Style and Substance

Today we will:

  • Have News Round Up
  • Hear Newschecks
  • Discuss Zinsser Ch. 20 — style
  • Discuss profile leads
  • Discuss Heights of Fear and how it applies to your final paper
  • DUE: Outline Assignment 4

News Round UP

Zinsser — Ch. 20 — Style and Voice

Adverbs/words to avoid

  1. Many
  2. Pretty
  3. Nice
  4. Kind
  5. Pleasant
  6. Tall/short/fat/skinny
  7. Big/little
  8. Shimmering
  9. Absolutely
  10. Same exact
  11. Truly unique
  12. Quite
  13. Funny
  14. Many
  15. Incredible
  16. A lot
  17. Bad/good
  18. Roaring
  19. Interesting
  20. Amazing
  21. very
  22. so
  23. kind of
  24. sort of
  25. really
  26. totally
  27. actually
  28. probably
  29. seems
  30. could have
  31. just
  32. perfect

Heights of Fear

Homework:

  • Read Zinsser Ch. 21 and 22
  • Read: Is Facebook Making Us Lonely? (handout)
  • Profile final draft due Tuesday Nov. 4
  • If not yet turned in, outline for Assigment 4 due
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s