Writing 2121F/G Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Comma Splice, Sentence Clause Structure, Semicolon

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13 Aug 2016
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WRITING 2121G: Writing for MIT
Week 6
Feb 9
Quiz – Thursday
Rhetorical triangle: logos, pathos, ethos
Structure: paragraphs & thesis statements
Editing: wordiness (w), wrong word (ww)
Verbs: verbals, symmetry, active vs. passive, agreement with subjects (vb)
Modifiers – dangling
Punctuation
oCommas, periods, semi-colons, colons
oTo avoid fragments (frag) and run-on sentences
Sections I & II: Definitions
Greek rhetorical triangle (3 parts)
oLogic – appeal to reasoning
oPathos – appeals to emotion
oEthos – appeal to credibility (authority)
Comma splice
Run-on sentence
Sentence fragment
Write definitions in full sentences
Section III: Fix Punctuation
Using:
oPeriods, commas, colons, semi-colons
Fix:
oComma splice
oRun-on sentences
oFragments
oAdd or remove punctuation but don’t add or subtract words in this section of sentences
Interpret and punctuate for implicit meaning
How would you interpret the intended meaning of this sentence?
oI really love it when he steals fries off my plate without asking first.
What would you add (or not) to highlight the intended vs. literal meaning?
oI really liked the bridesmaids’ dresses (you did like them)
oI really liked the bridesmaids’ dresses (you think the wearers look like something out of
a Tim Burton movie)
Section IV: editing
Read the passage
Write down the essential points
Re-write the paragraphs to:
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