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UNCP Composition: Active Voice

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Composition I UNCP

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Activities 2) The bed was made, then Mary lay on the quilt. 3)When they played together, Billy's puppy was taught to rollover. 1) The baskets were stacked in the corner by Bill. Rene Birthday How to Get An "A" in Miss Bauer's Class Definition Be You can get an incorrect answer and still get a good grade by showing that you understand the concept! It doesn't matter if the answers are correct, I want to see your work & that you tried! Procedures In the active voice, the subject of the sentence performs the action. Worksheets will be passed out.
Any Volunteers? :) :) Unit
Test! well-oiled machine. helps the sentence run smoothly Beville Middle School
Attn: Miss Bauer
4901 Dale Boulevard
Woodbridge, VA 22193 Mr. and Mrs. Lee 123 Dale Boulevard Timmy has been working very hard in math class! He's been coming to class every day, always raises his hand to ask a question, and helps other students. If he keeps up the good work I'm sure he'll have an A this year! Mr. and Mrs. Lee,
Miss Bauer Rule #3 Rule #1 To determine if it is Passive or Active, ask, Help me! T H N A K Y O U P R E Z I Strive for PROGRESS, not PERFECTION. Now Remember.... CAN'T Woodbridge, VA 22193 Find the Verb. Rules (Look for the Action!) Subject ** How do I Know if it's Passive or Active? :( Rules like a Direct Simple Easy to Read UNCP Composition: Using Active Voice
Irina G. , Charlie J. , and Angelica V. welcome! Good Morning! Active Voice is less wordy than Passive Voice Let's Look at some Examples from "Tuesdays with Morrie" Love each other or die. (On Love) REWARDS Notes and calls home. Praise. I hope you enjoyed our presentation :) Questions?? Yes! No I Have A Question 4) The scenery was carried in by the stage crew before the rehearsal. Using Passive Voice increases the length of a sentence by as much as 40 percent???? Grading Policy Coming to class regularly, on time, and ready to work.
Completing Bell Work.
Volunteering to write on the board, asking questions, and answering questions.
Seeking extra help before school, after school, or during lunch. What Counts as
Effort & Participation??? Awesome!

100% Credit Great Job

75% Credit Incomplete

50% Credit Let’s Talk

0% Credit Formulas/
Givens Written down
(if applicable) Written down (if applicable) Nothing written Nothing written Work All work shown All work shown None None Mistakes None Silly mistake(s) N/A N/A Answer Correct Incorrect Correct Incorrect or blank Good Effort

25% Credit Written down (if applicable) Some or all work shown Errors show lack of understanding Incorrect or blank Scoring Rubric for INDIVIDUAL QUESTIONS on Unit Tests, Quizzes, and Collected Homework Excellent!

Full Credit Okay

Half Credit Next Time

No Credit Work Shown Yes Minimal or none No Effort Obvious Minimal No Scoring Rubric for
Checked Homework Beville Stars. Verb Using passive voice weakens a piece of writing, disrupts the flow, and simply, just makes the sentence less definite. It is less awkward and clearly states relationship between subject and action. Watch out for Passive Words: Being Was Am Been By Rule #2 Find the Subject and ask, "Who/What is doing the action?" "Is the Subject doing the action? Object Is Are In the active voice, the subject of the sentence performs the action. Did You Know? Love wins. Love always wins. (On Love) Direct Indirect (Passive) "So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning." (On Life) "The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in." (On Importance) When you learn how to die, you learn how to live. (On Dying) "...there are a few rules I know to be true about love and marriage: If you don't respect the other person, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you don't know how to compromise, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. If you can't talk openly about what goes on between you, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. And if you don't have a common set of values in life, you're gonna have a lot of trouble. Your values must be alike." (On Love and Marriage) Writers use passive voice when:

-trying to emphasize on the actions of the sentence rather than the "do-er."

-for sentence variety.

-the "do-er" is to remain anonymous. 5.) After her luggage was packed, Mary toted it down the stairs. Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
-Maya Angelou
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