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Writing Process WebQuest Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits | Introduction Have you ever wondered why English teachers require so many rules for writing? After all, writing is just sharing ideas, right? In this webquest, you are going to learn the answers to all of those questions and more. NOTE: Modifications will be made as needed for learners who may struggle with reading comprehension, or any step of the webquest process. Task aaaaa Your task is to compose an informative essay that follows the writing process. 1) The team e-mail letter (to Mrs. 3-5 paragraphs (including an introductory parargraph) Complete sentences (NO run-ons or fragments) 5 benefits of using the Writing Process MLA formatting for a formal letter (see the Little Brown Handbook for an example, online or in class) Appropriate tone for a formal letter (reference on "tone" / don't be afraid to ask questions after you take notes) 2) Your informative essay must contain: graphic organizer (sample: Mrs. Process Images:
50 Helpful Resources That Will Enhance Your Writing Skills Written by Smashing Editorial Effective writing skills are to a writer what petrol is to a car. Like the petrol and car relationship, without solid skills writers cannot move ahead. Of course, effective writing requires a good command of the language in which you write or want to write. We collected over 50 useful and practical tools and resources that will help you to improve your writing skills. 1. Ultimate Style: The Rules Of Writing The web’s ultimate guide to grammar provides a database of topics and an easy-to-search A-Z list of common questions (via) Use English Punctuation Correctly A quick and useful crash course in English punctuation. HyperGrammar An extensive electronic grammar course at the University of Ottawa’s Writing Centre. Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty’s quick and dirty tips for better writing. Writer’s Block A compact resource with over 20 articles that cover abbreviations, capitalization, numbers, punctuation, word usage and writing styles. 2. Dr. 3. 4. Practical tips 5.
ASL lessons - American Sign Language lessons ASL University Lessons Page: [Note to all teachers: You are welcome to use the Lifeprint Curriculum to teach your classes. Please know though that small improvements and revisions are made to the lessons frequently. - Dr. Bill] Resources: ► Quizzes (Note: Check with your instructor! Different instructors use different quizzes. Dr. Vicars' students should use the quiz links from their syllabus Introduction: Course Orientation | Deaf Culture | ASL Basics | Fingerspelling | Numbers Unit 1: Lesson 1 | Lesson 2 | Lesson 3 | Lesson 4 | Lesson 5 Unit 2: Lesson 6 | Lesson 7 | Lesson 8 | Lesson 9 | Lesson 10 Unit 3: Lesson 11 | Lesson 12 | Lesson 13 | Lesson 14 | Lesson 15 ASL 2 (Second Semester) [First Year Spring Semester] [Public School K-12: Point five (.5) credits] [University: Four (4) Semester-Credit-Hours or Six (6) Quarter-Credit-Hours] [Continuing Education: Six (6) CEUs] [Course Contact Hours: 40 to 60]