Tue 5/25:1) Sign up for so that I have your e-mail address.
2) Go to the OWL at Purdue: for a
Parts of Speech Overview.
Go to for practice exercises on all grammar.
Click “Electronic Grammar Exercises”, the click “the Basics”. Find your desired
exercise and click on it; you will be prompted to login. Just click on “begin”—
no login required! (I will refer to this as the DH website)
3) Review the following parts of speech:
Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Prepositions, Pronouns, Conjunctions, Interjections.
Make sure you can clearly identify each in a sentence.
AND, Review the following:
The Sentence: picking out subjects and predicates (AKA verbs) (see grammar section of
Wed 5/26:Review the following:
Phrases (you don’t need to know what type; just be able to identify as a phrase (see grammar
section of DH website)
Subordinate or Dependent Clauses (see grammar section of DH website)
Verb Forms—helping and main verbs (see ESL grammar section on DH website)
Verb Tense and Mood (see Grammar section of DH website)
Subject/ Verb Agreement (see Grammar section of DH website)
Verb Voice or Active vs. Passive Voice (see Clarity: Sentences section on DH website)
Thurs 5/27: In class: Notes on Description and grammar review for test
Grammar Test 1
Mon 5/31: No Class; Memorial Day
Tue 6/1:Read The Longman Reader (Longman):
Ch. 3 (on Description) p. 72-86
AND Essays by Angelou (p.87) and Helvarg (p.103)
In class: Notes for Grammar Test 2
Wed 6/2:Review the following:
Adjectives and Adverbs (all under Grammar section of DH website)
Thurs 6/3: Descriptive Essay Due (submit every essay on turnitin.com; also hand in a hard copy)
AND Review the following:
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers (under Clarity: sentences on DH website)
Run-on Sentences (both under Grammar on DH website)
Mon 6/7:In class: Process Analysis Notes and grammar review for test
Grammar Test 2
Tue 6/8:Read Longman:
Ch. 7 (Process Analysis) p. 282-298
Read essays by Shipley (p.305) and Rego (p.329)