The Writing Process Part 1

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Type the sentence that answers the following questions:
a. What sentence is the topic sentence of the paragraph?
The first sentence: “A trip to the ocean can be a relaxing escape from the everyday pressures of life.”

b. What sentence is unrelated to the topic sentence of the paragraph? The last sentence: “You should always be careful to avoid overexposure to the sun at the beach.”

List four things to look for when you're proofreading.
Spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.

Complete the following two steps:
a. Define the term cliché.
A cliché is a word or phrase that has been overused to the point of losing its meaning, or sometimes becomes tiresome and annoying to hear.
b. Write one sentence that contains a cliché.
As light as a feather.

Name and explain two types of prewriting.
Brainstorming: Jotting down thoughts and ideas about a topic before writing. Second, free writing: filling a piece of paper with any idea that comes to mind about your topic.
Choose one of the following topics listed below and write a five-sentence paragraph using chronological order to arrange the details of the paragraph. a. Signing on to my homepage is simple.

Signing on to my homepage is simple, why? Because it only takes 4 easy to follow steps. First go to, then click on the red tap entitled 'Student Login'. Proceed to type in your username and password and hit enter. There you have it, and from there you may do an exam or whatever you wish to do on PennFoster.

Choose one of the following topics. Write an eight-sentence paragraph that fully develops the topic. a. Following instructions is very important.
Following instruction is important because if you break them you will be lead to wrong ideas, answers, or actions, possibly getting you into trouble. It will also help you to better understand orders or laws, thus keeping you safe. There's a reason why we are...
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