Henry David Thoreau quote - Library Way - NY City

The end point for our study of Dear America is that you are going to end up writing an essay for this text. Your text response essay will need to discuss:

- how the text constructs meaning
- how a text conveys ideas and values
- how a text is open to a range of interpretations

(Beardwood, 09, p.67).

Our learning/study of the text is about preparing for this. It is about getting to know the text well so that you will develop ideas and points of view about it that can be discussed in an essay.

Of course, to be able to discuss one's ideas and points of view in an essay one needs to have strategies and skills for approaching essay writing. This blogspace will discuss what an essay is, ways one can approach writing an essay and the little tips and tricks that one can use to help prepare for writing essays under SAC and exam conditions.



Thursday, March 10, 2011

SIMPLE, COMPOUND AND COMPLEX SENTENCES

A common weakness in writing is the lack of varied sentences. Becoming aware of three general types of sentences--simple, compound, and complex--can help you vary the sentences in your writing.



To learn more about these sentence types VISIT THE SOURCE FOR THIS INFORMATION and click on any of the images presented in this post.

Tip: If you use many simple sentences in an essay, you should consider revising some of the sentences into compound sentences.





Tip: If you rely heavily on compound sentences in an essay, you should consider revising some of them into complex sentences


NB: The most effective writing uses a variety of the sentence types.

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