Month: March 2013

Blog Prompt #7

For this blog prompt, peruse the work of a published writer and find at least three different examples of the stylistic variations discussed in the chapter. (Of course, I suggest that you use the work you will be discussing for…

Prepositional Phrases and Wordiness

Revise the following passage to make it more concise by eliminating prepositional phrases: Plaque has almost become a household word in this country. It is certainly a household problem for most people. But even though everyone is affected by it…

Blog Prompt #6

What are you planning to do for your Research Project? Why? Explain in some detail what text you will be analyzing, its primary audience, and its purpose. Then, discuss which elements of the text you plan to analyze—sentence lengths and…

Interjections and Star Wars

I discussed the role Schoolhouse Rock played in my education when we we watched “Conjunction Junction” in the context of coordination and subordination. This nifty little mash-up by One Minute Galactica applies Schoolhouse Rock’s “Interjections!” soundtrack to Star Wars scenes. (Just…