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Writing Workshop: Style

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Danielle Pritchett

on 9 March 2013

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Revising for Style Writing Workshop Types of Sentences Simple: A sentence with one independent clause and no dependent clauses.
My aunt enjoyed taking the hayride with you.
China's Han Dynasty marked an official recognition of Confucianism.
Compound: A sentence with multiple independent clauses but no dependent clauses.
The Freedom Riders departed on May 4, 1961, and they were determined to travel through many southern states.
Complex: A sentence with one independent clause and at least one dependent clause.
After Mary added up all the sales, she discovered that the lemonade stand was 32 cents short
Writing Prompt Peer Exchange, Part 2 Read through a different classmate’s paper. Use the principles from the fat-cutting exercises to revise the paper for concision. Be merciless! Cut out everything that seems unnecessary. Peer Exchange Read through your classmate’s paper.
Number each sentence for the type of sentence it is (Simple: 1, Compound: 2, Compound-Complex: 3).

How often do they use each type of sentence?
Is the sentence structure repetitive?
Reflecting on Your Writing You should have your original papers now.
Look at the notes made by your peers.

What did you learn about your style of writing?
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