Workshop: The Paragraph
This worksheet focuses on evaluating sentence-level style (characters and actions, information flow) in a single paragraph by using the LRS First Six Words test of sentence clarity.
Quick Sentence Revision
This quick workshop can be add-on to argument or problem statement workshops or as a very short stand-alone workshop.
Sentence-Level Workshop: Different
In this workshop, writers are asked to identify the most challenging and
least challenging paragraphs in a paper. The paragraphs are then analyzed
using old to new, short to lang, characters and actions, and topic string
This workshop helps to reinforce the idea that style depends
on content: in the paragraph with the most challenging content, it's most
appropriate to have easily-digested sentences (clear characters and actions,
focused topic strings, only a few words before the verb); in the paragraph
with the least challenging content, it's more interesting to challenge
readers with more complicated style (more abstract characters and actions,
strings, longer phrases before the verb).
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