English-Writing Connection

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7 short stories, Thesis statement, Literacy Terms, Figurative Language, Business Letter Format, Persuasive Writing
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  1. Short story: "I Want a Wife"

    Author?
    Summary?
    Theme?
    Judy Brady

    • Summary:
    • difference between husband and wife

    • Theme:
    • Marriage-wife and husband
  2. Short story: "Suggestions for Simplifying Your Life"

    Author?
    Summary?
    Theme?
    Victor M. Parachin

    • Summary:
    • living with what you need
    • keeping life simple

    • Theme:
    • simplifying your life
  3. Short story: " A Crime of Compassion"

    Author?
    Summary?
    Theme?
    Barbara Hutman

    • Summary:
    • ending Mac's life because he was suffering from CA
    • whether or not to have a DNR order

    • Theme:
    • DNR-Life impact
  4. Short story: "Can I Get Some Manners with That?"

    Author?
    Summary?
    Theme?
    Christie Scotty

    • Summary:
    • how people are treated via social status, jobs/careers and education

    • Theme:
    • respect and manners
  5. Short story: " Repulsive Dinner"

    Author?
    Summary?
    Theme?
    Laurie Colwin

    • Summary:
    • partys without enough food
    • food that is digusting and repulsive

    • Theme:
    • Bizzare entertaining
  6. Short story: "Throughput"

    Author?
    Summary?
    Theme?
    Eric Schlosser

    • Summary:
    • work force of the fast food industry
    • how teenagers and non-educated people make up the fast food industry
    • employees are paid at a low cost and easily replaced

    • Theme:
    • management of the fast food industry
  7. Short story: "Food Icons"

    Author?
    Summary?
    Theme?
    Majorie Dorfman

    • Summary:
    • food icons-remembered
    • lasting impressions of food icons and how they changed or remained the same

    • Theme:
    • Food icons-remembered
  8. Thesis statement

    Why should essays contain a Thesis statement?
    • Thesis statements are important because they organize and develop an argument.
    • It is a "guide" to your argument.
    • They test your ideas by distilling them into a sentence or two.
  9. Thesis statement

    How to generate a Thesis statement?
    Ask a specific question. The answer will be the Thesis statement for the essay.

    Announces your subject, focuses on one segment, takes a position on the topic.

    Provides support for an assertion with specific language.
  10. Thesis statement

    What is a strong Thesis statement?
    A strong Thesis statement is one who meets the following steps:

    • takes a stand
    • justifies discussion
    • expresses ONE main idea
    • Specific
  11. Literacy terms

    Cliche?
    Cliche is a familiar phrase that has been used so much that it is no longer effective

    Example: "Red as a beet" or "In a nutshell"
  12. Literacy terms

    Dialog?
    Dialog is communication that develops between characters in a story
  13. Literacy terms

    Profanity in Diction?
    Profanity is language to degrade someone.
  14. Literacy terms

    Slang in Diction?
    Slang is language by a certain group of people. Short worded, internet words.

    Example: "She's my BFF" or "LOL"
  15. Literacy terms

    Vulgarity in Diction?
    Vulgarity is language that is crude, gross or offensive.
  16. Literacy terms

    Parallelism?
    Parallelism is the repeating of phrases or sentences that is written the same way.

    Example: "We will LIE on the same beach."
  17. Figurative Language

    What is Figurative Language?
    • Expressive language
    • language based on comparisions
  18. Figurative Language

    Similes and Metaphors?
    Similes are comparsions which use the words "like" or "as"

    Metaphors are comparsions which are made without using words "like" or "as"

    If the meaning of either a simile or metaphor is unclear look at the context in which it is used. The meaning of the simile or metaphor must be in tune with the context in which it is found.
  19. Figurative Language

    Personification?
    Personification gives human qualities to inanimate objects.

    Characteristics that makes writing more colorful and creative. Personification injects life into a statement.
  20. Figurative Language

    Hyperbole?
    • Emphasized point
    • Exaggeration
  21. Business letter

    Describe the format of a Business Letter.
    • Block form
    • Include your address
    • 2 inched margains all around
    • Left alginment
    • Single spaced between sentences except in between paragraphs which should be double spaced
    • Closing words I.E-Sincerely insert comma after the closing stated
    • Include signature and after and below the signature include your business title if applicable.
    • REMEMBER LEFT ALGINMENT
  22. Persuasive writing

    Describe Persuasive writing.
    Persuasive writing

    • take a stand and support with details
    • support with facts, evidence and reasons

    writing to persude others

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