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Unity of Ideas
Transcript of Unity of Ideas
Techniques in Sustaining Coherence in Writing
PRODUCT FACTORS of COHERENCE
Paragraph Unity Formula
It contains more specific information than the topic sentence
Sentence Cohesion Techniques
Tool to achieve unity of ideas
Expressing yourself clearly and being logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts
It maintains the same focus of attention as the topic sentence
EXEMPTIONS TO THE RULE
where paragraph boundaries serve other functions, such as indicating when a new speaker is talking in a story
where paragraphs are especially short to promote 'visual' ease by creating white space
a semantic property of discourse formed through the interpretation of each individual sentence relative to the interpretation of other sentences, with "interpretation" implying interaction between the text, the reader and the writer.
words or phrases that help carry a thought from one sentence to another, from one idea to another, or from one paragraph to another. And finally, transitional devices link sentences and paragraphs together smoothly so that there are no abrupt jumps or breaks between ideas.
joins parts of a sentence (for example words or independent clauses) that are grammatically equal or similar.
joins a subordinate (dependent) clause to a main (independent) clause
can join two main clauses. In this situation, the conjunctive adverb behaves like a coordinating conjunction, connecting two complete ideas.
will also introduce, interrupt, or conclude a single main clause.
These are the phrases that link the sentences to explain something.
on the whole
under the circumstances
these are the Clauses that connects sentences or paragraph within content showing how the ideas are connected or related.
you must admit
if you will consider these facts
as I was saying
Agreement / Addition / Similarity
Opposition / Limitation / Contradiction
Cause / Condition / Purpose
Examples / Support / Emphasis
Effect / Consequence / Result
Time / Chronology / Sequence
Conclusion / Summary / Restatement
Space / Location / Place
PROPER WORDS IN PROPER PLACES
Plan the message
Arrange the ideas logically
Avoid dangling modifiers
Use proper transitional devices
Write naturally and with ease
A word, phrase, or clause that is improperly separated from the word it modifies / describes.
Because of the separation, sentences with this error often sound awkward, ridiculous, or confusing. Furthermore, they can be downright illogical.
Placement of adverbs
KINDS OF MISPLACED MODIFIERS
PLACEMENT OF ADVERBS
Also Known as Two-way Modifiers.
modifier that is placed in such a fashion that it could modify either what comes before it or what follows it. Your reader may not know which thing is being modified and will therefore not understand your sentence.
He told his daughter
the dog would have to go back to its owner.
He told his daughter the dog would
have to go back to its owner.
A split infinitive is created by placing an adverb or adverbial phrase between the to and the verb—for example, to boldly go, to casually walk, to gently push. Although split infinitives have been widely condemned in grade-school classrooms, they’re common in writing of all kinds.