Tutor profile: Megan F.
What are the four sentence types?
1. Simple - One independent clause (IC), no dependent clauses (DC) 2. Compound - 2 or more ICs, linked by semicolon or comma + coordinating conjunction 3. Complex - 1 IC, 1 or more subordinate clause (SC) 4. Compound-Complex - 2 or more ICs, and 1 or more SCs
There are three ways to achieve coherence in your writing. What are they?
The three ways to achieve coherence in your writing are through time, space, and importance. If you organize your thoughts according to time, it means you organize them from start to finish. If you want to describe people/places, spatial cues are the best way to do so. Another way to achieve coherence is through importance - from most to least or least to most important ideas/concepts.
Your next assignment is to give a commemorative speech. In it, you must make clear why you chose that thing/place/person. Be specific in explaining your choice, so that your classmates will understand the importance of the subject to you.
I would give a commemorative speech about my grandpa. For my entire life, he lived in pain, dealing with arthritis. However, he never let his arthritis slow him down. He owned and operated multiple businesses during his life, and was able to support his family doing that. He also showed me what it means to "play through the pain," an axiom by which I live my life.
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