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  • Read Number 5. Then write the first draft of your report. A friend is considering dropping out of school. Explain why your friend wants to drop out and what the benefits of staying in school are. Back up your advice with logical reasons and specific examples. Keep in mind the traits of good writing: • well-developed ideas • carefully selected words • varied and fluid sentence structure • a voice appropriate to audience and purpose • good organization Remember to edit for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization.

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  • Which sentence would most likely be the topic sentence of a paragraph?

    Sentence 1

    Sentence 2

    Sentence 4

    Sentence 5

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  • Write a follow-up letter to James Wilcox, the manager of a hotel in Peach Springs. He interviewed you yesterday for a job greeting customers at the hotel’s front desk. Include in your follow-up letter: • the main reason for writing the letter • a sentence about a skill you have that is related to the job • a statement reinforcing your interest in the job This letter should contain two or three short paragraphs.

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  • Read this paragraph from a persuasive essay.

    “Home run!” For the growing number
    of fans in this country, the announcer’s cry on opening day signals the first score of an exciting season of baseball.

    The writer of these sentences probably used
    them as

    a strong conclusion.

    an attention-grabber.

    a supporting example.

    a believable argument.

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  • Since this country was founded, each generation has
    been summoned to give testimony to its national
    loyalty. . . Now the trumpet summons us again. . .
    And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your
    country can do for you - ask what you can do for
    your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask
    not what America will do for you, but what we can
    do for the freedom of man.
    --President John F. Kennedy
    Inaugural Address

    Choose the dominant technique used in this excerpt.





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