Question 1 is based on the following paragraph.
A trip to the ocean can be a relaxing escape from the everyday pressures of life. A sailboat glistening on the horizon provides a mental escape to faraway places. The rhythm of the ocean beating against the sand is sedating music to a troubled mind. A slow, gentle breeze can relax your tensions. You should always be careful to avoid overexposure to the sun at the beach. 1. Type the sentences that answer the following questions:
a. What sentence is the topic sentence of the paragraph?
A trip to the ocean can be relaxing escape from everyday pressures of life is the topic sentence of the paragraph. b. What sentence is unrelated to the topic and can be eliminated? You should always be careful to avoid overexposure to the sun at the beach can be eliminated. The topic is about relaxing from everyday pressures of life. 2. List four things to look for when youre proofreading
When proofreading the four things you should look for are Misspelled words, improper punctuation, wrong usage of sentence structure and tense agreement 3. Complete the following two steps:
a. Define the term clich.
Clich is an expression or idea that has lost its originality. b. Write one sentence that contains a clich.
Even while the phrase was degenerating to clich in ordinary public use . . . scholars were giving it increasing attention
4. Name and explain two types of prewriting.
Brainstorming is jotting down thoughts and ideas about a topic before writing. Idea web is creating lists or webs of related words and ideas in order to organize your thoughts before writing 5. Choose one of the topics listed below and write a five-sentence paragraph using chronological order b. Writing a paper takes patience and time.
Writing a paper takes patience and time because you must first plan the paper by using form of prewriting. The forms of prewriting are brainstorming, webbing, free writing, and clustering. Before you start your first draft you need to use a method of planning whatever method youre most comfortable with to organize your idea. When you complete your rough draft, you must check your work, this is called proofreading. When proofreading you check for punctuation, spelling errors, and sentence structure and adding new sentences where theyre needed. The final step in presenting a good piece of writing is to revise your rough draft, and move onto a final draft, which is the draft you present to your audience. 6. Choose one of the following topics. Write an eight-sentence paragraph that fully develops the topic. A high school diploma is important to my future because college admissions counselors and potential employers usually wont consider you unless you have one. Having a high school diploma well increase my image.
Having a high school diploma will increase my knowledge in daily living skills and increase my knowledge in academics. Having a high school diploma will set a great example for younger children. Having a high school diploma will help me be successful and build good character. My future depends upon my ability to earn a good income. That means that I will need my high school diploma to get me into a good college so I can get a career and earn a good income.