are known as a man’s best friend. • Wego, the dog from the commercials, has been trained to bring a drink to its owner.

  24. Transitions • Transitions work to connect ideas within your writing. • Types of Transitions • Similarity - similarly • Exception / Contrast - nevertheless • Time - earlier • Example – specifically • Emphasis – in fact • Cause and Effect - consequently • Additional Support or Evidence - moreover • For each Type, come up with another transition word/phrase