ENG 105 Writing Communities

Group One
Chaunie L Decker–Specific Details and Description
Alex G Gitau–Essay Structure and Verbs
Jonathan Grajales–Paragraphing and Capitalization
Aaron M Roby–Sentence Errors
Prabin C Subedi–Pronouns and Parallelism
Johnathan C Waddell–Punctuation and Format

Group Two
Bello M Bello–Specific Details and Description
Chadwick V Buckland– Essay Structure and Verbs
Jason R Dixon–Paragraphing and Capitalization
Cepheas R Harris–Sentence Errors
Jonathan T Hayes?Pronouns and Punctuation

Group Three
Resesh Karki– Specific Details and Description
Dannique C Kemp– Essay Structure and Verbs
Shreya Rimal–Paragraphing and Capitalization
Brandon L Souther–Sentence Errors
Jian Zheng?Pronouns and Punctuation

Instructions and Responsibilities for Each Task?ENG 105

Specific Details and Description?make sure that every essay has the following:
Vivid, clear descriptions and examples
Any abstract concepts are supported by those vivid, clear descriptions and examples

Essay Structure?make sure that every essay has the following elements:
An introduction?at least one paragraph
A body?at least one paragraph
A conclusion?at least one paragraph
The introduction has a lead-in and thesis
The lead-in is interesting
The thesis states the main idea of the essay clearly
The body paragraphs all relate to the thesis in some way
The concluding paragraph agrees with the thesis

Pronouns?make sure that every essay conforms to the following:
The pronouns are properly spelled (its-it?s for example)
Each pronoun (including this and that) has a clear reference
Each pronoun agrees with its reference (be especially careful with they and them)
Each pronoun is the proper case
There are not too many pronouns
There is no unnecessary shift of person
The first person is used when necessary
There is no use of the second person (you)

Sentence Errors?make sure that every essay conforms to the following:
Each sentence has a subject and a verb
Each sentence states a complete thought
The sentences are of various lengths

Paragraph Errors?make sure that every paragraph conforms to the following:
Each paragraph has its own topic that relates to the thesis
Each paragraph is more than one sentence unless absolutely necessary
Each paragraph is not too long?it does not contain more than one main idea

Verbs?make sure that every verb conforms to the following:
It does not shift tense
It agrees with its subject
It is the correct verb (lay-lie for example)
There is no imperative mood

Punctuation check the following:
A period is after each sentence that is a statement
A question mark is after each sentence that is a question
The only times semicolons are used is between two related sentences or in a series that also contains commas
There is a complete sentence before a colon
Commas are used properly?see the handbook
There is no use of the exclamation mark (!)
Check the handbook to answer any questions you may have regarding punctuation

Capitalization check the following:
Proper nouns are capitalized
The first word of each sentence is capitalized
In the essay?s title, capitalize the first, last, and any other word that is not an article, conjunction, or preposition
Check the handbook to answer any questions you may have regarding punctuation