Class, here is your next assignment. As usual, please upload this by 9 am tuesday morning (nov 9th).
For this assignment, the attachment here (below) contains four examples. Choose one (just ONE!) of them to work with.
First: assess for concision, are there redundancies, or obvious inferences, or other words readily deleted? How about hedges and intensifiers? Label all of these things. To keep things consistent, use underlining for things to delete, purple highlight for intensifiers, and yellow highlight for hedges.
Second: does the author use resumptive, summative, or free modifiers? Label all the ones that you find. You can label these any way you like.
Third: For each of the paragraphs in your example, write a revision that has one of the three modifiers.
Finally, revise the paragraphs in any way you see fit. Provide brief comments on your revisions. As for the modifier sentences you practised writing for item three, keep them or toss them as you see fit.
When you are ready to upload, note that for homework three, there are four different books, one for each of the examples. Please be sure to upload your homework to the relevant example page. Also, please convert your file to a .pdf prior to uploading. Please do not upload .doc etc. Thank you.
You do not not need to work up any of the numbered exercises in Williams. However, if you have difficulty with these concepts, do one or two of of the odd numbered ones and compare your work to the "answers" at the back of the book.