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ENGL 1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Pronoun
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Grammar: Nouns - Collective Nouns: Are singular, but refer to a group of people or things o Require singular verb forms when referring to the group as a whole o Require plural when the group...

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ENGL 1110
Lucinda Austin- Bearns
ENGL 1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Thesis Statement, Neutering, Indefinite Pronoun
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Research Essays Researching - Keep your thesis in mind while you read everything - Read abstracts of potential articles and look at key words in the indices of potential reference books - You...

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ENGL 1110
Lucinda Austin- Bearns
ENGL 1110 Lecture 11: Critical Thinking and Reading
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Critical Thinking and Reading Schools of Critical Thought - There are many schools of critical thought - Many ways of thinking critically - All involve actively thinking about how and why of a tex...

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ENGL 1110
Lucinda Austin- Bearns
ENGL 1110 Lecture 10: Source Use and Critiquing an Essay
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Source Use - Types of sources o Primary  Diary, blog, autobiography, personal interview  Book/essay being studied  Provide first hand i...

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ENGL 1110
Lucinda Austin- Bearns
ENGL 1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc, Syllogism, Begging
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Intended Audience - Influences o Which points need to be proven and which can be left simply as statements o Which types of evidence will be most effective o How hard the w...

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ENGL 1110
Lucinda Austin- Bearns
ENGL 1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Pathos
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Authority, Clarity, Euphemisms, Persuasion, and Rhetoric Establishing Authority: Tone, Style, and Diction Tone - The voice in your head when you read o Do you trust it? o Do you want to l...

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ENGL 1110
Lucinda Austin- Bearns
ENGL 1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Thesis Statement, Google Scholar
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Thesis and Outlining - A good thesis statement o Is the central point of the essay o Is a contract between the reader and yourself o Is opinion plus reasoning o Is...

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ENGL 1110
Lucinda Austin- Bearns
ENGL 1110 Lecture 6: Narration
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Narration What is a Narrative? - Tell a story in a sequence of events - Are not just fiction o History and travel books, biographies and autobiographies are all generally narr...

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ENGL 1110
Lucinda Austin- Bearns
ENGL 1110 Lecture 5: Thesis Statement and Purpose and Audience 2
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Thesis Statements Opinion plus reasoning o Opinion alone is not enough Central idea and focus of an essay Want it to be clear, specific, and sufficiently detailed that your reader will know exactly what you are setting ...

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ENGL 1110
Lucinda Austin- Bearns
ENGL 1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Comma Splice, List Of Knot Terminology, Sentence Clause Structure
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Revising and Editing - Different tasks with similar goals o To improve final draft - Revising deals with the big stuff o Involves improving content, organization, and expression ...

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ENGL 1110
Lucinda Austin- Bearns
ENGL 1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Proofreading, Brainstorming, Free Writing
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Purpose and Audience - Brainstorming o Establish purpose o Identify audience o Develop ideas - Organizing o Put ideas into usable order - Drafting ...

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ENGL 1110
Lucinda Austin- Bearns
ENGL 1110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Circular Reasoning, Straw Man, Ad Hominem
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Establishing Authority and Writing Persuasion Authority: o Whether you are writing a persuasive essay or trying to sell someone a car, the first thing you must do is establish your authority and maintain it throughout o N...

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ENGL 1110
Lucinda Austin- Bearns
ENGL 1110 Lecture 1: Introduction to Critical Reading
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Introduction Critical Reading Everything you write for this course is a form of analysis (critical thinking) o Course is to make you think critically Criticism o Judging the qualities of a piece of writing o Is the piece...

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ENGL 1110
Lucinda Austin- Bearns
ENGL 1101 Lecture 1: English 1080 short story summary

Araby James Joyce Summary The narrator, an unnamed boy, describes the North Dublin street on which his house is located. He thinks about the priest who died in the house before his family moved in and the games that he and...

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ENGL 1101
Denyse Lynde
ENGL 1080 Lecture Notes - Lecture 26: Bunghole, Itch, Polonius
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Act V, Scene I Summary - Palace graveyard o Two gravediggers talk about Ophelia’s death ▪ Vaguely reference the famous 1554 suicide of Sir James Hales • A...

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ENGL 1080
Katrina Thoranison
Othello - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Othello Just The FactsCharacters ILLIAM SHAKESPEAREHARACTER SKETCHES WC Born 1564; died 1616 ameDescription N OthelloProtagonist Professional soldier; servant to Venice Moor; Moslem Negro from North Africa M...

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Death of a Salesman - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Death Of A Salesman Just the FactsSymbols ARTHUR MILLERMUSICTAPE RECORDER Born 1915 in Harlem, New York Epitomizes the mechanization of American society Music has major significance in the play Wrote many pl...

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English Composition - Reference Guides

TM permacharts English Composition English Composition 2nd EDITION THE SENTENCE Sentencesform the basis for written language and composition A sentence is a group of words that forms a complete thought It is easier to expr...

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English Grammar - Reference Guides

TM permacharts English Grammar English Grammar 2nd EDITION PARTS OF SPEECHSENTENCE TYPES A sentenceis a group of words that can stand DJECTIVESONJUNCTIONS AC on its own as a completed thought; it begins Describe nouns and ...

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English Verbs - Reference Guides

TM permacharts English Verbs English Verbs 2nd EDITION PRESENT TENSEPHRASAL VERBS A phrasal verbis a two part verb IMPLE PRESENT S consisting of a verb and a particle Expresses daily habits or usual Expresses general factu...

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Hamlet - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Hamlet StructureCharacters AIN PLOTHARACTER SKETCHES MC Act IIntroduction Presentation of setting, main characters, and central ameDescriptionameDescription NN themes HamletPrince of Denmark, son of Queen Ge...

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Julius Caesar - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Julius Caesar StructureThemes AIN PLOTONOR LOYALTYRUTH JUSTICE MHT Act IIntroduction Presentation of setting, main characters, and central Brutus believes it is honorable to kill Caesar for loyalty to the ...

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King Lear - Reference Guides

TM permacharts King Lear StructureThemes AIN PLOTEMOLITION OF ORDERED SYSTEMSPPEARANCE VS. REALITY MDA Act IIntroduction Presentation of the setting, main characters, and Without divine, human, and natural laws, nature is ...

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Macbeth - Reference Guides

TM permacharts Macbeth Just the FactsCharacters ILLIAM SHAKESPEAREHARACTER SKETCHES WC Born 1564; died 1616 ameDescriptionameDescription NN Playwright, actor, and poetMacbethThane of Glamis, later Thane of Cawdor, and even...

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English as a Second Language - Reference Guides

TM permacharts English as a Second Language English as a Second Language 2nd EDITION BASIC SENTENCE REQUIREMENTSSUBJECTVERB AGREEMENT All sentences must begin with a capital letter A verb must agree with its subject in per...

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