Section outline

  • MONDAY: 

    > Extra Credit presentations:  >> CLICK HERE <<  to see presenters;

    > Papers due today (moved from last Friday) -- make sure they are submitted to THIS IS A REQUIREMENT.

    > Parallel Structure --  >> NOTES HERE << . Notes include in-class assignment.

    Homework: Fix the parallel structure issues in the following sentences:

    1. Either you will begin to study now or risk failing the exam.

    2. Billy’s motivation to succeed in this program seems to be greater than his sister.

    3. Each room is fully carpeted, air conditioned, padded chairs, and a speaker's podium.

    4. Sally was excited about inviting friends over to play cards, and eating a good meal, and then they will socialize.

    5. When the weather outside is cold and getting to be windy, I like to be indoors.


    >Review yesterday's sentences;  

    New sentences to work on in class:

    Assignment, due tomorrow: using proper parallel structure, ...

    1.  Create a sentence about Into Thin Air using parallel structure and comprised of a list of 4 items that are single words (but may contain modifiers).
    2. Create a sentence about Life of Pi using parallel structure and comprised of a list of 3 items that are phrases.
    3. Create a sentence about A Midsummer Night’s Dream using parallel structure and comprised of a list of 2 items that are clauses.


    >Review sentences from yesterday;

    Visit from Mr. Cassady to pitch the IB program to you.

    Sentences to work on:

    Identify how many items are on the list. Then write out the list items (only; not the full sentences) and circle or otherwise highlight the element that is parallel.

    Example: You can be successful as a lawyer by working hard, reading the latest court cases, staying up-to-date on laws and regulations, and giving a lot of time to your clients.

      • working hard
      • reading the latest court cases
      • staying up-to-date on laws and regulations
      • giving a lot of time to your clients

    Your sentences:

    1. One by one, like sheep in a dream, they passed through the hedgerow, crossed quietly over a meadow and came down to the rice paddy.
    2. The twenty-six men were very quiet: some of them excited by the adventure, some of them afraid, some of them exhausted from the long night march, some of them looking forward to reaching the sea where they would be safe.
    3. But he was afraid, for it was his first night at the war, so he hurried to catch up, stumbling once, scraping his knee, groping as though blind; his boots sank into the thick paddy water and he smelled it all around him.
    4. His fear now was diffuse and unformed: ghosts in the tree line, nighttime fears of a child, a boogieman in the closet.
    5. He would learn their names and laugh at their jokes.


    >More parallel structure: First two sentences below have parallel structure errors. Fix them. The second two are directions for you to create your own parallel structure sentences. 

    1. After losing his glasses, Tom drove down the wrong side of the street, ran a stop sign and two red lights.
    2. The dictionary can be used for these purposes: to find word meanings, pronunciations, correct spellings, and looking up irregular verbs.
    3. Create your own: Write a compound-complex sentence that uses parallel structure. Highlight the parallel structure.
    4. Create your own: Write a sentence using P.S. that incorporates a list, but where the items are not the beginning list item.


    >Quick review of yesterday's assignment;

    Quick parallel structure quiz;


    Rewrite the following paragraph into active voice.

     Last summer our house was painted by me. The job took about two weeks. First, the exterior was washed using warm water and a mild detergent. Then all the chinks and pores in the walls were sealed with putty. After the putty had had a chance to dry, the exterior could be painted. A latex paint was used because it is easy to apply and cleans up with water. A whole week was needed to finish this part of the job. I was very careful to apply the paint evenly because I did not want to have to apply two coats. A color was used that was very close to the original color. Our house is a two-story house, which meant that a tall ladder was needed to do the second story. The paint can had to be balanced on the top rung of the ladder while I worked. When the job was finished, a great deal of satisfaction was felt by me. I had to pat myself on the back. Even my dad said that a good job was done.


    Handouts for the week: