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January 28, 2008

verbal vomit

Filed under: Uncategorized — numist @ 6:03 am

Since the function of the topic sentence is to be informative, it makes sense that it should be as specific as possible. Below is an illustration of how a topic sentence can begin as very general, but with work can become much more specific and thereby, more effective.

  1. Barbara Kingsolver argues that we are all connected.
  2. Barbara Kingsolver uses the symbol of the wisteria vines to argue that we are all connected.
  3. By drawing a symbolic parallel between human connections and wisteria vines, Kingsolver argues that community is a natural and desirable aspect of human interaction.
  4. By drawing a symbolic parallel between human connections and wisteria vines, Kingsolver argues that community is a natural and desirable aspect of human interaction that provides emotional support for her characters, and by extension, for all individuals.

ah, so the class is trying to teach me how to effectively fill a page by watering-down my content? got it.

I understand the jumps from 1 – 2 and from 2 – 3, but 4 doesn’t add anything new other than 150% the wordage. what’s the point? to fill a paper?

fine. but only because I need this idiot class to graduate…

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1 Comment »

  1. Hehehe, you’re playing with the recursive property of language. Woohoo!

    Comment by Cindy — January 30, 2008 @ 5:07 am | Reply


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