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English 119L-114, Week 3 Notes

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English 119L-114, Week 3 Notes ENG 119L-114

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Date Created: 10/15/16
ENG 119L-114 - Chapter 3 Professor Quinn September 12, 2016 Paragraph​- a part, or division, of an essay that develops a main idea that is relevant to the whole essay. Main idea-​ expresses the paragraphs topic and focus Topic sentence​- states the main idea To ​imply​ an idea means to hint at it or to suggest it without stating it directly. [Word Alert] Cultivate​- nurture, foster, promote Jubilance​- extreme joy or happiness Revel​- delight in, take pleasure in Abounds​- being great in number or amount Avid-​ eager, passionate, enthusiastic Bolstering​- supporting, reinforcing Indefinite​- Someone, many, few, another one, everything, everything, any, neither, most, something, all, both Demonstrative- ​ {This, that} singular, {these, those} plural Interrogative​- Who, whom, whomever, whoever, what, which, whatever Nominative​- I, you, he, she, it, we, they Objective-​ Me, you, him, her, it, us, them Possessive​- My, mine, your, yours, his, hers, it’s, her, our, their Reflexive/ Intensive​- myself, yourself, himself, herself, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves Examples of: Common Nouns ● School ● President ● Dog Proper Nouns ● Marist College ● President Obama ● Fido To support a main idea means to explain or prove it with evidence. A ​fact​ is anything that can be proven right or wrong through research, direct observation, or questioning. ***Facts include statistics, numerical data, information from outside resources like books, newspapers or other printed sources, or the testimony of experts, personal experience. Reasons help explain why something happens or why something is the way it is. Qualities of a Well Developed Paragraph -​3 Levels of Development ● The general statement (topic sentence) ● Primary evidence (major details) ● Secondary evidence (minor details) -​Unity​- sentences work together to support the main idea; wholeness, oneness -​Coherence​- when a paragraph is so well organized that the evidence seems to flow smoothly and sticks together. Chronological Order​- time order or telling a story in sequence using words such as first, next, third, and finally. Emphatic Order​- to arrange details or examples in the order of importance using words such as important, most important, significant, primary, major, minor, etc. Spatial Order- ​to describe a place or recreate a scene in which the placement of the objects is important. Helps the reader to imagine they are there using words like in front, behind, near, far, above, below, left, right, north, south, east, west, etc.. Summary​- a condensed version of a piece of writing or oral account that presents just the central idea and a few major supporting details and includes: ​ -​ bjectivity: a summary that includes only the essential information, stated in your own words, but without your comment or opinion. ​ -​ revity: A summary is shorter than the original text because it condenses the information into a few key ideas. However, some summaries may be longer than others, depending on length and complexity of the original. ​ -​ onciseness: A summary focuses on essential elements, the key ideas in an argument or the central idea, and a few examples.


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