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February 3, 2010
Lecture Five – WRI203
•For dialogue, for each different speaker make it on a new line and indent the lines
back and forth – it is used so that the reader can follow the story
•If you are indenting in a story, make sure that you are consistent
•I thought to myself – remove “to myself”
•You can italicize thoughts
•Exercise 11: List 25 verbs for “to sit” and chose another verb of your choice
•Exercise 12: Write a rhetorical analysis and read the story on pg.236, how the 4
principles of effective writing play into the piece or how they may not play into it
PRONOUNS AND NOUNS
•Pronoun substitutes for a noun
•Do not need to use he said, she said continuously because that is why u have the
separate lines and indents for dialogue
•We use pronouns to avoid overusing nouns
•The greater the distance the less clear the pronoun is referring too
•You want to make it that there is no mistake who or what your pronoun is referring
•I (pronoun) = Tracy
•He = Jason
•Her = Ameerah
•Him = Julian
•Avoid using the words: one, ex: one has to think about....
o Kwai told John she wanted to take him to N.Y.
oJane and Sue at dinner at Jane’s place.
USE GENDER NEUTRAL LANGUAGE
•Example: chairman – chairperson – chair
o Each student should hand in his assignment after class.
oEach student should hand in the assignment after class. (CORRECTION)
oStudents should hand in their assignment after class.
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