Project 5: Adjectives and adjective clauses Instructions Create a new Google Doc

Project 5: Adjectives and adjective clauses

Instructions

Create a new Google Doc for Project 5.

Address the tasks/questions below using examples from your writing sample.

If you can’t find an example in your writing sample, feel free to create a new sentence that could fit in your writing.

Part 1: Working with adjectives

Adding details to people, places and things

Select 5 sentences from your writing sample.

Revise those sentences to add more detail using the adjective strategies we discussed in class.

Highlight the changes.

For each sentence, reflect: Do you prefer the original or the revision? Why?

Part 2: Working with adjective clauses [WHO, WHICH, THAT]

Adding detail to people places and things

Select 5 sentences from your writing sample.

Revise those sentences to add more detail using adjective clauses with WHO, WHICH, THAT.

Highlight the changes.

Check to see if you need commas.

For each sentence, reflect: Do you prefer the original or the revision? Why?

Part 3: Working with WHOM, WHOSE, and combinations of preposition + WHICH/WHOM

Adding detail to people places and things

Select 5 sentences from your writing sample.

Revise those sentences to add more detail using the adjective using adjective clauses with whom, whose, and preposition + which/whom.

Highlight the changes.

Check to see if you need commas.

For each sentence, reflect: Do you prefer the original or the revision? Why?

Task: Experiment with semicolons between complicated list items

Find an example from your writing where you connect 3 long phrases with a coordinator. If you can’t find one, you can create a sentence with several long complicated items.

Try connecting them with semicolons.

Reflect: Which do you like better and why?

Part 3: Create parallel lists using ideas in your writing sample

Task: Create a parallel list

Imagine that you’re going to turn your paper into a presentation.

Create a slide that has a sentence stem and a list of items.

Check for parallel structure

Task: Create another parallel list in a different form

Now create another slide with a list.

For this list try connecting items that are a different part of speech. For example, if your first list consisted of all noun phrases, try to make the second slide a list of verb phrases, adjective phrases, or some other structure.

Check for parallel structure

Part 4: Explore stylistic effects of coordinate series

Task: Examine coordinate pairs

Find a coordinate pair in your writing

Reflect: What’s the effect? Is there contrast? No contrast?

Task: Examine/experiment with a series of 3 items

Find or create a coordinate series of 3 in your writing.

Reflect: What’s the effect? Would it be the same if there were more (or fewer items)

Task: Examine/experiment with a Series of 4 or more items

Find or create a coordinate series of 4 or more items.

Reflect: What’s the effect?

Note:

Correlative (2-part) conjunctions aren’t included in this project. We’ll work on those in the next project.