Today we practiced organizing ideas in a persuasive writing piece. The goal is to evaluate the reasons and order them from strongest to "not so strongest" (because, of course, we have no weak ideas in our persuasive writing). Then, start with the MOST important idea and progressively move down the list, ending with the last ("not so strongest") idea.
We also talked about voice and tone in persuasive writing. There is a difference between informal voice (the way you'd write or talk if you were haning out with buddies) and formal voice (the way you'd write or talk if you were speaking to Mr. Mufson, for example). We also talked about phrasing the reasons in a POSITIVE way (rather than negative ... the negative tone
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You might find the following codes on work returned to you for revision. Here's what they mean:
≣ = missing capital
The sentence has a word that needs to be capitalized.
/ = extra capital
There is a capital letter in the sentence that should be lower case.
P = punctuation
There is a punctuation error in the sentence that you SHOULD be able to find and correct.
C = context
The sentence needs more detail/context to show the writer's thinking or the word's meaning.
S/V = subject/verb
The sentence does not have subject-verb agreement. Make sure that you have used a singular verb with a singular subject and a plural verb with a plural subject.
F = fragment
The sentence, as written, is a fragment. Make sure you have a subject and a verb.
RO = run-on
The sentence, as written, is a run-on. You have a variety of options for repairing run-ons.