The first twenty lessons offer a list of twenty-five stems, along with several example words that contain each stem, and the last ten lessons provide twenty-five words that students will need to be familiar with to navigate through advanced academic endeavors. Each lesson contains discussions and illustrations that offer students a greater understanding of the classical roots of the English language. Much of the text is meant only to be read, with exercises interspersed that students or instructors can choose from to help solidify the knowledge through manipulation of the vocabulary.
Complex sentences[ edit ] By definition a complex sentence is one that has a main clause which could stand alone and a dependent clause which cannot by itself be a sentence.
Using a complex sentence is a great way to refer to the content of the paragraph above dependent clause and then bring in the content of the new paragraph the independent clause.
Here is a typical example: While the ant generally works for the benefit of the community, he also carries out duties for his own needs. The beginning, dependent, clause probably refers to the content of a preceding paragraph that presented the ant as a community-focused worker.
As suggested by the main clause, which is the second within the sentence, the new paragraph will address how the ant works to benefit himself as well. Consider this example of a question for a topic sentence: This question refers to the content of the previous paragraph, but it introduces the content for the new one — how the budget cuts may not in fact be enough to balance the budget.
It merely hints that something new is about to be introduced. Pivots[ edit ] Pivot topic sentences will come somewhere in the middle of a paragraph, and usually announce that the content will be changing in a different direction. These are often used when there are two differing opinions about something or when two "experts" are being quoted or referred to that may have a different opinion or approach to something.
A paragraph may begin something like this: Kubler and Kessler have identified 5 stages of grief — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. And they have provided a detailed explanation of the symptoms and behaviors of each of these stages, so that those experiencing grief may identify which stage they are in at any given time and develop strategies with the help of their therapists, to move through those stages more effectively.
The first part of this paragraph addresses Kubler and Kessler; the second part will obviously address another opinion. The topic sentence is underlined, to show the pivot point in the paragraph. Pivot topic sentences will always have some clue word, such as "yet," "sometimes," or "however.Property of Regent University Writing Lab, edited June 21, Example Paragraph Example thesis: “The Christian writer argues in a way that points readers to Christ through logical, emotional, and ethical appeals.” The ethical appeal of Christian writers matters the most in crafting a strong argument.
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Academic writing is characterized by evidence-based arguments, precise word choice, logical organization, and an impersonal tone. Though sometimes thought of as long-winded or inaccessible, strong academic writing is quite the opposite: it informs, analyzes, and persuades in a straightforward manner and enables the reader to engage critically.
Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School Modesto, CA monstermanfilm.com Writing a Fictional Narrative (A made up story) Introduce the Story: Grab your reader's attention Use a general time reference (Last week my life was a simple routine of school, gymnastics and.
The Introductory Paragraph in English Composition: Expository (or Creative) Writing The introductory paragraph, or opening paragraph, is the first paragraph of your essay. It introduces the main idea of your essay, captures the interest of your readers, and tells why your topic is important.
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