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1 SOL Writing Review #2 I think I can! I know I can!

2 What is a topic sentence?

3 What is a topic sentence? *May be first sentence of paragraph *limits or gives direction to topic of paragraph

4 Is the following group of words a DC or an IC? *First find verbs and subjects. After the doctor’s appointment, I am going to the Division of Motor Vehicles.

5 After the doctor’s appointment, I am going to the Division of Motor Vehicles. *subject = I *verb = am going *complete idea? Yes! This is an IC.

6 Is the following group of words a DC or an IC? *First find verbs and subjects. When I take a test, I become very nervous.

7 When I take a test, I become very nervous. One group of words is a DC; the other group of words is the IC. Which is which? *Pick out subjects and verbs!

8 When I take a test, I become very nervous. Subjects Verbs DC= when I take a test IC= I become very nervous

9 Ali regretted his decision since his father disapproved. One group of words is a DC; the other group of words is the IC. Which is which? *Pick out subjects and verbs!

10 Ali regretted his decision since his father disapproved. Subjects Verbs DC= since his father disapproved IC=Ali regretted his decision

11 What types of sentences do the following patterns show? ? = IC ? = IC IC ? = IC + DC or DC + IC

12 What types of sentences do the following patterns show? Simple = IC Compound = IC IC Complex = IC + DC or DC + IC

13 Is this sentence S, Cd, Cx? Before the pizza arrives, we should set the table with napkins, plates, flatware, and glasses. Be careful to determine verbs, subjects, and types of clauses.

14 Complex Before the pizza arrives, we should set the table with napkins, plates, flatware, and glasses. Subjects Verbs DC = Before the pizza arrives IC = we should set the table with napkins, plates, flatware, and glasses

15 Is this sentence S, Cd, Cx? You should stay off of your ankle until the swelling goes down. Be careful to determine verbs, subjects, and types of clauses.

16 Complex You should stay off of your ankle until the swelling goes down. Subjects Verbs IC = You should stay off of your ankle DC = until the swelling goes down

17 Is this sentence S, Cd, Cx? On Tuesday Joe bought a truck, but he can’t pick it up until Saturday. Be careful to determine verbs, subjects, and types of clauses.

18 Compound On Tuesday Joe bought a truck, but he can’t pick it up until Saturday. Subjects Verbs IC= On Tuesday Joe bought a truck IC= He can’t pick it up until Saturday Note the comma and coordinating conjunction joining IC to IC.

19 CAUTION! BEFORE WRITING AN ESSAY, YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE TOPIC Be able to answer what, why, who.

20 CAUTION! BEFORE WRITING AN ESSAY, YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE TOPIC 2. Brainstorm ideas. eg., list, cluster, webbing

21 CAUTION! BEFORE WRITING AN ESSAY, YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE TOPIC 2. BRAINSTORM IDEAS. 3. ORGANIZE MAIN IDEAS. Try to have three or more ideas.

22 CAUTION! BEFORE WRITING AN ESSAY, YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE TOPIC 2. BRAINSTORM IDEAS. 3. ORGANIZE MAIN IDEAS. 4. ORGANIZE SUPPORTING DETAILS.

23 CAUTION! BEFORE WRITING AN ESSAY, YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND THE TOPIC 2. BRAINSTORM IDEAS. 3. ORGANIZE MAIN IDEAS. 4. ORGANIZE SUPPORTING DETAILS. 5. PLAN YOUR CONCLUSION. WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!

24 VIRGINIA STANDARDS OF LEARNING END OF COURSE WRITING Spring 2006 Released Test se2006/EOCWriting_RB_2006.pdf Go to this website, scroll, down, and practice for SOL Writing Test. se2006/EOCWriting_RB_2006.pdf

25 You will pass the SOL Writing Test! Be positive!


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