Our lesson this session is on cohesion. This connects with recent lessons on clarity and cohesion, and with our application exercise on writing business letters and in writing academic papers (writing the first paragraph of our concept papers based on our research note cards).
Our peer-editing and writing exercises made clear to us how to write individual sentences with clarity, and how we make one sentence flow smoothly into the following sentences in a paragraph. But more than clarity and cohesion, we also need to look at how we can highlight the most important idea in our pieces.
Classroom Exercise 2:
Our lesson this week is on cohesion. This connects with last week's lesson on clarity, and with our application exercise on writing business letters.
Now that we know how to write individual sentences with clarity, we can look into how "to design them to fit their context, to reflect a consistent point of view, [and] to emphasize our most important ideas" (Williams 45).
Chapter 2 of Williams's Style: Toward Clarity and Grace is our main reference in learning how to:
We will check for readable paragraphs by peer-editing each other's writing output (business letters) from last week. We will check for clarity of sentences, then read for cohesion of the sentences in paragraphs.
Classroom exercise 1:
Our reading assignment for next week's session include the following:
You need to read the first two items above for the online quiz that follows. You will need to read the third item in the reading list for the in-class activity.
Please answer the questions in the online quiz below:
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