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Review MLA activity

How to create a madlib


Shifts
Critique article discussions
Eng 102

Review MLA Activity

Pronouns

Grammar Tasks
Create a mad lib in which players have to apply each pronoun reference rule and
each pronoun & antecedent agreement rule.
Link to define madlib
http://www.itsamadlibsworld.com/

How to create a Madlib


Choose a topic (I chose hippos)
Write one sentence illustrating each rule.
(No one wants to be eaten by a hippo while wearing his or her dirty underwear. A family of hippos was
drinking from its watering hole. The male and female hippo knew that they must stay hydrated.
*continue for all rules written in blue; there are 10*)
Underline each pronoun and its antecedent
Submit the paragraph with the pronouns and antecedents underlined
Erase each underlined word or phrase
Create a list indicating which type of pronoun or antecedent is needed to complete the blank
Submit these steps as well

How to create a Madlib


___1___wants to be eaten by a hippo while wearing ___2___ dirty underwear. A ___3___ was drinking from
___4___ watering hole. The ___5___ hippo knew that ___6___ must stay hydrated.
*continue for all rules*
1.

Singular antecedent

2.

Singular pronoun

3.

Collective noun antecedent

4.

Singular pronoun

5.

Compound antecedent

6.

Plural pronoun

Shifts

Eliminate distracting shifts

These distract or confuse readers


Point of view
Verb tense
Mood or voice
Indirect to direct questions/quotations (statements to questions)

Make the POV consistent in person


& number
First person emphasizes writer
Good for informal letters and writing based on personal experience
Second person emphasizes reader
Good for giving advice or explaining how to do something
Third person emphasizes subject
Best for formal academic and professional writing

Make the POV consistent in person


& number
Our class practiced rescuing a victim trapped in a wrecked
car. We learned to dismantle the car with the essential
tools. You were graded on your speed and your skill in
freeing the victim.
Our class practiced rescuing a victim trapped in a wrecked
car. We learned to dismantle the car with the essential
tools. You were graded on your speed and your skill in
freeing the victim.

Maintain consistent verb tenses

When writing about literature, use present tense (especially


fiction)
The scarlet letter is a punishment sternly placed on Hesters
breast by the community, and yet it was a fanciful and
imaginative product of Hesters own needlework.
The scarlet letter is a punishment sternly placed on Hesters
breast by the community, and yet it is a fanciful and
imaginative product of Hesters own needlework.

Make verbs consistent in mood & voice

Three moods in English


Indicative is used for facts, opinions, questions
Imperative is used for orders or advice
Subjunctive is used to express wishes or conditions contrary to fact
The counselor advised us to spread out our core requirements over two or three
semester. Also, pay attention to pre-requisites for elective courses.
The counselor advised us to spread out our core requirements over two or three
semester. She also suggested that we pay attention to pre-requisites for elective
courses.

Make verbs consistent in mood & voice

Each student completes a self-assessment. The self-assessment is then given to the


teacher and a copy is exchanged with a classmate.
Each student completes a self-assessment, gives it to the teacher, and exchanges a copy
with a classmate.

Avoid sudden shifts from indirect or direct


questions or quotations

Indirect question: We asked whether we could visit Miriam


Direct question: Can we visit Miriam?
Which of the following is correct?
1. I wonder whether Karla knew of the theft and, if so, whether she reported it to the
police.
2. I wonder whether Karla knew of the theft and, if so, did she report it to the police?
1. I wonder whether Karla knew of the theft and, if so, whether she reported it to the
police.

Avoid sudden shifts from indirect or direct


questions or quotations

Which of the following is correct?


1. The patient said she had been experiencing heart palpitations and could the doctor
please run as many tests as possible to find out whats wrong.
2. The patient said she had been experiencing heart palpitations and asked me to run as
many tests as possible to find out what was wrong.
2. The patient said she had been experiencing heart palpitations and asked me to run as
many tests as possible to find out what was wrong.

Grammar Task

Give an incorrect example of each shift rule. Then, correct the example.

Critique reading discussion

Freewriting
Given a topic
Write for given time
Do not stop writingif you get stuck, pick a word and just keep writing it until
your next thought comes through

What makes you happy?

Groupsdiscuss questions

To what extent does the author succeed in his/her purpose?


To what extent do you agree with the author?
In Pursuit of Happiness by Mark Kingwell
Mohsin, Mustaafa, Shelby, Chris
The Dalai Lamas Ski Trip: What I Learned in the Slush with His Holiness by Douglas Preston
Brittany, Haley, Amanda Peters
A Balanced Psychology and a Full Life by Martin Seligman, Acacia Parks, and Tracy Steen
Kaitlyn, Aliyah, Thori, Naudia
Finding Flow by Mihaly Csizszentmihalyi
Melissa, Matt, Samantha
Yes, Money Can Make You Happy by Cass R. Sunstein
Michelle, Santino, Taylor, Adam
Happiness: Enough Already by Sharon Begley
Tanner, Jake, Amanda Preston, Phil

Jigsaw!
Share information from first group with new group

Critique Rubric Review

Upcoming due dates


Optional critique conferences M 2/29
Critique rough drafts W 3/2
Grammar Portfolio due M 3/7
Critique final copies W 3/9
Summary mulligans also due W 3/9