Communications 1999

Assignment #8 – Writing clear sentences
Assigned: Friday, April 16, 1999

Prepare the following on separate sheets of paper. Head each paper using the format provided by Gloria. Proofread your work for legibility, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, conciseness and complete sentences.

Part 1 – due Monday, April 19, 1999

    1. Choose one of the following jumbled proverbs with which to work.
  1. . cut Don’t face nose off spite to your your
  2. . A in nine saves stitch time
  3. . , fire is is smoke there there Where
    1. Unscramble it, then write it out in its proper order.
    2. Rewrite it in your own words. (If you are unsure about what it means, discuss it with your parent(s) first.)
    3. Do you believe that the proverb you chose is more often true or false?
    4. Describe a situation that you have experienced that tends to prove or disprove your chosen proverb.

I’ll correct part 1 and return it to you on Tuesday, April 20, 1999. Do not proceed to part 2 until you have carefully reviewed what you did right and wrong in part 1.

Part 2 – due Thursday, April 22, 1999

    1. Choose one of the following jumbled proverbs with which to work.
  1. . always before darkest dawn It’s the
  2. . attract flies honey more than You’ll vinegar with with
  3. . A as as chain is its link only strong weakest
    1. Unscramble it, then write it out in its proper order.
    2. Rewrite it in your own words. (If you are unsure about what it means, discuss it with your parent(s) first.)
    3. Do you believe that the proverb you chose is more often true or false?
    4. Describe a situation that you have experienced that tends to prove or disprove your chosen proverb.

Example discussed in class on Friday, April 16:

    1. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.
    2. No matter how much help you provide, unless the person you’re helping works with you, you’ve wasted your time.
    3. In my experience it is almost always true.
    4. Look around the classroom during almost any class period, you’ll see all sorts of "horses" ignoring the "water".