Friday, September 11, 2009


Grammar Practice #1: Parallelism Errors
According to Purdue's OWL (Online Writing Lab): Parallel structure means using the same pattern of words to show that two or more ideas have the same level of importance. This can happen at the word, phrase, or clause level. The usual way to join parallel structures is with the use of coordinating conjunctions such as "and" or "or."

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Discuss Seminar Expectations and Grading

Name Activity #2: Motion Game
Directions: Get in a group of 6. Stand in a circle. The first person says his/her name and creates a physical motion to accompany his/her name (snapping fingers, clapping hands, running in place, etc.). The second person repeats the first person's information, then adds his/her own. This continues around the circle.

HW: Read "Rethinking 'Retarded': Should it Leave the Lexicon?" and write a 100-300 word response: Should the word "retarded" be treated the same as hate speech and racial slurs? Should it be "bleeped" from music, movies, and TV? Bring this article and yesterday's articles to class with your preparation for Monday's discussion.

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