Much Better We want a spring recess so we can get away from our studies. OR We want a spring recess to escape our studies.
WU #56 April 10/11 by changing the oil every three thousand miles the car was kept in excellent condition
Revised for dangling modifier Changing the oil every 3,000 miles, we kept the car in excellent condition.
WU #57 April 12/13 he was really late to his English class due to the fact that he had to finish his Math test
Revising for “bloat” He was late for English because he had to finish his math test.
Bloated Expressions To Avoid At this point in time...“ Meaning: Now. "It would be appreciated if...“ Meaning: Please. "In the month of December..." Meaning: In December. "It has come to my attention that..." Meaning: Whatever comes after "that." "In the eventuality that..." Meaning: If. "At the present time...“ Now…
More…Redundancies "Bad mistakes" Use mistakes. All mistakes are bad. "My personal opinion is that..." Use my opinion. All opinions are personal. "Repeat again" Use repeat. Repeat means to do again. "Visible to the eye" Use visible. Can anything be visible to anything but the eye? "For the purpose of..." Meaning: For.
Warm Up # 58 April 16/17 noone on this bus seem to know they’re way around this part of the city of new york
Revision No one on this bus seems to know his or her way around this part of New York City.
Indefinite Pronoun agreement No one (person)----has? vs. have? the answer People have Every body ----has? Or have? their or his? Every (individual) body of us has his or her answer All of us have Any one will have their or his/her Any one (person) will have his/her
WU #59 April 18/19 after reading the original study the article remains unconvincing
After reading the original study, I remain unconvinced. (The article did not read the study; a person — I did.) Revision
WU #60 April 20/23 7 children were injured in the accident only one required hospitalizing
Revised for comma splice Seven children were injured in the accident; only one required hospitalization.
WU #61 April 24/25 do you want turkey spinach and cheese roast beef lettuce and cheese or ham tomato, and cheese asked jim
Use semi-colons between items on a list already separated by commas “Do you want turkey, spinach, and cheese ; roast beef, lettuce, and cheese ; or ham, tomato, and cheese?” asked Jim.
Add the Semi-colons I cannot decide if I want my room to be green, brown, and purple green, black, and brown or green, brown, and dark red.
Semi-colons join items in lists I cannot decide if I want my room to be green, brown, and purple ; green, black, and brown ; or green, brown, and dark red.
WU #62 April 26/27 atticus didn't want scout to fight, however she could not ignore injustices
Correcting comma splice Atticus didn’t want Scout to fight; however, he knew she could not ignore injustices.
WU #63 3 reasons why some students drop out of college are problems of to much parting and if they run out of money and if they can’t meet deadlines
Three reasons why some students drop out of college are problems of to o much part y ing, and if they run out of money and if they can’t meet deadlines
Revising for Better Parallelism Some college students drop out because of academic, financial, or time management problems.
WU #64 jeffersons thoughts that displayed his new support for the constitution were documented in one very unique letter to his friend james madison
Revising for Active Voice: Jefferson documented his new support of the Constitution in a unique letter to his friend, James Madison.
WU #65 Writers should spend a great deal of time thinking about their arguments to make sure they are not superficial.
Revision: Writers should spend a great deal of time thinking about their arguments to make sure that those arguments are not superficial.
WU# 66 high school students face a double challenge in applying to college, they are often required to have extra curricular leadership experience, in addition to high SAT scores
High school students face a double challenge in applying to college ; they are often required to have extra curricular leadership experience, in addition to high SAT scores.
Most important may be the bear's body temperature, it remains relatively constant compared to that of true hibernators
Most important may be the bear's body temperature, which remains relatively constant compared to that of true hibernators