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    Grammar Portfolio Introduction

    Proofreading Marks

    Writing Process

    Basic MLA format

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    Grammar Portfolio Following in-class direct instruction and practice,

    a task for each topic will be assigned. Studentswill complete each task according to the followingguidelines.

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    Grammar Portfolio

    Format Each task is labeled. Items within tasks arelabeled as needed.

    Completeness Every task item must be complete.

    For example, if Task Item #6 requires threesentences and only two are written, the task item isincomplete.

    Accuracy Task items will be graded according tothe correct application of the grammar ormechanical rule.

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    Grammar Portfolio General Grammar & Mechanics Adherence to

    basic grammar and mechanical rules such as end

    punctuation, beginning capitalization, MLAformat, etc. is evident. Each task builds uponanother. For example, Task Item #4 teachescapitalization. Every Task Item completedafterwards must follow all of the rules ofcapitalization.

    Creativity Knowledge is presented in an originalway. Examples include but are not limited to using

    technology such as websites, PowerPoints, Prezi;scrapbooking, incorporation of pictures, etc. Theportfolio shows more effort than typed orhandwritten entries in a binder or notebook.

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    Grammar Portfolio Examplehttp://www.glogster.com/jeanninestanko/interjections-

    poster/g-6lil0e8tvcsair79pq05oa0

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    Proofreading MarksPeriod

    Insert space

    Capitalize

    Lowercase

    Spell out

    Close-up

    Transposed letters

    delete

    Start new paragraph

    Insert

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    Writing Process Prewrite

    Plan

    Rough Draft

    Proofread

    Publish & Reflect

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    Basic MLA format Must be typed, double-spaced, one sided,

    stapled Only one space after punctuation

    1 inch margins, Times New Roman, 12 pointfont

    Title centered

    Include heading Your name

    Instructor name Class

    Due Date

    Page number in upper right hand corner

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    Sample page 1http://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20090701095

    636_747.pdf

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    MLA Works Cited

    Used to document sources to avoid

    plagiarism Consult OWL at Purdue for up-to-date

    formulas

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ Bibliography generators are like Word

    and dont always catch errors

    Entries are arranged alphabetically by

    author, or by title if there is no author

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    MLA Works Cited

    Each entry includes medium of publication ofsource (Print, Web, DVD, etc)

    It there is more than one entry per author, worksare arranged alphabetically by title

    For second and all additional entries, type threehyphens and a period in place of the authors name

    Link to example on Owl at Purdue

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/12/

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    MLA Works Cited & in-text

    citations

    Every source on Works Cited must be mentioned in

    body of paper Every source cited in an in-text citation must be

    included on Works Cited page

    First word in each entry of Works Cited must also

    appear in the in-text citation

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    MLA in-text citations

    In-text citations contain two elements

    Last name of author Page number of quoted or paraphrased passage

    Information can be placed in parenthesesimmediately after the material being cited

    The Spanish tried to reduce the status of Filipina women, whohad been able to do business, get divorced, and sometimesbecome village chiefs (Karnow 41).

    Or place authors name in an attributive tag at thebeginning of the source material and the pagenumber in parentheses at the end

    According to Karnow, the Spanish tried to reduce the statusof Filipina women, who had been able to do business, getdivorced, and sometimes become village chiefs (41).

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    Week 1 Grammar Tasks1. Create a way to remember each of the following

    proofreading symbols: period, insert, capitalize,

    lowercase, spell out, close-up, transposed letters,delete, start a new paragraph, insert space.

    2. Rank the five stages of the writing process in

    order of which you find the least to most difficultand explain why.

    3. Your essay is 9 pages in length. Create a completeMLA Works Cited Page using sources listed on the

    following slide.

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    Your essay is 9 pages in length. Create a complete MLAWorks Cited Page using the following sources

    interview in person with Robert Akins, November 19, 2010

    Website article by Dr. Joshua Smith entitled The ManyUses of Pencils. It was published March 22, 2010 and

    viewed August 3, 2012. The URL iswww.articlesonline.smith/pencils.html

    Pens vs. Pencils written by Henry Goldman and ElizabethHoward. Published by Gold House in Philadelphia in 1989.

    The Beauty of Mechanical Pencils by Alexander Morrow,published by Westing Forge in Denver, CO in 2011.

    Short video called The Ink of Mystery, directed by BernardHoward and starring Kurt Sherman, distributed by PublicVideo in November 2009.

    Encyclopedia of Stylearticle, Writing Utensils, by John

    Gruber, published in 2008, 5

    th

    edition

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    For Wednesday,

    MLA practice worksheet

    Read Ramage chapters 1 & 2 and answer thequestions asked on the next slide.

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    Writing Arguments textAnswer these questions for Wed. 1/23

    Chapter 1

    1. What is meant by the term argument?2. What are the defining features of an argument?

    Chapter 2

    1. What are the five main strategies for deep

    reading?

    2. Creatively illustrate/explain the relationshipbetween thesis, antithesis, and synthesis.