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ENGL 4454 Study Guide - Final Guide: Grothendieck Universe, Concision, Nominalization


Department
English
Course Code
ENGL 4454
Professor
Dustin Rutledge
Study Guide
Final

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College Writing Final Study Guide:
Four Stages of the writing process: (In Order)
1. Inventing
2. Drafting
3. Revising
4. Editing/Polishing
Three Types of Play: (From the Tedx Talk)
1. Building play
2. Role play
3. Exploratory play
Two primary characteristics of almost all successful paragraphs:
1. Unity: all the sentences in the paragraph should be related to some central idea or
focus. Normally, the sentence that serves this function in the paragraph is the
topic sentence.
2. Development: the sentences in a paragraph need to connect to each other in some
way; a paragraph needs to go somewhere to build
How to “uncover an assumption”:
1. Paraphrase the statement a few times (helps identify key terms)
2. What are the implicit ideas that the claim assumes to be true? What must the
writers of the form also already believe they have asked that question?
3. Return to analyze the original claim, drawing out implications of these underlying
assumptions.
How do you write well?:
1. Understand writing as a process
2. Be creative (playful)
3. Explore question(s)
5 Stases Theory: (In order)
1. Consequence/Cause
2. Proposal
3. Definition
4. Value
5. Conjecture
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3 building blocks of argumentation:
1. Making claims
2. Offering evidence
3. Including counter-arguments
Revising vs. Editing/Polishing:
Revising:
oFocus – am I making 1 clear dominant point?
oStructure – can I move anything to make a clear point?
oDevelopment – add/delete material to narrow focus
Editing and Polishing:
oConcision
oNominalization
oCohesion an Coherence
Small set of topics – grammatical subject
oSentence types and emphasis
If you summarize a source, you do not need to cite it.
False
If you paraphrase a source, you need to cite it.
True
If you quote a source, you need to cite it.
True
Every in text citation in the body of a paper should match an entry on that paper’s
works cited page, and every entry on the work cited page should correspond to at
least one in-text citation.
True
The entries on your works cited page must appear in alphabetical order.
True
Two outline strategies.
Claims with evidence
Evidence without claims
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Not a sufficient link between the two
What types of sentences are there?
Simple Sentence: 1 Independent and 0 dependent
Compound Sentence: 2+ independent and 0 dependent
oFANBOYS
For
And
Nor
But
Or
Yet
So
Compound-complex sentence: 2+ independent and 1+ dependent
Complex Sentence: 1 independent and 1+ dependent
oThe dependent clause can go first then be followed by the
independent
oBut also the independent clause can also go first followed by the
dependent
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