Writing Homework

 
 


This homework is your last writing activities.DO NOT COPY  from any resources; write your own paragraph.
I know what is copied and not.
 
 
 
 Do it on a clean paper.Don't forget to write your name and number.
 
Exemplification
Choose one topic below and write an exemplification paragraph. (click here to see outline)
Use transitions,click here when writing.
  1. embarrasing experiences
  2. funny sayings
  3. part-time jobs
  4. best movies
  5. best way to relieve stress
Cause and Effect
Choose one topic below and write a CAUSE AND EFFECT paragraph.
Use  (Chain Organization Pattern, click here) in writing your paragraph
use transitions, click here when writing.
  1. cause or effect  of  traffic jams in _______ (city)
  2. cause or effect on popularity of tours to forest and mountains in China
  3. cause or effect of over development of big cities in China
  4. cause or effect of great pressure on high school students to enter universities in China
  5. cause or effect of the floating population in China
Comparison and Contrast
Choose one topic below and write a COMPARE AND CONTRAST  paragraph.
Use transitions, click here when writing.
  1. television and cinema
  2. museums and parks
  3. classical music and pop music
  4. snowfall and rainfall
  5. life in the past and life in the future
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
Example Topic is: Vitamins and Minerals
 
Topic Sentence Example:
Instead of  writing “ Vitamins and minerals can be mix with food.
Write interesting sentence: Vitamins and minerals can be added to enrich or fortify foods to improve their nutritional quality.

I. Introduction:  Introduce the topic in one sentence or two or more
                           Write your topic sentence.
II. EXAMPLE 1
explanation/specific
III. EXAMPLE 2
explanation/specific
IV. EXAMPLE 3
explanation/specific
V. CONCLUDING SENTENCE
 
because of
since
as the result of
because of / due to / owing to
the cause of
be caused by
result from
arise from
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
CHAIN ORGANIZATION
 

1. C/E1 , C/E2 , C/E3

Topic: Causes and Effects of Divorce in America

Thesis statement: Divorce has many causes , which leads to
argument between husband and wife, unsolved problems and domestic abuse.
 
1st paragraph: Introduce the topic in one sentence or two or more
                      Thesis Statement           
2nd par: Cause : financial problems
              Effect : argument between husband/wife
3rd par: Cause: Alcohol
             Effect: problem will get worst
4th par: Cause: Violence
             Effect: Domestic Abuse ( battered wife)
5th paragraph: Conclusion
2. E/C1 , E/C2, E/C3
 
1st Paragraph: Introduce the topic in one sentence or two or more
                       Thesis Statement
2nd Par: Effect :
              Cause:
3rd Par: Effect:
             Cause:
4th Par: Effect:
   Cause:
5th Paragraph: Conclusion
 
Block Organization

1. C+ E1 , E2, E3 (Cause to  Multiple Effects)

Thesis Statement example: Reduce working hours have effects on the income, employers , free time and family time.
Thesis Statement example: To get more workers will reduce workings hours of employees , and the effects are less income, complaints from employers, more time to study and more time for family and friends.
 
Cause: reduce work hours
Effects:          
1.less income
2.complaints from employers
3.more time to study
4.more time for family and friends
 
 
2. E+ C1 , C2, C3 (Effect to Multiple Causes)
 
Thesis Statement example:
Failure in getting a job is caused by the following factors: poorly prepared job application , poor appearance , being late for the interview and poor performance in the interview.
 
Effect: failure in getting a job
Causes:          
1. poorly prepared job application
2. poor appearance
3. being late for the interview
4. poor performance in the interview
 

 

 
CAUSE 
because of
since
as the result of
because of / due to / owing to
the cause of
be caused by
result from
arise from
 
EFFECT
Thus, hence, therefore ,consequently,
because of this, as a result, as a consequence
lead to
result in
cause
give rise to
bring about
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Outline of Compare and Contrast Paragraph

 
I. Block arrangement
 
Example topic:
The differences between airplanes and helicopters.
 
I. Introduction and Thesis Statement
II. Airplanes
a. shape and design
b. speed
c. direction and take off and flight
III. Helicopters
a. shape and design
b. speed
c. direction of take off and flight
IV. Conclusion
 
II. Point-by-Point
 
I. Introduction: write one or two or more sentences 
   Thesis Statement: Airplanes and helicopters are both important forms of air travel, but there are great  differences  between them, namely in their shape and design, speed, and direction of take off and flight.
 
II. Topic Sentence: The first major difference between airplanes and helicopters is their shape and design.
    Supporting Ideas:  
    Support 1 - Airplanes – long slender bodies / wings
    Support 2 - Helicopters – round bodies / propellers
 
III. Topic Sentence:  Another difference between airplanes and helicopters is their speed.
     Supporting Ideas:  
     Support 1 - Airplanes – very fast
     Support 2 - Helicopters – much slower
 
IV. Topic Sentence:  The final difference between airplanes and helicopters is their direction of take off and flight.
      Supporting Ideas:  
      Support 1 - Airplanes – take off horizontally / can only move forward
      Support 2 - Helicopters – take off vertically / can move forwards and backwards
 
V. Conclusion
 
 
 
COMPARISON
 
similar to, similarly…
like, alike…
likewise…
correspond to…
correspondingly…
resemble ,resemblance…
almost the same as…
at the same rate as
as , as….so
in like manner
in the same way
both
common characteristics
to have ….in common
 
CONTRAST
 
differ from , different from
however
still
nevertheless
otherwise
even so
less/more….than
although
unlike
while
whereas
in contrast to , in opposition to
on the contrary
on the other hand
on the opposite side