Writing Hacks - Hillgrove High School

Writing Hacks - Hillgrove High School

Writing Hacks Baseline expectations for your writing Author vs. Narrator I see you looking at me. Well, not at me, but through me. Youve rendered me invisible; yet, somehow, youve also mastered the art of looking down at me, even though Im taller than you. My black skin must exude some property, a food for your hatred to consume, like the opposite of kryptonite, to give you such powers. Narrator = a black person Author = Tydings (a white guy)

You In formal writing, dont use it Inaccurate (You implies speaking to the reader) Inconsistent Unfortunately for Tan, feeling as though you have to prove your worthiness can be extremely detrimental, sometimes even leaving you broken and hopeless in a cloud of regret. Lead-ins Use them Be as accurate as possible (The author saysIt saysThe story saysJing-mei says) Vary your lead-in style. The somebody says lead-in gets

repetitive quickly. Dont tell me what paragraph the quote is in There are 3 different types of lead-ins: 1. Somebody said lead-in 2. Blended lead-in 3. Sentence lead-in The lead-in links the quotation to what surrounds it in the context of the paper. If the quote is just dropped in to a sentence with a proper lead-in it is called a dropped quote. Do NOT use dropped quotes in your writing. Dropped quote example:

Leonato is a very caring person; he tries to make things happen in relationships. Well niece, I hope to see you one day fitted with a husband (Shakespeare 20). Somebody Says Lead-in This type of lead-in is most frequently used, but be careful to not overuse it. The authors name is used to introduce the quote (academic articles) or the character/narrator of a narrative. Examples: Jane M. Agee comments, Many students who would not have attempted college even seven years ago are not coming into universities through junior colleges (10). The messenger says, He hath borne himself beyond the promise of his age, doing in

the figure of a lamb the feats of a lion (Shakespeare 21). In a play, the somebody says lead-in should note the same of the speaker of the quote. Blended Lead-in Blended lead-ins provide flexibility to the writer. The writer chooses the part of the quote necessary for his paper and blends it smoothly into the rest of the sentence. Example: State universities are serving a broader student population than ever before by admitting students from junior colleges and through special remedial programs where students who do not meet entrance requirements are admitted on probation (Agee 10).

Sentence Lead-in A sentence lead-in is an effective lead-in where the sentence prior to the quote leads directly to the following sentence. It is almost an introduction to the quote. Examples: Agee insists that English instruction on the college level will not be improved until educations examine the situation realistically: Public school teachers, professors of English Education, students, and state leaders need to sit down together and evaluate the current realities before any real progress can be made (10). Beatrice constantly looks down on Benedick and degrades him with her quick wit: Scratching could not make it worse and it were such a face as yours were (Shakespeare 14).

Examples of Lead-ins Somebody Says: Argues Maintains Believes Presents Claims Remarks

Concludes Shows Defends Suggests Disputes Establishes Illustrates

Questions instance For Blended: According to the text From the reading The author provides The author concludes that When using these, make sure the lead-in and sentence flow together coherently.

Avoid Useless Phrases This shows In the story The evidence(when you are using the word evidence as in CEI) This proves MLA Citations

Authors last name and page number Thats it Nothing else Seriously, stop putting anything else in there .. (Tan 5). Ambiguous Pronouns When introducing two females in the sentence, use of pronouns may be ambiguousit is difficult to decipher to which female is being referred. The mother was wrong to force her child to do something

that she wasnt skilled at, causing her to feel bad about herself.

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

    Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

    Times New Roman Arial Tw Cen MT Times Wingdings Lucida Calligraphy Thatch 1_Thatch 2_Thatch 3_Thatch 4_Thatch 5_Thatch 6_Thatch 7_Thatch Microsoft Word 2001 Document MS_ClipArt_Gallery Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development How it is the Structure and Function of Cognition Unfolds Basic...
  • PowerPoint Sunusu

    PowerPoint Sunusu

    enme. Programları. Comenius(OkulEğitimi) Leonardoda Vinci(MeslekiEğitim) Erasmus(Yükseköğretim) Grundtvig (YetişkinEğitimi) Gençl. i. k Programları. 13-30yaşarasıtümgençleri kapsayanve gençlerin Avrupa vatandaşlığı,aktif vatandaşlıkbilincini,kişiselgelişimlerini ve girişimciliğiniteşvik edenprogramlardır.
  • Presentation to Portfolio Committee 2 September 2009 Free

    Presentation to Portfolio Committee 2 September 2009 Free

    Free State and Northern Cape Region ... as custodial officials are reluctant to participate in educational programmes Delay in the implementation of OSD for Educationists in DCS Low offender labour totals for agriculture and production workshop projects Impact of the...
  • Exam Question- Frankenstein

    Exam Question- Frankenstein

    Exam Question- Frankenstein . By Emily and Levon. Detailed character construction can arose complex emotional responses in a reader. Tip; if a word within a question can be removed, and the sentence still makes sense, it has been put in...
  • La Sacra BIBBIA

    La Sacra BIBBIA

    La parola bibbia deriva dal greco ta Biblia che significa "i libri". La Sacra Bibbia contiene senza alcun errore le verità che sono via per la salvezza. Essa è Parola di Dio. "Tutta la Scrittura infatti è ispirata da Dio...
  • Mollusks - Conackamack Middle School

    Mollusks - Conackamack Middle School

    Anatomy of Mollusks Many mollusks have radula or beak Flexible row of tiny teeth Aid in getting food An Atlantic triton eating a cushion sea star Radula of Margarita Snail Margarites pupillus Squid beak What About Mollusks Without Shells? Mollusks...
  • Computer Networks Chapter 1 - Fundamentals CEN 5501C

    Computer Networks Chapter 1 - Fundamentals CEN 5501C

    Standardized representations Interfacing to local resources Application Layer Software on end host Specific application programs FTP Remote terminal (rlogin, telnet, ssh,…)
  • www.kcho-fong.com


    如對本摘要之內容有任何問題,或正計劃在主板上市,請與本所的律師聯絡:- 莊詠鈿律師 直線電話:2180 8683 (電郵 : [email protected]) 或 許美嫦律師 直線電話:2868 1030 (電郵 : [email protected]) 何君柱、方燕翔律師樓 二零零四年五月 香 港 主 板 上 市 導言 ...