Descriptive Writing and Grammar Review (harshsingrodia only) - 75963

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  1. Read the "The Secret Power of Things We Hold Dear" (2007) by Sherry Turkle (search for this online or in the EBSCO database).
  2. Read Writing Elements: A Quick Guide to Grammar and Usage (2012) by Goss and Goss (find this in this week’s readings or in the Course Resources folder located under the Lessons tab).

3. Read and respond to each of the following writing prompts. Submit them as a single document

Descriptive Writing 

In her 2007 article, “The Secret Power of Things We Hold Dear,” Sherry Turkle discusses the importance of objects on a personal level. She describes her weekends spent at her grandparents’ apartment in Brooklyn, looking through the items that her grandparents saved, and using the information she gleaned from these items, gains a deeper understanding of her mother and her aunt. In her article, Turkle explains that the items that she looked at again and again “had a high emotional intensity” because they made her think about the father she never met (Turkle, 2007, para.

For this writing assignment, choose one item from your own life that you consider personally significant. Write a one-paragraph (five to seven sentences) physical description of this object using specific details so that the reader can imagine what the object looks like (remember to use sensory images--how did it taste, feel, sound, look, smell?). 

Write a second paragraph discussing why this object holds personal significance for you. Practice ways of showing your reader the significance rather than telling the reader of its importance.



Turkle, S. (2007). The secret power of things we hold dear. New scientist, 194(2607), 50-52.

Grammar Review

In Writing Elements (2012), Goss and Goss briefly explore the most common grammar and usage issues found in student writing. Read through the guide and find three areas where you struggle or have struggled in your own writing. Write an example of each of these issues and demonstrate a way each issue can be corrected.

For example:

Verb Tense

“I asked her what is her problem.”  Incorrect because it uses both past and present tense verbs in the same sentence. This is also an awkward sounding sentence.

“I asked her what her problem was.” Correct (past tense).

Or, “I ask her what her problem is.” Correct (present tense).

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