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Writing Skills Part 1

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Writing Process Part 1 Exam
1. a. The topic sentence of the paragraph is " A trip to the ocean can be a relaxing escape from everyday pressure of life." The sentence appears at the beginning of the paragraph, identifies the main idea, and states the point the writer wishes to make about the subject.
b. The sentence that is unrelated to the topic and can be eliminated from the paragraph is " You should always be careful to avoid overexposure to the sun at the beach.". The rest of the paragraph is listing things that you can do to help with metal escaping, troubled minds, and relax tensions.
2. Four things to look for when proofreading:
Spelling- check for misspelled and unnecessary words
Grammar- check for words being used in the wrong context and sentences being carried on to long that could be broken into smaller units of thought.
Punctuation- check for any punctuation errors, including misused punctuation or new punctuation that need to added to the paragraphs.
Capitalization- check for correct use of capitalization.
3. a. Cliche- is an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has became overused to the point of loosing its original meaning or effect. Even to the point of being trite or irritating, especially when it has been used consider meaningful or novel at some earlier time.
b. "Opposites attract" is a cliche. Meaning people with different views and interests are most likely to become friends or fall in love with one another.
4. Two Types of Prewriting:
Brainstorming- much like freewriting, brainstorming captures all your thoughts, ideas, and fragments you come up with in your head and then write them down on a piece of papar. Often looks more like a list, while freewriting looks more like a paragraph in paragraph form.
Clustering- start with a larger circle in the middle...


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