Words of Wisdom:

"BMW is the ultimate driving machine" - Bimmer168

Topic Sentence

  • Date Submitted: 10/27/2010 06:40 AM
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  a) The topic sentence in this paragraph is the first sentence. “A trip to the ocean can be a relaxing escape from the everyday pressures of life.”

  b) The last sentence in this paragraph is unrelated and can be eliminated. “ You should always be careful to avoid overexposure to the sun at the beach.” This sentence talks about a completely different topic.

2. List four things to look for when proofreading.

  1) Misspelled words
  2) Improper punctuation
  3) Wrong usage of sentence structure
  4) Wrong usage of like words such as “their and there”

3. a)     A cliché is a phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its   intended force or novelty.   (Worn-out)
b)     If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

4. Brainstorming – Make a list of things that come to mind.   You don’t have to worry about whether you will use all the information. In most cases, you won’t.
Free writing - You fill a piece of paper with thoughts and ideas that come to mind and use all                                                                   your thoughts to write about a particular topic.

5. Penn Foster makes signing on to my homepage very simple. Just enter             www.pennfoster.com in the URL space at the top of your web browser and it will bring up the official web page of Penn Foster. The next step to logging into your student account (your homepage) is clicking on the student login box in the left corner of the page. Once the page has loaded, you type in your name and password.   From there, you will be able to access any information regarding your student account.

6. Obtaining a high school diploma is very essential to having a successful career in the future. Many people don’t realize how much having or not having a high school diploma can affect their future lives. If I ever decided that I would like to go to college for something, having my diploma is a major factor in...


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