Class, here is the homework on extra redundancy, wishy washy hedges, and incredibly awesome intensifiers. Remember this due definitely (intensifier) on Monday Dec 3rd by 9 am.
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: revise the paragraphs. Remove redundancies. For practice, in your revision, include one of the three modifiers (resumptive, summative, or free) in each paragraph. Label them. Also, revise as you see fit based on character/action and topic/stress as we covered earlier in class.
Provide comments on your revisions. Do you think the sentences extended by the modifiers work well? or are forced?
When you are ready to upload, note that for homework four, 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.