1. Add at least 4 new “When/Time Order” Transition Words to your narrative paragraphs from the list provided (Transition Word List 5).

2. Make final corrections to your narrative paragraphs and email me the final draft by Thursday 9/29 at midnight.  Please include the photo on the document if you can.

3. Complete Peer Editing Worksheet (3) for the errors from your narrative paragraph.   If you are not sure what type of error you made, put it in “Other/Miscellaneous.”  If you know the reason/rule, please write it.  If you do not, you can leave it blank.  I will provide the rule later if I can.  If you did not make that kind of error, please write “none.”

4. Complete Transition-Word-Practice Worksheet using “When/Time Order” Transition Words and email to me.

5. Complete textbook page 40, Exercises 10 & 11.


Transition Word List 5

English Irregular Verb List3

Peer Editing Worksheet (4)

Transition Word Practice

1.  TOPIC 3: NARRATIVE WRITING:  Please read the textbook pages 29-34: (Chapter 2) and complete the following:

  • Exercise 1 #1-6 (pg. 31)
  • Exercise 2 #1-5 (pg. 31)
  • Exercise 3 #1-4 (pgs. 32-34)

2.  A PICTURE TELLS 1,000 WORDS (WRITE A NARRATIVE PARAGRAPH): Find a photograph from a time in your life or an important event that you want to write about and bring it into class.  Write a narrative paragraph describing the events surrounding this photograph in detail in time order (from beginning to end).  What happened before, during, and immediately after that photo was taken?  What story can you tell from that photo?  Make sure it is AT LEAST 175 words and includes an appropriate topic sentence, supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence.  This is due via email NO LATER than SATURDAY 9/24 at NOON.

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Analyzing-Evaluating Topic Sentences

Narrative Paragraph Explanation

1.  Choose ONE TOPIC from the following list of writing topics and write a  paragraph about the topic using the following components correctly:

  • Topic sentence containing a topic and controlling idea (that is not too general and not too specific)
  • At least 3 supporting sentences with some examples
  • A concluding sentence

Please email your first draft to me in the “Name-Paragraph of Choice-FIRST DRAFT” format by Thursday 9/15 at midnight.  Then I will email you your corrections by Sunday 9/18 at midnight.  You will email me your final draft before class next Tuesday, 9/20.

2. TOPIC 2: INTRODUCING THE PARAGRAPH- TITLE, FORM, UNITY, and COHERENCE:  Please read the textbook pages 13-17: (Chapter 1) and complete the following:

  • Exercise 9 #1-2 (pg. 13)
  • Exercise 10 #1-3 (pg. 13)
  • Exercise 12 #1-2 (pg. 15)
  • Exercise 13 #1-2 (pgs. 16-17)
3.    Please complete on the computer the following worksheet and email it to me by Sunday, 9/18 at midnight.  To make selections, you can underline and bold parts of the document.  Inwill email you the corrections before next week’s class:


Omar Jama- All About Me- CORRECTED

Six Components of a Body Paragraph

1.  When you open my corrected essay, there might be a yellow line at the top that says “Enable Editing.”  MAKE SURE YOU PRESS THIS BOX CALLED “ENABLE EDITING” so that you can make your own changes to the document.  If you do NOT do this, you will not be able to write in or save your updated assignment.

2.  When I send you your corrected essays, they will have “bubbles” on the right side pointing you to things that I DELETED. Anything written in red are things I ADDED.

3.  It would be helpful to print out or keep open on your computer screen the FIRST draft of your essay, and COMPARE it to the new document with changes I made, especially as you are getting used to this new format.

4.  To make changes to your essay and write in normal black letters, click on Review > Track Changes. Sometimes you will have to hit it more than once so that any changes you make will be normal and BLACK instead of a new red correction.  If you want to view my corrections in different ways, please follow these instructions:


  • “Review” > (then)
  • “Track Changes” > (then)
  • “Show Markup” > (then)
  • “Balloons” > (then)
  • “Show Revisions in Balloons” (to see what was deleted in bubbles on the right side) OR
  • “Show All Revisions Inline” (to see all my corrections IN the document, including what I deleted crossed out)

5.  In the future, you will have to correct things a bit differently, and/or I will not give you all the answers. I will give you less answers as the class goes on.

1. ALL writing assignments for this class must be written in Microsoft Word in the following format:

  • FONT: Times New Roman
  • SIZE: 13 Point
  • SPACING: Double-spaced
  • MARGINS: 1 inch
  • The first sentence of every paragraph must be indented (using”tab”)
2. Please do not send me two versions of the same essay.  I will only accept the FIRST VERSION of an essay.
3.  When you send me the first draft of a writing assignment, please save it as/label it as the following: “Your Name- Type of Assignment- FIRST DRAFT.”  For example:  If John Smith emails me his compare and contrast writing assignment, it will be saved with the following name: “John Smith- Compare and Contrast Essay- FIRST DRAFT.”

 4.  After you have corrected your writing, please save it as/label it as the following: “Your Name- Type of Assignment- FINAL.”  For example:  If John Smith emails me his corrected compare and contrast writing assignment, it will be saved with the following name: “John Smith- Compare and Contrast Essay- FINAL.”

You will need to go to the University of Buffalo’s North Campus and show your current ECC student ID.  Address and contact info is as follows: