Project 3: Connecting clauses and ideas Create a new word for Project

Project 3: Connecting clauses and ideas
Create a new word for Project 3 and address the tasks/questions below.
Part 1: Experimenting with sentences from your writing
Task 1: Find an example where you connect 2 clauses with a coordinator.
Give us the original sentence
Then give us an alternative way to punctuate the sentence.
Reflect: Which way feels preferable to you? Why?
Task 2: Find an example where you connect 2 clauses with a subordinator.
Give us the original sentence.
Then switch the order of the clauses in the example and check your punctuation.
Reflect: Which way feels preferable to you? Why?
Task 3: Find an example where you connect 2 ideas/clauses with a transition.
Try punctuating it 2 or 3 different ways.
Reflect: Which way(s) feels preferable to you? Why?
Task 4: Find an example where you begin a sentence with a transition.
Give us the original sentence.
Then revise the sentence to place the transition somewhere in the middle, and check your punctuation.
Reflect: Which way feels preferable to you? Why?
Part 2: Expanding your repertoire/toolkit of coordinators
Task 5: Find a sentence where you connect 2 clauses/ideas with “because.”
Give us the original sentence
Then revise the sentence using the coordinator FOR. Check the punctuation.
Reflect: How does the new sentence feel to you? Can you think of a situation in which you would ever use the coordinator FOR in your own writing or speech?
Task 6: Find a place in your writing sample where you might add some form of NOT-ALSO.
Give us the paragraph (or at least a few sentences)
Then revise using the coordinator NOR. Check the punctuation.
Reflect: How does the revision feel to you? Do you think you might incorporate this use of NOR into your writing? Why/Why not?
Part 3: Expanding your repertoire/toolkit of subordinators
Task 7: Take an idea from your essay and turn it into a sentence with AS to show “because.”
Reflect: How does the new sentence feel to you? Why? Do you think you might incorporate this into your writing toolbox? Why/Why not? (If you already use that stu
Task 8: Take an idea from your essay and turn it into a sentence with WHEREAS to show contrast.
Reflect: How does the new sentence feel to you? Do you think you might incorporate this into your writing toolbox? Why/Why not?
Task 9: Take an idea from your essay and turn it into a sentence with WHILE to show contrast.
Reflect: How does the new sentence feel to you? Do you think you might incorporate this into your writing toolbox? Why/Why not?
Part 4: Expanding your repertoire/toolkit of transitions
Tasks 10-15. Select 5 transitionals that you seldom use and for each one:
Integrate the transition into a paragraph from your writing sample.
Highlight the transition and check punctuation.
Paste the revised paragraph into your Project 3 Google doc.
Reflect: Which version of the paragraph feels preferable to you? Why? Would you adopt this transition as part of your stylistic tool kit for future writing? Why/Why not? Why do you suppose you haven’t used this particular transition very much in your writing?