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1 Writing Workshop for Multilingual Speakers and Writers Matthew David Collins Pizzorno Adjunct Faculty Palomar College and ALCI: CSU San Marcos

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3 Understand how an Academic Sentence is built from the ground up. Focus on building your knowledge of Parts of Speech. Apply your knowledge English grammar to vary your sentence structures from simple to complex…and beyond!!!!! Upon finishing this workshop, you will be able to:

4 What is a NOUN…VERB?.... SUBJECT…..PREDICATE?.... (Understanding these, Leads to…) What is an Independent Clause?... What is a Dependent Clause?....

5 What is a Subordinator?? although, even though, because, since*, so that, when, while, before*, after*, whenever, wherever, anywhere, if, unless, whether [or not] as, as [adjective] as, whereas (to show slight contrast) (to give reasons) (to indicate time relationships) (to indicate place) (to indicate conditions) (to give comparisons) (to show major contrast) The most common subordinators are: (Understanding these ideas, leads to…)

6 Now, that we have an understanding of what independent and dependent clauses are.... Now, that we have an understanding of what independent and dependent clauses are.... What is an ACADEMIC SENTENCE? Or better yet, what is it NOT? THE SENTENCE

7 Let’s Put These concepts into Practice…

8 1.Subject/Verb:Fresh Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius. 2.2 Subjects/Verb:Fresh water and sea water do not boil at the same temperature. 3.Subject/2 Verbs:Fresh Water freezes at zero degrees Celsius and boils at 100 degrees Celsius. 4.What other combinations can you think of??

9 1.Coordinator (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so: FAN BOYS) Too much sun damages the skin, but many people do not use sunscreen 2.Semicolon and Conjunctive Adverb (See Photocopy) Too much sun damages the skin; therefore, we should remember to use plenty of sunscreen. 3.Semicolon Too much sun damages the skin; we should remember to use plenty of sun screen

10 Learn more sentence Types. 1.Sentence Type #3: The Complex Sentence 2.Sentence Type #4: The Complex/Compound Sentence Learn some fabulously interesting information about punctuation and Parallelism.

11 Contact Me: Ideas for future workshops ????????????? Sign in Sheet Questionnaire


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